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Breakdown of every NRL club’s finances after combined $42.7 million loss in 2015

News Limited reports that new financial figures revealed from a leaked NRL document show desperate clubs lost a combined total of $42.7 million on the 2015 season.

The Parramatta Eels were the worst off with a football operations loss of a staggering $8 million before they were bailed out by their Leagues Club. The Penrith Panthers also lost $6.4 million and the Canberra Raiders $5.4 million in a season that saw only three clubs finish the year with a profit.

Only three clubs — South Sydney, Brisbane and the New Zealand Warriors — made a profit last season while Parramatta and Penrith in Sydney’s west lost a combined $14.4 million.


  • RABBITOHS — $1.4 million profit
  • BRONCOS — $800,000 profit
  • WARRIORS — $600,000 profit
  • COWBOYS — $360,000 loss
  • KNIGHTS — $1 million loss
  • WESTS TIGERS $2.1 million loss
  • SHARKS — $2.2 million loss
  • DRAGONS — $2.6 million loss
  • SEA EAGLES — $2.9 million loss
  • TITANS — $3.3 million loss
  • BULLDOGS — $3.5 million loss
  • STORM — $3.8 million loss
  • ROOSTERS — $3.9 million loss
  • RAIDERS — $5.4 million loss
  • PANTHERS — $6.4 million loss
  • EELS — $8 million loss

There is a  more extensive version of the article here.

Note: This is News Limited – in particular Phil Rothfield – and their reporting on the administrative aspects of the NRL has been less than stellar in recent times. Please take with a grain of salt.

Jason Lassey

Ive been collecting and publishing Sports related crowd, financial, and ratings data here and on twitter for about 12 years.

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