Australian Rugby Team Nearly Destroyed Over Salary Cap ViolationsDashiell Bennett4/22/10 12:30pmFiled to: scandal!RugbyAustraliaMelbourne storm38EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOne of Australia's top rugby teams was caught secretly exceeding the league salary cap by $1.7 million over five years. The penalty? They have to return two championships, forfeit every game this season and the cops have been called. Yikes.Local papers are calling this "The biggest scandal in Australian sporting history," which is pretty bold considering the last one involved a guy pooping in a hallway. Basically, the Melbourne Storm kept a separate set of accounting books that they used to pay some players under the table. Guess they didn't understand the literal meaning of "under the table."