Salford City Reds fined £10,000 for fielding 14 players against Castleford
Salford City Reds have been fined £10,000 for fielding 14 players during last month's Super League win over Castleford.
Last Updated: 11/05/13 11:05am
The City Reds were charged after Castleford pointed out that three plays happened while the Reds had an extra man on the pitch following a substitution three minutes from the whistle.
And on Wednesday they were found guilty of breaching Rugby Football League rules, and although handed a hefty fine they have been allowed to keep the two points.
Prop forward Darrell Griffin, who was due to be substituted by the Reds, stayed on the field and made a tackle near his own line before going to the bench, as Salford held on for a 34-30 win in coach Brian Noble's first match.
Salford are currently bottom of Super League, with three wins from their first 14 matches.
In a statement, Salford said: "The Reds have 14 days to pay the fine or launch an appeal.
"No further comment will be issued at this time."