The NRL is reviewing a video produced by a bookmaker in which the game’s match review committee boss Luke Patten made comments about the off-field behaviour of Cameron Munster and said Mitchell Moses “should be doing much better than he is”.
Patten, who heads up the panel which charges and ultimately bans or fines players for acts of foul play, appears alongside Reni Maitua and Triple M commentator Anthony Maroon in the Ladbrokes clip, which was posted to social media in the days after the grand final.
Patten is only an NRL contractor, rather than an employee, and receives a small fee for his work on the match review committee. He has to juggle other jobs outside of the match review committee to earn a living.
But the forum of the video raised concern with NRL officials in recent days.
All NRL employees are subject to strict rules which prevent them from gambling on rugby league…