It’s been a pretty horrific week or so for Parramatta, and Super League clubs might well kick them while they’re down.
The Eels were stunned when they were deducted 12 league points for breaching salary cap procedures, and as an added blow they were instructed to take $570,000 off of their wage bill.
With such a hefty cut to be made, the Eels are being forced to trim their playing roster, and that’s where Super League clubs come in.
Moves to Super League largely hinge on whether the NRL side gains approval of Anthony Watmough’s medical retirement, which would mean the club could pay out the remainder of his contract outside the salary cap.
If that fails, then a number of Parramatta stars could make their way to Super League. It is unlikely that we will see the likes of Semi Radradra make his way around the world, but a number of major stars could certainly be forced to move on.
With Widnes and Huddersfield just two clubs known to be on the lookout for new players, with Vikings chief Betts even confirming that they hoped to announce an overseas signing in the next few weeks, it might well be worth checking out Parramatta’s squad to see who might be available.