Salford have been docked six points after being found guilty of breaching the Super League salary cap. . The Red Devils were also fined £5,000 by an independent tribunal for breaking the Rugby Football Leagues operational rules and salary cap regulations concerning contractual arrangements made with three players in 2014 and 2015.The tribunal, chaired by Judge Peter Charlesworth found that Salford had committed a serious breach of the rules including exceeding the finite salary limit of £1.825m in 2014. The points deduction will be imposed immediately, which means Salford drop to 11th in the Super League table, above only bottom club Huddersfield on points difference.The tribunal also found Salford not guilty of a number of offences concerning contractual arrangements with two players.The club have 14 days from the receipt of the written reasons for the decision in which to lodge an appeal.But Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash told Sky Sports News HQ he was not considering an appeal because the club would not get a fair trial, because it would be another court by the RFL.By a quirky twist of fate, Koukash had tweeted on April 1 that Salford had been docked six points for breaching the cap and pledged to fight the punishment. Highlights from Salfords 42-32 defeat at Catalans on Saturday The wealthy racehorse owner was in bullish mood as he entered the RFL headquarters at Red Hall, on the outskirts of Leeds, with a three-man legal team, expressing his confidence about the outcome, but he was a downcast figure when he emerged six hours later.The tribunal have made a decision which we disagree with, said lawyer Paul Barrow, of Liverpool-based Quinn Barrow solicitorsWere disappointed, six points is ridiculously unfair on a young squad who are trying really hard and have got lots to aim for this season.The RFL launched their investigation into Salfords affairs after Bradford chairman Marc Green initially raised questions over their signing of Tony Puletua from St Helens in 2014. Salford owner Marwan Koukash is not happy with the outcome Koukash insisted his club did nothing wrong over Puletua and also maintains his actions in gifting 2015 player of the year Niall Evalds with a Maserati car were carried out within the regulations.We had a very good case and we were confident and were very shocked by the outcome, Koukash told SSNHQ.We havent done anything wrong. We havent breached the salary cap. Also See: Salford Red Devils Rugby League on Sky Fixtures and results Follow @SkySportsRL Pundits . Thats when the eight-time champion revealed that a painful back is slowing his serves -- and, all in all, giving him more trouble than his opponents so far. . scored 18 of his career- high 28 points in the first half, as fifth-ranked Ohio State dominated No.GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy wasnt thrilled with his defences second-half performance during Monday nights 43-37 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, and he really wasnt interested in rehashing the groups collapse less than 24 hours later, either.With a short week and what he sees as a very difficult road game Sunday at Buffalo — a place where the Packers have never won in five tries — McCarthy made it clear he was moving on Tuesday.He fielded several questions about the defence, which gave up 30 points and 304 yards after the Packers took a 31-7 lead into halftime.Im not going to sit here and talk about defence all day, McCarthy said tersely. Were on to Buffalo.The Packers biggest problem against the Falcons was their inability to defend wide receiver Julio Jones, who caught 11 passes for 259 yards — the most an opposing receiver has ever amassed against Green Bay — before leaving the game with a hip injury.Cornerback Sam Shields, re-signed by the Packers to a four-year, $39 million deal in March, struggled in coverage against Jones after leaving the Nov. 30 game against New England with a concussion sustained on the 10th defensive snap.Shields missed practice last week on Thursday and Friday and was listed as questionable for Mondays game.McCarthy went out of his way to support Shields on Tuesday.Hes our guy, McCarthy said after the coaches replaced him in the second half with backup Davon House.McCarthy said Houses insertion into the lineup was part of a pre-planned rotation, although Shields never went back into the game.Hey, they had a big day. Julio had a hugee night. . They got hot in the second half, McCarthy said. Well have time to correct our things (Wednesday) with our players, and well learn from it. Obviously, you always want to make corrections after a win.The Packers (10-3) have won five in a row and are tied for the best record in the NFL. They are 7-0 at home and are aiming for the NFCs No. 1 seed to have the road to the Super Bowl go through Lambeau Field.Players were off Tuesday, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers said during his weekly show on 540 ESPN radio in Milwaukee that he likes where his team stands with three weeks to go in the regular season.This is when it gets exciting. Its right in front of us, said Rodgers, who has led the Packers to an NFL-best 423 points. We have the opportunity to achieve the goals that we talk about every season, and the first and most important is winning your division and getting a home playoff game.Thats right in front of us. We control our fate right there and we have the opportunity to do some great things. But we have to take care of business.NOTES: McCarthy said running back Eddie Lacy, who missed the games final series with a hip injury, would be evaluated Wednesday. I dont have high concern, McCarthy said. . McCarthy had high praise for No. 2 running back James Starks, who carried 10 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. His 41-yard run late in the game helped seal the victory. I just love the way James responds with his opportunities, McCarthy said. (He) has played a lot of excellent football for us over the years, and I thought last night was one of his best nights. ' ' '