Pascoe sanctioned by the NRL



  • apparently the fine has been slashed and Pascoe come back in June.





  • Acceptable outcome for mine. Terrible process.
    Only bit I’d argue is the cap penalty.



  • If Pascoe comes back now and the fine is reduced I am very happy with that outcome. now bring on the Footy!!



  • Meh I’ll take that. They’ve spread the cap penalty, halved the fine and we get Pascoe back.

    Wonder if the club will challenge it.



  • Wests Tigers will have half of their $750,000 fine suspended and will have the $639,000 cap fine spread over 2 years, meaning the club won’t have to shed any players. CEO Pascoe will be able to return in 6 months (Sydney Morning Herald)



  • he NRL has suspended half of Wests Tigers’ $750,000 fine and will allow the club’s former chief executive Justin Pascoe to return to the game in just over three months.

    The governing body will on Friday close the book on a number of outstanding integrity matters, with the Tigers one of the clubs most affected.

    The Tigers were fined for not declaring an ambassadorial arrangement when Robbie Farah left the club in 2016.
    The Tigers were fined for not declaring an ambassadorial arrangement when Robbie Farah left the club in 2016.
    Photo: AAP
    Pascoe was deregistered for failing to disclose a lucrative ambassadorial role for hooker Robbie Farah when he retires. The Tigers were left reeling when the NRL imposed a provisional $750,000 fine – as well as deducting $639,000 out of their salary cap – because they had not declared the arrangement when Farah left the club in 2016.

    As part of the NRL’s final determination, it can be revealed the fine will be halved and the salary cap penalty will be spread over two seasons rather than just rolled into 2019. That means the Tigers won’t have to shed any players and the latest arrival, former Rabbitoh Robert Jennings, will be part of a salary cap-compliant squad for this year.

    The news is also positive for Pascoe. His provisional deregistration was open ended, raising fears he could be wiped out of the game permanently. However, his ban will end after six months, backdated to December 19. That means Pascoe will be free to return to the Tigers from June 19.

    Justin Pascoe’s ban will soon be served, allowing him to return to Wests Tigers.
    Justin Pascoe’s ban will soon be served, allowing him to return to Wests Tigers.
    Photo: Peter Rae
    It’s understood the joint venture club will welcome him back on that date, allowing him to resume his administrative career. Pascoe has been credited with getting the Tigers back in the black financially and was also a driving force in obtaining the funds required for a new centre of excellence.



  • That’s a great result, bring on the footy



  • They’ve tried to give just enough of a reduction to make it not worth our time, money and attention to take them to court. By delaying their findings they’ve given a pretty narrow window to Pascoe to challenge his deregistration and have any utility in the outcome by way of an early return.



  • @Cronulla_Sharks fined $250k ($500k discount for Barry Russell self reporting salary cap cheatinG) Also have to play $350k under cap for next 2 years. Via rothfield



  • @gallagher:

    That’s a great result, bring on the footy

    Wasn’t it your view that WT should have accepted the original penalties imposed by the NRL? Had we done so the position we’re in would be far worse than it appears to be if reports are correct.



  • Good points Nelson.



  • Doesn’t mean he can’t be happy that the penalties imposed have been reduced. Who wouldn’t prefer that over the original penalties?


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    No way…take them to court…ridiculous



  • 100% agree. I can’t believe our cap penalty is greater than the sharks currently…


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