26 Mar 2009

Webcke book goes on sale

7:19 am on 26 March 2009

The Brisbane Broncos assistant coach Shane Webcke has agreed to have his book `Hard Road: Tough thoughts on a tough game' published after the rugby league great had initially sort to stop its distribution.

The former Australian prop forward was critical of his club side Brisbane in the book, claiming the Broncos handled sexual assault allegations against three players last year poorly.

Webcke was also critical of the Knights, NRL and ARL, saying officials were well aware of Andrew Johns' "lifestyle and problems", a reference to the high profile halfback's acknowledged drug problems.

Webcke did not explain why he had wanted the book pulled or why he changed his mind again.