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NRL players caught in gambling probe: report

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Investigation by the NRL has found evidence of players from several teams have bet on NRL matches.

Investigation by the NRL has found evidence of players from several teams have bet on NRL matches. Photo: AFR

An NRL investigation has reportedly revealed that a number of players are involved in betting on matches.

The findings by the games integrity unit were laid out to several clubs on Friday, and a number of players are now believed to be facing sanctions, The Weekend Australian reports.

NRL rules forbid any player, player manager, club employee or game official from taking part in gambling in relation to rugby league.

The newspaper said it was unclear how many clubs or players were involved, but that the investigation had involved multiple players and multiple teams.

The investigation was reportedly launched after the NRL and its betting partners conducted a review of gambling within the code.

The NRL declined to comment to The Weekend Australian.

“The integrity unit undertakes a range of inquiries and makes public any findings, if necessary, at the appropriate time,” an NRL spokesperson said.

AAP

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