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Former Australian rugby league captain Gorden Tallis has admitted he lost friends over deciding to tell team management about drug use during the 2000 World Cup in England.
After Newcastle great Andrew Johns admitted to using recreational drugs for much of his career following his arrest for ecstasy possession in London on Thursday, Tallis said he'd spoken to senior officials about his concerns about team members.
While Australian Rugby League boss Geoff Carr rejected the former Brisbane Broncos hard man had made any formal complaints, Tallis has re-iterated his claims. Tallis says he has lost friends by coming forward but is sure he did the right thing.