Officials to meet over
crowd violence

New South Wales Police Minister Carl Scully will raise the possibility of using a riot squad to control crowd violence when he meets with club and National Rugby League officials today.

The minister, NRL chief David Gallop, and Bulldogs chief executive Malcolm Noad will discuss the violence that erupted at the Bulldogs match against West Tigers last Friday. Newcastle says it will take special measures to prevent crowd violence when it takes on the Bulldogs in Friday night's NRL match at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

Newcastle chief executive Ken Conway says the Bulldogs will also have their own security presence at EnergyAustralia Stadium, personnel who attend every match and are familiar with the club's supporters.