NSW Police have today launched a major investigation into alleged match-fixing in the NRL.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad have launched Strike Force Nuralda to investigate the reports and determine if any criminal offences have been committed.
The investigation is expected to be protracted, with dozens of players, officials, and members of the community expected to be interviewed in the coming months.
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The NRL said today it will support and provide any assistance requested by Police.
CEO Todd Greenberg reiterated that there is no place in Rugby League for any person found to be involved in match fixing.
“We are not going to pre-judge any person associated with the game while this process is under way,” he said.
“But I repeat my earlier warning that if any person is convicted of match fixing they will face a life ban from any involvement in Rugby League.”