UPDATE: Parramatta won’t start accruing points again until they comply with the salary cap rules and regulations for 2016.
Five club officials are to be ‘de-registered’ by the club and it looks unlikely that the Eels will be playing finals football this year as they’ll need to shed roughly $500,000 worth of players salary.
The club has also been stripped of their Auckland Nines trophy.
The NRLs investigation into the salary cap breach by the Parramatta Eels is finally over with the club being docked 12 competition points and hit with a $1million fine.
The Eels have won six of their first nine games this season but will be pushed down to the bottom of the table as their hopes of returning to the top eight is once again diminished.
Chief executive Todd Greenburg lead the three month investigation into a variety of third party agreements that allowed them to sign the likes of Kieran Foran and Michael Jennings to name a few.
Earlier this week Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp vowed to resign if the commission doesn’t dock his club points however his proposed sacrifice clearly had no impact on the result.
And while the investigation may be over, the legality of the commission may come into question as rumours suggest that the club is going to tackle the NRL in court.
The Parramatta executive team claim that they were not afforded procedural fairness despite the investigation continuing.