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Batty

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Apparently he has been cleared by NRL integrity unit and is free to play Round 1 NRL. NZRL still to comment regarding potential international sanctions, but seems unlikely they will suspend him if NRL have cleared him
The NRL have suspended him for 3 matches (which covers his 3 NZ kiwi tests) and fined him $15k.
Free to play round 1 next year though.

8 matches and $125k for pretending to do the deed with a dog.... 3 matches and $15k for a street brawl overseas. Both alcohol related.

NRL Integrity Unit apparently found “that club security had de-escalated situation after Vunivalu was punched. Nelson saw the bloke who punched him outside some time later. He engaged in brawl. That’s why didn’t get off on self defence “
Also “no evidence Nelson was attacked with a bottle outside club.”
From Wiedler on Twitter.
 

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NRL Integrity Unit apparently found “that club security had de-escalated situation after Vunivalu was punched. Nelson saw the bloke who punched him outside some time later. He engaged in brawl. That’s why didn’t get off on self defence “
Also “no evidence Nelson was attacked with a bottle outside club.”
From Wiedler on Twitter.
Which is exactly how it looked on the video.

****ing joke.
 

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Sorry but this is bringing the game into disrepute
One ruling for walker and nsa gets this
Joke of a decision and Todd again is showing how weak he really is
 

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The NRL have suspended him for 3 matches (which covers his 3 NZ kiwi tests) and fined him $15k.
Free to play round 1 next year though.

8 matches and $125k for pretending to do the deed with a dog.... 3 matches and $15k for a street brawl overseas. Both alcohol related.

NRL Integrity Unit apparently found “that club security had de-escalated situation after Vunivalu was punched. Nelson saw the bloke who punched him outside some time later. He engaged in brawl. That’s why didn’t get off on self defence “
Also “no evidence Nelson was attacked with a bottle outside club.”
From Wiedler on Twitter.
OK - that's a bit different to what I heard briefly on radio. If they are saying that his excuse of self defence and potential glassing is all BS then the punishment seems a little underdone. But if we apply Storm adjustment factor than this a gross over reaction by the NRL and totally unjustified IMO - Scam will be livid with Turdburger.
 

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That sucks for NZ. He was on a Storm backed team getaway. The three matches should be the first three NRL matches of the 2020 season..
Why should his nations team suffer?
 

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One question - how does the NRL ban a player from playing for New Zealand in Test matches?

There is so much speculation that it really is pointless discussing because we do not know the full story. I
Absolutely agree with this

NRL Integrity Unit apparently found “that club security had de-escalated situation after Vunivalu was punched. Nelson saw the bloke who punched him outside some time later. He engaged in brawl. That’s why didn’t get off on self defence “
Also “no evidence Nelson was attacked with a bottle outside club.”
From Wiedler on Twitter.
Oh so the information the public (aka the fans of the game) are drip fed comes from ... Wiedler on Twitter!
OK, so why would anyone doubt that justice has been done??!!
Seriously no-one has any idea if he got off lightly or was punished unfairly without knowing how thorough their investigation was and what information it uncovered. Instead we have a secret Star Chamber dispensing justice and we just have to, er, have faith (!)
 

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One question - how does the NRL ban a player from playing for New Zealand in Test matches?


Absolutely agree with this


Oh so the information the public (aka the fans of the game) are drip fed comes from ... Wiedler on Twitter!
OK, so why would anyone doubt that justice has been done??!!
Seriously no-one has any idea if he got off lightly or was punished unfairly without knowing how thorough their investigation was and what information it uncovered. Instead we have a secret Star Chamber dispensing justice and we just have to, er, have faith (!)
We have the integrity unit... and after investigation they deemed NAS was in the wrong to the point of $15k and 3 x test matches (which each have a monetary reward).
 

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Isn't the NRL only in charge of the premiership competition? Not in charge of the international game or Test matches. Some of those matches aren't even being played in Australia.
 

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Why ban from 3 NZ tests. It wasn't NZRL fault. He needs to be banned from scum400 matches.
 

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He is big enough to deliver a fatal one punch easily. This could have been much worse. The silence from the victims is peculiar.
 

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Interesting that the NRL allowed NAS his own forum via website interview to give his side of the story. This opportunity isn’t given to all players banned for off field behaviour.

Admitting that he could of and probably should of just got in a cab and taken his mate to hospital rather than starting a brawl outside. Nothing about a glassing either...

A Manly player (who has been investigated and banned by the integrity unit for bad off field behaviour) would never be given a forum to attempt to recover his image.

Intoddgrity at its best.

I’m sure Greenflog looked NAS in the eye at some point and decided he was a good guy.
 
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MATTY STANDS BY STORM

A FURIOUS Matty Johns says he is appalled by the NRL’s decision to ban Melbourne Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona for three Test matchesover the Bali brawl.

The Fox Sports star insists the Storm front-rower did the right thing to protect teammate Suliasi Vunivalu from the coward-punch thugs.

“The ban is a disgrace,” Johns said, “Imagine if it was your son who got king hit. You’d want his mates to help like Nelson did. It’s our way of life in Australia to look after your mates.

“I think it’s an appalling decision. If Nelson had walked away there would be some calling him a coward. I’m really disgusted. The ban is just bowing to political correctness.

“No one wants violence but if someone is coming for you with a glass, you don’t just stand there.”


Why are they still pushing this version of events down everyone’s throats?
 

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MATTY STANDS BY STORM

A FURIOUS Matty Johns says he is appalled by the NRL’s decision to ban Melbourne Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona for three Test matchesover the Bali brawl.

The Fox Sports star insists the Storm front-rower did the right thing to protect teammate Suliasi Vunivalu from the coward-punch thugs.

“The ban is a disgrace,” Johns said, “Imagine if it was your son who got king hit. You’d want his mates to help like Nelson did. It’s our way of life in Australia to look after your mates.

“I think it’s an appalling decision. If Nelson had walked away there would be some calling him a coward. I’m really disgusted. The ban is just bowing to political correctness.

“No one wants violence but if someone is coming for you with a glass, you don’t just stand there.”


Why are they still pushing this version of events down everyone’s throats?
A thing called AFL....?
 

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MATTY STANDS BY STORM

A FURIOUS Matty Johns says he is appalled by the NRL’s decision to ban Melbourne Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona for three Test matchesover the Bali brawl.

The Fox Sports star insists the Storm front-rower did the right thing to protect teammate Suliasi Vunivalu from the coward-punch thugs.

“The ban is a disgrace,” Johns said, “Imagine if it was your son who got king hit. You’d want his mates to help like Nelson did. It’s our way of life in Australia to look after your mates.

“I think it’s an appalling decision. If Nelson had walked away there would be some calling him a coward. I’m really disgusted. The ban is just bowing to political correctness.

“No one wants violence but if someone is coming for you with a glass, you don’t just stand there.”


Why are they still pushing this version of events down everyone’s throats?
100% Been saying the exact same thing!
 

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