Warrington Wolves fined £2,000 for late Challenge Cup squad change
Warrington Wolves have been fined £2,000 by the Rugby Football League for making a late change to their squad.
The breach came in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull FC when Stefan Ratchford replaced Josh Charnley and they failed to notify the RFL in time.
Ratchford started the 22-14 win over the Black & Whites on 27 July, with the Wolves going on to beat St Helens in the final last month.
Clubs must declare their squad at noon two days prior to a match.
Subsequent changes to declared squads are permitted in the event of injuries or other exceptional circumstances, but must be supported by formal notification to the RFL - with amendments due to be sent as soon as a club is aware that an alteration is required.
A statement from the RFL said Warrington accepted they failed to formally advise the governing body of the change within the timeframes and guidelines set out.