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History of NRL Salary Cap breaches

The history of NRL Salary Cap breaches:

Club

Season

Breach

Date of Breach Notice

Date of Imposition of Penalty

Fine

Bulldogs

2000

$167,445 over the cap. Undisclosed (but not hidden) payment of $25,000. Third party agreement reclassified by salary cap auditor. Hidden undisclosed payments also now admitted.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$50,000

Eels

2000

Under the cap. Undisclosed (but not hidden) payment of $40,000.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$40,000

Knights

2000

$369,108 over the cap. Fully disclosed.  Third party agreements reclassified by salary cap auditor.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$73,800

Knights

2000

Undisclosed payment of $115,000.  Argued upon submission for the exclusion of $30,000.  Breach reduced to $85,000.

4/02/03

7/02/03

$85,000

Panthers

2000

$404,489 over the cap. Fully disclosed.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$80,900

Roosters

2000

$42,067 over the cap. Undisclosed (but not hidden) payment of $5,000.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$12,800

Sharks

2000

$34,450 over the cap. Fully disclosed.  Third party agreement reclassified by salary cap auditor.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$6,890

Storm

2000

$121,641 over the cap. Fully disclosed.  Third party agreement reclassified by salary cap auditor.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$24,300

Warriors

2000

Under the cap. Voluntary but belated disclosure of payments of $221,000.

15/12/00

12/02/01

$100,000

Broncos

2001

$118,314 over the cap. Included an undisclosed payment of $50,000.

9/05/2002  Amended 3 Feb 2003

7/02/03

$84,157

Cowboys

2001

Voluntary but belated disclosure of payments of $200,000 over the cap in 2000 and 2001.

19/03/02

Cowboys accepted & paid breach notice.

$100,000

Storm

2001

$177,404 over the cap. Fully disclosed.  Third party agreements reclassified by salary cap auditor.

15/03/02

9/05/02

$89,904

Tigers

2002

Under the cap. Initially issued breach for Voluntary but belated disclosure of payment of $143,768.  Club provided evidence of a timing difference which reduced breach amount to $117,052.

23/08/02

16/09/02

$58,526

Broncos

2002

$115,067 over the cap. Fully disclosed.

3/02/03

7/02/03

$57,533

Bulldogs

2002

Breach of the Salary Cap by approximately $2 million over three years.  All of these breaches were due to undisclosed payments.

23/08/02

23/08/02

$500,000 plus 37 competition points in current year

Knights

2002

Breach from season 2000.  $85, 000 undisclosed payment to player’s Company.  Additional to previous 2000 fine.

4/02/03

7/02/03

$85,000

Roosters

2002

Classification of Payments to player through 3rd party.  Disclosed for 2001 and 2002 fined in 2002

3/02/03

7/02/03

$74,131 and $75,000

Storm

2002

$133,396 over the cap. Fully disclosed.  Third party agreements reclassified by salary cap auditor.

3/02/03

7/02/03

$66,698

Sharks

2003

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.

23/04/03

30/04/03

$10,000

Panthers

2003

Playing an Unregistered Player.  NSWRL Contract - no NRL Rego or contract.

16/06/03

24/07/03    No submission

$10,000

Bulldogs

2003

Playing an Unregistered Player.  NSWRL Contract - no NRL Rego or contract.

12/08/03

22/08/03

$10,000

Rabbitohs

2003

Playing an Unregistered Player.  NSWRL Contract - no NRL Rego or contract.

29/08/03

8/09/03

$10,000

Knights

2003

Playing an Unregistered Player.  NSWRL Contract - no NRL Rego or contract.

22/09/03

30/09/03

$10,000

Knights

2003

Undisclosed benefit to player (car)

3/05/04

27/05/04

$30,000

Broncos

2003

Undisclosed guarantee to player via 3rd Party Entity

3/05/04

11/05/04

$20,000

Panthers

2003

Undisclosed payments for season 2002 and 2003 of $25k each in lieu of failed 3rd Party Agreement.

3/05/04

3/05/04

$25,000 and $25,000

Storm

2003

Exceeding the Top 25 SC by $261,912.

3/05/04

3/05/04

$130,956

Warriors

2003

Undisclosed benefit to player (car)

3/05/04

3/05/04

$15,000

Rabbitohs

2003

Exceeding the 2nd Tier SC.

3/05/04

27/05/04

$5,252

Bulldogs

2004

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.

11/06/04

16/06/04

$10,000

Eagles

2004

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.

8/09/04

8/9/04   No  submission

$5,000

Bulldogs

2004

Breach of Total Player Payments due to sponsorship shortfall.

14/04/05

16/05/05

$72,295

Dragons

2004

Breach of 2nd Tier Cap

14/04/05

12/05/05

$32,286

Panthers

2004

Breach of Total Player Payments -

14/04/05

19/04/05

$25,000

Roosters

2004

Undisclosed TPA - car provided to player by Associated Entity

14/04/05

16/05/05

$25,000

Storm

2004

Breaches relating to undisclosed TPA's from 2001 - 2004 Subsequently disclosed by new management

14/04/05

19/04/05

$120,000

Raiders

2005

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.

23/03/05

1/4/05 No submission

$5,000

Warriors

2005

Breaches relating to seasons 2004 and 2005 subsequently disclosed by new management.

1/03/06

9/03/06

$430,000 plus 4 competition points in the following year

Raiders

2005

2nd Tier Cap breach - undisclosed terminations

4/05/06

12/05/06 - No submission

$1,339

Dragons

2005

Undisclosed loan - not repaid

4/05/06

22/05/06

$19,976

Bulldogs

2005

Undisclosed loan - repaid

4/05/06

12/05/06 - No submission

$8,611

Knights

2005

2nd Tier Cap breach - undisclosed terminations

4/05/06

22/05/06

$11,097

Sharks

2006

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.

17/06/06

26/07/06

$5,000

Broncos

2006

Unapproved TPA

31/05/07

 

$30,000

Dragons

2006

Exceed the Top 25 and 2nd Tier SC

31/05/07

 

$62,427

Knights

2006

Exceed Top 25 SC

31/05/07

 

$19,260

Rabbitohs

2006

Exceed Top 25 SC

31/05/07

 

$28,573

Raiders

2006

Exceed Top 25 and 2nd Tier SC

31/05/07

 

$173,203

Storm

2006

Exceed Top 25 SC

31/05/07

 

$63,266

Tigers

2006

Exceed Top 25 SC

31/05/07

 

$21,250

Cowboys

2007

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.

15/06/07

 

$5,000

Broncos

2007

Unapproved TPA

29/04/08

 

$10,000

Bulldogs

2007

Failure to provide access to player information

29/04/08

17/06/08

$0

Rabbitohs

2007

Undisclosed payments - Guarantee of TPA to player.

29/04/08

10/06/08

$70,135

Raiders

2007

Various overpayments and undisclosed figures for 2nd Tier

29/04/08

11/06/08

$45,813

Storm

2007

Overpayments Top 25

29/04/08

11/06/08

$13,917

Tigers

2007

Overpayments Top 25

29/04/08

10/06/08

$46,800

Bulldogs

2008

Various overpayments and undisclosed figures for 2nd Tier

10/06/09

18/06/09

$4,655

Dragons

2008

Overpayments Top 25

10/06/09

18/06/09

$15,200

Rabbitohs

2008

Overpayments for 2nd Tier

10/06/09

18/06/09

$12,500

Tigers

2008

Overpayments Top 25

10/06/09

18/06/09

$3,625

Titans

2008

Overpayments for 2nd Tier

10/06/09

18/06/09

$5,458

Bulldogs

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 1

31/03/09

4/06/09

$3,750

Tigers

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 6

12/05/09

4/06/09

$2,500

Storm

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration.  Rnd 1

31/03/09

4/06/09

$15,000

Panthers

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 1

31/03/09

4/06/09

$2,500

Roosters

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 1

31/03/09

4/06/09

$2,500

Titans

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 1

31/03/09

4/06/09

$2,500

Broncos

2009

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 1 and Rnd 6

14/05/09

4/06/09

$5,000

Tigers

2010

Playing an Unregistered Player.  No contract or Registration. Rnd 1

24/03/10

31/03/10

$2,500

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