Ever wondered how much damage one little lie could do? One Newcastle player certainly found out the hard way.
Before the salary cap was introduced, players had to play for the team representing the area they lived in. If a player residing in Sydney wished to change clubs, he had to leave the suburb he used to live in, and then live for a year in the area of his new side before he could play for them. If a player from outside Sydney wished to play, they only had to live in the area of their favoured side for just 28 days.
In 1917 one player