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Cap Breaches - Clubs hit with varying fines

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ramrod, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    Gold Coast Titans fined $300,000 for salary cap breach.

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/gold-coast-titans/gold-coast-titans-fined-300000-for-salary-cap-breach-20141016-116xu0.html

    It mentions:
    "Four other clubs Manly, Newcastle, Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers have been issued with fines of more than $90,000 for less serious cap breaches."

    "...The four other clubs were hit with varying fines due to breaches in 2013. Manly were hit with a $6000 fine for an overspend breach, the Knights $35,519 for the same offence, the Roosters were slugged for $40,000, with $20,000 suspended for two years, with the penalty due to " a lack of substantive notes of negotiation."

    Note:
    Given that the article list the clubs alphabetically, Manly is highlighted as the first of these four clubs but ours is a measly $6000 overspend.

    And why did the poor Roosters get half of the $40K fine suspended for two years? Can't they afford the whole $40K?
     
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    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

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      And the chooks get to keep their trophy while they overspend the cap while recruiting SBW Jennings and Luke Odonell etc in 2013
       
    • bones

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      Scott Prince lost his job as an NRL liaison officer because of this.

      Inglis, Smith and Slater must be still waiting for their punishment as a result of the Storm salary cap affair.
       
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      • niccipops

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        Cameron Smith: Charter boat, what charter boat?
         
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        • Supernintendo Chalmers

          Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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          they didn't overspend the cap..... well they couldnt be found to have due to the lack of paperwork in negotiation notes..... so that's what the fine is for.

          Word is their paper shredder (and the broncos one) has now been hailed and given a place in the trophy cabinet.
           
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          • Frogz

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            I took it as our fine as $6K...not that we overspent $6K....none of the others teams (incl us) had the reason detailed
             
          • niccipops

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            From Manly Daily:

            Meanwhile, the Sea Eagles have been fined $6000 for a minor salary cap breach last season.

            The club said in a statement it involved three match payments that went undeclared for a player who had been playing at another club, prior to joining the Sea Eagles in early 2013.
             
          • Ramrod

            Ramrod Well-Known Member

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            Thanks for the correction, Nicci and Frogz.
            That makes it even more insignificant and for us to be lumped with these other jokers.
             
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            • manlyfan76

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              Is this our 2nd fine? First being the trex debacle.
               
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              • Hamster Huey

                Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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                Yep. Clear last on the table of totals fined, and you'd suggest both issues were largely outside the clubs knowledge. Pretty sure the T-Rex one didn't raise it's head until 12 months after he left, and this one (possibly T-Red) is from a lack of information provided to the club.
                 
              • Nuttybott

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                They should take the fine out of the $100,000 they still owe us over the Brett Stewart affair... :mad:
                 
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                • sheridanstand78

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                  The most amazing thing or should I say not a surprise is that the Brisbane News limited donkeys come up smelling like roses due to lack of evidence.

                  What an absolute farce. This again proves that they and the drizzle can just about get away with anything!
                   
                • mickqld

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                  Clearly good enough reasons for Greenturd to take points off us for 2015.
                   
                • Daddycool08

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                  So the Storm lost a premiership for an overspend for 2007.

                  I know Melbourne's rort was bigger. But will this mean clubs will rort the cap a bit bigger each year to see how far they can push it?

                  Why aren't the Rooters being treated the same way as Melbourne?

                  That's a pretty big fine $40k reduced to $20k, ostensibly due to a lack of evidence. (But the salary cap auditor knew about it????) :huh:

                  But remember the other article where the Rooter's representative claimed they where UNDER the salary cap by $100k. So if that is the case can we infer that the previous article was wrong?

                  So it comes back to; over-spend, get the trophy and then cop the fine. Either way the team has a premiership.

                  That'll send a good message to the other clubs looking to do the same thing. It becomes a cost-benefit analysis. What will it cost us if we get caught? A fine. Ok let's rort it. :mad:

                  Therefore, if there is a rorting of the cap richer clubs will do it we may as well have no salary cap.
                   

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