NRL 3 years ago

Koukash's Devils Putting Puletua Through Hell

  • Koukash's Devils Putting Puletua Through Hell
Originally created on A Penrith Point Of View by Shane Miles.

Marwan Koukash has been a headline machine for the rugby league in England since his acquisition of the Salford Red Devils but things have taken a turn for the worse of late and it's a former Panther that's being hit hardest.

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Tony Puletua had a supreme career and has become a fan favourite at almost every club he's represented. Trophies and international representation galore, there's not a lot that he hasn't achieved in rugby league and his career has enjoyed the longevity that would the envy of many a rugby league player.

Tony Puletua has been playing rugby league at the top level consistently since he made his debut for Penrith in 1997 - that's 18 years!

Now it seems his career faces it's toughest challenge. Puletua is currently on loan from Salford to rival Superleague club Hull Kingston Rovers and for all intents and purposes the switch has been a positive one for the battle-hardened forward, but the demons from Salford City continue to haunt him.

It's reported (HERE and HERE) that Tony is currently pursuing legal action against the club regarding unpaid monies up to ?50,000. That's a lot of money but, unfortunately, it's just a drop in the ocean of the trouble that the Devils, and Koukash, are in.

Thankfully this money isn't a life changing amount for Puletua who can continue to earn a living at Hull KR but it's still a worrying sign from a club owned by a man who has expressed interest in buying a club in the NRL.

Everyone knew that Koukash was jumping on a ship already on the verge of sinking in the Salford Red Devils rugby league club, but does this turn of events rule him out of ever owning an NRL club?

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