Brett Hodgson to join Wests Tigers coaching staff

first_imgThe 39-year-old is currently assistant coach at the Widnes Vikings and will join Wests Tigers for the start of the 2018 pre-season.Hodgson said he was looking forward to coming back to Wests Tigers in a coaching capacity.”I’m extremely happy to be returning to Wests Tigers, the memories have been flooding back to me and I’m looking forward to getting started,” Hodgson said. “Ivan and the staff have made many changes and I feel now is the perfect time to return as the club enters this new era.”The playing roster for next year is one of the things that excited me the most about joining Wests Tigers,” he said. “I’ve been impressed with what Ivan is planning and his recruitment is very smart. Next year is shaping up to be something really special and I can’t wait to be a part of that.” Photo: Copyright: NRL Photos. (Brett Hodgson will join the Wests Tigers as an assistant coach).last_img read more

OPI investigates Theophonous case

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A number of senior police officers are being investigated by the Office of Police Integrity over the handling of a rape claim against former Labor minister Theo Theophanous, that was thrown out of court in 2008. The probe will allegedly centre on a detective involved in the investigation who is still working on high-profile cases. The detective and several colleagues are expected to hand over documents and records relating to the investigation, a source told the Herald Sun. A source told the Melbourne newspaper that the chief objective of the investigation was to find out “why Theophanous was charged when the evidence didn’t stack up – why they pressed ahead with it”. Victoria Police said it would not comment on an OPI matter. It is believed Theophanous lodged a complaint to the OPI in October 2010. The OPI inquiry is believed to have begun in March this year. heophanous was charged in 2008 with raping a woman at his office in Victoria’s Parliament House ten years earlier. When the case came before the Magistrates’ Court, the alleged victim was found to be an “entirely unreliable witness”. Theophanous resigned from Parliament in 2010 and has subsequently won a criminal defamation case against the woman. When contacted by Neos Kosmos, Theophanous declined to comment on the Herald Sun’s article or the OPI investigation.last_img read more