News Corp Australia release images of Barba's ex-partner which they claim show injuries which were inflicted by the fullback. The woman denies the claims. The NRL also opens an investigation into the Bulldogs handling of the matter, where former chief executive and the NRL's then head of football, Todd Greenberg, is cleared of any wrongdoing. Barba is never charged over the matter.
Claims his first premiership with Cronulla after returning to near career-best form. Scores 16 tries in 27 games for the Sharks, including the opening four-pointer in their grand final win over Melbourne.
2011 ANZAC Day: Collingwood 107 df Essendon 77
Collingwood started again like a shot out of a gun in 2011, but this time Essendon refused to let them get away. The Bombers got within one point in the third term, and while they pestered the Magpies during the last eventually the twin towers in Chris Dawes and Travis Cloke were too much. Scott Pendlebury was again the star and earned his second ANZAC medal in a row.