Doncaster RLFC captain Leaf suspended by RFL

THE RFL has provisionally suspended Doncaster RLFC centre Shaun Leaf with immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation into an alleged breach of the RFL’s Operational Rules and a breach of the sport’s Betting Code of Conduct prior to the Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth round tie against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats last weekend.

A national newspaper investigation reports that Leaf, 22, allegedly bet on the Dons to lose prior to the game at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, which the Wildcats won 50-10.

Leaf played no part in the game due to a thumb injury.

The RFL is also conducting an investigation into alleged breaches of Operational Rules and the Betting Code of Conduct prior to a Co-operative Championship fixture in 2009.

A statement released by the RFL states that the governing body will be making no further comment on these cases until the conclusion of the investigations.

Read tomorrow’s Wakefield Express for more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.