Regarding the transfer of Cheslin Kolbe to Toulon in the summer of 2021, confirmed by the LNR on Tuesday, December 26, Stade Toulousain spoke in a press release this Wednesday.
“This is how the club regained its honour.” Stade Toulousain has reacted to the sanction announced by the National Rugby League and its “Salary cap” division yesterday, Tuesday 26 December, in a press release issued this Wednesday afternoon. “In fact, the expert section confirmed that Stade Toulousain did not violate any rules during the departure of Cheslin Kolbe in the summer of 2021, as it had claimed since the beginning of the procedure. The club thus regained his honor in the first place.” Wrote Toulouse club.
Additionally, Stade Toulousain mentions “two documents that were not forwarded to the Salary Cap Manager during control operations in 2022.” “Due to the late submission of these two documents, a suspended fine was imposed on the club,” he continues. Additionally, the reigning French champion stated that he “will not object to this decision” and prefers to “dedicate himself fully to this season’s sporting events”.
As a reminder, the National Rugby League imposed a suspended fine of €50,000 on Stade Toulousain “for failure to comply with the general obligation of transparency and cooperation” during the transfer of Cheslin Kolbe to Toulon. Toulouse’s last opponent in the Top 14 (Toulouse’s 25-17 win last Saturday) received a €70,000 fine without a higher sanction or suspension. “RCT reserves the right to appeal this penalty before the FFR appeal committee within the specified period,” the Var club said.