The cracks in Parramatta's sinking premiership campaign appear to be widening with the Eels skipper Nathan Cayless fuming at the leaking of his impending retirement.
The one-time NRL title favourites are battling to turnaround a horror start to the season with several under-performing stars put on notice by chief executive Paul Osborne.
Now the former Kiwis captain says he really wanted to announce his retirement in front everyone and it's disappointing someone in the club leaked the news
Cayless says he made the decision during the off-season before the poor run of results and speculation over his place in the team and his captaincy.
The 32-year-old - who became the first player to captain the one club in 200 games last weekend - says he told informed staff and teammates of his decision before the first game of the year.