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.