Tigers forced to cough up

Castleford Tigers have been ordered to pay an extra two months wages to former players Paul Mellor and Motu Tony. The Tigers terminated the players contracts on 19 September after the club had been relegated from Super League.

But Mellor and Tony argued that they should have been paid until 27 November, as defined by the Rugby Football League's operational rules.

An RFL tribunal found in the players' favour and instructed Castleford to pay them up to and including 27 November.