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Leicester Tigers to be investigated for reported Salary Cap breach

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Premiership Rugby are inves­tigating allegations against Leicester regarding historical image rights payments.

The Times reports that the Premiership salary cap director is looking at links between Tigers and a now defunct company, Worldwide Image Management.

A statement from Leicester Tigers said "The club is co-operating with Premiership Rugby,"

"Leicester Tigers will make no further comment while the matter remains ongoing," the statement added.

A Premiership Rugby spokesperson has said: "The agreed policy is that we will never confirm nor deny if there is or is not an inves­tiga­tion under way.

"The salary cap director is continually looking at matters relating to the salary cap and it would be inapprop­riate, and could potentially undermine an inves­tiga­tion if we were to confirm anything.

"However, if the salary cap director concludes that a breach has occurred, he shall charge the club (and/or player, club official, agent) and this charge shall be made public."

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