Barrow Raiders charged by Rugby Football League for breaches

Barrow's Craven Park ground
Championship side Barrow Raiders play at Craven Park

Barrow Raiders will appear before a Rugby Football League tribunal on charges of misconduct and several breaches of operational rules.

The tribunal will deal with alleged infringements that took place between 2007 and 2011.

Among the charges to be heard by the panel is a breach of the Championship salary cap regulations.

No date has been scheduled as yet, although the hearing is expected to take place in the autumn.

The full breakdown of contraventions includes a violation of three rules - one involving the recording of players' contracts and benefits, one in relation to the loan of money, goods, payment or benefit outside contract agreements, and the final one being misconduct by committing a breach of Championship salary cap regulations.

Raiders were penalised in July 2011 in relation to another charge of salary cap breach from the 2010 season.

The six-point deduction affected the club's bid for a play-off place, with Dave Clark's side finishing seventh below Halifax.

Under RFL operational rules, any club found guilty of misconduct can be fined or have points deducted, with no limit to the scale of fine or points deduction.

In the worst-case scenario, Raiders could therefore be relegated to Championship One.