Melbourne Storm Cheating, boss defends controversial move to celebrate stripped titles

Recently, it was reported that the Melbourne boss defends the controversial move by creating a storm over stripped titles parade. You are required to read the article for more details and information. Follow us around for all the insights and fresh updates at the PKB News.

Melbourne Storm Cheating

Melbourne Storm Cheating

In a recent report, it was confirmed that The Storm have defended their decision to publicly celebrate the 2007 and 2009 premierships that were stripped by the NRL due to salary cap rorting. It was believed that Melbourne commenced off their 25-year anniversary party before playing Parramatta at Marvel Stadium on Friday night by parading the premiership trophies they had won in 1999, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017, and 2020. The 2007 replica trophy was taken over by Matt Geyer and Anthony Quinn while Greg Inglis and Dallas Johnson walked out with the 2009 replica silverware. Officially, the NRL does not list any premiers for those seasons. Scroll down to the next section for more.

Melbourne Storm Cheating

Reportedly, six months later they defeated Parramatta in the 2009 decider and the NRL came down hard on the club which was found to be $1.7 million over the salary cap for a period of five years. Later, the figure was reported as $3.17 million following a Deloitte audit. According to sources, the NRL stripped the Storm of the 2007 and 2009 premierships which were three minor premierships that handed the club a $500,000 fine and ordered them to return $1.1 million in prize money and they were not allowed to compete for competition points for the remainder of the 2010 season. The clubs such as Manly and Parramatta lost the deciders in those respective years, and have never been elevated to premiers. Scroll down for more insights.

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The storm’s video social account was flooded with arrogant and cheat comments when the footage of the pregame festivities was posted. However, Armstrong admitted in 2013 that he had been doping and was stripped of the seven consecutive Tour titles he won from 1999-2005. On Saturday, the NRL chief executive, David Gallop would not comment on the Storm’s decision. The Storm chief executive, Justin Rodski said that the club had never even considered ignoring the two established titles in order to appease fans. The stripped titles remain a sore point for many at the Storn which also includes coach, Craig Bellamy. Rodski said that it was important to acknowledge what the players from those two teams were able to achieve in those seasons.

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Shreya Gupta

Contract Specialist with 3 years of experience in end-to-end Contract Lifecycle Management for clients with global and domestic operations.

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