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His resignation announcement summarises all he has done during his tenure from his point of view.

I presume he has been stressed out by the way one thing led to another after the self reporting of the club to the NRL.

Maybe that was all one bloke could take.


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St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin will challenge his NRL ban in federal court on Thursday, after NRL CEO Todd Greenberg last week stood de Belin down under the league’s new policy.

According to Nine News Sydney, De Belin is also set to take out an injunction against the NRL.


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Manly fullback Tom Trbojevic will miss the Sea Eagles’ opening two NRL matches of the season after suffering a hamstring injury a fortnight ago.

During Manly’s opening trial match against Cronulla, Trbojevic sustained a high grade one hamstring injury, and will now miss his side’s matches against Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters.

Trbojevic and the club are circling their round three clash with New Zealand as his potential return.


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Valentine Holmes has categorically ruled out returning to the NRL this season if his NFL adventure doesn’t work out.

“It’s zero”, Holmes said when quizzed by AAP of the chances of a return to Australia and rugby league if his American dream doesn’t materialise.

“I’m very happy with my decision that I’m over here.”

The ex-Cronulla fullback has a month remaining in an intensive 12-week program at the IMG Academy in Florida designed to prepare him for the NFL after he was selected for the NFL Pathways Program which is designed for elite non-US athletes to access the NFL.


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Laurie Daley attacked Panthers ferociously a couple of days ago. In doing so he naturally upset the club and others in the game some of whom disagreed strongly with him.

So now he has 'clarified' his comments by issuing an apology for his rant.

 

Following the Panthers’ latest sex tape scandal that resulted in Tyrone Maybeing stood down by the NRL, Daley did not hold back in his thoughts on the club.

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“If I’m a parent, which I am, at the moment if I have a son good enough to play and if Penrith were in discussions with my son I wouldn’t want my son to go and play at Penrith,” Daley told Big Sports Breakfast on Wednesday.

“And I wouldn’t want my daughter to go out with any Penrith player.”

 

He says he regrets causing offence. with his offensive remarks.
 

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“If I’ve offended anyone in the Penrith area I certainly apologise,” Daley told Big Sports Breakfast on Thursday.

“It wasn’t my intention to cause that angst, but I would like to clarify some of my comments. I made a number of generalised statements in the heat of the moment that were offensive to many people involved with the Panthers and the Penrith community.

“For that I am sorry, but I was speaking as a father and as a commentator. But (it wasn’t a representation of) the entire club and community based on the actions of one individual. I will apologise for that.

“I know a lot of the current and former players at Penrith who I have the upmost respect for and I also heard that multiple players were charged when only one player has been charged. He is due to presumption of innocence until he has his day in court.”


 

It's not unknown to say things in the heat of the moment we regret later. All the same this is an exprerienced media bloke who should have expressed himself more judiciously in the first place.


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I see Jack De Belin has got a judgement in his favour as the policy Greenberg and Beattie have used to take him out of the game (despite his claims of innocence) does not appear to have been in place at the time. The NRL appear to have announced the policy and then aimed to use it retrospectively. Have I got that right?


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1 hour ago, Graham said:

I see Jack De Belin has got a judgement in his favour as the policy Greenberg and Beattie have used to take him out of the game (despite his claims of innocence) does not appear to have been in place at the time. The NRL appear to have announced the policy and then aimed to use it retrospectively. Have I got that right?

Yep. That's about it. In other words, the NRL is run by muppets.

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Sam Kasiano will depart Storm effective immediately, with the former Dally M prop of the year set to take up a new opportunity in the English Super League.

So all that talk of him going to Dragons to help with the De Belin situation came to nought. 

Storm worked on Sam but due to injury didn’t see him achieve his full potential. Good luck to Sam in SL whichever club he is joining.

That should see Storm Salary Cap compliant. 

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1 hour ago, Graham said:

Sam Kasiano will depart Storm effective immediately, with the former Dally M prop of the year set to take up a new opportunity in the English Super League.

So all that talk of him going to Dragons to help with the De Belin situation came to nought. 

Storm worked on Sam but due to injury didn’t see him achieve his full potential. Good luck to Sam in SL whichever club he is joining.

That should see Storm Salary Cap compliant. 

It’s the European Super League not the English Super League 

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Oops It’s the Aussie media call it that.

I stand corrected.

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Super League (currently known as the Betfred Super League for sponsorship reasons) is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern Hemisphere. The league has twelve teams: eleven from England and one from France.

 

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Ah yes, a thing I still have to do.

Price this year? I believe it is £125 for the year. Anyone know of any voucher code or method of discount?

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3 minutes ago, Graham said:

Ah yes, a thing I still have to do.

Price this year? I believe it is £125 for the year. Anyone know of any voucher code or method of discount?

I paid for the year . It said have you a voucher code but I didn’t know one . One thing just scanning around , I seem to remember last year they had a download feature to watch offline which was ace but I can’t see one this year

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It has retained payment details from last season and says it will renew on a date yet to come in March.

I could cancel as it says - anytime - presumably before I've paid.


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I remember last year there was a 10% discount code, hence I paid £112.50 (£12.50 off)

Can't seem to find one this year


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Cleary Bites Back!

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PANTHERS coach Ivan Cleary has hit out at those criticising the culture of rugby league in the wake of Penrith’s recent sex tape scandal.

Over the past fortnight, several lewd videos of Panthers players have emerged, and as a result Tyrone May has been charged by police.

A number of pundits have slammed the culture of rugby league in recent weeks, with former NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley leading the charge.

Daley publicly lashed out at the Panthers amid the sex tape drama, going as far as to say that he would not want his children going anywhere near Penrith.

However, Cleary says that instead of criticising rugby league, the critics should be leading change. He also claims that today’s players have more knowledge of how to conduct themselves off the field.

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“If you’re involved in the game and you want to criticise it then you probably need to take responsibility, being part of that culture,” Cleary said in a press conference ahead of Penrith’s round 1 derby against Parramatta.

“Coaches, players, administrators, journalists, we’re all a part of rugby league and I don’t think that the modern-day player is any worse- [and is] possibly even better- than what’s come before us.

“The environment has definitely changed but I’d say if anything, today’s players are more aware than ever before.”

Cleary also says that he has confronted bigger problems in his coaching career, having been the Warriors coach at the time of Sonny Fai’s passing.

“I’ve dealt with harder stuff in the past where there’s absolutely no manual for it,” Cleary said.

“At the Warriors when we lost one of our great young players, Sonny Fai, that was probably the most difficult thing I’ve had to deal with.

“That’s part of being a coach, you’ve got to do your best on the run. But essentially, we’re dealing with young men who from time to time, just like any other person, have issues come up and you’ve just got to navigate your way through as best you can.”

 


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North Queensland star Jason Taumalolo is set to too miss six to 10 weeks after suffering a ligament injury in his side’s loss to Brisbane on Friday.

25-year old was hurt in a tackle by Bronco Tevita Pangai Jr early in the contest and after struggling through the first half, not return after the main break.


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Roosters Injury News:

 

“The Sydney Roosters squad have been assessed following our Round 2 match against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Lottoland,” the statement read.

“Winger Brett Morris sustained a partial ligament injury late in the first half and was unable to return to the field.

“He will be unavailable for selection for a few weeks while he undergoes rehab.

“Prop forward Lindsay Collins was taken from the field early in the second half for a HIA assessment.

“He was unable to return to the field and will follow standard HIA protocol ahead of Round 3.

“The remaining squad members made it through the match without concern.”

 


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The NRL has asked Penrith for a ‘please explain’ over the handling of Isaah Yeo’s head knock against the Knights.

Yeo suffered his second blow to the head in as many weeks during Saturday’s win over Newcastle.

In coming days, he will see a specialist to be assessed.

It was originally thought he had been ruled out for the rest of the game after leaving the field in the third minute, having copped a stray elbow from teammate Sione Katoa.

The sight of the Panthers’ back-rower running back on at the 29-minute mark raised eyebrows, given it came outside the required 15-minute period to undergo a head injury assessment (HIA) and apply for the free interchange.

The club insisted Yeo passed his HIA test but was delayed in returning to the fray because he was having stitches applied to a head wound.

“We have asked for a report from the doctor and head trainer regarding the process when Isaah was assessed after he came off and the decision-making process to allow him to return to the field,” NRL head of football Graham Annesley said.

“We are not going to jump to any conclusions about that. We have to get the appropriate medical advice from the officials who assessed him.


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A big negative in their last gasp victory of Dragons at Suncorp over Broncos was the late shoulder injury to Gareth Widdop which saw him leave the field in pain.


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Round 3:

Canberra Raiders have lost Aidan Sezer to an oblique injury on eve of Newcastle Knights game.

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Sam Williams will come in at halfback for his first chance to partner new five-eighth Jack Wighton, with Raiders coach Ricky Stuart unsure how long Sezer will be out for.

Their clash at Canberra Stadium on Friday night is a big one for the Raiders against a fellow top-eight hopeful.

The halves was already a hot topic going into the game, with both teams boasting new five-eighths who have switched from fullback.

It will be Newcastle No.6 Kalyn Ponga's third game partnering Mitchell Pearce, while Wighton will now have Williams organising the Raiders alongside him.

Williams impressed during the pre-season and played well for the Mounties in the NSW Cup last week.

"He's got a torn oblique - stomach muscle. He's been playing with it the last two weeks," Stuart said.

"It's too early in the season to keep playing with an injury like that so we decided to make sure we get it right."

Raiders Statement: Aidan Sezer has been ruled out of the match with an oblique injury. Sezer will be replaced in the halves by Sam Williams who was originally named as 18th man. Sezer’s recovery time will be assessed weekly with a hope of return in 1-2 weeks.

 


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Although he wasn't in the winning team this week Tevita Pangai Jnr has again caught the eye with his powerful play.

With this in mind -

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NRL clubs are starting to queue up for the potential signature of free agent Tevita Pangai Junior, after he starred for the Broncos in their second round match against the Cowboys.

After signing with the Broncos on a one-year deal at the end of 2018, Pangai Jnr has successfully given himself the best chance of a marquee contract for years 2020 and beyond.

According to Fox Sports, it’s likely that the Sydney Roosters pose as the biggest threat for Broncos fans, with the expectation that the Roosters want to lure Pangai Jnr back to his home state.

Making a big play for the young star’s contract will be the key for both clubs this off-season, but they will have to pay close to $1 million per season to secure him – and he will only boost his value as the 2019 season progresses.

The reigning premiers will be without their halfback Cooper Cronk after this season, pending his retirement from the league – freeing up space for another marquee signing.

 


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