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South Sydney prop Sam Burgess goes to extreme measures to keep himself on the park


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#21 boxhead

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

These parts of the article are the concerns

"It's frowned upon, but it's not illegal so do it," Burgess explains.


"From the taboo practice of injecting himself with his own blood"

Maybe he and his Club are pushing the boundaries of what is considered fair play.

#22 bobbruce

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:12 AM

These parts of the article are the concerns

"It's frowned upon, but it's not illegal so do it," Burgess explains.


"From the taboo practice of injecting himself with his own blood"

Maybe he and his Club are pushing the boundaries of what is considered fair play.


The problem is not whether it's deemed fair play or not. That's for others to decide like WADA. The real problem is the damage your doing to the players. All players will play through pain and do whatever it takes to get on the pitch provided its legal. Clubs have a responsibility to protect the players.

#23 boxhead

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

But playing on the edge of what is deemed fair is not a healthy situation.
You can do plenty of things that may not be right without breaking any existing rules.

If its frowned upon and considered Taboo, its not stated by who in the article, it can not be a good image for the game in general.
We have already had plenty of issues regarding Calf's blood injections and the like.

This is not the same as altitude training or players using climate training.
Its using Sports medicine to unnaturally get an advantage to return to the field or repair a broken body.
Where do you draw the line going forward?

The fastest market in Shops seems to be "legal" growth supplements, and mass building products, they are springing up in every suburb in Australia.

Edited by AndyCapp, 05 March 2013 - 11:28 AM.


#24 Wolford6

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

With regard to what rugby players are prepared to go through, take a look at the picture on Elliot Kear's twitter page (Kear53).

No wonder he wore a headguard for the first few games.

https://twitter.com/Kear53

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#25 chuffer

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:39 AM

It's just plain weird

#26 kioli

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

I thought you guys were hard Oop North. About as hard as fairy floss it seems...




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