Salford charged with alleged breaches of the Super League salary cap

Published: Friday 4th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Salford have been charged with alleged breaches of salary cap regulations, the Rugby Football League has announced.

The Red Devils could be docked as many as 20 points if they are found to have exceeded the £1.825million wage ceiling in the last two years.

A statement from the governing body said: ” The RFL has issued charges in relation to alleged breaches of the RFL Operational Rules and Salary Cap Regulations concerning contractual arrangements made with Salford players in 2014 and 2015.

“The charges will be considered by an independent Off Field Operational Rules Tribunal, at a date to be confirmed.”

The announcement comes six weeks after Bradford chairman Marc Green raised questions over Salford’s use of the cap over the last two years and in particular their signing of Tony Puletua from St Helens in 2014.

Green claimed he was prevented from raising his concerns at a Rugby Football League Council meeting in December and called on the governing body to fully investigate the transfer of Puletua.

When contacted by Press Association Sport on Friday morning, Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash said he was going into a meeting but would be making some comment later.

In January Koukash said his club had been fully co-operating with the RFL investigators since early October and would continue to do so in a bid to clear their name.

Published: Friday 4th March 2016 by The News Editor

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