Rugby League: violence and drugs

Title:
Rugby League: violence and drugs
NFSA ID:
1045366
Year:
1978
Courtesy:
Ten Network
Category:
Access fees

An unidentified expert is interviewed in 1978 expressing his opinions on players' welfare. He also denies that drugs can improve the performance of players.

In recent years scandals have rocked the league world more because of recreational drug use outside of the game rather than the illicit use of performance enhancing drugs in the game. One of the highest profile incidents was the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks supplements saga, which began in 2011 and eventually saw a number of players suspended for using a banned supplement.