Rugby League clubs meet with anti-doping authority

SYDNEY (AP) - Six National Rugby League clubs have met with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency for briefings in the wake of last week's damning crime commission report that indicated widespread use of performance enhancing substances in professional sport and links between users and organised crime.

The Australian Crime Commission released the findings of a year-long investigation last Thursday, without releasing the names of clubs or individuals under investigation, triggering concern across the country and descriptions of it being the bleakest day ever for Australian sport.

The primary targets of the report were the NRL and the Aussie rules Australian Football League.

Penrith, Manly, Cronulla, Newcastle, North Queensland and Canberra, the six NRL clubs mentioned in the ACC report, attended a group meeting and individual briefings with Asada in Sydney on Tuesday.