Hetherington angry at secret talks
Saturday 04 November 1995
Hetherington is annoyed that the behind-closed-doors approach took place while she was conducting unification talks with Barla on behalf of the RFL which, as a Super League organisation, is in opposition to the ARL.
"I followed Maurice Lindsay and Rodney Walker as the RFL negotiator with high expectations that I could achieve peace in our long-running dispute with Barla," said Hetherington. "I can now understand the problems and frustrations that they have experienced for most of that time.
"When we heard about the talks between Mr Oldroyd and the ARL, I faxed him, but didn't get a response. I then phoned Mr Oldroyd and he admitted that he had undertaken talks with the ARL.
"I find this extremely hard to understand when I am doing everything in my power to find a satisfactory solution to our problems."
Meanwhile, there was some consolation for England who, despite being beaten in the final, had five players selected in the Centenary World Cup tournament XIII - two more than the champions, Australia.
A panel of journalists and coaches picked the hooker, Lee Jackson, the second rower, Denis Betts, and the loose forward, Andrew Farrell, in the pack. In the backs the winger, Jason Robinson, and the Bradford centre, Paul Newlove, were selected.
The Australians chosen for the select side were Brad Fittler, as stand- off, Mark Carroll, the prop, and the second rower, Steve Menzies.
Wales's full-back Iestyn Harris was selected as the best No 1, with their top try-scorer in the tournament, Anthony Sullivan, picked on the wing.
The main surprise in the selection was the non-appearance of Australia's Andrew Johns, who was voted player of the tournament.
CENTENARY WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT XIII: Harris (Wal); Robinson (Eng), Newlove (Eng), Blackmore (NZ), Sullivan (Wal); Fittler (Aus), Lam (Papua New Guinea), Carroll (Aus), Jackson (Eng), Westley (Papua New Guinea), Betts (Eng), Menzies (Aus), Farrell (Eng).
Latest in Sport
How Liverpool can catch Manchester United and secure Champions League football next season
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger reveals: 'We are not close to signing anybody. We need to lose some players'
Danny Jones: Keighley Cougars half-back dies after cardiac arrest during league game
Chelsea season player ratings: Grading the entire squad of the new Premier League champions
Which celebrities were ringside in Las Vegas to watch Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao?
- 5 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
£28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Digital Marketing Cons...
£16640 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Assistant Stores Keeper is r...
£16000 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Developer required to join a bu...