18 Jun 2009

Financial irregularities a "one-off", says Gallop

6:12 am on 18 June 2009

The National Rugby League boss David Gallop has called for detailed governance reports from every NRL club but says he doesn't expect to find problems.

Instead, the NRL chief executive says it is just the right time to check clubs' procedures in the wake of the latest scandal to rock embattled Cronulla.

Former Sharks chief executive Tony Zappia conceded on Tuesday he'd failed to tell his board about $30,000 in donations from secret club benefactor Clint Elford.

Police then arrested Elford and charged him with medical insurance fraud shortly after he'd met with the Sharks board.

Now the NRL has dragged the league's 15 other clubs into the issue with a directive asking each to prepare a detailed report on how they handle incoming cash.