8 Feb 2011

NRL considers racing-style steward

6:08 am on 8 February 2011

Officials from the Australian rugby league competition will consider employing a fulltime integrity officer similar to those used in the racing industry in response to the police investigation, resulting in a charge against Canterbury prop Ryan Tandy.

League boss David Gallop says the NRL is working with other sports and the federal government on anti-corruption measures, and would not hesitate in creating a position similar to a racing steward.

Tandy was arrested last week and charged with providing false or misleading evidence to the Crime Commission, which continues to investigate an irregular betting plunge on a match between the Bulldogs and North Queensland last August.

There were revelations yesterday that the New Zealand TAB rejected a bet "well in the thousands" from a woman for a North Queensland penalty goal to be the first score in match.