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#1 G Las D

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

ASADA took blood samples from Sharks players at their game in the finals v Sea Eagles - taking the urine wasn't enough!

The ASADA report on the supplements scandal is apparently due shortly. Remeber this was trumpeted loudly in February and has been hanging over the heads of some clubs and players, especially Sharks, since then.

From the article here it seems like Dank approached Storm but was turned down by them

 

ASADA are casting their net widely as the article concludes with:

 

Meanwhile, ASADA continues its investigations in the NRL, interviewing Penrith staff recently. Testers also arrived at the Roosters' last training session before their preliminary final match against the Knights. One club president said: ''Whatever the AFL get with sanctions, the NRL should be the same.''

 


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#2 R L Winger

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

ASADA took blood samples

 

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#3 Li0nhead

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Sick of ASADA. Their baked beans have gone up and their checkout operators have an attitude problem.


Edited by Li0nhead, 14 October 2013 - 08:46 AM.


#4 Futtocks

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:09 AM

ASADA say their report is due to be published soon. Perfectly timed to cast a shadow over the World Cup, no doubt.


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#5 G Las D

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

I understand the need to investigate thoroughly when the law and people's careers or even freedom are on the line. The trumpeting of their investigation all that time ago and the heavy clouds hanging over various players, officials and clubs means some sort of action or even preliminary report should surely have been taken or made by now.

The accusations flew thick and fast at the outset, but the action has been slow and sometimes seeming only  to be given impetus by media and politicians questions.


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#6 The Future is League

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

ASADA say their report is due to be published soon. Perfectly timed to cast a shadow over the World Cup, no doubt.

Its not gone unnoticed how easy ASADA have been on the AFL.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:02 PM

The Australian national rugby league team is the latest focus for ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority)
 

The Kangaroos received an unwanted wake-up call ahead of their World Cup departure on Monday when ASADA testers ambushed team camp before dawn.
Around eight players were stirred from their hotel beds at Coogee’s Crowne Plaza Inn at 6am to provide urine samples.
It’s not certain whether blood samples were also taken.
Some members of the team had only returned to the hotel a few hours beforehand after enjoying a traditional bonding night in the Eastern Suburbs.
All players and staff flew-out for Manchester at 4:30pm.
It’s not the first time drug testers have targeted an International camp this season, with the Kiwis receiving a surprise visit in Canberra ahead of the Anzac Test in April.


By the way
Asada is a small lunar impact crater located at the northern edge of Mare Fecunditatis


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#8 The Future is League

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

The Australian national rugby league team is the latest focus for ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority)
 


By the way
Asada is a small lunar impact crater located at the northern edge of Mare Fecunditatis

As far i know they still have only targetted one afl club. The question remains why are ASADA going easy on the afl clubs?



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:11 AM

The 'media' has run rampant about one AFL club being chased by ASDA but you may find others are getting the

'softly softly catch the monkey' treatment.

news article today survey reveals 12 clubs


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#10 G Las D

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:44 PM

 

THE NRL's investigation into Cronulla's 2011 supplement program is just weeks from climax, with the league's newly-formed integrity unit preparing to interview current and former Sharks staff in the coming days.

The Daily Telegraph has learned the NRL is committed to finalising the long-running saga before the end of the year, meaning that punishments - including bans and fines - are likely to be handed down within the next month.

Any sanctions from the NRL would only relate to proven corporate governance failures over the program, which has dragged 11 Sharks players into ASADA's widespread drugs-in-sport probe.

 

Ah so there's to be an integrity unit of the NRL ... will they find anyone qualified to be on it? :ph34r: :spiteful:


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#11 G Las D

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

It was the beginning of February 2013 when the NRL Drug scandal story broke big time with the ACC (Australian Crime Commission) releasing the "blackest day in Australian sport" report on crime links and performance-enhancing drugs.

At that time 6 NRL clubs were implicated in the report.

 

A recap of the story so far - click here

 

There's talk that the results of the ASADA probe will be released in the next few days.


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#12 G Las D

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:40 PM

The ASADA active investigation is now over, so now they have to decide whether there’s enough evidence to let them take action against any of the players who have been interviewed.

 

ASADA recently announced the probe has consisted of more than 280 interviews with players, coaches, supplement providers, doctors, chemists and others with links to overall investigation.


The head of ASADA is called  Aurora Andruska.

The work must have drained her as she has announced she is leaving round about the time any judgements and penalties are handed out.

They've got an ex judge to come in and review the evidence collected to give  a relatively independent view.

 

Ms Andruska has announced that ASADA hadn't been responsible for any of the leaks that have taken place.


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