Mystro
Last month

Glen Rice Jnr arrested in Auckland

Apparently was arrested in Auckland city in a night club.
Announcement to come on NZ news.

Queue, I told you so comments and go.....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cue

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Anonymous  
Last month

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Mystro  
Last month

Thursday morning incident in a bar, arrested for assault with intent to injure. Court apearence to come.
Still expected to play in Perth.

Described by Matt Walsh as a scuffle with some dudes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow. That was a lot faster than even I expected. What was he doing in a bar in the "early hours" the night before the team has a road trip to Perth?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Well that didn't take long just 2 games.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

If found guilty of the offence, wouldn't he be barred from entering Australia?

Depends on when his day in court is I suppose.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shouldn't be allowed in Perth

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Mystro  
Last month

He's in Perth and hasn’t been convicted of anything yet.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Breakers are a disgrace.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Well he hasn't been found guilty in a court of law yet.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Nut the Breakers should have immediately suspended him pending investigation but this ia Matt Walsh at the front office.

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Zodiac  
Last month

If the Breakers let him play in the game against Perth it would sum up how desperate the club has become.

Signing him was bad enough but continuing to play him after he's been arrested for assaulting someone already?

Hopefully the NBL step in here.

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MACDUB  
Last month

"Described by Matt Walsh as a scuffle with some dudes."

Yeah, but NZ Police are pretty chill. They don't arrest and charge someone if its a "Scuffle".

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Anonymous  
Last month

wow so many racists on here

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Lovebroker  
Last month

The Perth crowd will probably have a field day which will fire him up.

He will either score 45 or punch someone out, 50/50 whether its a Perth player or a Ref.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agreed with MACDUB. This is the NZ, not Australian, police. If it was just a scuffle they would have been pragmatic. An arrest is serious.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why are people racist on here.
Wtf do you mean by that #613?
Nobody has mentioned race.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It looks like he's may be charged with assault with intent to injure. That’s more than just common assault or a scuffle. It sounds like he really hurt someone / some people. Up to 3 years imprisonment.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"or punch someone out, 50/50 whether its a Perth player or a Ref."

You forgot to include teammates too

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Mystro  
Last month

I would say he's out when he gets back from Perth.

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MACDUB  
Last month

The way the Breakers is being ran right now is like a group of mates with no experience just bought a basketball team for fun - there's no sense of professionalism and everything just seems like its 'not that big of a deal'.

Young and edgy (associated with young people stuff like Barstools), hip and cool (flatpeak cap) but in over his/their head.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why would you wait until he's back from Perth? The Breakers need to show some integrity and axe him immediately

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AngusH  
Last month

Colour me surprised.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Haha wow... not surprising at all!

Proves how stupid the Breakers for signing this walking red flag

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Anonymous  
Last month

Innocent till proven guilty.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He might be innocent in a court of law. Doesn't mean the Breakers have to retain him.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Hopefully after all the future fuckups that will no doubt occur under this Walsh regime there will be someone willing to buy the Breakers from him despite the tarnished goodwill.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think the out drinking late in a nightclub ahead of a tough road trip when they're trying to get their season back on track is enough to axe him forget what happens with the arrest.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is all over the media in NZ.

Maybe this is part of Walsh's grand plan. Stay in the news each week, stay relevant, sell tickets. Attendance is up, even if everything else is down.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't teams frown upon in season nightclub trips.
Shouldn't the breakers punish him for that alone.

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D2.0  
Last month

"or punch someone out, 50/50 whether its a Perth player or a Ref."

Might be time to keep Martin on the bench

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Anonymous  
Last month

Walsh would have suspended Rice, but he was already suspended himself.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Early hours of the morning in Auckland is equivalent to a perfectly reasonable time of the evening in WA.
Clearly he was just trying to get his body clock into sync for a scuffle in Northbridge.
That's called professionalism.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rice Jr is misunderstood is is renown for playing peacemaker. Look at how he kept Abercrombie out of trouble after the Madgen flop that got RJ kicked last week.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Walsh has said he's innocent until proven guilty, which is fair enough

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Well that didn't take long just 2 games."

I saw the way he fouled out in the first game. It was obvious, that he clearly had, had enough.
Piss poor. IMO

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

The NBL and BA have stepped in:

"The NBL has directed the SKY Sport New Zealand Breakers to stand down Glen Rice Jr from today's game against the Perth Wildcats at RAC Arena following an incident in Auckland last Thursday.

The incident has been referred to the Basketball Australia integrity unit to conduct an investigation. Rice Jr is not prevented from training or other club commitments.

The NBL will monitor the outcome of the Basketball Australia investigation and make no further comment at this stage."

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Anonymous  
Last month

I love how the NBL had to step in an make a decision for the basket case of a franchise

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Perthworld  
Last month

Walsh basically over-riden by the NBL. I like.

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Anonymous  
Last month

That is some bullshit, screws my fantasy team. Fuck you NBL.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

I am shocked by this move from the NBL. It is consistent with professional sport.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is not the right call for the league to make.

They oversee a basketball competition.

They should not make legal, moral or ethical decisions of this nature.

This is a massive overstep.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Breakers should seek an injunction.

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D2.0  
Last month

Piss poor of the Breakers to not have suspended him fist.
Being out in the wee hours getting shit-faced should be an automatic suspension for any professional sport in this century. Allegations of trying to injure somebody really put it over the top.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If they were playing anyone other than Perth he would have played. They need Perth to win to keep up with the inflated rosters of Sydney and Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I can't help but thinking that if Walsh hadn't ripped into Loeliger this may not have happened.

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AngusH  
Last month

I'm honestly surprised anyone thinks that there is a single player in the league who wouldn't have been sitting this game out if they'd been arrested in a bar in the early hours of the morning. Biggest difference is that it's the team that would've sat them out, rather than the league.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Angus, which speaks to how poorly run the Breakers are that the league had to step in and save them from disgracing themselves.

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Go Dees  
Last month

This dude is just a simple hood rat

Once the fledgling basketball career is done he'll be another statistic in the hood

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Anonymous  
Last month

How dumb is Rice? He couldn't even keep his shit together for two weeks.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe the Breakers should have suspended him (lots of people speculating on the facts). But it is not the leagues place to do so.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It will look stupid on the league's part if there is not much to this and it has been blown up beyond proportion. But given Rice's history and Walsh's reputation, one could argue the league has taken a positive proactive step (In case things are even worse than the speculation).

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Anonymous  
Last month

"If they were playing anyone other than Perth he would have played. They need Perth to win to keep up with the inflated rosters of Sydney and Melbourne."

Oh dear.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hood rat, son of multiple all star and maybe HOF player, strongly doubt he grew up in "hood". Probably still got your price tags on your Anthony Davis jersey if you don't know his dad. Ps, the junior part gives it away.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rice Sr must be ashamed of Rice Jr.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What happened to innocent till proven guilty, yes Rice is a stupid f..kwit but if it's proved not guilty, where does the league stand then.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The wildcats kept Tiny Pinder which makes the 1991 title tainted as he was found guilty in 1992 wrecking Perth's chance of a three peat.

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Anonymous  
Last month

" What happened to innocent till proven guilty, yes Rice is a stupid f..kwit but if it's proved not guilty, where does the league stand then."

They can probably rely on the precedent in De Belin v NRL. De Belin didn't play the entire 2019 NRL season even though his case still hasn’t gone to trial?

Either way, I think the league has only stood down Rice from this game while everyone gets more information. I imagine that will all come out this week. If Rice is in trouble then the leagues actions are justified. If this turns out to be not much then the league might look a little silly especially given how crucial this game was for theBreakers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"It will look stupid on the league's part if there is not much to this and it has been blown up beyond proportion. But given Rice's history and Walsh's reputation, one could argue the league has taken a positive proactive step (In case things are even worse than the speculation"

No that arguement is wrong. History and reputation are irrelevant. Innocent until proven guilty.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^^^
I agree, it's not up to the league to play policemen, a bar room skirmish isn’t rape or murder. NZ though should kept an eye on him though so he was at home and not night clubbing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"isn't rape or murder"
If you're saying "innocent until proven guilty" then on that logic rape or murder should be treated the same way.

The fact is, he's been charged by NZ Police with a serious offence involving violence, and his participation in the match would be bad for the Breakers and bad for the league. It sounds like the Breakers were hoping they could close their eyes and do nothing until after the match - this is not OK.

This is sad - in the past the Breakers have been one of the best-run clubs with a strong family focus. What does it say about the club's values that they were prepared to basically ignore this and just wait and see?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"t's not up to the league to play policemen"

The league has a different set of rules that they expect players to follow ie the Code of Conduct. If they decided he broke that, then they are absolutely within their rights to act.

Not just that, but it was absolutely moronic for the Breakers NOT to suspend him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"No that arguement is wrong. History and reputation are irrelevant. Innocent until proven guilty.“

A lawyer might suggest you consider the concept of “propensity" under NZ law.

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mystro  
Last month

Corey Webster was charged with Assault after a fight in a bar in 2016, he wasn't stood down by the league.
Leon Henry, Reuben TeRangi and Shea Ili were convicted of Assault after bashing a doorman in 2014 or 15 . The league didn't feel the need to suspend anyone and let the NZ Justice System run it's course.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The lesson to be learnt is, if you're going to get arrested for fighting, then do it during the NBL off season

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Anonymous  
Last month

Take out from all of this.....NZ are a basket case. Abercrombie must be wondering what the hell he has gotten himself in to.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Not really Abercrombie re-signed to a 3 year deal before last season under the new ownership and then on the eve of the start of the season opener this season signed another 1 year contract extension.

He would know they're doing this to keep a link to the locals and the previous regime and he's taking it to the bank.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Corey Webster was charged with Assault after a fight in a bar in 2016, he wasn't stood down by the league."

Webster hadn't arrived in the country only ten days prior, with a history of violent incidents both on and off the court.

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Cares 92  
Last month

Where was Aylen and Mayberry over this round. Has the League finally realised that this pair are incompetent, though the rest of the panel are little better.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Those are really good points Mystro. Arguably, the precedent is that the justice system takes it course. Unless, of course, this "scuffle" was so bad that it was well way beyond those events. But it's not likely it is. If it was Rice jnr would be locked up or if out would have his passport surrendered.

I wonder if the league is after Walsh now. I don’t know how they justify the $3k fine and one game suspension on appeal given the wet bus tickets handed out in the past.

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mystro  
Last month


"Webster hadn't arrived in the country only ten days prior, with a history of violent incidents both on and off the court."

No his issues were smoking weed and then almost blowing his career smoking synthetic weed.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I can't find the article now but I read one that said if found guilty Rice could receive a maximum sentence of three years in jail. It was obviously a fair bit more than a scuffle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty sure smoking weed is not in the same category as numerous violent indiscretions.

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Reality  
Last month

Webster got lucky that he was discharged without conviction or he won't be playing in the NBL as he wouldn't get an entry visa

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Anonymous  
Last month

Apparently Rice couldn't sleep and wanted something to eat. So he went all the way from the North Shore to Auckland’s CBD to an area with several night clubs, including strip joints and brothels.

And then he has the gall to ask for a second chance when his scuffle resulted in an ambulance being called.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2019/11/basketball-breakers-bad-boy-glen-rice-jr-apologises-for-arrest-awaits-court-date.html

Rice must think New Zealanders and Australians are stupid. But the person who really must think we are stupid to make us all put up with this shit is Matt Walsh.

If Walsh was just an employee I’d be asking for his resignation.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mayberry was in nz reffing the womens Olympic qualifying games.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

The New Zealand Breakers have released the following statement.


The New Zealand Breakers have suspended Glen Rice Junior indefinitely following an incident in Auckland during the early hours of last Thursday morning.


Mr Rice was arrested and charged with assaulted and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.


Breakers owner Matt Walsh says new information has come to light since he last spoke about the incident on Saturday night.


"I respect our legal process in New Zealand and firmly believe that you are innocent until proven guilty," said Mr Walsh.


"However, regardless of the outcome of Glen's court appearance, there is no denying he has let down the club, our fans and the New Zealand public after we gave him this lifeline.


"I put structures in place, which I thought would prevent any problems happening, but I was wrong."


Mr Rice has accepted an offer from Mr Walsh for professional medical help, and the player had his first appointment today after flying in from Perth this morning.


"In many ways, I feel responsible in a situation where there are no winners," said Mr Walsh.


"Glen is a tremendously talented basketballer, but I expect our players to be professional both on and off the court.


"I feel it is my duty to assist Glen in paying his accomodation, legal and medical costs while he remains in our country and settles his business.


"But I also have no option but to remove him from the team."

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Mystro  
Last month

NZ have suspended him indefinitely now.

The Club looks like a circus and they are still struggling to win.
I wonder how the key sponsors are feeling along with Hamptons family & agent?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Matt Walsh, this was so dumb. This has distracted the team and ruined the reputation of the Breakers even if you had already ruined yours. From an on court point of view, surely you could have picked up a decent 4/5 who would have helped plug the inside in Loe and Delany's absence that wasn’t a total basket case off the court. Now you have to waste unnecessary time and money supporting someone, which will further distract the team when it needs all hands on deck to get its season on track. I hope you have finally learned your lesson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

" I wonder how the key sponsors are feeling along with Hamptons family & agent?"

Say goodbye to another Next Star.

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Woody  
Last month



"This dude is just a simple hood rat
Once the fledgling basketball career is done he'll be another statistic in the hood”

Lol your pretty ignorant. Black man with dreads who gets into legal trouble and he is a hood rat.

That is just stupidity.

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Mystro  
Last month

I think honestly Walsh thought he had the appropriate structures in place to keep him on the straight and narrow and help him out by giving him a chance to play.
Plenty of egg on his face now but what unrepairable damage has been done to the Breakers brand from this fiasco?

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AngusH  
Last month

Only positive thing I can say about all this is that it's a classy move by Walsh to try and help him.

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Woody  
Last month

Fall from Grace Mystro Dillon Boucher saw the writing on the wall.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NFL have been running for years with all media is good media. So many people who never achieved anything ready to put the knife into the breakers. A bad call on Rice by the looks of it but they've had no luck at all on injuries, a few calls against them and some close losses. Hopefully the breakers will be fine and it’s good for the competition to have a strong NZ.

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koberulz  
Last month

"This dude is just a simple hood rat
Once the fledgling basketball career is done he'll be another statistic in the hood"

Lol your pretty ignorant. Black man with dreads who gets into legal trouble and he is a hood rat.
Do you really think the dreads or legal trouble were a factor in Go Dees's choice of words here?

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Mystro  
Last month

I think Walsh's heart and motives were in the right place but his business brain should have put the club, fans and sponsors first.
Auckland CBD is a shithole after dark and it isn’t much better by day.
So many assholes drunk and/or high picking fights in packs and a few visiting music groups (mostly hip hop artists) have been caught up in street fights as a result. They are targets being Americans who look gangster so these Idiots can skite on social media to their peers. Glen Rice Jnr also fits that bill but shouldn’t have put himself in that situation by being in a bar in town at those hours, it was never going to end well.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think its clear now that Walsh has got zero plans in place to curb player behaviour.

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Senator11  
Last month

Rice suspended indefinitely by NZ today and will face court this week.

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LV  
Last month

Abercrombie strikes me as a mild mannered guy

They need some strong leadership in the playing group.

Maybe offer Vukona a development coach role for next season.

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Mystro  
Last month

I agree, Ronaldson, Vukona, Henare, Bruton & even Boucher were much louder voices in the huddle and practice gym than anybody on the current roster and it's showing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bring back Cedric Jackson. Make NZ great again!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Glen Rice Jnr pleads not guilty.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/117554825/nz-breakers-recruit-glen-rice-jr-pleads-not-guilty-to-assault-charge

This makes things a little bit interesting. The case won't be heard until February 2020. Does BA now uplift the sanction at least until the trial?

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koberulz  
Last month

Hopson's back this weekend so it's a moot point now.

Which explains why the Breakers finally suspended Rice.

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Mystro  
Last month

BA won't need to uplift their sanction as NZ has an indefinite ban in place.
He won’t play again for the Breakers bit will likely remain in the country at NZ/Walsh’s expense until his legal issues are resolved.

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Mystro  
Last month

Great news about Hopson, just need some positive news with Rob Loe.

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Anonymous  
Last month

And here's an idea NZ. Don't f..k Braswell over. Can't help but think the Karma train pulled into Auckland station.

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