Salford docked six points for cap breach

The Salford Red Devils have been docked six points for salary cap breaches by the RFL following a tribunal.

A hearing took place at Red Hall today lasting several hours. Salford were found guilty of breaching the cap concerning contracts made with three players in 2014 and 2015.

“The tribunal, chaired by His Honour, Judge Peter Charlesworth, found that Salford had committed a serious breach of the rules including exceeding the finite salary limit of £1.825 million in 2014,” the RFL said in a statement.

“As a result the tribunal decided that the club should be fined £5000 and deducted six points. The points deduction will be imposed immediately.

“The tribunal also found Salford not guilty of a number of offences concerning contractual arrangements with two players. The club have 14 days from receipt of the written reasons for the decision in which to lodge an appeal.”

Salford owner Marwan Koukash tweeted after the tribunal: “Very shocked and hugely disappointed with the outcome of 6 points deduction .This could only happen with a Tribunal associated with the RFL.”

The six-point deduction means the Red Devils are now on the bottom of the Super League table along with Huddersfield, who also have four points.

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