Western Sydney NRL players, coaches and officials combined forces today in their clean-up of the flood-ravaged Ipswich area of Queensland.

The Eels spent the day cleaning out houses, backyards, garages and shops with locals in Goodna, where floods had reduced much of the town to mud and debris.

The Tigers, including coach Tim Sheens, were also in Goodna, and spent a great deal of time cleaning out a local gym.

The Canterbury Bulldogs and Panthers also took time out from their pre-season preparations to fly to Queensland today to aid the relief effort in the Ipswich area.

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels will spend the final day of their clean-up tomorrow at Goodna Junior Rugby League Club.

Eels prop and Queenslander Carl Webb has been shocked by the devastation to the area from the floods but was heartened to see the way people are overcoming one of the biggest natural disasters this country has seen.

“Spirits are high but it is shocking coming here today and seeing how much impact the floods have really had,” Webb said.

“We’ve seen how much of the area was completely submerged by the floods so we wanted to get in and give a helping hand.”

The NRL is working with government and community authorities to provide long-term assistance, appointing former Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Bruno Cullen to co-ordinate ongoing further fund-raising and assistance packages to flood victims in both Queensland and NSW.