Knights deny failing to pay players

Yahoo!7 Updated October 16, 2012, 12:08 pm

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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  1. wantsome05:04pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Just wait till Next season when Sonny Bill,the Heavyweight Champinon of New Zulland runs on with the Rooster,bet there will be a Lot of Crowing then :-)

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  2. 05:00pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    steven, that's a REALLY short dribble from you today! Are you running out of it? I guess you're sorry you had that enema now and not saving more of it for your writing. LOL

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  3. wantsome04:58pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    ___ Have you been Told today..............?

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  4. Geoff04:07pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hahaha Steven, How did GB go in the tennis, Rule Britania eh. Your country looks like little India. Hahaha. failed in the cricket, have a biter on the side lines over here and could not beat the Nights 5th grade team with your National squad. Poor Sod.

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  5. Roger03:23pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I see "john" and "later ron" have found a new whipping boy with Ponting out of the news. A bit obvious fella, you need to change your writing style.

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  6. John03:19pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Actually Justin the story has changed throughout the day so think before you comment cobber.

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  7. Justin G03:04pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Did anyone actually read this story before commenting? Unbelievable!

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  8. John01:23pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Whatever was Tinkler thinking signing up that dud Bennett?

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  9. ron12:15pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    you say darius boyd should not be paid what about wayne bennett mr tinkler you bought a dud .wait and see ateam of old has beens to be coached by an yester year out of date he should have retired .like the rest of them did .

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  10. ron12:15pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    you say darius boyd should not be paid what about wayne bennett mr tinkler you bought a dud .wait and see ateam of old has beens to be coached by an yester year out of date he should have retired .like the rest of them did .

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