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Australian rugby player to take legal action against club

Posted on Feb 06 2014 | IANS

Sydney, Feb 6 : Former Australian rugby league player Broderick Wright has joined a lawsuit against Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club over a supplements' scandal.

Fairfax Media revealed Thursday that Wright's lawyers have informed the club in a letter about his decision to sue them for negligence, breach of contract and intentional tort during the 2011 NRL (National Rugby League) season when controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank ran a supplements programme at the club, reports Xinhua.

Following the lead of Josh Cordoba and Isaac Gordon, Wright becomes the third player to take legal action against the Sharks.

"It's been a long and difficult time since details of the supplement program were revealed," Wright told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I have been troubled by the obvious abuse of trust by Cronulla, but what they put me through by subjecting me to the program and exposing us to unknown risks was just wrong and I feel I need to make it right. I love the rugby league and seeing the other guys come forward gave me strength to speak up too."

Wright, 26, is now employed as a real estate agent after departing the club at the end of the 2011 season.

He complained of stomach problems during the program and an independent investigation later revealed that players were given peptides CJC-1295 and GHRP-6.

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