Matt Lodge to sign with Redcliffe



  • Looks like he could end up being a Bronco.

    https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/787948323256741888



  • Cant see the NRL registering him

    edit…actually they probably will, but they shouldnt…he should be in jail



  • He’ll fit in well at the Dolphins , even worse than those Easts Tigers and that’s saying something



  • This kid is trouble, not sure what the issue is with him but he is trouble. Shame cause he had size about him but something is amiss and what kind of message are we sending if the NRL does register him?



  • Uncle Wayne wants to slip him in through the back door, but even the NRL would probably not touch him for at least 12 months or more. Like others he should be barred for life, but the spin doctors north of the boarder will start some positive press about the kid and bingo he will be playing for the Bronks in no time



  • I cannot imagine a scenario within several years where Lodge could possibly return to the NRL. Then again some wife beaters have played on, so where really does the NRL legitimately draw the line?



  • Brisbane have one of the best off-field set ups in the NRL, so he is at the right club if he is getting a second chance. Not much happens in Brisso that Wayne’s Brother doesnt know about!

    He doesnt need the NRL to sign off on his registration for the Q Cup, but the Broncos will require NRL approval if they want to use him at any stage.

    If he can behave, could be a good depth signing.


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    @Tiger Watto:

    Brisbane have one of the best off-field set ups in the NRL, so he is at the right club if he is getting a second chance. Not much happens in Brisso that Wayne’s Brother doesnt know about!

    He doesnt need the NRL to sign off on his registration for the Q Cup, but the Broncos will require NRL approval if they want to use him at any stage.

    If he can behave, could be a good depth signing.

    Spoken like the TRUE Unca Wayne Donkey fan you are…

    Lodge would be on his 5th or 6th 2nd chance which is probably 5 to many but i guess what Unca wants Unca gets…



  • @Geo.:

    @Tiger Watto:

    Brisbane have one of the best off-field set ups in the NRL, so he is at the right club if he is getting a second chance. Not much happens in Brisso that Wayne’s Brother doesnt know about!

    He doesnt need the NRL to sign off on his registration for the Q Cup, but the Broncos will require NRL approval if they want to use him at any stage.

    If he can behave, could be a good depth signing.

    Spoken like the TRUE Unca Wayne Donkey fan you are…

    Lodge would be on his 5th or 6th 2nd chance which is probably 5 to many but i guess what Unca wants Unca gets…

    I heard you were the Donkey Ride Champion… Reverse Cowboy I think the plaque said?!



  • Is there a jail in Redcliffe?



  • Surely, the NRL will step in.



  • @sheer64:

    Is there a jail in Redcliffe?

    No , but there is an old leper colony on one of the Islands in Moreton Bay at Peel Island

    Dump him there



  • @Geo.:

    @Tiger Watto:

    Brisbane have one of the best off-field set ups in the NRL, so he is at the right club if he is getting a second chance. Not much happens in Brisso that Wayne’s Brother doesnt know about!

    He doesnt need the NRL to sign off on his registration for the Q Cup, but the Broncos will require NRL approval if they want to use him at any stage.

    If he can behave, could be a good depth signing.

    Spoken like the TRUE Unca Wayne Donkey fan you are…

    Lodge would be on his 5th or 6th 2nd chance which is probably 5 to many but i guess what Unca wants Unca gets…

    Old Uncie Wayne isn’t a fan of Watto though haha.



  • By Sporting News
    Published on Oct. 30, 2016
    Former Wests Tigers prop Matt Lodge is set to return to rugby league after his contract with the Redcliffe Dolphins was cleared by the QRL.

    Lodge faced 25 years in a US jail after a rampage in New York City where he was arrested and charged.

    While he has since returned to Australia and attempted to rebuild his career, Lodge pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge from the New York incident.


    Lodge also offered to settle a civil lawsuit case against himself through his lawyer, with the court hearing details of the night alleging the former NRL player held one victim in a headlock and punching through a bathroom door.

    The junior representative player met with NRL coach Wayne Bennett mid-year, with the Dolphins being the Brisbane Broncos’ feeder club.

    The club explained why it had taken Lodge on board through operations manager, Grant Cleal.

    “We know that our players need stability off the field to perform at their best on the field,” Cleal told the club’s website.

    “That is why we take such a holistic approach to recruitment and player wellbeing.

    “Taking on a young player that is trying to get his career back on track after early setbacks is a big responsibility and one we take very seriously.

    “We have the processes and supports in place for all our players to be the best they can be at playing the game and outside of it also.”



  • @Tigerdon:

    By Sporting News
    Published on Oct. 30, 2016
    Former Wests Tigers prop Matt Lodge is set to return to rugby league after his contract with the Redcliffe Dolphins was cleared by the QRL.

    Lodge faced 25 years in a US jail after a rampage in New York City where he was arrested and charged.

    While he has since returned to Australia and attempted to rebuild his career, Lodge pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge from the New York incident.


    Lodge also offered to settle a civil lawsuit case against himself through his lawyer, with the court hearing details of the night alleging the former NRL player held one victim in a headlock and punching through a bathroom door.

    The junior representative player met with NRL coach Wayne Bennett mid-year, with the Dolphins being the Brisbane Broncos’ feeder club.

    The club explained why it had taken Lodge on board through operations manager, Grant Cleal.

    “We know that our players need stability off the field to perform at their best on the field,” Cleal told the club’s website.

    “That is why we take such a holistic approach to recruitment and player wellbeing.

    “Taking on a young player that is trying to get his career back on track after early setbacks is a big responsibility and one we take very seriously.

    “We have the processes and supports in place for all our players to be the best they can be at playing the game and outside of it also.”

    What a load of waffle nobody but a drongo fan would believe a word of it


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