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Aussie Rugby Management to Look into Betting Allegations

12 May 2003

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian Associated Press: ``Canberra Raiders management said Sunday it will investigate allegations that some players gambled on their own and other National Rugby League matches.

``NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley spoke with Raiders chief executive Simon Hawkins on Sunday after the allegation surfaced in Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper.

``Hawkins was reported to have told Annesley there was no evidence of gambling by players, but he will remind the players this week of their responsibilities under NRL guidelines

``The Sun-Herald alleged that several Canberra players had gambled on the outcome of matches last weekend, including the Raiders' win over South Sydney.

``Under NRL rules, players are not allowed to bet on games and the club could face a fine if the allegations are proven…"

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