The rugby league betting scandal has taken the head of former Bulldogs forward Ryan Tandy who was found guilty of match fixing in a 2010 game against the Cowboys.

And Brisbane Roar fans are showing their true colours, preparing for a rematch of January’s unforgettable Grand Final against the Mariners in the first game of the A-League.

Clare Hunter reports.


It was this penalty in 2010 that proved former Canterbury Bulldogs player Ryan Tandy was involved in one of rugby league’s biggest betting scandals.

The judge found Tandy guilty for purposefully giving away the penalty in the first two minutes, allowing the Cowboys to score.

The forward was slapped with a $4,000 fine and placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond.

In the Champions League 20/20 cricket Daniel Harris bagged a century but it wasn’t enough for South Australia, who were robbed of the semi-final by Royal Bangalore’s Arun Karthik who hit a six on the final ball.

In a colourful display of loyalty one Brisbane Roar fan was tickled orange.

Midfielder Erik Paartalu tanned and talked tactics for Saturday’s grudge match against the Gold Coast Mariners.

Erik Paartulu, Roar Midfielder: “They will definitely be trying to get some revenge and like I said before, it’s gone, this year new season fresh plate for everyone, everyone has got to be on their toes.”

With showers and thunderstorms predicted on Saturday the Roar will be playing in similar conditions to their countrymen across the ditch.

The Wallabies are looking forward to their do or die clash against the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday in Wellington.

With a full-strength line up back on deck the Wallabies made the most of a wet and windy training session.

The side are getting back to basics, preparing for a kicking game.

Coach Robbie Deans is expected to name the squad on Friday.

Clare Hunter, QUT News.