Report: NRL players purchased drugs off-site

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    Up to 20 players representing from the Cronulla Sharks, Manly Sea Eagles and North Queensland Cowboys purchased supplements from the boot of a car owned by sports scientist Stephen Dank, it was reported last night.

    Darren Hibbert, nicknamed ‘The Gazelle’, is involved in ASADA’s anti-drugs investigation and told ABC’s 7.30 Report last night that he had sold the supplements from the boot of his car.

    The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Hibbert, who worked with Dank at Manly, has confirmed that he has been interviewed as part of ASADA’s ongoing investigation.

    The report now suggests that ASADA’s investigation is now targeting players who continued to maintain relationships with the pair after their official roles at the Sea Eagles had ended.

    More to follow.

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    • March 14th 2013 @ 1:45pm
      WoobliesFan said | March 14th 2013 @ 1:45pm | ! Report


      This just gets better.

      Dodgy Dank selling his HGH and anabolics to cheating NRL players from the back of a car boot.


    • March 14th 2013 @ 1:49pm
      Tigranes said | March 14th 2013 @ 1:49pm | ! Report

      If this is true I guess players cant really claim to be innocent in all of this.

    • March 14th 2013 @ 3:04pm
      Renegade said | March 14th 2013 @ 3:04pm | ! Report

      If the reports are correct and this ends up being true….the 20 players should be banned for life.

      Buying drugs out the back of a car – that is just plain cheating and doing it knowingly as well.

      • March 14th 2013 @ 4:20pm
        planko said | March 14th 2013 @ 4:20pm | ! Report

        Buying drugs out of the back of a car ……. Well they have to get where they are going somehow ….

      • March 14th 2013 @ 5:31pm
        Lou said | March 14th 2013 @ 5:31pm | ! Report

        Totally agree , but lets be sure firstly that the substances at the time were illegal , and more importantly there’s no one using this stuff now that it is illegal, and on another note rub em out for life not 6 months ,not 2years no ones entitled to bring the game or any club into disrepute ,,,

        • March 15th 2013 @ 11:04am
          Ian Whitchurch said | March 15th 2013 @ 11:04am | ! Report

          Again “illegal” isnt the issue.

          The issue is whether those substances fell under the WADA rules – and if they werent approved for human use, or were peptides that help with strength, energy, muscle building or recovery, they dont.

          • March 15th 2013 @ 9:03pm
            Lou said | March 15th 2013 @ 9:03pm | ! Report

            ? What’s the point of this dumb labour initiated load of crap ? How can one get in trouble for doin something legal ? As for WADA if they had anything if they had balls they would have stepped in weeks ago, I’m beginning to think your a labour stooge cause only a stooge can accept what’s going on , if people have done wrong get in prove it and suspend and don’t tell me this doesn’t have labour all over it , it’s why the country’s in the sxxt house state

      • March 15th 2013 @ 11:47am
        B.A Sports said | March 15th 2013 @ 11:47am | ! Report

        Cronulla, Manly and Townsville – boy that car did some kilometers!

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      March 14th 2013 @ 3:09pm
      Redb said | March 14th 2013 @ 3:09pm | ! Report

      They will make a movie or tv series out of this one day.

      The Pharmacist.
      Doctor Ageless
      The Weapon
      The Gazelle

      Sport’s equivalent of Underbelly.

      • March 15th 2013 @ 1:51pm
        Nathan of Perth said | March 15th 2013 @ 1:51pm | ! Report

        And here I thought that if ever an Underbelly was going to be written about sport it would center around West Coast and Ben Cousins. My hats off to all the teams that have stepped in the way for us.

    • March 14th 2013 @ 5:01pm
      marco said | March 14th 2013 @ 5:01pm | ! Report

      the more dirt that gets dug up makes things stink a bit. Can’t wait till they get to the match fixing and links to organized crime allegations.!! Seems to be a little bit of more bad news everyday.
      with a bit of luck this might be all over before the 2014 season starts. Then make a fresh start. Oh,hang on, I thought 2013 was supposed to be fresh start.

    • March 14th 2013 @ 5:53pm
      Symbolsoup said | March 14th 2013 @ 5:53pm | ! Report

      Such a shame the Cowboys get dragged into this because of one dodgy Manly player they bought… I wonder if a club can sue a player for bringing its brand into disrepute.

      • March 14th 2013 @ 9:40pm
        Silver_Sovereign said | March 14th 2013 @ 9:40pm | ! Report

        yep I say that glenn hall should be given his walking papers just for that

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