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SBD Global/May 17, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Australian Football League To Overhaul Laws Of The Games Committee
Published May 17, 2013
NRL: Also in Sydney, Brent Read reported the National Rugby League "has shouted long and loud about plans to review its drug testing regime." However, the AFL "showed the NRL that actions speak infinitely louder than words." Privately, the NRL "was surely doing cartwheels." Yet publicly, "it continues to hide its results behind a veil of secrecy." The NRL "talks about doing everything it can to catch the cheats, just don't ask for proof." You "won't get it" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 5/17). In Sydney, Adrian Proszenko reported the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority "has called off interviews with NRL coaches and support staff, believing they will get just as little co-operation from them as from their players." The agency "will now have to complete its investigations without the testimonies of players and staff members of interest, in a blow to their chances of obtaining enough evidence to warrant the issue of infraction notices" (SMH, 5/17).