Knights fail to pay players on time
Knights fail to pay players on time

Newcastle Knights have dismissed a media report suggesting the club has failed to pay its players on time.

News Limited reported on Tuesday that payments that were due to be paid into accounts had failed to be processed.

But Knights CEO Matt Gidley says the reports are incorrect.

"This is an absolute non issue at the Knights," Gidley said.

"I have yet to field one phone call or enquiry from an employee or player in regards to this matter."

The Knights are run by Hunter Sports Group (HSG), a company owned by mining magnate Nathan Tinkler.

Richard Fisk, spokesperson for HSG, said that the payments were being processed on time.

"I accept there has been tardiness in the past," Fisk said.

"But all pays for (Newcastle) Jets, Knights, HSG employees have been processed and will clear today in the normal course of business."

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