Parramatta have launched an investigation into fresh allegations of salary cap rorting at the club and are committed to working with the NRL on the issue, according to Eels boss John Boulous.
Boulous has been widely criticised for remaining quiet on the issue since reports broke last week of more salary cap drama at the Eels, including manipulation of third party deals.
In a statement released by Parramatta on Sunday afternoon, Boulous addressed the matter.
Boulous said the club was “committed to assisting the NRL’s salary cap investigation”.
“The club is taking the recent reports very seriously and the board has met at length to discuss the various matters raised,” Boulous said in the statement.
“We have commenced an internal investigation and are also fully committed to assisting the NRL. To ensure the integrity of these investigations we will not be commenting on the specifics at this stage.
“In my time as CEO and under the direction of the board, the club has acted in good faith with the NRL, and we have overhauled and dramatically improved the club’s governance.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been helping the Eels overhaul their governance structure since last year.
The club avoided a four premiership points penalty for their governance changes. But reports emerged on Sunday the Eels could face a 10 point penalty for the latest dramas.
“I assure every single one of our members and fans that the board and I are utterly determined to continue to drive these reforms,” Boulous said.
“Our current team is united in this purpose, and we share in the disappointment of our members and fans that our club has again appeared in the media for the wrong reasons.”