Eels want to be under cap in round 10


The Parramatta Eels are hopeful of being under the salary cap and playing for competition points in round 10 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Eels were docked all 12 points they had earned this NRL season and fined heavily on Tuesday for salary cap breaches.

They are unable to play for points until their squad is under the cap and the club said they were hopeful of that being in place when they face the Rabbitohs on May 13.

"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 Eels said in a statement.

"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."