The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles were advised by the NRL today of their preliminary findings in relation to its ongoing salary cap investigation.
Sea Eagles CEO Lyall Gorman said today: "We were advised of the alleged breach by the NRL this morning and immediately convened our legal team to thoroughly review the breach notice and detailed files given to us by the NRL.
"Based on our legal team's preliminary review, there is disagreement with several of the NRL findings and consistent with our rights under the NRL rules and regulations have commenced a path of legal review and response.
"As we have consistently stated, if there are historical compliance issues, we will work both internally and with the NRL to identify those issues and remedy them.
"There is a significant amount of material to work through, based on the documentation handed to us today and the club will be defending those matters through the appropriate channels.
"Whilst the normal breach notice protocol is five days to respond, the club will be seeking an extension to ensure we can deliver a robust response to the allegations."