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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Barba's shock code switch revealed


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Disgraced former Dally M Medallist Ben Barba appears to have made a shock code switch to football following his recent exile from the NRL.

The Daily Mercury reports that Barba has been spotted playing in the Mackay Premier Men’s League for the Mackay Rangers.

It is understood the former Sharks fullback has slotted into the striker’s position, helping his team to victory over Country United in the first round of the FFA Cup on Thursday night.

Barba was booted by the North Queensland Cowboys ahead of the 2019 season for an alleged domestic violence incident on Australia Day.

Ben Barba kits up for Mackay Rangers

Subsequently, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg confirmed the 2016 premiership wouldn’t be welcomed back into the game having spent two years abroad with at St Helens.

Despite, his rap sheet Rangers coach Andrew Susani has welcomed the arrival of Barba in Mackay.

“From our point of view we are not interested in the past, we are interested in now,” Susani told the Daily Mercury.

“Ben came to us and was really open about it all. He just wanted to be one of the players.

“He’s an athlete and he loves competition and the game.”

Disgraced former Dally M Medallist Ben Barba appears to have made a shock code switch to football following his recent exile from the NRL.

The Daily Mercury reports that Barba has been spotted playing in the Mackay Premier Men’s League for the Mackay Rangers.

It is understood the former Sharks fullback has slotted into the striker’s position, helping his team to victory over Country United in the first round of the FFA Cup on Thursday night.

Barba was booted by the North Queensland Cowboys ahead of the 2019 season for an alleged domestic violence incident on Australia Day.

Ben Barba kits up for Mackay Rangers

Subsequently, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg confirmed the 2016 premiership wouldn’t be welcomed back into the game having spent two years abroad with at St Helens.

Despite, his rap sheet Rangers coach Andrew Susani has welcomed the arrival of Barba in Mackay.

“From our point of view we are not interested in the past, we are interested in now,” Susani told the Daily Mercury.

“Ben came to us and was really open about it all. He just wanted to be one of the players.

“He’s an athlete and he loves competition and the game.”

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