On 1 September, Xerri's B-Sample returned and confirmed he had tested positive to use of anabolic steroids. Xerri made his debut in Round 4 of the 2019 NRL season against the Parramatta Eels. Brisbane Broncos confident Matt Lodge will face Eels, EXCLUSIVE: Why Brad Fittler thinks 2020 will be Parra's year, Roosters to go missing, JT toasts DCE's Origin performance: JT's Roast and Toast, Friend and Morris brothers re-sign with Roosters. Finding himself with room to move, Dugan did well to link with Xerri who had nothing but fresh air in front of him. "When I came back first day back with the boys, they tipped me up and said I was looking a lot faster and quicker.". https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sportal_com_au/4e/64/bronson-xerri_honsrk94sq5s1kfslvwn3xcz5.jpg?t=810295082&w=500&quality=80. NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler reacts to Boyd Cordner's head knock after their Game One State of Origin loss. [2], Xerri was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is of Maltese descent.[3]. Just for good measure, Xerri threw the final ball for Dugan to find the line, adding a try assist to his stat sheet along with a game-high 198 run metres. “The Notice alleges that Mr Xerri breached the policy through the presence, use and possession of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy". "There you go, Sharks fans!" If it weren't for a change in NRL rules, he'd already have a first grade debut too before being able to legally buy a drink. The NRL released a statement saying “The National Rugby League (NRL) has today issued Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks player Bronson Xerri with a Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy,” the NRL said in a statement. Stream STORM v ROOSTERS on KAYO SPORTS. [8], On 26 May 2020, Xerri was provisionally suspended after failing a drug test.[9][10]. Bronson Xerri pronounced (/ʃɛri/, "sherry") (born 10 September 2000) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League (NRL), as a centre. "He's explosive, he's got a great right foot step as well.". “I’m really happy for him on the back of where he was last week. November 25, 2019: Xerri is target tested by ASADA agents. [6] Former St George Illawarra Dragons centre Mark Gasnier, famous for his "shimmy-shimmy woosh" step, found himself fawning over Xerri's fast feet. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. June 9: Xerri receives results of his B-sample. Bronson Xerri dives in for a try for the Sharks. To date, he is one of only two players in the history of the game (the other being Anthony Xuereb) with a surname beginning with the letter "X". Sharks coach John Morris praised his young centre for bouncing back after a tough night against the Roosters. The Sharks released a statement acknowledging the provisional suspension this afternoon. Bronson Xerri pronounced (born 10 September 2000) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League (NRL), as a centre. Trailing 14-nil after 42 minutes and struggling to threaten the Panthers defence, Xerri breathed life into the Sharks and the home crowd with a blazing show of his pace and agility to claim his first NRL try. [7], At the end of the 2019 regular season, Cronulla finished in 7th place on the table. Xerri was already considered to be one of the fastest players in the competition, clocking a sprint of 34.5 km/h in his debut last year. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sportal_com_au/d8/b5/bronson-xerri-try_1c1f5fjzprjt189mkbkvkxc5c.jpg?t=806963146&w=500&quality=80, https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sportal_com_au/4e/64/bronson-xerri_honsrk94sq5s1kfslvwn3xcz5.jpg?t=810295082&w=500&quality=80, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak loses mouthguard, loses temper on Chad Townsend. But the turnaround can be traced back to Xerri's effort at the start of the second half. 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Xerri went on from there and kept playing in the centres for the next two rounds of the season where he scored his first NRL career try against the Penrith Panthers in Round six at Melbourne Albert park, In Round 25 against rivals St George, Xerri scored his first career hat-trick as Cronulla won the match 22–9 at Kogarah Oval. 2020. The brother of NRL star Bronson Xerri has been granted bail after allegedly crossing onto the wrong side of a main road in Sydneys north, killing a woman in a head-on crash yesterday. Xerri is the stepbrother of Cronulla Sharks player Bronson who was suspended from May after returning a positive A-sample then later B-sample to … "Basically that whole period off I was just doing sprint training and working on my game," Xerri said yesterday. Sharks halfback Chad Townsend was awarded a penalty try in the 64th minute after being tackled without the ball while chasing a kick to the in-goal. The Bronson Xerri revolution is upon us. "We got teased with it last week. One of the game's brightest stars has created a huge story on the brink of the NRL season return after failing an ASADA drug test. His name is Bronson Xerri. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. "The club has been in contact with Bronson and has offered him full welfare support as he deals with this situation. Watch the brand new season of Condor now on Stan. The NRL released a statement saying “The National Rugby League (NRL) has today issued Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks player Bronson Xerri with a Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy,” the NRL said in a statement. cried Warren. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly >. It took one moment of brilliance from 18-year-old Bronson Xerri to spark an incredible Cronulla Sharks comeback against Penrith Panthers at PointsBet Stadium on Thursday night. [4][5] "The local boy who can really scoot just burns one of the great athletes of the NRL.". “But for a kid so young to shrug that off and perform on the big stage it was a credit to him and real good for his development to be able to bounce back like that.”, The Sharks youngster told Channel 9: “It was unreal. "I think I am a lot faster than I was this time last year. Jake Friend and Josh and Brett Morris have all re-signed with the Sydney Roosters. MORE:  Dallin Watene-Zelezniak loses mouthguard, loses temper on Chad Townsend. Xerri revealed he'd been working with famed sprint coach Roger Fabri in the coronavirus lockdown and claimed to have gotten faster than he was in September last year. What about the in-and-away? “He can really move and that’s what we have seen in him for a long time,” Morris said. The NRL has spoken with the 19-year-old, who has been touted for representative honours after a breakout year in 2019, and advised him of the support services available to him. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. The Rugby League Players' Association has also reached out to the teenager, offering representation and support. "The Sharks have today been made aware of the provisional suspension handed down to Bronson Xerri under the NRL's Anti-Doping Policy," the statement reads. [7], At the end of the 2019 regular season, Cronulla finished in 7th place on the table. And as Fox League commentator Warren Smith quipped, it was "shut the gate" from there. Getty Images May 26, 2020: Xerri is provisionally suspended by the NRL for positive A-sample to anabolic steroids. Bronson Xerri goes 65m to score his first NRL try, Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly, Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. KEY DATES IN BRONSON XERRI CASE. Bronson Xerri has been provisionally suspended and faces a possible multi-year ban after testing positive to a number of banned substances last November. Bronson Xerri's tattoo collection started at age 14. Cronulla have now won three from six fixtures while Penrith have managed only two victories this season. The play started when Sharks debutant Will Kennedy snaffled a punt before throwing an audacious pass to Josh Dugan. Xerri went on from there and kept playing in the centres for the next two rounds of the season where he scored his first NRL career try against the Penrith Panthers in Round six at Melbourne Albert park, In Round 25 against rivals St George, Xerri scored his first career hat-trick as Cronulla won the match 22–9 at Kogarah Oval.