Friday (29/05/2015) NRL 2015 Round 12 match is between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:45 local time with the game to be played at Pepper Stadium. The home team Penrith Panthers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels.
When: 19:45 | Friday 29/05/2015
Where: Pepper Stadium
Tip: Penrith Panthers at $1.39
Panthers: 1 Matt Moylan 2 Josh Mansour 3 Waqa Blake 4 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 5 David Simmons 6 Jamie Soward 7 Peter Wallace 8 Nigel Plum 9 James Segeyaro 10 Sam McKendry 11 Lewis Brown 12 Isaah Yeo 13 Elijah Taylor. Interchange: 14 Bryce Cartwright 15 Jeremy Latimore 16 Sika Manu 17 Reagan Campbell-Gillard 18 Apisai Koroisau.
Eels: 1 Reece Robinson 2 Semi Radradra 3 Will Hopoate 4 Brad Takairangi 5 Ryan Morgan 6 Corey Norman 7 Chris Sandow 8 Danny Wicks 9 Nathan Peats 10 Tim Mannah 11 Manu Ma’u 12 Tepai Moeroa 13 Anthony Watmough. Interchange: 14 Junior Paulo 15 Joseph Paulo 16 Daniel Alvaro 17 Pauli Pauli.
The Parramatta Eels have released a statement saying they will challenge the NRL’s ruling on salary cap breaches.
Parramatta 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.
Eels chairman Steve Sharp released a statement on Saturday, outlining the club’s stance.
“Today, the board of the Parramatta Leagues Club has reviewed the preliminary breach notice issued to the Parramatta National Rugby League club this week by the National Rugby League (NRL) in detail and resolved to challenge the ruling on a range of matters,” Sharp said in a statement.
“The club has been working with the NRL regarding its inherited salary cap position since originally drawing it to the attention of the NRL in July 2013, and again on multiple occasions throughout 2014.
The Eels are particularly upset at the stipulation they must conduct an independent governance review and implement recommendations from it by February or start the 2016 NRL season minus four competition points.
“The club believes the proposed penalties do not acknowledge Parramatta’s willingness to be open and transparent with the NRL at all times,” Sharp said.
“The club’s view is that the threat of deducting competition points is a breach of trust from the NRL against a club that has already instituted sweeping reforms across the organisation.
“The current Eels administration is the only NRL club administration to have attempted constitutional change consistent with the NRL’s governance policy; and the only current NRL club with a constitutional reform committee, led by a newly-elected and united board, with a diverse skill set and experience, committed to initiating further corporate governance changes.”
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change