August 23, 2017

Rugby League: Ryan Tandy charged with match fixing

Ryan Tandy's playing days may be over if the match fixing charges stick. This is pretty serious stuff even for a Bulldogs player.

Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league player Ryan Tandy has been charged with match-fixing over the NRL game against the North Queensland Cowboys last year.

Tandy had been stood down from playing for the Bulldogs since being charged last month with four counts of lying to a NSW Crime Commission hearing.

The investigation centred on a betting plunge on the Cowboys to score first from a penalty goal in the round 25 match against the Bulldogs.

Tandy conceded a penalty in front of his posts in the opening minutes of the game.

Detectives this morning laid a charge of attempt to dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception against the 29-year-old Tandy at Downing Centre Local Court.

Tandy has been accused of attempting to manipulate the first scoring points of last year’s Cowboys and Bulldogs match, in an attempt to dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception for John Elias and Sam Ayoub and others to the valueof $113,245 from Tabcorp

He did not appear in court today and the matter has been stood over until 19th of July.

Newswarped thinks the net might still be cast a bit wider in this investigation. More high profile name are involved. The evidence available might only be enough to bring down Tandy, Elias and Ayoub at the moment but don’t be surprised if there are more to come.