Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2014-11-17

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254129

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/532687

Page content

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 2014 SPORT 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA League >>Page 22 SHEENS NOW UNDER THE MICROSCOPE AFTER LOSS Rugby >>Page 22 WALLABIES FAR FROM CONVINCING IN PARIS FRIDAY PREVIEW MONDAY REVIEW Dons stars cleared for Test THE AFL will allow Essendon captain Jobe Watson and defender Dustin Fletcher to play in Saturdays International Rules Test despite their impending anti-doping hearing. Watson and Fletcher yesterday flew to Sydney for a two-day camp, starting today, before the one-off Test against Ireland in Perth. The Dons skipper has spoken about being part of Essendons supplements 2012 program with Fletcher also believed to be one of 34 players served with an infraction notice. The AFLs anti-doping code says players with infraction notices must be provisionally suspended unless otherwise determined by the AFL Commission. The AFL confirmed the Essendon pair would be in camp today. However, there was no explanation of why they are deemed eligible to play. The AFL anti-doping code restricts what the AFL can say about doping cases. Under the code, there appear to be two options in the Watson/Fletcher case: The International Rules Test has been deemed not to be an official AFL match, or the Commission has provided an exemption. Tomorrow night the AFLs anti-doping tribunal chairman David Jones will hold a directions hearing where a hearing date will be set and the ground rules for the case will be settled. The NT News understands Watson and Fletcher were extremely keen to play in the series and were told on Saturday it was their choice. They were given the freedom to pull out given they will be training and playing under intense scrutiny as the anti doping hearing nears. But both made it clear they wanted in, with Fletcher in particular crucial to Australias chances given he will likely be the goalkeeper in the hybrid game. The AFL anti-doping code states: Subject to clause 12.5 or unless otherwise determined by the AFL Commission in any case, a player will be ineligible to participate in any match, upon receiving an infraction notice. Clause 12.5 relates to substances that are not a specified substance. However, the substance identified in the Essendon case, thymosin beta-4, is a specified substance. Watson won the Brownlow Medal in 2012 and while he could technically lose it if found guilty of drug charges, the AFL has discretion to allow him to keep it. CONTINUED PAGE 21 By JON RALPH DONALD DODGES HUNTING EAGLES MagpiesMagpies make it make it threethree straightstraight >> P21 >> P21 Palmerston livewire Donald Mungatopi looks to get a handpass away after confronting the Wanderers defence during NTFL premiershIp action at Northline Oval yesterday Picture: IVAN RACHMAN


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.