Wests Tigers fined $786,000 for Robbie Farah salary-cap rort

Wests Tigers have been fined $750,000 (NZD $786,000) and had their CEO Justin Pascoe deregistered from the NRL for salary-cap breaches involving club great Robbie Farah.

The NRL on Wednesday revealed Pascoe and the Tigers agreed in 2016 to pay Farah $639,000 (NZD $670, 480) a year to return to the club in an ambassador role once he finished his playing career at South Sydney, but did not include the payment in the club's salary cap.

Like deregistered Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan, Pascoe and the Tigers have until January to respond to the breach notices.

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah. Source: Photosport