6 Nov 2010

Monaghan set to be sacked

5:30 am on 6 November 2010

The disgraced Canberra rugby league centre Joel Monaghan is expected to be sacked as soon as an extraordinary Raiders board meeting is held in the national capital - which could be as early as this weekend.

Raiders chairman John McIntyre said he was trying to organise a board meeting to deal with Monaghan's Mad Monday "prank".

There have been reports that sponsors have threatened to withdraw about 1 million dollars worth of revenue over the lewd photograph of Monaghan.

The NRL is closely monitoring the Raiders' response to the photograph in which Monaghan is in a compromising position with a dog.

Monaghan faces the prospect of not only being sacked by Canberra but also being de-registered by the NRL, ensuring he can't play rugby league in Australia.

The Raiders also sacked Todd Carney in 2008 following a string of alcohol-fuelled incidents, prompting the playmaker to also be de-registered by the NRL.