The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER -

A Sen­ate in­quiry into the fu­ture of rugby in Aus­tralia held a hear­ing in Perth this week, with Se­na­tor Linda Reynolds grilling ARU for­mer chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Rob Clarke about the sale of the Mel­bourne Rebels for $1 to Kiwi busi­ness­man An­drew Cox.

Reynolds said Clarke was “stretch­ing the bounds of cred­i­bil­ity” by sug­gest­ing he didn’t know de­tails of the sale from the ARU’s own an­nual re­ports, to which he replied the re­ports con­tained “a lot of com­plex­i­ties”.

“Mr Clarke, we might be sen­a­tors but we’re not stupid,” Reynolds replied.

“We can read your an­nual re­ports just as well, ob­vi­ously bet­ter, than you can.”

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