The Manly Sea Eagles have released a statement following today's alleged salary cap breach issued by the NRL.

The notice concerns preliminary findings of potential breaches of the salary cap over the last five years.

The statement by the Sea Eagles suggests there is a disagreement with several of the NRL's findings and the club will be commencing a legal review.

The club will also be seeking an extension to the standard five day response time so they can do their due diligence on the issue.

Read the full statement below:

The Manly Sea Eagles were advised by the NRL today of their preliminary findings in relation to its ongoing salary cap investigation.

Sea Eagles CEO Lyall Gorman said today:

“We were advised of the alleged breach by the NRL this morning and immediately convened our legal team to thoroughly review the breach notice and detailed files given to us by the NRL.

Based on our legal team’s preliminary review, there is disagreement with several of the NRL findings and consistent with our rights under the NRL rules and regulations have commenced a path of legal review and response.

As we have consistently stated, if there are historical compliance issues, we will work both internally and with the NRL to identify those issues and remedy them.

There is a significant amount of material to work through, based on the documentation handed to us today and the Club will be defending those matters through the appropriate channels.

Whilst the normal breach notice protocol is 5 days to respond, the Club will be seeking an extension to ensure we can deliver a robust response to the allegations.”

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