NRL 2024: Canterbury Bulldogs authorized battle with participant who walked out of coaching


The Bulldogs are reportedly dealing with a authorized battle with the participant who walked out of the membership’s coaching and stood down resulting from psychological well being final yr.

The Every day Telegraph reported the Bulldogs and the younger footballer are locked din a authorized battle after talks between the membership and the participant broke down.

The extremely rated participant, who remains to be part of the Bulldogs’ high 30 stood down after being ordered to wrestle his teammates as punishment for being late to coaching.

The participant, who can’t be named resulting from his psychological well being has not skilled with the Bulldogs because the incident late final season.

The RLPA and the NRL welfare group proceed to watch the scenario.

Canterbury chief government Aaron Warburton refused to touch upon the scenario when approached by the Telegraph.

“I can’t as a result of there’s authorized proceedings underneath method.” Warburton mentioned.

Warburton refused to substantiate if the participant in query was nonetheless being paid by the membership.

Coach Cameron Ciraldo’s robust coaching strategies turned a difficulty final yr when then captain Raymond Faitala-Mariner raised the problem with him on behalf of a number of disgruntled gamers.

Faitala-Mariner additionally had a battle with the membership over his contract and is now on the Dragons after mutually agreeing to half methods with the Bulldogs.

Addressing the media final yr on the incident, Ciraldo defended the membership’s punishment for the participant and defined the Bulldogs had been attempting to alter the tradition of the membership and drive new requirements to enhance on-field efficiency after years of failure.

“It’s a fairly delicate challenge and I received’t be commenting,” Ciraldo mentioned on the time.

“I don’t need to remark particularly, however at totally different occasions, we’ve needed to place some requirements in place, and in case you’re late, we now have to do one thing.

“We are attempting to drive requirements. We need to have profitable efficiency requirements. A few of that’s been financial associated, a few of it’s been spinning a wheel, after which a few of that’s been looking for methods to alter behaviours.

“The truth is we have to change behaviours right here, and I feel we’ve carried out a superb job of that all through the season. And I really feel actually sorry for the followers that we’re the place we’re.

“It doesn’t look like we’ve taken steps ahead this yr on the identical wins as final yr. We undoubtedly haven’t taken steps again.”

Initially printed as Bulldogs in authorized battle with participant who walked out over coaching punishment