New Zealand standoff Kieran Foran is being investigated by the police and NRL Integrity Unit after $2,000 in winnings from a bet on his Parramatta Eels team ended up in his TAB account.
The match in question was Parramatta’s visit to Foran’s former club, Manly Sea Eagles, on April 14. Just half an hour before kick-off, $18,000 in cash was wagered at the Breakers Country Club on the Eels to beat Manly by more than 5. Frank Farrugia, who is a close friend of Kieran and his brother Liam, and an associate of chronic gambler Eddie Hayson, had entered the club just a few minutes earlier.
Parramatta overturned an 8-10 deficit in the match, scoring three late tries to run out 22-10 winners. The total payout of $41,400 was collected by Jordan Tulk, an associate of the Foran’s and Farrugia. On May 4, Tulk placed the entire amount on a gelding running on the Sunshine Coast, which reaped a total of $95,220. Later that day, Liam Horan picked up a $73,220 voucher and $22,000 in cash.
Of this $2,200, Liam Horan deposited $2,000 cash into his brother’s TAB account. This is contrary to the TAB terms and conditions which only allows the account holder to access their account. By this time, Kieran Foran was already in a rehab clinic in Brisbane, having been admitted on April 29.