In­de­pen­dent to end

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

THE pol­i­tics in rugby league never ceases to amaze me.

Bull­dogs legend Ge­orge Pe­po­nis is chair­man of the thriv­ing Can­ter­bury Leagues Club. He is stand­ing for re­elec­tion as an in­de­pen­dent at t next week’s club elec­tions.

Di­rec­tors on the new foot­ball all club board don’t want a bar of him de­spite his tremen­dous track record. Now Pe­po­nis is claim­ing he had a phone call from new Bull­dogs foot­ball club chair Lynne An­der­son last week­end.

He said An­der­son asked him to stand down from the leagues club elec­tions and, in re­turn, of­fered to sup­port the NRL’s con­sti­tu­tional re­form that would al­low Pe­po­nis to join the in­de­pen­dent com­mis­sion.

Pe­po­nis de­clined the of­fer. An­der­son did not re­turn our phone calls or text mes­sages. But it would be great to see some­one with Pe­po­nis’ ex­per­tise on the com­mis­sion.

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