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NRL boss Todd Greenberg says when there’s evidence of violence against woman, ‘we will act’

Ben Barba’s NRL career appears to be over forever.

The 29-year-old was sacked by the North Queensland Cowboys after security footage of an alleged domestic violence incident in Townsville on Australia Day.

Barba is now facing a lifetime ban from the game.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg says he’s been de-registered after the integrity commission saw the video.

He tells Ben Fordham community expectations means the sport has to have a zero-tolerance policy towards violence against women.

He says when there’s evidence of wrongdoing, the league will come down hard on players.

“I don’t think we have much choice ben, I think community expectations are clear and I think that onus and responsibility on our players is clear.

“If we see and can confirm violence against women from our players, we will act int he strongest of terms.”

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Queensland and Australian rugby league legend Billy Moore says the NRL is hypocritical in its approach to domestic violence.

“The game needs to stand strong on this issue and I applaud Todd Greenberg.

“Anybody out there that is ever going to pull on a jersey that is linked to the NRL must be fully aware that if you commit an offence in relation to domestic violence, the game does not want you, does not need you.

“That’s the stand we must take.”

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