Did you read the Rams' statement?
I have read it Tom, several times, and really it doesn't say much in any detail. Someone had an agreement that later in the season the player would go to the Rams under the DR system. Was that an agreement in a conversation between Chairmen or a properly signed agreement by all parties and lodged with the RFL? Even in the statement your Chairman talks about having a document from the Bulls showing the players earnings whereas the Operational Rules, when quoting the £20k figure, talk about the Salary Cap Value, which if you read Operational Rule E:1:5:1 is very different and contains such things as agents fees and so on.