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Man of Steel Barba sacked by North Queensland

1st February 2019, 11:04 by Chris Rivers

NRL side North Queensland Cowboys have sacked Ex-St Helens star Ben Barba after he allegedly assaulted his partner in a casino.

The 29-year-old spent last season on the books of Super League outfit St Helens and enjoyed a hugely impressive 2018 campaign, scoring 31 tries in 29 appearances and being named the Super League Man of Steel.

His excellent showing in the northern hemisphere earned him a second chance in Australia having been sacked by the Cronulla Sharks in 2016 after testing positive for cocaine.

The full-back had agreed a one-year deal with North Queensland but before even playing a game for the NRL side, the Cowboys have dismissed him, citing a 'significant breach of the terms of his contract'.

It is being reported that North Queensland and the NRL have been made aware of an alleged physical altercation involving Barba and his partner, Ainslie Currie, at a Townsvile casino with Queensland Police investigating.

Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini stated: "When a player joins the North Queensland Cowboys he agrees to abide by the terms of the contract.

"After an internal investigation, it has been determined that this player has acted in contradiction to both the terms and the spirit of that agreement.

"Accordingly, the club has terminated his contract and has informed the NRL's Integrity Unit."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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