When a player is suspended, it is a major event, as players have a chance to be released from the team and a player’s contract is terminated.
However, players will not be allowed to play in the next round of the NRL Grand Final.
The suspension, which may include the player’s season and team, is only enforced if a player fails to show up for training or matches.
The NRL does not set the timeframes for the suspension.
A suspension can last up to four weeks.
It can also be a short term, as in a matter of minutes.
What happens if a suspension is upheld?
It is the player and their agent who decide what happens next.
Players can ask for their suspension to be stayed in place for a period of time, with the player being released from his contract if they do not show up to training.
The player is then allowed to resume playing if they meet the relevant eligibility requirements.
This means the player could resume their NRL career before the suspension is over.
How does the suspension impact the NRL season?
A player who was suspended for a season can not return to the team, or be selected in the NRL team of the following season.
This is not always possible, and can only happen when the player has completed their suspension.
However the player is still eligible to play on the NRL grand final day.
Is there a way to appeal a suspension?
There is no way to have an appeal heard in the Rugby League Court of Arbitration or Tribunal, but a player can appeal their suspension in writing to the NRL.
A player may also apply to the Court of Appeal for review.
Can players who have played in the past get a refund?
A refund is possible if a period in the suspension was longer than the minimum three-month period.
The Player and Agent can make an application to the Player and Agency for a refund of the payment due from the NRL for the period of the suspension, if the Player is unable to attend training or games for a longer period than the specified period.
If the Player meets the requirements for an NRL player to be reinstated from suspension, then the NRL will refund the payment to the player.
If a player has not fulfilled the requirements of the Player or Agency’s request for a suspension to continue, then they will not receive a refund.
Can a player who has been suspended for less than a season be released and play again?
If a suspension was shorter than the three-week minimum, then a player may be released during the first three weeks of the new season, subject to the requirement for the player to complete the required period of training.
However if a longer suspension was agreed between the NRL and the player, then this period is not reduced.
The period of release does not count towards the player needing to complete a three-game suspension.
The only exception is if the player had already been suspended within a month or more for breaching a rule.
A players suspension is considered to be “continued suspension” if a member of the Club can prove the player continued to play after the period in which he was suspended.
How long can a player be suspended?
The length of a player suspension can vary between players, and a Player may not play until the suspension has ended.
The length can also vary between clubs, so a player suspended for more than a week cannot return to a club for the next NRL Grand final.
What is the “break” period?
A break period is defined as a period where a player cannot play until they meet all requirements for the upcoming season.
The amount of a break period depends on the length of the period.
In the case of a longer break period, the player can be released as a player with one week’s rest in a week, and then a new week of three weeks.
In this situation, the Club would be allowed one week to contact the player if they were still unable to meet all the eligibility requirements for next season.
What are the eligibility criteria?
The criteria for being eligible for the 2018/19 season are set out in the Player Contract and Salary Agreement.
These are as follows: Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 Category 6 Category 7 Category 8 Category 9 Category 10 Category 11 Category 12 Category 13 Category 14 Category 15 Category 16 Category 17 Category 18 Category 19 Category 20 Category 21 Category 22 Category 23 Category 24 Category 25 Category 26 Category 27 Category 28 Category 29 Category 30 Category 31 Category 32 Category 33 Category 34 Category 35 Category 36 Category 37 Category 38 Category 39 Category 40 Category 41 Category 42 Category 43 Category 44 Category 45 Category 46 Category 47 Category 48 Category 49 Category 50 Category 51 Category 52 Category 53 Category 54 Category 55 Category