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Wigan win points deduction reprieve

6th March 2019, 18:04 by Craig Smithson

Wigan's two-point deduction for breaching Super League's salary cap has been suspended by 12 months by the Rugby Football League.

The reigning Grand Final winners were initially punished by an independent tribunal appointed by the RFL for going over the Finite Salary Cap.

However, after the Warriors appealed to arbitration service Sport Resolutions, the RFL restored their two points, which subsequently takes them back up to 10th in the Super League.

Wigan were still ordered to pay a fine of £5,000 and costs of £2,000 for the original hearing, while they will automatically lose the two points if they breach the salary cap in the next 12 months.

The RFL said in a statement: "It is good to have this matter resolved, after this second independent hearing following the initial independent tribunal in January. The RFL will continue to police the salary cap in agreement with the Super League clubs."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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