Ben Barba faces Super League ban following alleged assault

Ben Barba faces Super League ban following alleged assault

Ben Barba faces Super League ban following alleged assault

"I can confirm that there was a physical altercation between the player and his partner, " Greenberg said on Tuesday.

"It starts now", NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said on Saturday.

"We'll treat every case on its merits, but when there's violence and where there's violence against women it will sit on top of the scale, " he said.

Having debuted in 2008, Barba won the 2012 Dally M and led Canterbury to the grand final that year before his career first spiralled out of control.

The incident between Barba and the mother of his four children, Ainslie Currie, is being investigated by police.

Super League has slammed the door shut on reigning Man of Steel Ben Barba, who has been deregistered by Australia's National Rugby League.

"I've asked the integrity unit to try to complete that piece of work quickly, but they are a pretty busy place at the moment".

We're going to get tougher and stronger on players that do the wrong thing because we can not afford the damage it does to our game.

"I can't see a time, or any time in the future that he'd be welcome back".

He was on his final warning at the Cowboys after being booted from the NRL in 2016 for recording a second illicit drugs strike following his former club Cronulla's premiership.

The Rugby Football League previously said it would uphold any ban imposed by the NRL and that stance has been adopted by Super League chief executive Robert Elstone.

"This is an enormous outcome because this is a guy that now loses his livelihood and career in the game".

BEN Barba may be forced to look overseas for a career lifeline after Rugby Australia said he wasn't welcome in their code if he's banned from the NRL. "It's a very clear message for a lot of players in our sport that it is a great privilege to play rugby league".

The North Queensland recruit and one-time Dally M Medal victor is facing a life ban from the NRL, a move that would also be supported by the English Super League, effectively ending his rugby league career at the age of 29.

"I would expect anything in relation to a situation like that, that would stand, because when you're talking about issues at that level, we need to make sure the codes are supporting each other on that".

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