Eels confident about cap: Schubert

Talks have left Parramatta confident they can be salary cap compliant before their next NRL match against South Sydney on Friday.

Parramatta consultant Ian Schubert met with NRL officials on Monday as the club attempts to get under the cap in time for the home match at Pirtek Stadium, when they aim to begin a desperate bid for the finals despite being stripped of their 12 points to date.

“The club is confident it can get to where it needs to be by this weekend,” Schubert told reporters.

The fifth-placed Eels face the loss of their 12 points for salary cap breaches outlined by the NRL last week and risk losing any future points they earn if they do not get under the cap in the meantime.

An NRL spokesman said the governing body wouldn’t comment on Monday’s discussions with the Eels until they had received the full submission on their plans to get under the cap.

It’s believed Schubert argued that the figure of $570,000 by which the club was found to be over the salary cap was too high and some items should not be included.

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