Salford Red Devils vow to clear name in latest legal drama

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Chairman of Salford Red Devils, Marwan Koukash, has protested the innocence of his club and vowed to clear its name following allegations by Marc Green, chairman of Bradford Bulls, that Salford breached the salary cap when they signed Tony Puletua from St Helens back in 2014.

Writing to the League Express Newspaper, Green claimed he was prevented from raising his concerns over the transfer at a meeting of the Rugby Football League Council last month, before following that up with calls for the sport’s governing body to fully investigate the deal between Salford and Saint Helens over transferring Puletua.

The New Zealand and Samoa start signed on a two-year deal for Salford only to be loaned out to Hull Kingston Rovers during the 2015 season. In June he sued Salford for around £50’000.

Marwan Koukash retaliated by launching a counter suit alongside another legal action against Kevin Locke, over what was described as Locke’s failure to deliver on his promise as the highest paid player in Superleague. Locke had resigned previously, citing unpaid wages as the cause.

These were not the only incidents Koukash was involved in during a torrid year for the Red Devils. Following a seventy points to six drubbing at the hands of Leeds Rhinos, Koukash was heavily criticised by Brian McDermott over the way he behaved in regards to Salford’s players. Two months later he compared asking Rhinos manager Gary Hetherington for advice to asking a prostitute for a hug.

The salary cap was introduced in its current live format back in 2007, with a salary cap manager appointed by the league investigating any suspected breaches.

If a club is found to have breached the salary cap it can be subjected to fines, as happened to St Helens in 2008, over what the club later described as a ‘calculation error’, or else find points deducted as happened to Wigan a year earlier. The four points they were penalised saw them fall from fourth to tenth in the table

c9f1fc53840848e07af80934d8230f4d?s=117&d=mm&r=g
Gareth Wood
I'm a writer and photographer looking for new opportunities. I've written for a range of publications including Planet Ivy and Screen Robot. As a photographer I'm working on what might be my first commission.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Muhammad Ali: 15 Career Defining Rounds

Muhammad Ali fought 548 Professional Rounds against 50 different men across a span of 61 fights, 13 countries, four continents and 21 years. 27 of Muhammad’s fights were scheduled for the 15 round Championship distance, so in this blog I will cover the 15 defining rounds of The Greatest’s career. Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis are the only fighters in history to win The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year on more than three occasions,...

Sports as We Know It May Never Look the Same Again

This lockdown has given us so many of the bad things we never really thought we'd see: widespread job loss, rampant hospitalization and deaths, and the major, sticking-out-like-a-sore-thumb kind of problems in society. But, if there's something that everyone felt, it's the loss of sports. Many people said that sports is only important to sports fans, but it's becoming more evident that the purpose of sports isn't just exclusively athletic. Now, it seems like...

MLB: End Of Season Award Show 2 Cy Youngs, 2 Rookie of the Years and More!

The 2020 MLB regular season has come to an end, and with it comes playoff brackets, predictions, debates and discussions. However, we are going to save playoff predictions for another article. In this article we are going to talk about End of Season awards. Wo deserves the Cy Young awards?, Rookie of the Year? Most Valuable Player??? All of these questions and more will be answered. These are my opinions after watching the games,...

When It Comes To Israel Adesanya – Believe The Hype

If you've ever had the privilege of watching Israel Adesanya fight, you know that he is the perfect example of handcrafted precision. In his most recent fight, so many people felt this would be the fight that would finally DE-thrown the champ.  They felt Paulo Costa had the advantage because of his size, his strength and his overall power. If you've seen Costa, you know he's like a modern day Hercules. Costa's punches are explosive and...

2020 NBA Finals: A Champion Will Be Crowned

The stage is set. After a few short months that involved an eight game restart season and a very unique postseason,  the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will face each other for the first time in the NBA Finals. There are a lot of storylines that will unfold during the duration of the Finals, but the main storyline will have to be LeBron James facing the team that helped him win two championships....

Memorable Test Match Innings: Kevin Pietersen at the Oval 15 years on

“I saw this innings via a social distancing gap between myself and the television. To truly have the visceral thrill of Pietersen’s 158, you needed to be at The Oval on 12 September 2005.” “Just because I've got a stupid haircut or diamond earrings, it's not going to make me cover drive a ball any differently.” Kevin Pietersen arrived on the international scene in full technicolour. In early 2005, KP entered the lion’s den of his...

Tewatia plays blinder as Rajasthan chase historic total to beat KXIP

Rahul Tewatia hit 5 sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals chased down the highest score in Indian Premier League history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets on Sunday. Tewatia hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in the 18th over and added another six of the next ball he faced as Rajasthan chased down 224. Jofra Archer hit 13 from 3 balls to see the side home. Rajasthan beat their own record – they...

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an end today. The Competitors While Penrith Panthers had already secured the minor premiership and the top eight were determined two rounds ago, some key positions were still open and the race for those positions made for some entertaining footy. The Newcastle Knights failed to hold sixth place, going down on Friday to a...

Russian GP – Race Preview

Russian Grand Prix can be a boring race so let's hope this race gets off to a great start. The only memory I have of the Russian GP is Valtteri Bottas letting Lewis Hamilton win. Last race at Mugello was an exciting race. With two red flags and one horrible crash. And Ferrari 1000 celebration wasn't the best either, but that might be because of the strict rules now during COVID 19. So I am happy...

Benny Leonard: Always A Champion

If you sat down with a group of boxing fans under the age of say, 50, and began to talk about whether Benny Leonard really is a Top-10 all-time fighter, you'd probably have a cacophony of voices barking at you about how great "Sugar" Ray really was. Tell them you were talking about Benny Leonard though, and you might hear a lot of "Who's that?" from the same group. But Benny Leonard most definitely belongs...

Social Connect

1,185FansLike
3,753FollowersFollow

Trending Now

AFL Finals Locked In

This weekend's results conclude the heavily disrupted Australian Football League regular season, turning attention towards the Finals series in October. Across 18 rounds spanning six...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x