Darius Boyd reveals shocking truth about SAS Australia.

Former NRL player Darius Boyd has proven that SAS Australia is nothing more than a lifeline for wayward footballers after he used the program to announce his nomination for The Fronwlow Medal Hall of Fame.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while NRL star Jarryd Hayne is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Boyd admitted to adultery during a promotion for the reality TV show and blamed his cheating on mental health struggles. During the interview, Boyd linked his adultery to his difficult upbringing and the lack of positive role models in his life. He has now become one of these poor role models for a generation of young Aussie footy fans.

What he doesn’t say, however, is how all of these problems can be solved by appearing on a reality TV show. The former Australia and Queensland fullback is the latest wayward footballer to use a reality TV show to repair his public image after a scandal.

Joining Boyd in season 2022 of SAS Australia is Wife Beater Wayne Carey and fellow Frownlow nominees Barry Hall and Millie Boyle. AFL player Heath Shaw appeared on a previous season, alongside controversial NRL star Sam Burgess. Other Fronwlow nominees to appear on Australian reality TV shows include:

Brian Lake (AFL) – Survivor

Sam Thaiday (NRL) – Parental Guidance, Celebrity Come Dine With Me

Robert ‘Dipper’ Dipierdomenico – Excess Baggage, Celebrity Dog School

Wendell Sailor (NRL) – Dancing With the Stars, The Celebrity Apprentice

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here

  • Anthony Mundine (NRL)
  • Barry Hall (AFL) (runner-up)
  • Brendan Fevola  (AFL) – Winner Season Two
  • Dane Swan (AFL) (runner-up)
  • Nathan Buckley (AFL)
  • Billy Brownless (AFL)
  • It could also be argued that Frownlow favourite Ben Cousins is himself a reality TV show.

All of these players have been nominated for Frownlow honours.

Will Boyd’s wife forgive him if he wins SAS Australia, or only if he earns a spot in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame?

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Ben Rogers assaulted men in the name of charity.

Former NRL player Ben Rogers assaulted two men in Newcastle in 2013 but claimed it was all in the name of charity. Rogers received a nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame because of the incident which he claims was taken out of context.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

“I did it for charity,” Rogers argued, after being found guilty of two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm during a fight at a taxi rank involving two men and a woman.

“The guys I got into a fight with refused to donate more money to the charity, so I threatened to smash their faces in. Also, they took my taxi,” Rogers explained.

The incident occurred outside Wests Leagues in Lambton while Rogers was playing for the Newcastle Knights, and erupted at the conclusion of the Down Town Ball, a charity function in support of Down Syndrome NSW for which Rogers was the Hunter Region ambassador. Two men suffered facial injuries, and one required stitches in hospital.

The victims of the assault reportedly donated a small amount of money to the charity, but that wasn’t enough for Rogers, who took his ambassadorial role very seriously. Rogers was found guilty and received a twelve-month good behaviour bond and a thousand-dollar fine, as well as being stood down by the Knights.

Starting a fight at a charity event is bizarre, but professional footballers are capable of anything. Is Rogers capable of earning a place in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame?

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Slade Griffin asks Harry Potter to propel him into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

NRL player Slade Griffin has enlisted the help of everyone’s favourite magician, Harry Potter, to cast a spell on judges and ensure that he is inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. Griffin, whose name sounds like it has been lifted directly from the pages of the popular novel, earned his nomination after being found guilty of betting on NRL games.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Griffin apparently tried to cast a spell on the judges himself, but without the power of the chosen one, his spell proved ineffectual. As a result, he asked Harry to cast the spell, and in return, Griffin promised Harry that his portrait in the hall of fame will come to life when people walk past it, just like the ones at Hogwarts.

Griffin will find out later in the year if the spell has been successful.

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Hymel Hunt follows his cousins to a nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Hymel Hunt has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for betting on NRL matches, and in doing so joined two of his cousins who have won Frownlow honours.

Hunt was suspended for two matches by the NRL in 2014 after being found guilty of betting on NRL games, and his nomination sees him join cousins Kirisome Auva’a and 2018 Frownlow medallist Karmichael Hunt in the Frownlow family.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Hunt will be hoping that his suspension is enough to earn him a place in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, especially if it gives him bragging rights at the next family BBQ.

To find out about the actions that earned Auva’a and Karmichael their Frownlow honours, go to http://www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal.

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You know it’s footy season when…

You know the NRL is about to kick off when a player gets into a brawl at a pub. Phoenix Crossland put his hand up and took one for the team recently when he fought someone at a Newcastle pub and earned himself a nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

Crossland was handed a $900 fine and a one-match suspension for his involvement in the altercation, which came to light on the eve of the first game of the 2021 season. Crossland refused to comment on the incident, but sources within the Newcastle Knights confirmed that he picked the fight after seeing that no other NRL player had made the news for a pub brawl.

“He saw the season approaching, and realised no one had been in a brawl at a pub, and that it just wasn’t right to start the season without one. He stood up, and the boys are all pretty proud of him,” the source revealed.

“Now the footy can begin!”

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Mitchell Pearce cancels his wedding to attend Frownlow awards.

NRL player Mitchell Pearce has sabotaged his own wedding so that he can attend the upcoming awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. Pearce destroyed his nuptials after sending flirtatious text messages to a young woman.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

Reports indicate that Pearce was caught sending racy text messages to a young female employee of the Newcastle Knights club, and that his lavish beachside wedding had to be cancelled just days before it was scheduled to take place.

Guests originally thought the wedding was called off due to COVID-19 restrictions, until Pearce revealed that he was desperate to attend the Frownlow awards night, so made sure his wedding would not take place.

The Frownlow awards will take place some time in the next week, with a day and venue to be determined according to COVID-19 restrictions in various parts of Australia. One suggestion is to hold the awards at Pearce’s proposed wedding venue on the NSW north coast, seeing as though it has been booked and paid for, and would have been full of drunken footballers anyway.

Pearce has not issued a statement, but the star halfback told friends he was desperate to be part of the Frownlow awards after receiving numerous nominations in the past for self-destructive behaviour, including the Australia Day dog incident.

The NRL veteran now joins more than 50 fellow nominees in the running for the most prestigious award in Australian sport.

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NRL bans cardboard cutout of Matthew Johns.

The NRL has refused to allow a cardboard cutout of Matthew Johns to be displayed at empty stadiums, after the former player photshopped a life-size image of Adolf Hitler into the crowd during The Matty Johns Show.

The Hitler stunt earned Johns a barrage of criticism, and his second nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. The NRL decided that the ‘joke’ was so lame, and so offensive to so many people, that it has refused to associate itself with the former Newcastle star, in real life or in cardboard form.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Johns ran the image of Hitler on his show in an attempt at humour, after the NRL began placing cardboard cutouts of fans in the stands of empty stadiums during the coronavirus restrictions.

Why Adolf Hitler?

Who knows.

Of all of the people in the world he could have placed in the crowd, he chose the most recognisable figure of racial hatred and cruelty in recent memory, at a time when the United States is imploding with racial violence, and Australia itself is bracing for public protests over police treatment of indigenous Australians.

What’s more astounding (maybe), is that the joke was approved by the producers of the The Matty Johns Show. Is this what passes as humour in Australia these days? Is the target audience of The Matty Johns Show so ignorant, racist, bigoted, intolerant and crass that they consider this funny? Is the show so desperate for ratings?

The offensive gesture was not only in poor taste, it was also one of the most pathetic actions to have passed by the judges of The Frownlow Medal. It does not stack up against bestiality, poo in a shoe, pub fights, golden fountains, flashing, taxi slapping, egging, sex tapes or peeing on a police car.

That said, Johns’ first Frownlow nomination followed an even more sinister incident. He was nominated for his role in the Cronulla Sharks group sex scandal, which featured on ABC 4 Corners. He also confessed to drinking alcohol during a church service for his son’s graduation, and was chastised previously on The Matty Johns Show for …racism.

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Fox hunting with a rabbit during COVID-19.

NRL players Josh Addo-Carr, Latrell Mitchell and Tyrone Roberts-Davis have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal after breaking coronavirus social distancing rules during a shooting and camping trip on Mitchell’s property in northern NSW.

Addo-Carr, nicknamed Fox, dobbed himself in when he posted a series of photos on his social media account which show the trio gathering with a large group, in clear violation of social distancing rules.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

Addo-Carr and Mitchell are now the subject of a police investigation, after various photos showed the pair shooting, camping, riding on the beach and having a wonderful time in large groups. The NRL is also investigating as it tries to resume its competition in May, and will look into the actions of Roberts-Davis.

Mitchell apologised to the public via a video on social media, while Addo-Carr issued an apology. They defended their actions as a chance to get out of the city, relax and have fun for a weekend – something most of the world’s population would love to do right now, but are not allowed.

This is not the first time a trip to northern NSW has landed Mitchell in trouble. A night out with the boys at a pub near Taree turned ugly and earned the star player his first Frownlow nomination in 2019.

The three NRL players join AFL players Cameron Zurhaar and Nick Larkey in earning Frownlow nominations for breaking social distancing rules. The shooting party must now wait on the police investigation and the decision of the NRL to find out if they can play once the competition resumes. They will also be forced to attend the Frownlow awards ceremony via skype or zoom.

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Mitchell Andrews states the case for a rookie category of The Frownlow Medal.

Young Rugby League player Mitchell Andrews has issued a call for a rookie category of The Frownlow Medal after losing his contract with the Newcastle Knights.

Andrews earned his nomination following numerous alcohol-related off-field incidents. It is believed Andrews was on his final warning when he committed another scandal. The young winger has also been banned from entering any club administered by Wests Leagues, which owns the Knights.

Calls for a rookie category have been growing for a number of years, with a number of young players involving themselves in scandals. All of them are Rugby League players, and they include Jayden Nikorima, Jake Clifford, Myles Taueli, Liam Coleman and Manase Fainu, plus the 2019 NRL rookie of the year, Payne Haas.

The most outstanding nominee is the Wests Tigers junior player who took a photo of his ‘junior member’ during an official team function, in team uniform, and posted it on social media. The player was never named and it is believed he never played a game of first grade.

What next for Andrews?

Who knows if he will ever fulfil his potential and play in the NRL. What is known is that he will be surrounded by positive role models at the Frownlow awards night to be held later this year.

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Jarrod Mullen supplies judges with another reason to induct him into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former NRL player Jarrod Mullen has taken another step towards being inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being charged with drug supply.

Mullen was charged with allegedly supplying cocaine and will face court later this year, after already being nominated for Frownlow honours for a drug overdose and positive drug test.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and code-swapper Karmichael Hunt was the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

The former Newcastle Knights and State of Origin player was banned from the NRL for four years for a positive drug test, and took a near fatal drug overdose recently. These two indiscretions earned him his first nomination for The Frownlow Medal, and the latest charge will strengthen his chances of joining some of the greatest footballers in Australia in the hall of fame.

Mullen will find out later this year if he is inducted, giving him time to ask his ‘business associates’ to continue supplying Frownlow judges with their regular painkilling medication.

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