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Eels cop third biggest cap penalty

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/05/2016

HOW PARRAMATTA'S SALARY CAP PENALTY RANKS

* 2002 - Ladder-leaders Canterbury are stripped of 37 competition points, ruling them out of the 2002 finals series, and fined $500,000 for salary cap breaches totalling $2 million over three years.

* 2006 - The Warriors are stripped of four competition points before the start of the season and fined $430,000 for breaching the salary cap by almost $1 million.

* 2010 - Melbourne are stripped of two premiership titles, three minor premierships, docked all competition points for 2010, fined $500,000 and ordered to return $1.1 million in prize money after over-spending the salary cap by $1.7 million over five years.

* 2014 - Gold Coast are hit with a $300,000 fine - $75,000 of which was suspended - over a salary cap breach involving former playmaker Scott Prince. A four competition point penalty was also suspended.

* 2015 - Parramatta receive a suspended four-point penalty and $465,000 fine for breaking all four salary caps across the NRL and under-20s squads.

* 2016 - The NRL issues Parramatta with a breach notice citing systemic rorting which has the squad currently about $570,000 over the salary cap and outlining penalties including loss of all 12 competition points this season, a fine of $1 million, and loss of their 2016 Auckland Nines title.

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