The NRL has tricky new rules to tackle tough players

Revealed: the new, strict rules of the NRL to tackle criminal players, including five-game bans for attack costs or sharing nonsensical content

  • The NRL is set to introduce a new document with penal guidelines to clean up sport
  • The document is a criminal matrix describing violations and their penalties
  • Draft document is distributed to clubs and is expected to be implemented in 2020
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The NRL has been established to introduce new mandatory penal guidelines in an attempt to clean up the code that has been plagued for years by off-field scandals and crimes.

The new penalty matrix – one of the most thorough implemented in a sport in the world – will enforce consistent penalties for rogue players.

A draft of the document with mandatory fines (as a percentage of the player's salary) and competition bans has been distributed to clubs.

The NRL is set to introduce new mandatory penalty guidelines in an attempt to clean up the code. The penalties are an attempt to control player scandals such as the Todd Carney & # 39; bubbler & # 39; incident (photo Todd Carney and partner Susie Bradley)

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The NRL is set to introduce new mandatory penalty guidelines in an attempt to clean up the code. The penalties are an attempt to control player scandals such as the Todd Carney & # 39; bubbler & # 39; incident (photo Todd Carney and partner Susie Bradley)

The most serious offenses would be punished with a ban on playing in the NRL (photo Jack de Belin and partner - the Belin is accused of rape)

The most serious offenses would be punished with a ban on playing in the NRL (photo Jack de Belin and partner - the Belin is accused of rape)

The most serious offenses would be punished with a ban on playing in the NRL (photo Jack de Belin and partner – the Belin is accused of rape)

All 16 NRL clubs are said to have given the concept their unconditional support The Sunday Telegraph who has seen the document.

The penal guidelines have been discussed for almost 12 months.

The Australian Rugby League Commission is now penetrating the document in an attempt to avoid a new season of scandals.

The offenses get a low or high scale in severity and the penalties must be followed by the NRL Integrity Unit.

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& # 39; Low Scale & # 39; offenses are defined as & # 39; low impact, low damage and small-scale & # 39 ;.

While & # 39; large-scale & # 39; offenses are defined as & # 39; large impact, significant damage and large-scale & # 39 ;.

Sharing immoral material without permission would entail severe penalties (photo Dylan Napa who was involved in a sex tape scandal)

Sharing immoral material without permission would entail severe penalties (photo Dylan Napa who was involved in a sex tape scandal)

Sharing immoral material without permission would entail severe penalties (photo Dylan Napa who was involved in a sex tape scandal)

Players can still be punished for violations, even if no charges are filed for the police.

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Each violation also has the option of a maximum penalty for canceling registration – actually a prohibition on playing in the NRL.

ARLC chairman Peter Beattie wants the rules to apply before the start of next season.

& # 39; This is a very important initiative for the rugby competition & # 39 ;, Beattie told The Sunday Telegraph.

& # 39; This is about achieving consistency in the game's penalties and ensuring that everyone understands what the rules will be. & # 39;

POTENTIAL NRL PENALTY MATRIX

PRIVATE PROPERTY DAMAGE (hotel rooms, bars, clubs, vehicles)
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
Minimum fine of 3 percent / 3 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 5 percent / 5 NRL agreements
Minimum fine of 10 percent / 3-4 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 25 percent / 12 NRL matches
INCORRECT CONDUCT IN THE PUBLIC (harassment, racial insult, disseminating scandalous material)
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
Minimum penalty of 3 percent / No competition ban
Maximum fine of 5 percent / 4 NRL agreements
Minimum fine of 10 percent / 6 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 25 percent / 12 NRL matches
INDECENT ASSAULT (stalking, intimidation, sharing ignorant content without permission)
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
Minimum fine of 3 percent / 5 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 5 percent / 7 NRL agreements
Minimum fine of 10 percent / 8 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 25 percent / 12 NRL matches
AFFRAY (common attack)
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
Minimum fine of 3 percent / 2 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 5 percent / 6 NRL agreements
Minimum fine of 10 percent / 7 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 25 percent / 12 NRL matches
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
Minimum fine of 3 percent / 5 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 5 percent / 8 NRL agreements
Minimum fine of 10 percent / 9 NRL matches
Maximum fine of 25 percent / 12 NRL matches
MATCHFIXING (bets as a registered player, prior knowledge)
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
Minimum fine 3 percent / 1 NRL agreement
Maximum fine of 5 percent / 12 NRL matches
Minimum fine cancellation of registration
Maximum fine cancellation of registration
SEXUAL ASSAULT (commercial drug supply, armed robbery)
LOW SCALEHIGH SCALE
No low scaleMinimum fine cancellation of registration
Maximum fine cancellation of registration

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