Independent to end
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.