8 Apr 2009

Eels to release Finch

4:47 pm on 8 April 2009

Parramatta's chief executive Denis Fitzgerald has confirmed the National Rugby League club will release halfback Brett Finch.

Fitzgerald says Finch has been unhappy coach Daniel Anderson couldn't guarantee him a first grade position.

The 27-year-old New South Wales Origin representative is reported to have stood himself down from Parramatta's clash with St George Illawarra on Friday, claiming he would not be in a fit mental state to play.