Mark "MG" Geyer Calls Ben Barba's Sacking "A Line In The Sand"


Triple M Footy Newsroom

4 February 2019

Triple M Footy Newsroom

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Mark "MG" Geyer has called Ben Barba's sacking from the North Queensland Cowboys a "line in the sand" in an emotional speech on Monday night.

The former Panthers great was speaking after yet another horrific weekend for the NRL, which saw Barba let go over an alleged domestic violence incident with his wife, Ainslie Currie, at a casino in Townsville on Australia Day.

While it's expected that the NRL will make an official announcement regarding the 29-year-old's playing future today, NRL boss Todd Greenberg said that, should the CCTV back-up the claims, then "really there's no debate".

"Ben Barba will be out of the NRL immediately and I can't see him ever returning," Greenberg said on Sunday.

It's a sentiment MG echoed on Monday night's The Rush Hour with MG, emotionally commending the Cowboys for their "brave decision".

Listen below: 

"Ben Barba's got four daughters. What kind of message is he sending to them?" MG asked.

"He should be barred, if guilty, on all codes, all countries. I don't want someone in South of France or Toulouse saying, 'I'll pick 'em up!'."

You can hear the full chat, including Todd Greenberg's comments, below:

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