16th June 2017, 18:00 | Castleford

Rugby Football League Statement – Denny Solomona Settlement

Rugby Football League Statement – Denny Solomona Settlement

The Rugby Football League is pleased to learn that Sale Sharks have agreed to compensate Castleford Tigers substantially in respect of their former player Denny Solomona.

Castleford Tigers will receive in excess of £200,000 in compensation and recover approximately £100,000 in legal costs from the defendants.

This was a matter of profound importance for sport and Castleford deserve huge credit for their dignity, integrity and tenacity.  Their conduct has been exemplary and they have been consistent in their position at all times.

Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League, Nigel Wood, said: “Castleford have been resilient and professional throughout this entire process and the Rugby Football League and other member clubs have always fully supported them in defending a position that we believe is right and just. To their further credit, they have not bowed to pressure to ensure the truth of what happened could be fully exposed. They have done the whole of sport a great service.

"It is incredibly regrettable that this situation ever arose and we believe that National Governing Bodies from all sports and leagues must work together to ensure that clubs and players are protected and contracts are respected by all concerned. The Rugby Football League has very recently worked closely on a reciprocal basis with the NRL in the cases of James Segayaro and Ben Barba to ensure that registration of playing contracts and disciplinary decisions are respected on a mutual basis, which is surely how it should be.”