31 Aug 2010

Potential betting scandal in NRL

6:45 am on 31 August 2010

There's a potential betting scandal evolving in the National Rugby League.

The Canterbury prop Ryan Tandy has been embroiled in a betting controversy after the TAB announced that 95 per cent of bets on the Bulldogs-North Queensland match two Saturday's ago were for the unusual option of a penalty goal being the first scoring play.

Tandy is alleged to have placed bets on a Cowboys penalty goal to be the first scoring play, and he's been accused of deliberately knocking on and giving away a penalty in the opening moments of the match.

Tandy has strongly denied the accusations, and the NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley wouldn't speculate on possible outcomes, though information was being sought from a variety of areas.