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SportManly coach Des Hasler asked NRL for permission to pick banned Dylan Walker

22:21  14 march  2019
22:21  14 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Des Hasler this week picked up the phone and audaciously asked the NRL for permission to pick banned centre Dylan Walker in Manly’s squad for Saturday’s Round 1 clash against the Wests Tigers, according to reports.

Walker, who is due to reappear in court on May 10 on a domestic violence charge, is suspended under the NRL’s new No Fault Stand Down policy.

But Hasler, who is known for his scheming behind the scenes in order to gain an advantage for his team, tried his luck with the governing body this week.

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Manly coach Des Hasler asked NRL for permission to pick banned Dylan Walker© Getty Images As first reported by News Limited journalist and Sporting News contributor Brent Read, Hasler was banking on St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin successfully challenging the NRL’s new policy in court on Thursday and wanted to be prepared by naming Walker.

“Manly contacted the NRL this week about using the exemption that the NRL talked about for Dylan Walker not being available (and) using that money to sign another player,” Read told Triple M.

“Des asked the question this week about naming Dylan Walker and the NRL obviously said, ‘Des, you can’t name him champ, he’s been stood down’."

De Belin, who is also banned indefinitely as he faces a sexual assault charge, postponed his legal challenge of the NRL’s new rule until April 16.

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Meanwhile, Read revealed the Sea Eagles are strongly considering requesting a salary-cap exemption to sign a player short-term during Walker’s indefinite absence.

“Manly are going to make a decision, probably in the next 48 hours to whether they look for an exemption around that salary cap to sign another player in place of Dylan Walker,” he said.

“And as I understand it the way it will work is if Dylan Walker is out for two months, which he probably will be at this stage, the NRL will basically say if he’s out for two months, that’s a sixth of the year, so you can have a sixth of his contract to sign someone else.

“So if Dylan Walker’s on $600,000 roughly I think, they would get $100,000 to go and sign another player.”

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