Blacklock's ear lobe has 'no case
to answer'

The National Rugby League has indicated that Dragons winger Nathan Blacklock has no case to answer in regards to photos published in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph last weekend.

In a statement, the NRL said it can find 'no reason to further investigate' photos which appeared to show something behind Blacklock's left ear lobe during a NRL match earlier this year. The suggestion being that Blacklock was in some way 'wired up' with an electronic hearing device. Under League rules, it is illegal for players to receive coaching instructions in this manner - suggestions which have been rejected by St George Illawarra and the NRL.

The photo, reportedly taken during the St George vs Manly match in round 16 showed something protuding behind Blacklock's ear but a picture from the same match, from SOTV shows nothing to support this claim.

Telegraph picture

SOTV picture