Hardaker!!!!

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by lucky 13 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:32 pm

I imagine part of this would be pay him part of contract over next two years and then when free to play for the next three yeaes he would efectivley be cheap.... just my thoughts dont no if thats cap proof??
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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by keptinthedarkfans » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:20 am

shaunedwardsfan​club​ wrote:IFL asked a recent supporters meeting if they would sign Zac, the overwhelming answer was no.
Was this the same meeting as he asked the supporters if they wanted to play a home game in Australia. He will sign and do what he wants after all its he's money.

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by southportcdm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:24 am

This is a really interesting situation. Do some people have, or think they have, an insight into how long his ban will be? i.e. know something that we don't? I can't understand why they haven't sorted out the length of the ban yet. To be honest, if we could have him for next season I'd take the gamble but not in two years time. Surely Cas themselves must have considered all of the options and I suspect they would keep him if he got a 'reduced' ban. I suspect the attraction to Lenagan would be a very good player at a reduced price on a tight contract. I'm really not a fan of what Hardaker's done but there are many examples of teams taking on players with damaged reputations if they could make a big difference to the squad.

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by endoman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am

Surely UKAD are the people dealing with this not the RFL? There is nothing I can see on their website re Hardaker. Knowing the insides of several cycling bans, it can take a few months for these things to happen. We don't even know for certain what he tested positive for,

Rangi Chase took 4 months from violation to ban.

This is the only factual report I can see.

A Rugby Football League Spokesperson, said: "The Rugby Football League can confirm that Zak Hardaker is provisionally suspended from all competition after it received notification from UK Anti-Doping that he had tested positive for a banned substance following a Super 8s game between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos on September 8, 2017.

"He will therefore not be considered for the England Rugby League World Cup squad due to be announced today (Monday) at 12pm.

"The Rugby Football League will be making no further comment until the outcome of the case has been determined."

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by jao 711 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:58 pm

According to Love RL,5yrs when we find the length of his ban,and we have provided him with a personal trainer. Large pig crashes while flying over West Yorks.

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by NeeNawWarrior22 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:08 pm

keptinthedarkfa​ns​ wrote:
shaunedwardsfan​club​ wrote:IFL asked a recent supporters meeting if they would sign Zac, the overwhelming answer was no.
Was this the same meeting as he asked the supporters if they wanted to play a home game in Australia. He will sign and do what he wants after all its he's money.
Exactly!! Wigan HAVE enquired about his contract at an advanced stage. He is the chairman and ultimately he will do what he wants. Quality rugby player...headbanger at the same time.

I also echo Medlockes comments Re Hock.

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by doc » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Coke allegedly. Punishment depends on whether it is classed as "in competition" or not. Might get away with it like Barba as I believe he was caught by an early morning mid week visit by the testers i.e. not directly after a match.

Hock on the other hand got tested randomly after a match vs Salford and showed positive therefore was classed as "in competition" despite the fact he had taken the drug the previous day.

Despite Hardaker's obvious talent I wouldn't want him near the club because of all the other baggage that comes with him besides the failed drug test.

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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by wall_of_voodoo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:20 pm

I have one question

I know a deal was brokered between Leeds and Cas so Hardaker could play for the tigers as no one was willing to pay his full transfer fee (think it was something like £300K).

But who, if anyone, would receive a transfer fee?
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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am

Fawdoffshed wrote:I was under the impression that drugs had no place in sport, rugby league being no exception. If so, then Wigan should, nay MUST stand by this and have no more interest in anyone who has been caught taking illegal drugs - game enhancing, recreationally, or otherwise.

What message is this sending out to impressionable youngsters?
But Wigan have already broken this with Hock so be hypocritical to get on our high horse now
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Re: Hardaker!!!!

Post by Josie's friend » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:20 am

Fawdoffshed wrote:I was under the impression that drugs had no place in sport, rugby league being no exception. If so, then Wigan should, nay MUST stand by this and have no more interest in anyone who has been caught taking illegal drugs - game enhancing, recreationally, or otherwise.

What message is this sending out to impressionable youngsters?
Players are not role models and people should stop expecting them to be, if a kid looks to any sports star on how to behave then they haven't been brought up right.
Plus Wigan have no place on any high horse with what we let our players get away with

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