Greenberg meets with Eels players

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has met with Parramatta players on Tuesday before announcing the league’s findings from the salary cap investigation.

Greenberg went to the Eels’ training base to speak to the players, who could face having their season destroyed by a potential heavy points deduction.

The NRL chief will now head back for an 11:30am press conference at Rugby League Central, where he will join head of the integrity unit Nick Weeks in fronting the media.

At the centre of the alleged breaches are a number of third-party deals.

It’s expected the club will be heavily fined and docked competition points, with speculation they will lose 12 points after making their best start to a season in more than a decade.

Any such points penalty will make them the fourth team in the history of the NRL to have points deducted for rorting, following on from Canterbury in 2002, the Warriors in 2006 and Melbourne in 2010.

Under-fire chairman Steve Sharp told members at a fiery AGM on Monday night that he would resign if it meant the club were spared a points deduction.

Sharp reportedly clashed several times with former chairman Dennis Fitzgerald who said the current board’s position would be untenable when the NRL’s integrity unit reveals its findings.

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