Apparently to participate on rugby conference, you need to be “a fit and proper person”. It’s a line the NRL desires to pedal out whenever someone punted from the game are an attempt to make a comeback.

When Manly were reportedly trying to sign Todd Carney in late 2017, we heard this from head office 😛 TAGEND

” Any team seeking to register a contract for Todd would need to demonstrate that he is fit and proper to be part of the NRL .”

An NRL spokesperson pedaled the same route out for the same player when the Sharks offset enquiries about their onetime half was coming in 2015: “A club would need to lodge a contract for his return and they would need to show that he was a fit and proper person to play in the NRL.”

Apparently Toddy flunked the’ fit and proper’ experiment on both occasions.

While in Cronulla, it’s observed that if Shane Flanagan- who has been deregistered from the game indefinitely– am willing to make a comeback, he’d have to measure up on the fitness and properness proportion.

Making it much easier is that at the least the former coach has done this before- the Telegraph reporting in September 2014 that “he had to convince[ Dave] Smith,[ Todd] Greenberg and[ Nick] Weeks that he’s a fit and proper person to coach again.”

Flano was carrying a clipboard the following season.

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan watches his team warm up

Sharks instruct Shane Flanagan( Photo by Mark Kolbe/ Getty Images)

More recently, another former Shark overstepped the test- one Ben Barba.

At least, that was the implication based on the fact he was cleared to play for the Cowboys.

After sorting out a secrete from St Helens last-place August, enquired as to whether the now-sacked adept would be permitted to play in the Aussie comp 😛 TAGEND

“An NRL spokesman said head office, as is the case with any musician, would need to be satisfied Barba was a fit and proper person in order to be registered.”

Well, he was cross-file – autobiography of drugs, opposes and whispers of domestic violence be damned- so logic proposes Barba was judged fit and proper.

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Now, I’m not an NRL Integrity Unit officer, but after the incident at The Ville casino in late January, perhaps they got that one bad?

Perhaps they got Flanno erroneous as well, dedicated he was determined to be a fit and proper person, only to be deregistered over failing to comply with the ban he officered in the first place?

And perhaps they got it mistaken when they earmarked Carney back in video games after he was dismissed by Canberra, passed he went on to be given the boot by both the Roosters and Sharks( as I said early in his time with Cronulla, with are talking here about saving spurting based on his form,” when someone nonsenses his life up away from football, the football field isn’t where he needs to redeem it “).

Look, we all start corrects, and the Integrity Unit doesn’t have a crystal ball. But the coming week, Todd Greenberg insinuated that the sororities should have clairvoyant powers.

When announced today that Barba was to be deregistered from the NRL- time to find a brand-new occupation, Ben- Dylan Napa was brought up.

Greenberg was asked by a reporter whether a penalty of Napa missing tournaments would be “harsh” on the Bulldogs, having regard to the videos doing the rounds- not even kidding, Napa was tending on Pornhub a few weeks back( how I know that is really neither here nor there)- were filmed while he was playing for the Roosters.

“It might be, but it’s not my primary concern ,” the CEO answered.

” It’s a little bit like the Cowboys. It’s a little stern on them: they are missing a musician that’s never fastened on a boot for them. That’s the real difficulty with recruitment and retention for clubs.

“My message to clubs is when you are buying and selling participates, glance evenly at the values as opposes the skill-set. They should be assessed in equal priority.”

And that’s where the restraints come squawking on.

Clubs need to look at a person’s values? Isn’t that what you’re supposed to be doing, Todd, when you determine whether a person is fit and proper to play the game?

The message there is: we looked at Ben Barba, calculated he was fine, but the Cowboys were incorrect to exert him because his evaluates aren’t good enough.

Likewise with Napa: he was fit and proper to play for the Roosters for the last six years, but Canterbury should have known better than to signed him.

How low-pitched are the NRL providing the bar that they say to the Cowboys and Bulldogs,” He’s good enough for us, but he really isn’t good enough for you .”

It’s the definition of a doubled standard.

( Also, it’s a roundabout way of saying these chaps’ previous sororities have shit qualities .)

Never mind the fact that Paul Green this week said the Cowboys had done a little bit of checking on Barba before signing him-” We did the best we could to find out how he was going over the there and it was all good, ” he told League Life the coming week – why is it incumbent upon the associations to analyse a player if the NRL says they’re in the clear?

Ben Barba crossing for a try

( AAP Image/ David Moir)

Granted, different golf-clubs adopt vaguely different ethics, but it’s not unfair to accept video games as a whole has not been able to condone what Barba did( nor, I suspect, Napa, although the pair aren’t in the same ballpark if the allegations against Barba are accurate ).

Why bring someone’s significances into it if said costs apparently align with those of head office- at least enough for the top brass to sign off on the player’s contract?

To round things out, at the end of last month, the Sydney Morning Herald reported the Roosters had signed Daniel Anderson.

The former Eels coach was struck off for his part in Parra’s rorting of the salary cap, but is making a return with the prime ministers in a recruitment role.

However, before he got the gig,” Anderson had to convince the NRL that he was a fit and proper person befitting registration “.

Of course.

But while his fit and properness is now apparently just fine, Anderson will have” some restrictions on his persona”- presumably relating to recruitment and retention, which seems fair enough.

But then, if you don’t trust him not to do what he did last day, why generating being fit and proper into the equation at all?

Apparently his ethics can’t be trusted on the conditions for which he has expended two years out of video games, but otherwise he’s fit and proper? How does that make sense?

I’ve made clear previously my impression that it’s not possible that everyone involved in the NRL is a great person – it’s not based on ridges of its own experience( although there was that incident with representatives of the secretary-general prop in a McDonald’s ), it’s simple maths. Thousands of parties in an organization that is necessitates some are going to be ordinary human beings.

So it’s not the most difficult opinion in the nations of the world to try weed out the dickheads by means of some kind of test.

But to dictate from on high that you know best regarding these matters, then turn back and say it’s the sororities’ fracture for employing the person or persons you have determined are worth playing video games is a really weird slap in the face.