NRL CEO to give evidence in de Belin hearing

With the case challenging the ban imposed on St George and NSW forward Jack de Belin from playing getting under way this week, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg set to give evidence over the new ‘”no fault stand-down” policy.

de Belin became the first player to be barred from playing under this new policy, which entitles players to full pay and to train but not take to the field whilst facing criminal charges carrying a jail sentence of 11 years or more.

With the loose forward currently defending charges of sexual assault, the decision was made to bring in this new rule, which Manly’s Dylan Walker and Penrith’s Tyrone May are also currently under the sanctions of.

However, de Belin and his agent today started their defence against the ruling, with the argument that the Dragon’s star stand to suffer a significant financial loss if he is unable to play for the next 18 months before his contract is up for renewal.

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