Statement from Parramatta Eels

Following the controversy surround the salary cap breach yesterday, the Parramatta Eels have released the following statement:

“The Parramatta Eels are working as a priority to ensure the club is salary cap compliant in time for next week’s Round 10 game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The process is being led by former NRL salary cap auditor and club consultant, Ian Schubert, in accordance with NRL requirements. 

The club recognises that being salary cap compliant and able to accrue competition points is essential for the Parramatta Eels playing group, Members and supporters, and the game of rugby league. 

The club is also working closely with the NRL throughout this process. 

The Eels remain committed to communicating further updates as they are available.”

The club will face South Sydney on Friday night and will need to continue shedding salary if they’re to start accruing points.

The team is optimistic that Anthony Watmough will retire and his salary will picked up as an insurance matter.

But reports suggest that the Eels will still need to release $570,000 worth of wages.  

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