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Manly Sea Eagles deny wrongdoing amid fresh salary cap scandal
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MANLY has denied any wrongdoing as allegations of a fresh salary cap scandal come to light.

It’s been reported NSW Police and the NRL have uncovered fresh allegations a number of NRL clubs have made secret payments to players which potentially breach the salary cap rules.

Fairfax Media is reporting a NSW Organised Crime Squad investigation into match fixing has uncovered the secret payments by a number of clubs, including Manly.

The Sea Eagles are the only club named in the Sydney Morning Herald report but it’s understood others are also being investigated.

The Sea Eagles were quick to issue a statement to media on Wednesday afternoon.

“The club doesn’t answer or respond to unsubstantiated rumours but is fiercely protective of its reputation in the sporting and business world,” it read.

“There are in fact no allegations that the club has been the subject of in relation to any components of the NRL salary cap or lower tier cap compliance.

“Quite the contrary we recently had our 2017 midyear salary cap audit completed by the NRL in record time and without adjustment.”

Fairfax Media spoke to an NRL spokesman, who said: “At this stage, we are not in possession of evidence of salary cap violations which would warrant any disciplinary action. But we remain in contact with police and will take action if it is warranted.”

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