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The Canberra Raiders and Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs have been fined for breaches of the salary cap last year.

NRL Chief Operating Officer Nick Weeks said the breaches were at the lower end of the scale but would still result in financial penalties for the clubs involved.

He said the NRL would impose the following sanctions: 

The Canberra Raiders (the club breached the second tier by $2,598 and the NYC top 20 cap by $8,093 for a total breach amount of $10,691).

The club has a poor record of compliance with the salary cap rules, having recorded breaches in five of the last six years.

As a result, the club has been fined 150 per cent of its breach amount ($16,037).

The club has also been fined $68,073 for breaches of the NRL ($1,622) and NYC ($66,451) caps in 2015.

The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs (the club breached the NRL cap by $81,965 in 2016).

Given the breach was self-reported by the club, which has subsequently upgraded its governance structure, the NRL has imposed a fine of 75 per cent of the breach amount ($61,474). 

Mr Weeks said the clubs had five business days to request that the NRL Appeals Committee review the determinations.

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