Parramatta Eels

North Queensland thump Parramatta 46-4 in Townsville

Tom Decent   North Queensland were far from their best in the first half, but thumped a depleted Parramatta side by 40 points in Townsville on Monday evening.

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William Hopoate's manager denies illegal third-party deals

Will Hopoate: Manager denies any improper third-party payment.

Daniel Lane   The agent who represents Parramatta player William Hopoate has denied the State of Origin representative is linked to an under-the-table payments scandal involving self-confessed Eels supporter, Eddie Obeid jnr.

NRL set to begin investigation into Eels salary cap allegations

The Eels are under the spotlight.

Brad Walter   It is anticipated the Eels will be advised that payments to Jarryd Hayne should be included in the salary cap

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Council of war over third-party agreements

Leader: Parramatta Eels skipper Tim Mannah.

Daniel Lane   The fallout from reports that Parramatta City Council had considered bankrolling a $75,000 third party agreement for Eels players meant the proposal would most likely be scuttled after backlash from the community and some councillors.

Eels face fresh points deduction

The Eels are under the spotlight.

Michael Carayannis   The Eels are already facing a four-point penalty for unrelated cap breaches, but things could be about to get even worse.

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Sandow's abrupt departure leaves Eels teammates out of the loop

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Chris Sandow of the Eels makes a break during the round 14 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Tom Decent   It appears Chris Sandow has left Parramatta in a puff of smoke, with teammates and captain Tim Mannah leaving the disgruntled halfback text messages. 

Are bigger penalties needed to stop salary cap rorts

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Brad Walter   All NRL clubs have at least one player with a registered TPA but the value ranges from $50,000 for some clubs to $400,000 for others.

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Lussick defends friendship with Obeid amid Eels' salary cap scandal

'Nothing to hide': Darcy Lussick.

Michael Carayannis   Parramatta Eels players Darcy Lussick and Will Hopoate speak out in wake of club's salary cap scandal.

NRL to investigate Parramatta Eels for undisclosed third party agreements

Former Eels halfback Chris Sandow.

Tom Decent   The NRL has announced it will an investigation into undisclosed third party agreements allegedly made to a number of Parramatta Eels players.

Parramatta Council proposes idea of offering third-party sponsorship to Eels

The Eels are under the spotlight.

Daniel Lane   Parramatta Council plans to debate next week the merits of providing third-party sponsorship for the city's NRL team, at a time when its salary cap dealings are under the spotlight because of a Fairfax Media investigation.

Parramatta Eels and the murky world of secret player payments

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09:  Jarryd Hayne of the Eels makes a break to score during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canberra Raiders at TIO Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Darwin, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman   The murky world of secret payments to rugby league players to circumvent the salary cap is haunting the Parramatta Eels.

Hayne's payment trail leads to former Eels boss

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Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman   Last year, one of footballer Jarryd Hayne's third-party sponsors wanted to know why he was being asked to pay the star player's money into a mysterious company called Abdullah Pty Ltd.

Who is Roy Spagnolo?

Roy Spagnolo

Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman   By the end of 2013, Roy Spagnolo was in a bit of a pickle. He'd failed in his attempt to wrest back control of his beloved Eels from usurpers and more of his property development businesses had followed a familiar path of going down the gurgler, owing the Tax Office millions.

Updated: Sandow to leave Eels and join Wolves for rest of season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Chris Sandow of the Eels makes a break during the round 14 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter   Chris Sandow's rollercoaster four year stint at Parramatta is over

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Watmough, Wicks out for season, Sandow for two games

Gone for the season: Anthony Watmough.

Parramatta have plunged into an injury crisis with Anthony Watmough and Danny Wicks ruled for the rest of the NRL season and Chris Sandow out for two weeks.

Sandow's future even murkier as he faces judiciary ban

In strife, again: Chris Sandow.

Brad Walter   The news has just gone from bad to worse for embattled Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow after the wantaway 

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'Don't sack Sandow': Gallen's plea to Eels

Refused a release: Chris Sandow.

Brad Walter   Cronulla and NSW captain Paul Gallen has expressed concerns about the welfare of Chris Sandow after the Parramatta halfback allegedly fell out with teammates over his performance in Friday night's loss to Canterbury.

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You can go if we don't have to pay you, Eels tell Chris Sandow

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17:  Chris Sandow of the Eels passes during the round 19 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on July 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko   Parramatta is prepared to cut Chris Sandow free immediately if they are able to do so without paying out the remainder of the enigmatic halfback's contract.

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Canterbury back up half Moses Mbye to "apply pressure" according to coach Des Hasler

Wonder twins:  Josh and Brett Morris celebrate with Josh Reynolds and Curtis Rona.

Michael Carayannis   Benched rookie Moses Mbye will still "apply pressure" to incumbent halves Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds despite watching on from the sidelines on Friday night according to Canterbury coach Des Hasler.

Bold Dogs pair teach Eels some tricks

Back in the swing: Newcastle-bound Trent Hodkinson teamed up with old halves partner Josh Reynolds in the Bulldogs' big win over the Eels.

Michael Carayannis   What Brad Arthur would do for Des Hasler's type of halves problem.

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