Leeds Rhinos: Super League club to pay five-figure fine for salary cap breaches

Leeds, who have won eight Super League titles, were the holders when they finished ninth in 2018

Leeds Rhinos have been fined £20,000 – half of it suspended for two years – by the Rugby Football League following salary cap breaches.

The eight-times Super League champions were discovered to have failed to declare payments totalling £55,000 to three players during the 2018 season.

The club were found to have exceeded the cap at four separate points by sums ranging from £10,500 to £25,500.

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington blamed an “administrative error”.