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SBW loses on league return

2013-03-07 14:41
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Sydney - Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams has scored a late consolation try in his return to rugby league as his Sydney Roosters lost 28-10 to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the first match of the Australian season.

The opening National Rugby League match came amid controversy.

Earlier on Thursday, Australian media reported several Cronulla Sharks players had been urged to accept a six-month ban from an Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation into peptide-based supplements given to Sharks players by a sports scientist.

Bookmakers suspended betting on the Cronulla-Gold Coast game on Sunday because of the uncertainty raised by the potential doping bans on the club's starting line-up.

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