Parramatta have denied they have breached the salary cap once again, just 24 months after being on the end of one of the biggest salary cap scandal in the history of Australian sport.
In a report by The Australian, a former Eels executive spoke to NSW Gaming and Racing Minister, Paul Toole about the breach, claiming the Eels provided players with discounted – or sometimes even free – rental properties around the Parramatta area.
According to cap rules and regulations, clubs can provide accommodation to players, although it must be recorded at market value, and not at a discount.
“The Club categorically denies that there have been any salary cap issues regarding players and property post the 2016 season,” Parramatta’s Administrator Max Donnelly said in a statement.
“The Club has been open and transparent with the NRL on all Salary Cap matters and no specific issues have been raised by them since I was appointed Administrator in 2016.”