Smith Makes It Three In A Row

L to R: Smith, Inglis and Slater prepare for Origin

Origin of the Species star Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith has made it three in a row.…

NRL salary cap investigators have discovered champion hooker Cameron Smith had THREE separate contracts with Melbourne Storm.

One was registered with the NRL, one was in a file at the Storm’s administration headquarters and another was being hidden at the home of former CEO Matt Hanson.…

News Ltd have warned there will be consequences for any player proven to have known their NRL contract breached salary cap rules.

Stopping short of saying players aware of irregularities in their contracts would be the first shown the door in any clean-out, News spokesman Greg Baxter said the company would take a dim view.

It had been assumed the Storm’s stable of superstars had no knowledge of the club’s massive salary cap rort, a position News is no longer prepared to take.

“We’ve said all along that we’ve not seen any evidence that players were involved,” Baxter told AAP on Friday.

“Based on certain things that (News’ auditor) Deloitte has reported to us, we’re no longer in a position to say that with the same degree of confidence.”

Storm’s rort of the cap saw their premierships and grand final wins stripped from the record books and replaced with asterisks.

Smith played in the ANZAC Test and current Origin series.

Rugby League websites are stocking up on asterisks in anticipation of yet more bad news for the doomed game.

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