Benji backs Tedesco for Tigers fullback position

Benji Marshall has backed 19-year-old prodigy James Tedesco to nail down the vacant Wests Tigers fullback position. Tedesco started in the No.1 jersey in the Tigers’ 20-12 trial win over Parramatta, but Tim Sheens has since refused to confirm the youngster will be his starting fullback for the NRL season opener. Former Parramatta utility Tom … [Read the full story]

NRL bans ‘some’ betting in bid to stop match-fixing

The NRL has banned several exotic betting options offered by bookmakers in a desperate bid to retain integrity in a code plunged into crisis by last year’s match fixing scandal. From next round, punters will no longer be allowed to bet on the first and last scoring play of the second half of matches, or … [Read the full story]