RFL to launch dual-registration investigation

The RFL have launched an investigation into claims that three Championship clubs fielded ineligible players regarding the dual-registration system last weekend.

Under the current rules, Championship clubs cannot play any player on dual-registration from now until the end of the season, unless they have played in three or more Championship games before the registration deadline of July 25.

The RFL have not confirmed those three players and clubs are under investigation, but Dewsbury’s Sam Wood, Doncaster’s Ben Crooks and Batley’s Jacob Fairbank all played last weekend having played less than the three games required to make the cut.

If clubs are found guilty, sanctions that can be handed down include a fine and/or even a points deduction which, at this stage of the campaign, could prove absolutely massive.

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