The Sydney Roosters and player manager George Mimis will today deny they have held discussions over the possibility of star Brisbane five-eighth Darren Lockyer joining the club.
NRL boss David Gallop will interview the related parties today following a media report this morning suggesting a possible breach of the game�s anti-tampering laws. Under the law, no club is allowed to approach a player from a rival club before June 30.
The Roosters could be fined up to $100,000 if it is found that they have talked to Lockyer outside NRL guidelines.
It�s believed the Roosters are interested in signing Lockyer following Brad Fittler�s retirement announcement earlier this month.
Lockyer is off contract at the end of the season and has not yet decided on his future.
It�s understood that the NRL have asked Brisbane if they wish to make a complaint regarding the issue.
It�s possible that conversations have been had regarding Lockyer�s possible switch to the Roosters, but loopholes in the guidelines may have been used to escape penalty.