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#41 Dennis Bloodnock

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

O n channel 9 two NRL clubs were mentioned,Manly and Penrith.This was at 6pm EST.
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#42 RidingPie

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

But the Aussies aren't even the WC holders. What can they say about it? They used drugs to lose?
Its not like RL will lose fans to other sports is it? They are all implicated.
I totally understand your concerns but not sure how a few cheats in Aus means we're all at it. It might even generate some bleeding publicity for the thing!!!


That's not what I'm getting at though. I don't think it will reflect on the players over here BUT the negative publicity this will generate if the WC takes off (it will get ignored otherwise) is something that needs to be addressed now.

And whilst the Aussies aren't the holders (how many of the kiwi team are at clubs that have been implicated though?) they are the favourites, and rightly so.

#43 Johnoco

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

How far does this go back? Aussie Tennis is nowhere near as strong as it used to be, and the Cricket team are no longer the Invincibles of days gone by.

No idea mate but it illustrates the point that whilst RL will be a major part of this scandal, it won't be the only one, far from it.

#44 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

our old friend league freak is getting battered about this on twitter..............

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#45 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

i got into him at about 2am...could'nt resist :lol:

:blink: Oo-er.

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#46 Johnoco

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

That's not what I'm getting at though. I don't think it will reflect on the players over here BUT the negative publicity this will generate if the WC takes off (it will get ignored otherwise) is something that needs to be addressed now.

And whilst the Aussies aren't the holders (how many of the kiwi team are at clubs that have been implicated though?) they are the favourites, and rightly so.

As I say, I know where you are coming from and you are right, it could generate negative publicity for the WC....but we need to have a bit more confidence. Deal with the cheats but lets not beat ourselves up over it - RL is not in the dock.

#47 Ant

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

Hehe can we claim to have the test results from the last few decades scrubbed?

#48 roughyedspud

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

:blink: Oo-er.


you know what i mean lol

Edited by roughyedspud, 07 February 2013 - 10:02 AM.

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#49 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

Obviously I know nowt but I can see some Antipodeans over here being questioned, which could disrupt the SL.

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#50 roughyedspud

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hehe can we claim to have the test results from the last few decades scrubbed?


nah...but we can use it as a massive physchological factor

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#51 chuffer

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

Can we be sure that our own house is truly in order here?.......just saying......

#52 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

Can we be sure that our own house is truly in order here?.......just saying......

I don't think team wide doping is prevalent in SL but certainly heard rumours of players using PED's
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#53 RidingPie

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

As I say, I know where you are coming from and you are right, it could generate negative publicity for the WC....but we need to have a bit more confidence. Deal with the cheats but lets not beat ourselves up over it - RL is not in the dock.


That's fair enough. What I'd like to see though is the RLIF put drug testing requirements out fairly soon, and enforce all teams signing up. That would hopefully mitigate much of the damage.

#54 Futtocks

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

I doubt any professional sport is 100% clean, unfortunately. Some are viewed with more suspicion than others, but when you combine single-minded and ultra-competitive people with lucrative rewards and fame, there will always be those who seek a little more advantage than is proper.

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#55 WearyRhino

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Whilst wanting to denigrate RL in general the biased British media will surely want to avoid acknowledging what a huge sport RL is in Oz.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

even after the wake up call the ARLC have had today i seriously doubt they will let the RFL,who are running the world cup on behalf of the RLIF, drug test everyone at the world cup...

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#57 gingerjon

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

Whilst wanting to denigrate RL in general the biased British media will surely want to avoid acknowledging what a huge sport RL is in Oz.


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#58 Futtocks

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Whilst wanting to denigrate RL in general the biased British media will surely want to avoid acknowledging what a huge sport RL is in Oz.


Quite a dilemma for the bigoted anti-RL hacks, isn't it? To hammer Rugby League, they have to let slip that it's a major sport. B)

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#59 foozler

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

could also explain how matt orford was ripping up trees at manly...but ###### at bradford :lol:


Likewise how Perry has proven to be a soft pudding at Saints but then he does seem to be really into his meusli which doesn't strike my as being the best fuel for a prop forward

Edited by foozler, 07 February 2013 - 12:07 PM.


#60 chuffer

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

even after the wake up call the ARLC have had today i seriously doubt they will let the RFL,who are running the world cup on behalf of the RLIF, drug test everyone at the world cup...


why not?....it's not unreasonable




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