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#1 roughyedspud

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:18 AM

i notice on the news this morning that a rugby league representitive has been invited to westminster along with union,football,tennis & cricket reps to talk about "spot fixing & betting"

 

 

what do we think?? do we (RL) have anything to worry about??


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#2 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:27 AM

There was that Donny player a few years ago wasn't there? That's the only one I can remember. Either there's not much of an issue or we're ###### at spotting it!
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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:35 AM

If fixing of in-play markets is happening in Championship football and Test cricket we'd be a bit dull to assume it's not happening at some level in rugby league.


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#4 MidlandsRugbyLeague

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:36 AM

Its the "big five" sporta political group..... nothing to see here.

#5 hindle xiii

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:03 AM

Yay, we're in the big-5 when there may be a telling off.

 

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#6 Saintslass

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

On BBC Breakfast this morning the meeting was introduced as involving the 'major sports' within the country and the purpose is to 'share good practice' so I'd say it's good to be in the Big Boys Club and we will have some good practice to share following on from our own little scandal a few years back.



#7 bamfordsbeans

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:39 AM

On the radio 5 sports news we were mentioned first.



#8 Old Frightful

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:40 AM

We've no worries if they can't even spell "sport".


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#9 Derwent

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:47 AM

We hope it doesn't happen here, and perhaps it hasn't. But we know it has happened in the NRL (e.g. Ryan Tandy case) so its not an impossibility, although it'd be much harder to achieve in RL than in some other sports.

#10 Wolford6

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:50 AM

Tom Burgess dropped the ball at Odsal so often that I bet you could have got decent odds on him holding on to three successive passes or through three successive tackles.

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#11 Griff

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:53 AM

The bookies have made a rod for their own backs offering odds on stupid things like the time of the first scrum.


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#12 MrPosh

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:54 AM

gingerjon, on 10 Dec 2013 - 07:35 AM, said:

If fixing of in-play markets is happening in Championship football and Test cricket we'd be a bit dull to assume it's not happening at some level in rugby league.


Assuming that we're being monitored for suspicious betting patterns, I would imagine it would be hard to do at any significant level in our sport.
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#13 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:21 AM

Every week I put £5 on "Gareth Hock to be a complete tool in the first 20 mins"

 

I got odds of 1/33 - the only weeks I lost were when he was banned


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#14 Blind side johnny

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

It's only really an issue in sports for which a lot of betting takes place, particularly in illicit markets. I don't think RL fits into either category, which isn't a case for complacency of course.


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#15 gingerjon

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

Assuming that we're being monitored for suspicious betting patterns, I would imagine it would be hard to do at any significant level in our sport.

 

You would think so - and I have no idea what level of betting is 'normal' - but given that in soccer it seems to go all the way from Championship to semi-professional clearly it is a possibility.


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#16 scrape_goose

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:18 PM

Every week I put £5 on "Gareth Hock to be a complete tool in the first 20 mins"

 

I got odds of 1/33 - the only weeks I lost were when he was banned

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#17 Kenny Bania

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

The bookies have made a rod for their own backs offering odds on stupid things like the time of the first scrum.

 

I've never seen that market available. Who offers that?



#18 my missus

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

we have a bloke in our dominoes team who constantly plays wrong 'uns, do you think he may be on the take ;)


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