Third NRL match investigated for betting plunge

NSW Police and the NRL are invesigating an April game between Manly and Parramatta this year after reports of a betting plunge allegedly involving the Foran brothers.

Fairfax Media has reported that in the game, five-eighth Keiran Foran’s first for the Eels against his former club Manly, $18,000 was bet on Parramatta beating the Sea Eagles by five points.

Manly were ahead 10-8 in the 70th minute of that match but went on to lose it 22-10.

Fairfax Media alleges that the bet was placed by Frank Farrugia, an associate of notorious gambler Eddie Hayson, who is a close friend of both Foran brothers.

They have reported that the winnings of that bet was then placed on a horse race in the Sunshine Coast, which resulted in a windfall of $95,220.

That winning ticket was allegedly given to Liam Foran, the former Salford and London player, who cashed it in at the Central Coast Leagues club in Gosford. He then deposited $2000 into his brother Kieran’s TAB betting account.

The NRL and NSW Police are already investigating the possibllity of match-fixing in two NRL games in 2015, involving Manly and Parramatta and Manly and South Sydney.

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