Willie Tonga

Willie Tonga

After last year’s painful clean-out that saw 12 players told they were unwanted, the Parramatta Eels still have some tough choices to make to fully regenerate their roster.

Despite claiming with back-to-back wooden spoons in the past two seasons, Parramatta started 2014 about $80,000 over the salary cap.

Having fought back from being told to look elsewhere last season, one club back rower Ben Smith is also off-contract and could retire after being plagued by injury in his later years.

Centre Willie Tonga is also a free agent, with sources close to the club suggesting he won’t be offered a new deal either.

Read more at the Daily Telegraph