Today’s Daily Telegraph main backpage story – it’s also published in the Brisbane Courier-Mail
and extensively covered on radio and television – proves beyond any
doubt why the “zero tolerance policy” the community is demanding of the
police and politicians must be introduced when it comes to serial
offending rugby league players playing badly. The opening para says it
all – “This is the kid who stood up to rugby league bully boy John
Hopoate.”

John Hopoate is a serial offender. He has brought shame and
embarrassment on rugby league, his club, and himself. And he has done
it more than once.

Read the full story on the site here.