Accused St Helens pair to face charges over betting

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The St Helens and Great Britain players, Sean Long and Martin Gleeson, have been told they have a case to answer over allegations of betting against their own team and will face a hearing on 17 June.

The St Helens and Great Britain players, Sean Long and Martin Gleeson, have been told they have a case to answer over allegations of betting against their own team and will face a hearing on 17 June.

The pair, who are accused of backing Bradford to beat a severely depleted Saints side on Easter Monday will appear before an advisory panel chaired by Judge Peter Charlesworth after the League's Disciplinary Commissioner, Norman Sarsfield, held an investigation which decided they should face charges. The players may be fined or suspended which could rule them out of the Super League play-offs or Great Britain's autumn matches in the Tri-Nations Tournament.

Adrian Lam has patched up his differences with the Wigan caretaker coach, Denis Betts. The scrum-half was unhappy when substituted early in the game against Warrington last Friday. "He was upset about being brought off as you would expect any professional to be,'' said Betts. "We've sat down together and talked about it.''

Leeds have agreed a two-year contract extension with their stand-off, Danny McGuire, which will keep him at Headingley until after the 2007 season.

Warrington have released back row forward Matt Sturm by mutual agreement.

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