Rhinos boss Gary Hetherington has allegedly urged fellow Super League clubs to attempt to block Todd Carney’s move to Catalans Dragons.
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Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has reportedly urged clubs to try and block Todd Carney’s incoming English Super League move, declaring it was tarnish the competition’s reputation.
Carney has agreed to a three-year deal with French-based club Catalans Dragons and the move could be finalised by the Rugby Football League this week.
However, UK newspaper The Sun reported on Tuesday that Hetherington has e-mailed rival club bosses in a bid to raise support to have the move blocked.
“We’d be appalled if his application was granted because it would damage the integrity and profile of Super League,” Hetherington was alleged to have written in the email.
Hetherington was also vocal about another wayward NRL star joining the Super League, when Greg Bird joined Catalans back in 2009.
Bird was released by Cronulla after facing charges over an alleged assault of his girlfriend at the time.
“It is disappointing that a club should want to sign him,” Hetherington said when Bird signed on with Catalans.
“Our competition cannot become a dumping ground for other people’s problems.”