We all know exactly what happened with Robert Lui, the incidents that saw him admit to assaulting his girlfriend Taleah Backo during last year’s Mad Monday celebrations – but despite a plea by the Cowboys to allow him to play again this year, the ARLC have vehemently denied that request.
It was back in April, that Lui was placed on a 2-year good behaviour bond, and fined $2000 by a Sydney court – despite recent psychological evaluations and community work from the former Tigers half, suggesting that he was fit to make a return to rugby league.
Despite that however, with a leading psychologist in Lui’s corner, it was not enough for Lui to return – with both the Cowboys club and Lui himself, disappointed.
“We are really disappointed, that is all I want to say at the moment,” Cowboys chief executive Peter Jourdain said.
Before he made his way to Sydney to hear what the ARLC had to say, Lui said: “I really want to apologise for what I have done. . . and I want to say sorry to everyone.â€™â€™
“I know people will probably think the worst of me, but there is a much better side to me.”