NRL investigated for match fixing

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An NRL match in Sydney is reportedly being investigated for match-fixing.

Fairfax Media says NSW Police have been told about the suspect game, which was referred to last Thursday by Justice Minister Jason Clare.

Clare tabled shocking revelations about widespread doping and links to organised crime in Australian sport, noting authorities were investigating a potential case of match-fixing.

"Wherever criminals are involved in influencing players, there is the risk that they will use that influence over players to fix matches," Clare said upon release of the Australian Crime Commission's report.

"We've identified information that suggests that that had happened on one occasion. And the Crime Commission has referred that information to the relevant authorities for further investigation."

The NRL was embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal in August 2010 when an investigation began into a match between Canterbury and North Queensland following a highly unusual betting plunge on the game's first-scoring play.

An investigation resulted in the spot-fixing conviction of Bulldogs front-rower Ryan Tandy.

-AAP

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