Friday’s only NRL Round 3 match is between Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta Eels. The opening bounce is set to commence at 20:05 local time with the game to be played at ANZ Stadium. The home team Canterbury Bulldogs are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta Eels.
When: 20:05 | Friday 18/03/2016
Where: ANZ Stadium
Tip: Canterbury Bulldogs at $1.46
Value BET: First Tryscorer: Will Hopoate at $17.00
1 Will Hopoate 2 Curtis Rona 3 Josh Morris 4 Chase Stanley 5 Sam Perrett 6 Josh Reynolds 7 Moses Mbye 8 Aiden Tolman 9 Craig Garvey 10 James Graham (c) 11 Josh Jackson 12 Tony Williams 13 Greg Eastwood Interchange: 14 Sam Kasiano 15 Tim Browne 16 David Klemmer 17 Adam Elliott 19 Lloyd Perrett 20 Shaun Lane.
1. Michael Gordon 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Clint Gutherson 6. Corey Norman 7. Kieran Foran (c) 8. Junior Paulo 9. Isaac De Gois 10. Tim Mannah 11. Kenny Edwards 12. Beau Scott 13. Tepai Moeroa. Interchange: 14. Kaysa Pritchard 15. Peni Terepo 16. Danny Wicks 17. David Gower.
Parramatta reportedly made inflated invoiced payments to club suppliers to fund third-party deals for their NRL players.
In one case, the Eels invoiced a $13,000 payment to a clothing company for goods that have no record of ever arriving, according to Fairfax Media.
It is alleged that money, recorded as paid to Zibara clothing company, was then used to make third-party payments to former player Daniel Harrison as part of a deal to see him exit the club in 2014.
Other companies reportedly paid above market rate for their work include Green Options – who maintained Pirtek Stadium – and Egroup security.
The NRL are investigating the allegations, and whether any players or officials profited from the inflated deals with the companies.
There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the players or the external companies involved.
Meanwhile, despite the continued allegations of manipulated third-party deals, Eels chairman Steve Sharp and his deputy Tom Issa are understood to have no intention of standing down.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change