Rugby League

Denny Solomona: The legal case that could impact rugby as Bosman did football

BBC News

Despite having two years remaining on his contract with Super League club Castleford Tigers, Solomona retired from rugby league and subsequently joined Premiership rugby union side Sale Sharks on a three-year deal. Tigers are now seeking damages against the player for breach of contract and for damages, including exemplary damages, against Sale Sharks and agent Clarke for "inducing" Solomona to breach his contract. And, for a long time, it was the professional rugby league welcoming players from rugby union, a sport that remained amateur until 1995. Collins also feels Solomona's actions, citing his retirement from rugby league, has set a dangerous precedent.