In what is a great sign of respect and comradeship towards not only their fans interstate, but also to the NRL in general, several clubs have announced that they plan to jet to the affected areas and assist in whatever way they can.

The teams that are set to fly to Brisbane are the Parramatta Eels, the Canterbury Bulldogs, the Wests Tigers, and the Penrith Panthers, but not all players from those teams will be going to the flood-affected areas.

The Eels players will leave Sydney, and fly into South-East Queensland next Tuesday, and assist with the clean-up for two days.

Chris Walker, Carl Webb, Luke Burt, Nathan Hindmarsh, Daniel Mortimer, and new coach Stephen Kearney are just some of the 20 Eels players that will head to Goodna, one of the most affected towns from the floods, to help those affected.

10 players from the Panthers will also be helping out, with Petero Civoniceva, Michael Jennings, Lachlan Coote, Travis Burns, and coach Matthew Elliot just some of those from Penrith going, as they help out victims in Karalee, Ipswich.

Roy Spagnuolo, the Eels Chairman said that the Eels football club is determined to help in any way that they can, in order to assist the families and SES workers as they clear the mountainous amounts of debris.

“I’m really proud of this club and the way everyone has pulled together to get the boys up to Ipswich to help in whatever way they can,” he said.

“Rugby league always unites in times of trouble and the Parramatta club are keen to help, especially given some of our players families were directly impacted by the floods.”

By ricky

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