Yea, how could I know what eligibility rules are applied across grades I'm only from Canterbury..
People do deserve to get sacked, this is Rugby League 101, but what would I know I'm only from Canterbury..
That's correct they didn't try to stretch them they tried to break them..
Well you dont sound like you actually know what happened? or Why?
Apparently the National Comp has a clause which says you have to eligible to play finals footy in your province.
This is new this year. it is also bad because thoses rules differ across the country and cant be easily determined by joe public.
hence why NZRL was supposed to verify for the team.
In ARL you have to play the majority of the last few games in Fox. That isnt public information.
Also in the past NSW Cup was viewed by ARL as the same level as Fox. Because people used to not put their hand up to play for the vulcans at the end of the year lol
Hence why they might of thought Vete was eligible and asked the question and got a green light.
In many cases you could register to a league club and then play no games the whole year and be eligible.
Sam Cook played for Northcote in the Fox and was cover for NSW Cup.
Warriors have a few injuries and northcote drop out of contention (well they get out of relegation zone). He plays the last round in NSW Cup.
They register him accepted him - then let him play 3 times before somebody knew anything.
NZRL dont KNOW THEIR OWN RULES, HOW TO CHECK THEM etc