Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Titans to Gamble on Cody; Mullumbimby Junior Returns to NRL after Serving Two-Game Suspension

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Titans to Gamble on Cody; Mullumbimby Junior Returns to NRL after Serving Two-Game Suspension

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Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter

MULLUMBIMBY junior Cody Nelson will return to the Gold Coast Titans team this afternoon after serving a two-game suspension for betting on a National Rugby League game.

Nelson was one of a handful of players suspended after an investigation by the NRL Integrity Unit.

He has been named on the bench for the Titans when they host the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium at Robina today.

A bet was made on a Titans game last year from his phone while he was in Mullumbimby recovering from a season-ending injury.

Nelson had not made his NRL debut at the time and claims a friend made the bet from his phone.

He maintains he did not knowingly make a bet on a game but says he has learnt a valuable lesson.

It has been a mixed year on and off the field for Nelson and other Northern Rivers NRL players at the Titans.

Nelson has been solid in the three games he has played after overcoming years of being plagued by injury. …

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