Prop faces jail over alleged betting coup
Thursday 03 February 2011
The former Ireland prop, Ryan Tandy, could face up to five years in jail over his role in an alleged betting coup. Tandy has been charged with giving false and misleading information to the New South Wales Crime Commission when interviewed over the Canterbury versus North Queensland match last season.
The investigation was launched after a flood of bets on Queensland scoring the first points through a penalty. Tandy conceded a penalty in front of his posts in the first minute, although Queensland chose to run the ball rather than kick and scored a try.
A West Yorkshire businessman has emerged as the leading candidate to buy Wakefield Trinity out of administration in time for the start of the Super League season.
Wakefield-based Andrew Glover has made a bid for the stricken club through his investment company, Spirit of 1873 Limited. He has also been in discussions with the Rugby Football League, who are ready to approve him as the new owner.
An RFL spokesman confirmed the contact and said that, with three other parties also interested, there was no possibility of Wakefield not starting and finishing the new season. They are likely to do so without chairman Ted Richardson.
"The current directors have confirmed to us during our discussions that, if our bid is successful, they will all be resigning and will not look to be involved in the running of the club going forward," said Glover.
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