General Discussion NRL Naughty Chair

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  1. leaguejunkie
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    Very convenient if you ask me, a little too convenient...
     
  2. Pozza
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    Stars a bit strong isn’t it? Might be a star for Wyong. $350k for an ISP player. That’s a lot of hoot.
     
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    Seems strange
     
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    A bit sus I agree. If they were serious why didn’t they punt him after the first misdemeanour.
     
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    Australian rugby league 'immortal' Graeme Langlands on child abuse charges
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    As a rugby league "immortal", Graeme Langlands may have to live with a verdict forever.

    The former St George Dragons fullback - one of only eight rugby league players to have attained the game's greatest title - stands accused of historical sexual abuse of a girl on the Gold Coast in the suburb of Molendinar.

    Langlands was not present in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday to face the six charges of indecent dealing with a child under 16, related to one alleged event in 1982 between the March 25 and June 30.
    "Mr Langlands suffers from advanced dementia and significant cognitive impairment linked to his former playing days," his family said in a statement, calling for privacy.

    "The charges will be defended."

    The details surrounding them have not been released pending a possible application by the family to suppress them.
    In his prime, Langlands had the best sidestep in the game. But his life after league was marked by an injury, estrangement from his son and a legal battle as he worked a series of jobs, including as a bar manager in the Philippines.

    He would play 45 tests for Australia, including 15 as captain, and more than 200 games for the Dragons between 1963 and 1976.

    Nicknamed "Changa", a play on his last name, he scored 86 tries for his club and revelled in the last four premierships St George clinched in an 11-year streak.

    But a botched painkilling injection before the disastrous 1975 grand final kept him from kicking properly. He became known for the distinctive white boots he wore in the Dragons' 38-0 drubbing to the Roosters and retired the next season.
    In his prime, Langlands had the best sidestep in the game. But his life after league was marked by an injury, estrangement from his son and a legal battle as he worked a series of jobs, including as a bar manager in the Philippines.

    He would play 45 tests for Australia, including 15 as captain, and more than 200 games for the Dragons between 1963 and 1976.

    Nicknamed "Changa", a play on his last name, he scored 86 tries for his club and revelled in the last four premierships St George clinched in an 11-year streak.

    But a botched painkilling injection before the disastrous 1975 grand final kept him from kicking properly. He became known for the distinctive white boots he wore in the Dragons' 38-0 drubbing to the Roosters and retired the next season.
     
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    If found to be true, the immortality status will go straight out the window
     
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    Former St George- Illawarra Dragons star Rangi Chase gets two-year drug ban
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    Former St George Illawarra halfback Rangi Chase has been banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine while playing in the English Super League.

    UK Anti-Doping announced on Thursday morning that the 31-year-old Widnes player would serve the suspension after benzoylecgonine - a metabolite of cocaine - was found in a sample he provided on July 14 .

    UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: "As an experienced rugby league player who has represented both New Zealand Maori and England, as well as Super League clubs Castleford Tigers and Salford Red Devils, Rangi Chase has tarnished his career with this sanction.


    "His two-year ban serves as a stark warning to athletes about the very real consequences of taking recreational drugs whilst competing in sport."

    Chase is one of three Super League players who tested positive for cocaine during the course of the 2017 season.

    Castleford full-back Zak Hardaker was dropped from his team's squad for the Grand Final last month after it emerged he had tested positive following a match in September. The failed test also meant Hardaker missed out on a place in England's World Cup squad.

    Wakefield prop Adam Walker failed a test following the same match as Chase and was also suspended by his club.

    The suspension will end at midnight on July 13, 2019.

    He had been suspended by his club following the positive test, which was conducted after a Super League match against Wakefield.

    Chase, a former Man of Steel winner, joined the Vikings after his release by Castleford.

    Chase revealed in 2016 that he had been suffering from depression, having left Leigh just six months into a two-year deal.

    He insisted at that time he had not quit the game for good and he re-signed for Castleford in July 2016, having first played for the Tigers between 2009 and 2014.

    Chase started his career in the NRL with Wests Tigers before a two-year stint with the Dragons in 2007-08. He has played in England ever since.


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    It’ll be hard to ever know the truth, the guys got pretty advanced dementia and may not be mentally able to defend himself. Not sure what ethically happens in this case
     
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    Innocent until proven guilty.
     
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    Hence my bold if
     
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    Tricky one. I can't see how someone as ill as that could meaningfully stand trial.

    In England we had an instance of a former politician facing similar charges who suffered from dementia. The Director of Public Prosecutions initially decided that the individual would not be prosecuted given his mental incapacity, but this was overturned following an independent review. The individual died before this went any further though.
     
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    I can understand the alleged victim wanting some justice, but in essence they are only hurting Langland's family
     
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    If the allegations are found to be true and that's a big IF, there's only one person that hurting Langland's family and that's Langland's himself.
    If it was my daughter I know how I would be feeling
     
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    I guess it comes down to how you would define justice. If the family get peace in bringing Langlands to account (who will be oblivious) then I guess it is justice. If there is no peace for them in the fact that he won't knowingly feel the weight of the law then it just causes collateral hurt.

    I guess if it was my daughter I would want his name to be removed from any media that reveres him as a hero or a man of significance.
     
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    I would compare it to them tracking down Nazi war criminals in their old age. The message has to get out that you can never get away with molesting kids, simple as that.
     
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    Justice and the law two different beasts. Age, physical, mental condition should have no bearing on whether he’s prosecuted or not. As to what sentence the court imposes that’s another story, this is all of course if he’s found guilty
     
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    Surely, if the prosecution can produce enough evidence to link Langlands to the accusations the court will enter a Guilty plea - but, of course, as with virtually all sexual abuse cases it's a case "Plaintiff says/Defendant says" with little if any undeniable evidence pointing to guilt.
     
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    That's the standard British way of justice for protecting the ruling elite isn't it?
     
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    You have to be able to understand the charge against you. Hence insanity defences.

    It is a difficult one. Possibly a variation of restorative justice.
     
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    Wait until they die, then drop the case. About right