Titans fined for salary cap breaches relating to Scott Prince

THE GOLD Coast Titans have been slapped with a $300,000 fine and docked four NRL Competition Points for breaching their salary cap.
 
The penalty was issued following an investigation by the NRL Integrity Unit which was instigated by the new management of the club.It found that a former player, Scott Prince was paid substantially more than the contract lodged with the NRL by a previous Titans administration.

Furthermore, Prince’s role as an NRL One Community Ambassador expires this month and will not be renewed.

The club has had $75,000 of its fine and the loss of the four competition points suspended because it self-reported the breach and co-operated fully with the investigation.


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Four other clubs have been issued with fines totalling more than $90,000 for less serious salary cap breaches.

General Manager of Integrity, Nick Weeks said all clubs are on notice that they risk losing competition points and face heavy fines if they attempt to cheat the salary cap rules in future.

The suspended fine and points will be applied if there are any further salary cap breaches by the Titans over the next two years.

“I am satisfied that clubs are generally attempting to meet their salary cap duties,” Mr Weeks said.

“But all clubs are on notice that we have drawn a line in the sand. “If clubs breach the salary cap in the future they will face heavy penalties, including the loss of competition points.”
 
Other clubs that were hit with breaches include the Sea Eagles ($6000), Knights ($35,519), Roosters ($40,000) and West Tigers ($9,326).

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