Sharks terminate Brett Seymour contract

The National Rugby League has today supported the actions of the Cronulla club in terminating the contract of Brett Seymour.<br><br>NRL Chief Executive Mr David Gallop said today that it was a case of a club having clear rules and a clear set of facts to base its decision upon.<br><br>“The Sharks have continued to make strong statements about the standards they expect and I think they deserve to be commended for that stance,” Mr Gallop said.<br><br>“There is certainly some sympathy for the plight of the player who clearly has some ongoing issues and we are assured that there will be ongoing support for him. <br><br>“But it is also in the interests of the image of every player in the game and every club that there are some clear boundaries.<br><br>“We have another issue at the Roosters where we still need to gain more certainty around the actual events but there is a clear commitment from the club that it too will&nbsp; take action should some of the reported events be proven.<br><br>“The level of action will always vary on the basis of the seriousness of an event and the player’s history and so too will the opportunities for a player to move to another club if he is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.<br><br>“Certainly in the case of Brett the NRL would need to be convinced that it was in both the player’s best interests and the game’s best interests that he move to another club and our current view is that Brett would not be accepted for registration for some time.<br><br>“There have been a number of players who have proven that they can benefit from another chance but clubs need to accept that they take on a huge responsibility in this area.”