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Former NRL player charged with murder

Staff Writer & AAP, Yahoo!7 July 16, 2012, 11:16 am

Former rugby league star Craig Field has been charged with murder after he allegedly king hit a patron at a pub at Kingscliff on the NSW north coast.

Field had been originally charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm before facing court.

During the court hearing, a 'development' delayed the case when the man was pronounced dead in hospital, prompting police to charge Field with murder.

Field made his debut for South Sydney when he was 17 years-old and went on to captain the Rabbitohs in 1995.

Following six years at the Rabbitohs Field joined Manly-Warringah where we was a member of the 1997 side that lost the grand final.

Field retired from rugby league in 2001 after 183 first grade games.

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  1. Peter06:24am Tuesday 31st July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Just another case of a gutless wonder who felt the need to cause pain. Who cares about his so called colour full past. He is nothing but a gutless thug and should get life !

  2. S07:55pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Karma has a way of catching up to you. Now he will pay for his behavior for the present and the past but unfortunately so does some poor innocent victim.

  3. seek1mor03:35pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Maybe 20 or so years in gaol will do Craig Field some good. Afterall he deserves it if indeed he caused someone's death. Somehow I have no confidence in the judges to hand down a sentence that fits the crime.

  4. WORD UP02:53pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Gooooonnne......... now its a murder charge.....spare a thought for the victims family......do the toughest time there is you angry little weasel.

  5. Mark12:41pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You forgot to mention Field was also a "grub". And has been in and out of trouble ever since. He was Alan Jones "bum boy" when Jones coached souths. He is a coward and king hitting someone from behind is typical of the so called "man" Craig Field is.

  6. WORD UP12:30pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Born to Lose.....I remember the days of him and his old man punching on with anyone in Hurstville at Stallions and Hill St....A little man in every sense.....Go to Jail...never pass go....