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So Rugby league is not officially a sport......ROFL...!

"On the eve of its 15th World Cup, rugby league has suffered the humiliation of missing out to pole dancing, foot golf, dodgeball and kettlebell lifting in its bid to be recognised internationally as a sport"

"The Global Association of International Sports Federations (formerly SportAccord) general assembly in Aarhus, Denmark, has announced it had accepted arm wrestling, dodgeball, foot golf, kettlebell lifting, poker, pole sports and table soccer as observers." but not Rugby League.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/rugby-league-world-cup/not-officially-a-sport-rugby-league-misses-out-to-pole-dancing-and-foot-golf-20171024-gz70n4.html

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20 minutes ago, sonar said:

So Rugby league is not officially a sport......ROFL...!

"On the eve of its 15th World Cup, rugby league has suffered the humiliation of missing out to pole dancing, foot golf, dodgeball and kettlebell lifting in its bid to be recognised internationally as a sport"

"The Global Association of International Sports Federations (formerly SportAccord) general assembly in Aarhus, Denmark, has announced it had accepted arm wrestling, dodgeball, foot golf, kettlebell lifting, poker, pole sports and table soccer as observers." but not Rugby League.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/rugby-league-world-cup/not-officially-a-sport-rugby-league-misses-out-to-pole-dancing-and-foot-golf-20171024-gz70n4.html

Did Vicky kicky apply?

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14 hours ago, pseudonym said:

http://www.goldcoastfc.com.au/news/2017-10-24/suns-return-to-shanghai

Gold Coast Suns to play in Shanghai again since their home ground will be used as part of the Commonwealth Games

That would have been an amusing conversation:

stooge: hey boss, home ground not available for the game against kochies kock knuckles. 

Boss: WTF?

Stooge: something called the Communist Games or somethin. NFI what that is

Boss: FFS. Ok, what are our options?

Stooge: move the game. Somewhere close by where our fans can still get to the game real easy and support us

Boss: China it is then

 

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The terrograph had an article yesterday talking about Vicky kicky's request to the state government to keep ANZ configured for oval events with the NRL using the their grand final and state of Oregon as bait claiming they will take those events elsewhere should Vicky Kicky get their way. They're also petitioning to have both the SCG and spotless stadiums upgraded and academies created and updated at Moore Park and Sydney Olympic Park respectively.

The hide of these people

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On 24/10/2017 at 3:05 PM, sonar said:

So Rugby league is not officially a sport......ROFL...!

"On the eve of its 15th World Cup, rugby league has suffered the humiliation of missing out to pole dancing, foot golf, dodgeball and kettlebell lifting in its bid to be recognised internationally as a sport"

"The Global Association of International Sports Federations (formerly SportAccord) general assembly in Aarhus, Denmark, has announced it had accepted arm wrestling, dodgeball, foot golf, kettlebell lifting, poker, pole sports and table soccer as observers." but not Rugby League.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/rugby-league-world-cup/not-officially-a-sport-rugby-league-misses-out-to-pole-dancing-and-foot-golf-20171024-gz70n4.html

 So if its not officially a sport, why is it still being played?

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http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cocaine-gambling-prostitution-rife-in-nrl-police-finds-league-crime-links-20171026-gz8szl.html

 

Cocaine, gambling, prostitution rife in NRL': Police 'finds league crime links'

Cocaine, gambling and prostitution are rife within top-level rugby league circles, a long-running investigation by the NSW Organised Crime Squad has found.
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Detectives from Strike Force Nuralda recently met with the NRL to raise their concerns about the integrity of the code ... Detectives from Strike Force Nuralda recently met with the NRL to raise their concerns about the integrity of the code being compromised. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Strike Force Nuralda was established in September 2016 to investigate match-fixing allegations within the National Rugby League.

While organised match-fixing was not detected, police found a widespread trade in inside information. Under the NSW Crimes Act it is a criminal offence, punishable by up to two years in jail, if anyone passes on inside information which is then used to make a bet.

"While investigators were provided information and noted suspicious betting behaviour, no one has been or will be prosecuted under Strike Force Nuralda," said a police statement.

 

No charges could be laid over insider trading on matches because a prosecution has to be launched within six months of the offence occurring.

According to the police statement, detectives from Strike Force Nuralda recently met with the NRL to raise their concerns about the integrity of the code being compromised by the infiltration of organised crime and by practices that are deemed as high-risk for the NRL.

 

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Sources have told Fairfax Media that those practices include the supply of drugs and prostitutes.

Information relating to money laundering and drug supply, unrelated to the NRL, will continue to be investigated. Potential breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering Act have been referred to Austrac.

Police confirmed that it was information given to them by the NRL that led to the establishment of the police taskforce after troubling betting patterns were detected relating to betting on a match between Parramatta and Manly played in April 2016.

Fairfax Media has previously revealed that this match turned up an extraordinary betting trail linking organised crime figures, associates of big-time punter Eddie Hayson and football playing brothers Kieran and Liam Foran.

Some of the winnings from a successful plunge on Parramatta to win the match, in which Kieran Foran played for Parramatta, ended up in the TAB accounts of the Foran brothers.

The NRL went to the police after receiving information from a betting agency relating to unusual betting patterns on that match.

Six months earlier police had received information about alleged gambling and match-fixing with three 2015 games - all involving Manly.

During the course of their lengthy investigation into the four matches, detectives combed through some 46,000 pages of betting data and interviewed 161 people.

They discovered that people whose usual bet was $100 were wagering $10,000 amounts. Other people who had never bet before were also betting huge amounts.

Thirteen people including Eddie Hayson and Kieran Foran were identified by police as persons of interest. Associates of the pair confirmed the two friends were both subject to interrogation at the hands of the powerful NSW Crime Commission.

No wrongdoing was found against either Mr Hayson or either of the Foran brothers, or any of the other people police had identified as being of interest.

However, the NRL insisted that Foran's contract with his new club, Canterbury, includes a clause prohibiting any contact with the notorious gambler who has been banned from The Star casino and the TAB.

Separately Mr Hayson, who at one time owned Stilettos brothel, admitted at a well-publicised press conference in September last year that he provided a host of footballers with free sex but he didn't expect anything in return.

"That is how I was promoting my business," Mr Hayson said. "Word of mouth is a very powerful tool." When he was asked if he had provided free sex to footballers who played in matches he had gambled on, he declined to respond.

A June 2015 match, in which Manly played South Sydney, Mr Hayson was alleged to have asked his associate Danny Nikolic, the controversial Victorian jockey, to wager $100,000 on his behalf.

Mr Hayson subsequently admitted he transferred $100,000 to his friend but he denied that money was wagered on the match in question or that there was any such thing as match fixing.

"We all laugh about it," said Hayson in a radio interview of the match-fixing allegations. "The cops got sold a big lemon."

"There wouldn't be six players over there that would cheat on their girlfriends let alone a match. That's how square the Manly boys are, it's a complete joke."

As to the trade of inside information, at his press conference the big-time punter said: "Inside information doesn't really exist in rugby league."

He denied receiving inside information from NRL identities including Roosters' recruiter Peter O'Sullivan.

Mr Hayson has previously denied wagering money on a National Youth Competition match when a number of key Roosters players were rested.

Pressed on whether Mr O'Sullivan had ever provided him with inside information, Mr Hayson said: "Um, I don't believe so. I've known Peter for a long time so I want to be very accurate in what I say. No, I don't believe he has."

A month after the press conference, Mr O'Sullivan was banned indefinitely by the NRL after it was discovered that more than $700,000 from Mr Hayson had gone through accounts associated with Mr O'Sullivan.

The NRL prohibits those connected with the game from, either directly or indirectly, passing on information that is not in the public domain.

League players and officials are also prohibited from wagering on NRL matches.

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Saw some highlights this morning from last nights RLWC games.

Samoan and PNG players having a sook during their National while Fijian players showing a lot emotions during their hyme.

Bunch of soft cocks and they're supposed to be 'tough' men?

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1 hour ago, Prydzopolis said:

:rolleyes:

Save comments about football for those who have a clue (hint: you’re not one of them :acute:)

Waleed is a regular at Victory matches.

He's speaking about 2 different topics there though, it's confusing and misleading.

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On 10/11/2017 at 7:34 PM, pseudonym said:

The follow up

The player has been identified and Richmond will suspend him for the first three games of next season

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-10-30/club-statement-nathan-broad

 

 

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On 29/10/2017 at 8:02 PM, hawks2767 said:

Waleed is a regular at Victory matches.

He's speaking about 2 different topics there though, it's confusing and misleading.

The problem is they’ve taken a piece of his speech and put it on twitter. Dumb? Yes, misleading? Yes. Hopefully it will all get cleared up and wasn’t as stupid as it sounded. You’d hope being a victory regular, he couldn’t be that daft.

Dont worry though, #sokkahtwitter has been all over it

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9 hours ago, pseudonym said:

The follow up

The player has been identified and Richmond will suspend him for the first three games of next season

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-10-30/club-statement-nathan-broad

 

 

According to twitter, not suspended for any preseason matches which I find incredible.

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4 hours ago, sonar said:

These guys never learn.....out at a bar late at night, and smashed by one of your own team....lol

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/james-tedesco-king-hit-in-cairns-nightspot-report-20171031-gzbuar.html

Wogs. They should go back to supporting that dangerous game soccer, that's where their criminal behaviour belongs.

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So, 29 arrests after the Tonga vs Samoa World Cup match yesterday in Hamilton, NZ, but police pleased with crowd behaviour. Go figure.

 

Some shop signage was damaged but overall the night did not get too out of hand, the

Herald photographer said.

People left peacefully when asked and police had the street cleared out promptly.

Meanwhile, a security guard was taken to hospital after being attacked outside last night's match in Hamilton.

It is understood he was king-hit from behind. The victim was taken to hospital as a precaution, but was not thought to be seriously hurt.

Three people were arrested for invading the pitch and a fourth for drunkenness. About 20 people were also thrown out for bringing in banned items.

But overall, police were pleased with crowd behaviour. Inspector Karen Henrikson said the boisterous and energetic crowd in Hamilton brought a great atmosphere but little trouble.

"It was a really good crowd, with plenty of singing and plenty of colour," Henrikson said.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11940579

 

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I don't know if this more of a reflection on league, or on the state of sports administration (in NSW in particular).

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/world-cup/rlwc-highs-lows-and-big-blows-english-media-slams-sydney-crowd-for-england-v-lebanon/news-story/5c74a7d4208523769c9f169b9a1fa2a4

RLWC Highs, Lows and Big Blows: English media slams Sydney crowd for England v Lebanon

 
Robbie Farah of Lebanon speaks to the referees at a fairly empty Allianz Stadium.Robbie Farah of Lebanon speaks to the referees at a fairly empty Allianz Stadium.Source: Getty Images

ENGLISH media have taken a swipe at Rugby League World Cup organisers following Saturday night’s England v Lebanon clash.

A crowd of 10,237 turned up at Allianz Stadium in rainy conditions to see Wayne Bennett’s men overcome a gallant Lebanon outfit 29-10 to notch up their first win of the tournament.

While most NRL fans wouldn’t bat an eyelid at such a turnout these days, journalists who had travelled over from the United Kingdom appeared concerned — even ropeable.

The Daily Star’s Julie Stott highlighted the poor publicity in the lead-up to the game, while Gareth Walker from the Daily Mirror compared this tournament’s crowds to those from 2013 which was staged in the Old Dart.

Lebanon supporters are seen ahead of the game between England and Lebanon.Lebanon supporters are seen ahead of the game between England and Lebanon.Source: AAP

Even Fox Sports NRL commentator Andrew Voss slammed the promotion of Lebanon game in his weekly foxsports.com.au column.

 

“I got the shock of my life last week to see a bloke wrapping League World Cup posters around telegraph poles to advertise the England-Lebanon game,” Voss wrote.

“Seriously? Someone signed off on that? Talk about cheapen your product.”

But perhaps most scathing was Chris Irvine from The Times, who reckoned Sydney had turned into “the grave” of rugby league compared to “the cradle” it once was.

Welcome to the World Cup’s Highs, Lows and Big Blows from week two.

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