RFU will not halt Denny Solomona's cross-code switch

Denny Solomona's switch from Castleford Tigers to Sale Sharks is given the blessing of the RFU, which says it is powerless to stop a move going through.

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that it will not stand in the way of Denny Solomona's proposed cross-code switch from Castleford Tigers to Sale Sharks.

The 23-year-old has been caught up in a legal battle, as current club Castleford - to whom he is contracted for another two years - are unhappy with the way he has gone about his business.

Solomona has been registered to play for Sale, a month after his supposed retirement from rugby league, but Rugby Football League chief Nigel Wood admitted earlier this week that he was concerned about the possible negative implications the move would bring.

The RFU says that it respects these concerns, but are powerless to prevent any transfer going through.

"The employment status with a club in a different sport is a matter between that club and the player," a spokesman told BBC Sport.

Solomona set a Super League try-scoring record this year by crossing over 40 times for Cas.

Denny Solomona of London Broncos during the Super League match between London Broncos and Catalan Dragons at Etihad Stadium on May 17, 2014
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