The NRL has been marred by bad press over players’ sexual misconduct for years, but the issue is perhaps only now getting the scrutiny it deserves after last week’s Four Corners episode Code of Silence, which delved into a 2002 group-sex incident involving members of the Cronulla Sharks and a then-teenage girl, and (perhaps most importantly) implicated NRL Footy Show host and former Cronulla player Matthew Johns in the event.

Thanks to the involvement of such a high-profile personality, the story has renewed debate all over the mainstream media and blogosphere on the issue of a toxic sexual culture inherent within many sporting teams, as well as the larger issue of sexual consent.