NRL Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters' fines reduced by NRL

The NRL has confirmed reductions to the salary cap sanctions it imposed on Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters.

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Parramatta Eels' fine for breaches of the NRL salary cap has been reduced to 465,000 Australian dollars following the club's response to their initial sanction.

The Eels overspent by just over $400,000 in 2014 and were also punished for "failing to take action to rectify its salary cap problems despite being warned to do so".

On Tuesday, the NRL confirmed a small reduction to Parramatta's fine, but stated other aspects of the initial penalty - such as a potential deduction of points in the 2016 season - remain unchanged.

Sydney Roosters, meanwhile, have seen their sanction for a smaller salary cap breach involving their Under-20 side reduced from $41,292 to $25,000.

A statement read: "The NRL said today it has considered Parramatta's response to a salary cap breach notice issued last month and will proceed with a fine of $465,000.

"The figure was reduced by $60,000 after the club clarified aspects of its NRL second tier player payments.

"Other aspects of the initial breach penalty, including the possible deduction of competition points in the 2016 season, remain unchanged. The NRL will now work with the club on an independent review of its governance and organisational capability.

"The NRL also advised today that it had reduced the penalty imposed on the Roosters for salary cap breaches last year from $41,292 to $25,000 after the club clarified the nature of education allowances made to the club's NYC Top 20."

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