Salford charged over alleged salary cap regulations breach
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 04/03/16 10:05am
Salford have been charged with alleged breaches of salary cap regulations, the Rugby Football League has announced.
The Red Devils could be docked as many as 20 points if they are found to have exceeded the £1.825m wage ceiling in the last two years.
A statement from the governing body said: "The RFL has issued charges in relation to alleged breaches of the RFL Operational Rules and Salary Cap Regulations concerning contractual arrangements made with Salford players in 2014 and 2015.
"The charges will be considered by an independent Off Field Operational Rules Tribunal, at a date to be confirmed."
The announcement comes six weeks after Bradford chairman Marc Green raised questions over Salford's use of the cap over the last two years and in particular their signing of Tony Puletua from St Helens in 2014.
Green claimed he was prevented from raising his concerns at a Rugby Football League Council meeting in December and called on the governing body to fully investigate the transfer of Puletua.
Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has revealed he will comment on the charge later on Friday.
In January Koukash said his club had been fully co-operating with the RFL investigators since early October and would continue to do so in a bid to clear their name.