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A THIRD Test star has admitted he received illicit money from the Sydney Roosters in brown paper bags.

Two weeks ago, I wrote a story that Kiwi legends Dane and Kurt Sorensen both confirmed that they moved to the Roosters from Cronulla for undeclared cash in the mid 1980s.

That prompted former Great Britain superstar Bobbie Goulding to call me from England this week to add fuel to one of league’s most talked-about rumours - that the Roosters allegedly paid players down the years in brown paper bags.

“Your story brought back memories of my experience with the Roosters when I came to the club for a short stint in 1991,” Goulding told me.

“I was just a kid and they made me a good offer to come over and play in Oz.

“I arrived at the airport and a couple of the lads picked me up and drove me to (club sponsor) City Ford.

“I’ll never forget it because I’d never had a car before. But it got better. One of the boys said to me ‘look in the glove box’.

“I did so - and there was en envelope with $1000 cash - which was a lot of money in those days.

“I thought it was a bit odd - but I wasn’t going to say no - I was a kid and didn’t know any better.”

For the next two weeks, Goulding claims he met a Roosters staffer and given further bundles of cash in bags.

But things quickly went sour for the Great Britain star.

“I wasn’t in first grade and after that third week, the money stopped coming,” he said.

“I told the club ‘If you don’t pay me next week, I am going home.

“I stayed three more weeks without getting paid, then got an offer from Leeds, and went home.”

Goulding claims the Roosters tried to smear his name after he left.

“They said I trashed my apartment, stole the TV and VCR and didn’t return the car,” he said.

“Look, I’m no angel and did some bad things in the past, usually on the drink.

“But what was I going to do with the TV and video player - take them on the plane?

“And as for the car, I got a mate to take it back.”

Goulding, something of a bad boy in his playing career, claims he is now a changed man.

“I wasn’t an alcoholic because I didn’t drink every day, but when I did drink, I binged and became a dickhead,” he said.

“I’ve been sober for eight years now and would love to get back into the game, hopefully in a coaching role.”



I got this off the Pride in your link Southy, you’re e legend for this. I’d like to know what The_Fanatical_Rooster The_Fanatical_Rooster has to say about the blatant cheating and how it still happens today but they’re just smarter at covering it up!

I have spoken with someone who has spoken to Willie Mason and Anasta and they also said they got money on the side and all as well.


It truly is sickening callmack1 callmack1 FFFIIIRRREEEE UP BRO I AM GETTING PUMPED!!!!
Not really surprised by this to be honest hahaha.

How good is it to see him back training and smiling?! I also assume that since he's cleared to train, he's cleared to play if Wayne thinks he's ready?
 

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A THIRD Test star has admitted he received illicit money from the Sydney Roosters in brown paper bags.

Two weeks ago, I wrote a story that Kiwi legends Dane and Kurt Sorensen both confirmed that they moved to the Roosters from Cronulla for undeclared cash in the mid 1980s.

That prompted former Great Britain superstar Bobbie Goulding to call me from England this week to add fuel to one of league’s most talked-about rumours - that the Roosters allegedly paid players down the years in brown paper bags.

“Your story brought back memories of my experience with the Roosters when I came to the club for a short stint in 1991,” Goulding told me.

“I was just a kid and they made me a good offer to come over and play in Oz.

“I arrived at the airport and a couple of the lads picked me up and drove me to (club sponsor) City Ford.

“I’ll never forget it because I’d never had a car before. But it got better. One of the boys said to me ‘look in the glove box’.

“I did so - and there was en envelope with $1000 cash - which was a lot of money in those days.

“I thought it was a bit odd - but I wasn’t going to say no - I was a kid and didn’t know any better.”

For the next two weeks, Goulding claims he met a Roosters staffer and given further bundles of cash in bags.

But things quickly went sour for the Great Britain star.

“I wasn’t in first grade and after that third week, the money stopped coming,” he said.

“I told the club ‘If you don’t pay me next week, I am going home.

“I stayed three more weeks without getting paid, then got an offer from Leeds, and went home.”

Goulding claims the Roosters tried to smear his name after he left.

“They said I trashed my apartment, stole the TV and VCR and didn’t return the car,” he said.

“Look, I’m no angel and did some bad things in the past, usually on the drink.

“But what was I going to do with the TV and video player - take them on the plane?

“And as for the car, I got a mate to take it back.”

Goulding, something of a bad boy in his playing career, claims he is now a changed man.

“I wasn’t an alcoholic because I didn’t drink every day, but when I did drink, I binged and became a dickhead,” he said.

“I’ve been sober for eight years now and would love to get back into the game, hopefully in a coaching role.”



I got this off the Pride in your link Southy, you’re e legend for this. I’d like to know what The_Fanatical_Rooster The_Fanatical_Rooster has to say about the blatant cheating and how it still happens today but they’re just smarter at covering it up!

I have spoken with someone who has spoken to Willie Mason and Anasta and they also said they got money on the side and all as well.


It truly is sickening callmack1 callmack1 FFFIIIRRREEEE UP BRO I AM GETTING PUMPED!!!!
I am not going to get caught up in a slanging match about this or anything else for that matter. I am not going to say it definitely happened. I am not going to say it definitely didn't happen. It is soneone's account of their recollection of what took place. He was a bad boy and that should not just be brushed aside.

If people think their club is completely squeaky clean, and it is only mine that is this shocking, disgraceful, underhanded club that has done all of these terrible things, then they are deluded and have rocks in their head. I am a realist, and believe there are two sides to every story. I decide on the facts, not heresay.

Anyway, today is a Sunday, a day of rest. I am not going to get too uptight! That will be reserved for about 7.55 pm next Friday evening. Go the mighty Roosters.
 

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From Rothfield’s column today…

‘OLSEN GOT A $35K BROWN PAPER BAG’


THERE is a fantastic story in Olsen Filipaina’s new book about the day he was paid $35,000 cash in a brown paper bag — a lot of money back in 1985 — to sign with the Sydney Roosters. (The median Sydney house price was $73,000)

The Kiwi powerhouse had been on the verge of signing with the Cronulla Sharks and had actually agreed to terms.

Olsen then received a call from Ron Jones, the boss of the Roosters, and agreed to meet him at the Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club.

Jones offered double what the Sharks had — but insisted he sign on the spot.

Olsen remembers a surreal scene in Ron Jones’ office. This is how he tells the story in the book.

“A huge wad of cash appeared in a brown paper bag, just like in the movies,” he said, “and then they ran it through a money-counting machine.”

There were no player managers in those days but his wife Leslie was there.

“It was more cash than we’d ever seen,” Leslie says. “We were astounded and it was then we realised they were a money club. Whatever they said, they could make happen.”

To heighten the drama, Jones offered Olsen and his cash an escort to his car, which he politely declined.

Looking back Olsen applauds Jones’ strategy: “No Polynesian sending money home to take care of their family could ever say no to that sort of cash, double the amount of any other offer. It was like being hypnotised, seeing it in that bag. The possibilities were endless.

“I had agreed terms for two years with Cronulla but they hadn’t produced a contract.”

Filipaina had only one season at the Roosters and played eight games.





Was on the drink with an ex Rooster among others round Christmas. He is still playing and said the cash flying around during his time was big but Politis is way too clever to ever get caught.

From Dangerfield off the Warren.
 
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RABBITOHS

LITTLE has changed in the Rabbitohs’ brief since COVID-19 – I’m still not sure about the Rabbitohs this season. They have possibly the best spine in the competition – and Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds and Damien Cook are certain to drive many wins – and many are expecting the new six-again rule to benefit nobody more than it will Cook.

But already the Bunnies have lost James Roberts for an undetermined period while pressure remains on Mitchell.

He failed to finish his opening two games at fullback and coach Wayne Bennett has insisted Mitchell will start at fullback when the comp resumes but, tellingly, Bennett did not say how many minutes he would play there.

Souths teammates have been impressed with his efforts since he returned to training, which is a good sign.

This was from the DT and Kent predicts us to finish 7th


Seperate to that though Braith Anasta does not have us in his top 8.
 
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My revised top 8 predictions

Thinking about it all and going through the teams I have Souths as 7th. That is with me thinking with my head and not my heart.

Storm
Raiders
Parra
Rorters

Shoncos
Manly
Souths
Cowboys
 

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From Rothfield’s column today…

‘OLSEN GOT A $35K BROWN PAPER BAG’








Was on the drink with an ex Rooster among others round Christmas. He is still playing and said the cash flying around during his time was big but Politis is way too clever to ever get caught.
The only positive is at least they are being ecologically careful using paper bags.
They may have got the idea from Queensland where their police commissioner Sir Terry often had papers bags full of money .
You have to remember "direct deposit" probably wasn't available then.
 

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NRL Round 3 - Everything you need to know about restart: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/05/27/nrl-round-3-everything-you-need-to-know-about-restart/

Theme Rounds back for revamped Season: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/21/coronavirus-nrl-news-latest-updates/

‘Sh*t-potting halfwits’ - Kent tells AFL legends to ‘pull your heads in’ in feisty cross-code feud: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/ead1324b2dcbf098aa01c55b1ff55b5c

Phil Gould raises biggest concern for NRL out of Bronson Xerri case: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/phil-g...ive-test/ad562bcc-7e82-46a1-8d13-456a2c03ceec
 
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