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Broncos threaten legal action

By Wayne Heming and Laine Clark 30/03/2004 05:50:58 AM Comments (0)

A "disgusted" Brisbane Broncos CEO Bruno Cullen said the club would consider taking "serious legal action" after it was slapped with a breach notice by the NRL that could result in the deduction of two competition points.

The NRL issued the breach notice advising the club should be stripped of points for an illegal interchange in their 32-24 win over the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday.

The NRL said reports suggested that officials twice ordered Brisbane's Corey Parker not to go onto the field until a heavily concussed Shane Webcke had crossed the sideline and also made a third attempt.

Parker scored a try with his first touch of the ball, while Webcke was still making his way to the sideline, locking up the scored at 18-18.

The Broncos have until April 9 to lodge any further submissions with which NRL CEO David Gallop can decide to "vary or confirm" the breach notice.

The Broncos would then have the right to take the matter to the appeals committee.

But Cullen said he was "outraged and disgusted" by the decision and indicated his club would appeal.

"We'll go through the right process which is the appeals committee," he said.

"If that doesn't succeed we will regroup and look at what our other (legal) avenues are.

"Because of the circumstances about this one we will certainly consider what can happen after that and that would mean serious legal action.

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