Players Media Release: We're Behind You

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels playing group has released a statement in relation to media reports surrounding Club Captain Tim Mannah, his late brother Jon and Head of Physical Preparation & Performance Trent Elkin.


In all parts of life there are boundaries, lines in the sand that everyone understands. It is our belief that the Daily Telegraph today crossed that line. To put the Mannah family through what they have in the last 24 hours is an absolute disgrace and those responsible should be ashamed of themselves.


We as a playing group will be rallying around Timmy, his family and Trent Elkin. They are our teammates, our family and this will only make our bonds stronger.


The club will be making no further comment on this matter.