21st October 2019, 14:51 | Leeds

Statement | Leeds Rhinos

Statement | Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos fined for salary cap breach

Leeds Rhinos have been fined £20,000, with £10,000 of this suspended, in relation to admitted salary cap breaches during the 2018 season.

It was established during a routine RFL audit that Leeds had failed to declare payments to three players. 

The total amount of the breach was £55,000, with the club found to have exceeded the finite salary cap at four separate points during the season by sums ranging from £10,500 to £25,500. 

Leeds Rhinos acknowledged these errors and reached an ‘Agreed Decision’ with the RFL in accordance with RFL processes, thereby removing the need for an Independent Tribunal.