Rugby Australia has refuted claims that the Wallabies were investigated for match-fixing.
A report from the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday suggested that the Wallabies were investigated for match-fixing several years ago and that a sporting official had recommended that the investigation be re-opened.
RA released a statement on Friday, denying that any such investigation was ever conducted, and said if anyone had evidence of any match-fixing they should make it known.
‘A headline attached to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald today suggested Rugby Australia had investigated a Wallabies Test match “from several years ago” in relation to the possibility of match-fixing,’ the statement read.
‘Rugby Australia wishes to confirm it has seen no evidence in regards to inappropriate betting activity or match-fixing and has no record of any such investigation occurring in the past.
‘Rugby Australia takes any allegation of match-fixing very seriously and would always thoroughly investigate should any person or entity ever provide information to the Integrity Unit.’