Posted: 22 May, 2015
Following the news of Parra's massive fine, we uncover the biggest fines for breaches of the salary cap
Parramatta has admitted that the "consistent mismanagement of the NRL and NYC playing squad" from its previous administration has led to the NRL handing them the heaviest salary cap penalty since Melbourne were stripped of its two premierships.
The Eels were hit with a preliminary breach notice of $525,000 on Thursday for overspending in all four of the game's salary cap categories last year.
They will also be penalised four competition points at the start of next season - unless the club undertakes an independent review of its governance and organisational capability by February 29, 2016.
Parramatta said in a statement that "in 2013, the newly-elected board of the Parramatta Leagues Club initiated an extensive internal investigation, which by late 2013, had raised significant concerns regarding player contracts and squad management."
NRL's BIGGEST FINES FOR BREACH OF SALARY CAP
2002 - The NRL disqualify the Bulldogs from the 2002 final series, impose a $500,000 fine and a 37 premiership point penalty after detecting $1 million in salary cap breaches.
2006 - The Warriors are stripped of four competition points and fined $430,000 for breaching the salary cap by almost $1 million.
2010 - The Melbourne Storm are stripped of two premiership titles, three minor premierships, docked all points for 2010, fined $500,000 and ordered to return $1.1 million in prizemoney after over-spending the salary cap by $1.7 million over five years.
2014 - Gold Coast are hit with a $300,000 fine - $75,000 of which was suspended - over a salary cap breach involving former playmaker Scott Prince. A four-competition point penalty was also suspended.
2015 - The NRL impose a $525,000 fine on Parramatta for salary cap breaches. They will lose four competition points next season unless an independent review is undertaken into their management systems. AAP Reports
"That's a private contract between the club and the player," said Seward, on Triple M Sydney's Grill Team.