Five clubs breach Salary Cap in 2010

The National Rugby League has today outlined NRL Salary Cap breaches against the Wests Tigers, the Gold Coast Titans, the St George Illawarra Dragons, the Parramatta Eels and the Canberra Raiders following the completion of all audits into the 2010 season.

The largest breach notice is in relation to the Wests Tigers, who claimed a ‘long serving player allowance’ contrary to advice from the Salary Cap audit team.

The remaining breaches across four clubs concern the use of second tier players and the categorisation of education grants, accommodation and termination payments.

The 2010 Salary Cap Breach notices are as follows:

Club Fine
Wests Tigers: $187,140
Gold Coast Titans: $76,380
Parramatta Eels: $44,988
Canberra Raiders: $31,657
St George Illawarra Dragons: $15,694

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The Titans have also been breached a further $2,500 for failing to properly register a Toyota Cup player.

All clubs will have until Friday, May 20, to make submissions to the NRL Chief Executive in relation to the breaches before any penalties are imposed.

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