10 Jun 2009

Hall says Gallop has backed her "100 per cent"

12:03 pm on 10 June 2009

The former Cronulla employee at the centre of the National Rugby League club's black eye scandal says NRL boss David Gallop has backed her "100 per cent".

Jenny Hall, the club's former community liaison officer, has met with the NRL board to give her version of events after she alleged Sharks chief executive Tony Zappia had offered to be "spanked" after accidentally giving her a black eye.

Hall also denies signing a workplace report that cleared Zappia of any wrongdoing in the incident in August last year.

This follows an earlier announcement from Gallop that it was going to be hard to see how Zappia could remain involved in the sport.

Zappia has already been stood down as chief executive, after Sunday's broadcast of recorded conversations allegedly between him and Hall.

She says she's happy with the board's decision to stand down Zappia.