8 Oct 2010

Betting probe heads north

12:30 pm on 8 October 2010

New South Wales police have interviewed a number of high profile North Queensland Cowboys players as they continue their widespread probe into a suspicious betting plunge on an NRL league game in Townsville in August.

Players began filing into Cowboys' headquarters at Thuringowa on Thursday morning to be interviewed by detectives from Strike Force Suburb who are investigating an unusual betting plunge on a round 24 clash between North Queensland and the Bulldogs at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Bookmakers reported a substantial plunge on the first scoring play being a penalty goal, an option the Cowboys had in the opening 90 seconds but did not take.

Among the players questioned were fullback Matt Bowen, winger Ty Williams and forwards Aaron Payne, Steve Southern, Scott Bolton and Luke O'Donnell.