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I've been half watching Lezignan v Avignon whilst doing other things and was surprised to see James Maloney playing for Lezignan.

Hadn't seen this until now:

I'm not a linguist, but the article seems to suggest that Maloney has been able to successfully argue that he took banned substances for recreational purposes rather than to enhance his performance.

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8 hours ago, Barley Mow said:

I've been half watching Lezignan v Avignon whilst doing other things and was surprised to see James Maloney playing for Lezignan.

Hadn't seen this until now:

I'm not a linguist, but the article seems to suggest that Maloney has been able to successfully argue that he took banned substances for recreational purposes rather than to enhance his performance.

Hopefully after the Elite 1 season is over he signs for Toulouse and helps them stay in Super League … j'espere !!!

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Yes Maloney is back, he had a great game yesterday, As a parent I was a little sad hearing the younger Lézignan teams singing his name, we had a touch game with the u15s and u13s the morning before the game, one kid said I can't believe he got away with a months ban, a few others said "its nothing what he did as it was for a night out and not for the game" " he's probably been taking it for years, in Australia everyone takes it" they said and a few in of the  other kids  agreed, 

Even the older people in the crowd cheered him when his name was mentioned to give him support, quite a few players have been banned for 2 years over here for doing exactly the same thing, 

A few of the u17s parents (the u17s played the curtain raiser) left after the u17s game to show they're not happy with the decision to let him play, 

It's the clubs choice and he definitely played a big part in Lézignan winning yesterday. I just hope the kids don't think it's a normal thing to take it on a night out and if they get caught they'll be back in a month! 

 

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10 minutes ago, dealwithit said:

Great for him to be back. Quite a ridiculous situation to be banned for 2 years for using a short-lived stimulant for night out. 

Is it still an illegal substance? Can you get suspended from work for testing positive? The second is a serious question. 

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6 hours ago, barnyia said:

Is it still an illegal substance? Can you get suspended from work for testing positive? The second is a serious question. 

Yes it is illegal and I won’t debate this point right now. There are very few professions that conduct drug tests. If it was a performance enhancing substance, I understand the sporting ban. But he didn’t test positive during/before a match, so the sporting bodies should leave it to the courts to decide the outcome as a criminal matter. 

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new hair analyzes were able to prove that the taking of drugs was not the day of the match, so only recreational use could be retained.
I understand Barnye your positioning more moral than legal. but if we stay on the same plan we should ban parties after matches or beers during matches which do more damage in rugby than any drugs. if we stay on this moral point, what should we say about clubs that sign a racist player or even a player suspected of pedophilia?
what poses a problem is the fact that this story is publicized because for me these drug problems must remain private

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Saturday the 7th of May
2:30pm Carcassonne v Lezignan (Facebook)

Sunday the 8th of May
3:00pm Limoux v St-Esteve Catalan (Youtube)

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10 hours ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

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12-a-side Rugby? A step too far, perhaps?

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11 hours ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

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What's the deal with Villeneuve Leopards, rumours on the French forum that they will be dropping down to Elite 2. If that happens it will be a disaster for French Rugby League, they are the only club in that region

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2 hours ago, The Daddy said:

What's the deal with Villeneuve Leopards, rumours on the French forum that they will be dropping down to Elite 2. If that happens it will be a disaster for French Rugby League, they are the only club in that region

A quote from Treizemondial:

Villeneuve's managers do not have the impression that all teams are playing the game at the level of rules, especially financial ones, and therefore that not all teams are on an equal footing. 
  
An interesting angle. They are a bit out on a limb and perhaps don’t feel that is that taken into account regarding the costs associated with travel. 

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On 06/05/2022 at 00:41, RayCee said:

A quote from Treizemondial:

Villeneuve's managers do not have the impression that all teams are playing the game at the level of rules, especially financial ones, and therefore that not all teams are on an equal footing. 
  
An interesting angle. They are a bit out on a limb and perhaps don’t feel that is that taken into account regarding the costs associated with travel. 

What does that mean? Is there a salary cap in the French League?

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Carcassone 31 Lezignan 18 - Would love to see Vincent Albert get a gig at a SL club or a top Championship club. He's big, fast and decent footwork too

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Thinking of ditching the beach and driving up to Limoux tomorrow, i will see how i feel in the morning just back from an all day mountain hike and the old body is a bit sore LOL:)

Paul

 

 

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9 hours ago, The Daddy said:

What does that mean? Is there a salary cap in the French League?

I was hoping someone could shed some light on it.

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11 hours ago, Pen-Y-Bont Crusader said:

Up above Mantet ? 

Morning,

You are spot on there (I posted a couple of videos on the radio station twitter account) feeling it in the legs today so have gone to the beach to swim it off.

BTW Luc just what's app me all good for the welsh national anthem.

Can you PM me.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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It was over near in quarter of an hour. CXIII ran riot with 20 pioints racked-up with FCL helpless. It turned into something better after the break curtesty of Maloney who ran himself into the ground to get his side back into it. He was every where. Got them back into a one converted try deficit. Only for the  re-start after the score the winger allowed the ball roll into touch inches from his own try line! That was it. Carcassonne though were better through out and wll be fine finalists - Limoux should be their rivals at Narbonne. Their clash against the Canaris at Domec earlier was i think the best game of the season.

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"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

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With the final being back in Narbonne (I remember the good old days of 12/13000 there if Limoux make it hope to see at least 10000.

It helps that all the juniors matches are on as well.

 

Paul

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Paul on the button there. Catalans-TO at U19s leading the way. Good seeing TO, Villeneuve Carpentras possibly there too at U17s 

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"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."  - Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

Si tu( Remi Casty) devais envoyer un fax au Président Guasch? " Un grand bravo pour ce que vous avez fait,et merci de m 'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure"

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22nd May Limoux v Carcassonne at 15h30 

 

Catalan v Toulouse u19s at 13h30 

 

The u17s final at 11h30 which will be between four of the following teams, Villeneuve,salon, Toulouse and Carpentras, 

 

And the u15s at 10 am between either Lézignan,salon, Albi and Catalan, 

 

All at Narbonne stadium, 

 

Should be a great day 

 

 

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