The Melbourne Storm club has announced today that it has chosen to use legal avenunes to dispute the penalties imposed on it for alleged salary cap breaches over the past few years.

The four independent directors of Melbourne Storm have today voted unanimously for Melbourne Storm to commence legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria to challenge the NRL decision-making process and penalties imposed on Melbourne Storm by the NRL on 22 April.

In a move that brings back memories of the Super League War, its expected that the court case will be long and drawn out. The cost will obviously be extremely high – the Storm have hinted at members footing a lot of the bill for the legal challenge.

The move has also frustrated News Limited who own the Storm club. News advised the independent directors of the Storm against using legal action, saying the fines were fair and just.

The directors of the Storm have advised they are fully prepared to except the outcome of any court case – however, it remains to be seen how this will affect the outcome of the current NRL season – where the Storm are playing for no competition points.

By ricky

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