The RFL have found Salford guilty of breaching the RFL Operational Rules and Salary Cap Regulations and have fined them six points, effective immediately.
The tribunal, chaired by His Honour, Judge Peter Charlesworth, found that Salford had committed a serious breach of the rules including exceeding the finite salary limit of £1.825 million in 2014 and concerning contractual arrangements made with three players in 2014 and 2015.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Very shocked and hugely disappointed with the outcome of 6 points deduction .This could only happen with a Tribunal associated with the RFL</p>— Marwan Koukash (@drmarwanK) <a href=”https://twitter.com/drmarwanK/status/724681210094600192″>April 25, 2016</a></blockquote>
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The tribunal also found Salford not guilty of a number of offences concerning contractual arrangements with two players.
The club have 14 days from receipt of the written reasons for the decision in which to lodge an appeal.
The points deduction means Salford are now joint bottom of Super League on four points.