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Club statement: 2019/20 Salary Cap

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Leicester Tigers can confirm the club has accepted and paid an overrun tax from Premiership Rugby relating to the Salary Cap spend during the 2019/20 season.

Chief Executive Officer Andrea Pinchen said: “While disappointed to again have historic salary cap spending relating to 2019/20 season result in this overrun tax, as was the case in March 2022, we accept the findings of Premiership Rugby.”

“As was the case in March 2022, this in no way relates to any of the most recent four seasons and we are grateful to Premiership Rugby for the cooperative approach in bringing this matter to a close.

“We have accepted and paid the overrun tax and, as stated in March 2022, the current club management – who inherited this issue – have a great respect for the Salary Cap regulations and remain committed to ensuring Leicester Tigers is compliant every season.”

The club will make no further comment on the matter.


Premiership Rugby can confirm that additional payments of £47,136.91 have been identified relating to the Salary Cap spend of Leicester Tigers in the 2019-20 Salary Cap Year.

These payments relate to salary during the COVID-19 period, which had not been included in the club’s certification for the 2019-20 Salary Cap Year.

As announced in March 2022, which was a separate matter, there was an over-spend by Leicester Tigers of £98,586.32.

In accordance with the Regulations, for this level of additional overrun, the club is required to pay £1 for every £1 overspend, being £47,136.91.

Leicester Tigers has paid the overrun tax in full.