Leeds found guilty of breaching salary cap

Leeds Rhinos have been found guilty of breaching the salary cap, and have been fined £20,000, with £10,000 suspended.

The breaches were found to have taken place in 2018, and relate to the club failing to declare payments to three players.

In a statement, the RFL said: “The total amount of the breach was £55,000, with the club found to have exceeded the finite salary cap at four separate points during the season by sums ranging from £10,500 to £25,500.

“Leeds Rhinos acknowledged these errors and reached an ‘Agreed Decision’ with the RFL in accordance with RFL processes, thereby removing the need for an Independent Tribunal.”