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Paul Aiton not offered ASADA deal, Aus media reports

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The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting potential bad news for Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – as well as two other former Cronulla Sharks stars – today, after it was revealed the hooker has reportedly not been offered a backdated ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Current Cronulla captain Paul Gallen – as well as nine other current NRL players ... Read More »

Video: NRL star Reynolds provides hilarious ‘brain explosion’

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Rugby League players are certainly well known for the odd ‘brain explosion’ from time to time – but this one from NRL star Josh Reynolds surely must rank as one of the most bizarre. Reynolds – who plays alongside England’s James Graham for the Canterbury Bulldogs – was involved in perhaps the most ridiculous moment in NRL history at the ... Read More »

Gallen ruled ineligible for State of Origin medal

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After his well-documented suspension for his involvement in the Cronulla Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011, the New South Wales Rugby League board (NSWRL) have ruled Blues captain Paul Gallen ineligible for the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal. Gallen – who is suspended until late November – was ruled out of the running for the Dally M representative player of the ... Read More »

NRL side fined over concussion guideline breaches

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NRL side North Queensland Cowboys have been fined $20,000 after becoming the latest Australian side to breach concussion guidelines – sending a warning to NRL clubs ahead of the play-off series. Wests Tigers and Canterbury have incurred fines already the season for breaching the rules, and the Cowboys have followed suit after an investigation into an incident involving Tariq Sims ... Read More »

Opinion: Rugby League exposes its own Achilles heel again

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Essentially, it is the 64 million dollar question which has plagued Rugby League for the last 25 years. Why on Earth can’t this fantastic game – which we would all probably agree is the most exciting sport out there – get a foothold amongst the mainstream in Great Britain? After all, for entertainment and drama, there isn’t really another sport ... Read More »

NRL to go to THREE referees?

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After the two referee system – used in Australia for a number of years – has been trialled in England over recent months, the NRL are now considering the bizarre prospect of introducing a THIRD on-field referee to their matches. The game is currently undergoing a host of changes Down Under, and the NRL have suggested the prospect of a ... Read More »

14 Cronulla players in ASADA storm accept bans

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Australian media are reporting that up to 14 past and present Cronulla Sharks players will accept deals relating to the show cause notices they were issued by ASADA – and will receive a back-dated 12-month suspension. Nathan Gardner, Wade Graham, Anthony Tupou and Sharks captain Paul Gallen have reportedly accepted the deal, as well as the likes of Jeremy Smith, ... Read More »

NRL junior banned for spitting blood

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A New Zealand Warriors Under20s player has been banned for three games by an NRL judiciary panel, after being found guilty of spitting blood at an opponent. James Bell was hit with the charge after spitting during the Warriors’ 40-34 loss to Newcastle Knights last weekend. Peter Kite, who was on the judicial counsel, decided that Bell’s actions were deliberate ... Read More »

Cronulla Sharks in doping claims

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Seventeen past and present players from NRL side Cronulla Sharks are under investigation for alleged doping. The players have been issued with formal allegations of possible anti-doping violations. The Sharks have said five of the players are still at the club. An investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) centres around the possible use of supplements, including banned peptides. ... Read More »

VIDEO: Greg Inglis scores another try of the season contender

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It’s been a remarkable 2014 for Greg Inglis, who is fast asserting himself as the finest player in the world of Rugby League with some dazzling performance for South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs are riding high at the top of the NRL, and after Thursday’s incredible 42-16 win against Brisbane, ‘GI’ once again grabbed the headlines, scoring a memorable hat-trick. ... Read More »