Dons to stick by accused skipper

Dons' chief executive Carl Hall in the stands. Picture: Andrew Roe
Dons' chief executive Carl Hall in the stands. Picture: Andrew Roe
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THE Dons have vowed to stand by former skipper Shaun Leaf as he stands accused of placing a £200 on his side to lose.

The 27-year-old centre was the subject of a national newspaper sting last week where an undercover reporter watched as he allegedly placed a bet on the Dons to lose their Challenge Cup tie with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats by more than 38 points.

The sport’s governing body the RFL quickly suspended Leaf pending the outcome of their investigation into the matter while the Dons stripped him of the club captaincy he has held for two years.

However, co-owner Carl Hall has confirmed the club are supporting Leaf until the conclusion of the RFL inquiry.

Hall attended a meeting with Leaf at the RFL’s Red Hall headquarters last Friday so the former skipper could tell his side of the story.

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