Rugby League: Eagles told to pay the price

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SHEFFIELD EAGLES have found little support from other clubs for their stand against paying a transfer fee for Bruce McGuire. They now face the possibility of having the money deducted from their share of the income distributed by the Rugby League, writes Dave Hadfield.

The game's Council yesterday voted, with only one club against and one abstention, that Sheffield should pay the fee that is being demanded by the Australian club, Canterbury.

'The Council was horrified that the transfer system is being put in jeopardy,' the League's spokesman, Harry Gration, said.

Wigan will have Gary Connolly at centre in place of Barrie- Jon Mather, who has injured his shoulder, for tonight's match against Halifax. Andy Farrell is also fit again, but must compete with Denis Betts, who returned as a substitute against Warrington on Monday.