Why investigation into Victor Radley-James Bentley incident may bit be over yet

On the eve of the Rugby League World Cup, headlines were dominated by an alleged incident between England star Victor Radley and Leeds Rhinos star and Ireland international James Bentley.

At the time the story dominated the media and the NRL in particular have been sweating on it as the IRL ruled that because the incident took place at England’s team hotel in Manchester that the RFL should handle the issue.

It was announced yesterday by the RFL that Radley has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

The report states: “An RFL investigation has exonerated England forward Victor Radley of any blame for an incident which took place following his side’s exit from the Rugby League World Cup in November.

“The compliance investigation, requested by RLWC, involved interviews with a number of eyewitnesses as well as those directly involved. The investigator found a non-England player to have behaved inappropriately and an England player to have acted in self-defence. No members of the England squad were at fault. The RFL Board has determined that no further action should be taken – and these findings have been shared with all relevant Rugby League bodies.”

However, Radley is not out of the woods yet according to the Daily Telegraph.

That is because the NRL wants to review these findings before rubber stamping the verdict though it is expected that they will.

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