NRL Punish Parramatta Eels Over Salary Cap Scandal

2016-07-09 01:32:44Z
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The NRL has handed down it's punishment to Parramatta Eels today over the salary cap breach scandal that has gripped the club.

The NRL has docked 12 premiership points, effectively ending their season. The club has also been fined $1 million.

In addition, all differential points (for and against) accumulated by the Eels in the first nine rounds will be revoked, as well as suspended registration for five of the club's officials including Chairman Steve Sharp, Deputy Chairman Tom Issa, Director Peter Serrao, CEO John Boulous and football boss Daniel Anderson.

In another blow to the Eels, they will also be stripped of their Auckland Nines title won earlier this year.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the tough penalties were needed to "take a stand" against the club's systematic cheating of the salary cap.

"The time for in-fighting and factionalism is over. The members have a chance to clear the decks and rebuild the club and we will be encouraging them to do so," he said.

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