How clubs responded to ACC's drug report.

Yahoo!7 February 7, 2013, 6:21 pm

Clubs have lined up to welcome a wide-reaching probe into drugs in Australian sport. Here's what they've had to say.

MANLY

The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles fully support and will cooperate with any

investigations by The National Rugby League, Federal and State authorities.

We applaud the Federal Government’s efforts to improve the integrity of all
professional sport in Australia and condemn unreservedly any use of illegal

performance enhancing substances by players.

We are unaware of any of these issues at our Club or in the game.

WEST TIGERS

Wests Tigers strongly endorses the action taken by the NRL in response to the issues of doping and integrity facing professional sport in Australia and will fully support the investigation that ensues.

Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys said “we all have the obligation to protect the integrity of the game. Wests Tigers will fully support the relevant authorities with their investigations”

In relation to earlier reports that Stephen Dank has previously worked with or consulted to the Wests Tigers, the Club confirms that this is simply untrue. Stephen Dank has never worked in any capacity for the Wests Tigers.

PENRITH

The NRL and ASADA have appointed accounting firm Deloittes to gather information from several NRL clubs in relation to information from the Australian Crime Commission.

These NRL clubs, including Penrith, are co-operating fully with the investigation surrounding anti-doping rules and regulations, and are complying with every request.

The Penrith Panthers welcome this investigation, and fully support its aim of helping to ensure a clean and positive future for our game.


PARRAMATTA

The Parramatta Eels have today received notification from the Australian Rugby League Commission of the significant investigation that will be taking place into the use of both illicit and performance enhancing drugs within the NRL.

The Parramatta Eels fully support the stance the ARLC has taken with this matter and will co-operate in any way necessary to assist in ongoing ASADA and police investigations. As a club we believe all measures should be taken to eradicate the practice of P.E.D and illicit drug use in our game.

GOLD COAST

The iSelect Gold Coast Titans is fully supportive of the NRL’s investigation into doping and integrity issues in sport following the release of the Australian Crime Commission’s findings and response to its 12 month investigation into Australia’s major sports.

iSelect Titans CEO David May said, “As a club we have a zero tolerance policy that is strictly enforced. We believe there is no place for drugs in our game. I’ve got absolute confidence that the club is fully compliant with the standards set and regulated by ASADA and WADA ”

“We fully support and endorse the investigations currently underway and will cooperate with any request by any party. We believe this issue is best addressed at ‘whole of game’ level and fully endorse the steps being taken by the NRL,” said May

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  1. ron05:58pm Friday 08th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Why are rugby league players allowed to play when in jectured for pain . Dogs horses trotters it is banned you would get outed by the racing stewards .so why arnt they or are they protected .they have idiots running amongst the players onthe field giving drinks what is in them nobody realy knows .at half time all we got was a half orange .can you older fells remember that . how times have changed .

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  2. Brian07:45pm Thursday 07th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Storm and Broncos are stuffed this year.

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  3. Roger07:11pm Thursday 07th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Manly will be asking John Hopoate to head up the probe....

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