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Parramatta Eels

Parramatta EelsHaving been formed in 1947, the Parramatta Eels hit their golden period in Australian Rugby League during the 1980’s which saw them make five Grand Finals in six seasons for four Premiership victories. Recent times however have seen the Eels underachieve in the NRL, highlighted by their Premiership failure in 2001, when many considered them certainties for the NRL title.

Parramatta Eels Articles

Hayne’s replacement must bleed blue and gold

Hayne’s replacement must bleed blue and gold

by , 18 Oct 2014

With Jarryd Hayne officially jetting off to America in search of NFL glory, the question that most have been asking is: who shall replace Parramatta’s irreplaceable man? A plethora of names have been thrown into the ring, with the most notable being Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale. While Folau is a superstar who could easily […]

No Hayne, no gain for the Parramatta Eels

No Hayne, no gain for the Parramatta Eels

by , 17 Oct 2014 Video

The Parramatta faithful are in distress, and the bookies aren’t doing them any favours. As the Hayne Plane takes off for the USA, the Blue and Gold are in crisis. And if you look at the TAB’s odds for Parramatta’s 2015 season, you’d probably agree. Jarryd Hayne’s departure has seen the Eels drift from a […]

Hayne’s NFL move shows his courage and ambition

Hayne’s NFL move shows his courage and ambition

by , 16 Oct 2014

Yes, the odds are stacked high against Jarryd Hayne realising his dream, but that is not the point. The point is that he is prepared to take a chance. So what if he doesn’t succeed – at least he will have had a go. That is something for which he should be admired. The reaction […]

Will Hayne play wide out or left right out?

Will Hayne play wide out or left right out?

by , 16 Oct 2014

Many of us may have woken up this morning only to think “has Haynsey lost his mind”? “The NFL”? While I applaud his move and think he’ll be liking his bum in lycra, it does beg the question, what position does he imagine he’ll be playing? He is quick but he does not have NFL […]

How Jarryd Hayne went from the NRL to the NFL

How Jarryd Hayne went from the NRL to the NFL

by , 16 Oct 2014

At just 26 years of age Jarryd Hayne is yet to reach his physical peak, yet it feels he has been around the block in his time in rugby league. Hayne is heading to the NFL, where it is reported he will fit into an offensive running back position, or into special teams, where his […]

How Twitter reacted to Jarryd Hayne moving to the NFL

How Twitter reacted to Jarryd Hayne moving to the NFL

by , 15 Oct 2014

In case you were living under a rock, or you aren’t privy to an internet connection, then you probably already know Jarryd Hayne is on his way to America to play football. Here’s how the rugby league world is reacting to Hayne’s shock move to the NFL from the NRL. It’s an interesting mix of […]

Jarryd Hayne can fly high in the rarefied air of the NFL

Jarryd Hayne can fly high in the rarefied air of the NFL

by , 15 Oct 2014

Jarryd Hayne‘s loss to rugby league leaves a massive void in the code, and I feel really sorry for his lifelong club, the Parramatta Eels. Athletes of his extraordinary ability cannot be replaced overnight but in time, there is every chance Parra will unearth another footballer endowed with a similar skills set. League has the […]

Mastermind season review: Parramatta Eels

Mastermind season review: Parramatta Eels

by , 26 Sep 2014

After two consecutive wooden spoons, nothing much was expected of the Parramatta Eels in 2014. But under new coach Brad Arthur, the side showed significant improvement. They fell just short of the finals in 2014. While they did improve on the field, the gulf between their best and worst was still exposed. It’s something that […]

Eels ask Spagnolo to stand down

by , 16 Sep 2014

Parramatta District Rugby Leagues Club (PDRL) chairman Roy Spagnolo has been asked to stand down following allegations of bullying, harassment and membership/election tampering in his time at the Eels. The leagues club issued a statement on Monday after a series of allegations had been raised by Fairfax Media. Spagnolo is the current PDRL chairman and […]

Is Parramatta where the Wanderers belong?

Is Parramatta where the Wanderers belong?

by , 11 Sep 2014

On the eve of the Western Sydney Wanderers semi-final tie with FC Seoul, it has been revealed that should the Wanderers make the final, which is played over two legs, Parramatta (Pirtek) Stadium will not meet certain AFC requirements. With a capacity of around 22,000, it has already been suggested that ANZ be where the […]


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