13 Feb 2013

Reports NSW police looking into NRL match for match-fixing

11:26 am on 13 February 2013

A National Rugby League match in Sydney is reportedly being investigated for match-fixing.

Fairfax Media says New South Wales police have been told about the suspect game, which was referred to last Thursday by Justice Minister Jason Clare.

Clare tabled shocking revelations about widespread doping and links to organised crime in Australian sport, noting authorities were investigating a potential case of match-fixing.

The NRL was embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal in August 2010 when an investigation began into a match between Canterbury and North Queensland following a highly unusual betting plunge on the game's first-scoring play.

An investigation resulted in the spot-fixing conviction of Bulldogs front-rower Ryan Tandy.