At that point in time all the First Squad were being paid and their salaries guaranteed by the RFL by making up any shortfall the Administrator had, although there were a couple of times the money was delayed going in.
I think those Court revelations put Shudders in a bit of a precarious position with Sod Hall and also the Bulls would have a good case to renegotiate the fee the RFL imposed on them that Shudders paid!
Can you not hear the sound of Buck Passing, paper shredding and digital erasing?
I'm not a contract lawyer, but I think in the world of procurement a company that paid late because it was in financial difficulties would be in breach of contract and a supplier could just walk away there and then. I can't see why a person under contract to a rugby club would be any different, but I may be wrong.