Perth Glory Admits Guilt Over Cap Breach NPB Declines Comment On Sports Lottery AFL Supports Port Adelaide-Penrith Alliance ICC Hits SLC With Funding Blow F1 CEO Speaks Out For Rights, V8 Engines League Notes ACT Teams Urged To Avoid 'Cannibalizing' Panthers, Port Adelaide Form Alliance Indian Ice Hockey Team Heads To Kuwait More Australians Eying NFL
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD Global/February 20, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies
National Rugby League Boss Dave Smith Wants Power To Break Salary Cap
Published February 20, 2014
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
PLAYER SAFETY: In Sydney, Adrian Proszenko reported the NRL "has aborted plans to introduce independent doctors to monitor game-day concussions, believing club medicos are best qualified to determine player safety." The issue has been cast into the spotlight after a number of prominent NRL doctors "quit at the end of last season over concerns team success was placed before player welfare" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 2/20).
SHARKS APPEAL: The AAP reported interim Cronulla Sharks coach Peter Sharp "has urged the NRL to make a decision" on Cronulla's appeal against head coach Shane Flanagan's 12-month ban as the new season looms. Flanagan was suspended by the NRL for 12 months, and the club fined A$1M ($900,000) "as part of a probe into governance issues surrounding its supplements program run by former strength and conditioning coach Trent Elkin in 2011" (AAP, 2/19).
DOPING INVESTIGATION: Also in Sydney, Proszenko reported the NRL players' association hopes the resignation of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority CEO Aurora Andruska "won't slow the investigation process in the supplements saga," saying affected players are under ''extraordinary physical and psychological strain." In a statement, the NRL said, "The NRL is determined to resolve these matters as soon as possible while limiting the risk of legal action and further delay" (SMH, 2/20).