Five clubs including the Knights and Titans have been fined by the NRL for breaching the salary cap.
The Titans have been heaviest hit, fined $300,000 and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points.
The breach relates to former player Scott Prince who received substantially more than the contract lodged with the NRL. The Gold Coast club had $75,000 of the fine and the four competition points suspended because club officials self reported the breach.
The Newcastle Knights are among four other clubs who’ll be fined a total of $90,000.
· Sea Eagles ($6,000 -overspend breach)
· Knights ($35,519 – overspend breach)
· Roosters ($40,000 – comprised of $20,000 fine and $20,000 suspended for two years.
· Tigers ($9,326 –
The NRL’s General Manager of Integrity Brad Weeks says all clubs are on notice
“I am satisfied that clubs are generally attempting to meet their salary cap duties,” Mr Weeks said.
“If clubs breach the salary cap in the future they will face heavy penalties, including the loss of competition points.” he said.