26 Dec 2009

Lawson and co. will compete in nationals next week

4:28 pm on 26 December 2009

The match-fixing case against the New Zealand men's four won't stop them competing in next week's national lawn bowls championship.

The four faced the judiciary earlier this month but there's been no verdict delivered in the case, which came about after they were accused of throwing a match against Thailand at the Asia Pacific Champs in August.

One of the four, Gary Lawson, is adamant they'll be fronting in Lower Hutt on Monday, pointing out that they've only been suspended from the national side, not from playing.

Lawson says they've been playing the whole time and it's "a hundred" that they'll play at the nationals.

He notes with a laugh that his form's "pretty ordinary" at the moment with people lining up to play him as he tries to get back to match shape - but he thinks his form should be on track in time to have a decent go next week.