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No Jorge for last two rounds.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by manlyforever08, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

    +38 /0
    Club statement just released:

    "The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be without winger Jorge Taufua for the final two games of the regular season against Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers, both to be played at Brookvale Oval.

    The Club’s decision, endorsed by the NRL today, encompasses the forfeiture of match payments and a suspended fine and relates to an off-season incident on the Gold Coast in late October.

    After careful deliberation and a recent changing of legal firms, Jorge has chosen to plead guilty, but with strong mitigating circumstances.

    At the time of the incident, the Club took no official sanction as the matter was under due investigative process and Jorge had not offered any plea. However after the latest consultation with his legal representative and the NRL, resulting in a guilty plea, the Club believes it is now appropriate to make an announcement.

    "Since the incident, Jorge has shown unconditional remorse and regret, and has vowed to learn from such a setback,” General Manager David Perry said today.

    "He has continued to meet outstanding and widespread community service for the Sea Eagles, including visits to school reading sessions, hospitals and homes for the disabled, less fortunate and under-privileged.

    "Jorge has already completed an NRL Education Ambassador Training Day covering mental health and cultural awareness, personal brand, and professional and ethical decision making, as well as successfully participating in a NYC rookie camp on the values and awareness of alcohol-related issues."

    Jorge has remained both deeply sensitive and pro-active after this one-off incident seeking counselling through the NRL’s endorsed counselling service.

    “I have learnt so much from this unfortunate incident about the value of responsibility and it’s really helped me mature as a person. I’m deeply sorry and I hope that something positive can come from this matter,” Mr Taufua said today.

    The Club and Jorge will make no further comment at this stage."



    Hoping Farrar may finally get a run
  2. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,466 /36
    I guess Hiku gets to play the last 2 games of the season.

    Better to get this out of the way before finals.
  3. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Pennant Hills
    +1,486 /35
    Well let's hope Taufua is not a repeat offender. Glad he'll be back for week 1 of the finals campaign.

    Snake at fullback (hopefully) & Hiku to slot onto the wing :)
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,942 /104
    Well handled by the club.
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    • Masked Eagle

      Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

      +976 /0
      FFS! Isn't the club aware that is Supercoach finals time!!!!!!!
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      • Shoe1

        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

        +4,840 /76
        No chance of winning top try scorer now either!
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

        +11,495 /254
        Wolfie for top try scorer :D Although Killer is gaining on him:)

        Hope that Jorge has learnt the lesson of respect for authority and his God given gifts :angel:

        Well done to the Manly Club and NRL in speedily apportioning these sanctions.
      • CAMBO

        CAMBO New Member

        +363 /0
        That's a joke. I spewed my guts up in the leather lounges in shooters and pissed behind the bar and Pizza Hut never suspended me in 2006. Not fair lol
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        • niccipops

          niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +5,570 /50
          Bummer. The guy's been a machine lately. Unfortunately he was a one off incident saliva machine early this year.
          Be a good boy from now on Horhay.
        • Darren

          Darren Well-Known Member

          +509 /20
          Glad he didn't get cut as per the no d### policy. Very disappointing act and hopefully there will be no more to blight our famous club. Let's hope he now knows that he shouldn't spit on people. :idea:
        • Berkeley_Eagle

          Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +2,115 /14
          ‏@BuzzRothfield 16m
          Now Jorge Taufua is pleading guilty to disgusting act of spitting on a police officer, gentleman Dave Simmons is my winger of the year
        • Rodo

          Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

          Southern Sydney
          +488 /14
          Hopefully Manly won't be too disadvantaged without him this weekend. Tries might be a little harder to come by down the left side. Hiku (who I guess will be his replacement) is coming along in leaps and bounds but not up to Taufua's standard (in attack) yet.
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +11,495 /254
          Now that is cruel punishment for Horhey indeed :p
        • jimmyb713

          jimmyb713 Member

          +7 /0
          Though in a team game the premiership is the ultimate goal, individual awards are nice. I think this has torpedoed his chance of winning the Dally M Winger of the year. Hopefully he learns from this and moves forward. disgusting act yes, but I feel for the kid
        • COMMANDER

          COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

          Jorge T spitting on a Copper.

          That's in Queensland.
        • Central Coast Eagle

          Central Coast Eagle Active Member

          +108 /2
          Working for Pizza Hut was punishment enough
        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +7,916 /58
          The best way for Jorge to repay the fans, clubs, and sponsors is too play the final 2 games!

          Play him I say!
        • Moondog

          Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          Hervey Bay
          +3,671 /32
          I agree. The club can now be seen as being proactive in this situation, while keeping Jorge out for two weeks should'nt impact too much on our top four aspirations.
        • SeaEagle21

          SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +872 /14
          Unless Greenturd comes over the top and the NRL imposes another suspension to keep him out of the finals... Luckily the Blake Ferguson saga has taken some of the spotlight away from Jorge. It was a mistake, everyone makes them so long as he learns from it then alls good.
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +11,495 /254
          The sanctions were worked out with the NRL, so Jorge only has to worry about a conviction being recorded on September 3rd by the Courts.

          UK and USA have strict Visa eligibility rules, so Jorge may have denied himself a chance to play in the World Cup due to his antisocial behaviour :(

          Lets hope that as a first offender, they just give him a Good Behaviour Bond.

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