Parramatta Eels

Parramatta EelsFormed in 1947, the Parramatta Eels struggled enormously in the early history, claiming 11 wooden spoons in in their first 26 seasons. Fortunately, the club is best known for a dynasty in the 1980s that saw them claim four premierships in six seasons – although success has largely eluded them since.

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Parramatta rebounded from a poor start to finally make their long-awaited finals return – finishing in fourth with 16 wins. Their September proved a short one, however, with the Eels felled by Melbourne in their qualifying final and then North Queensland in the semis.

Senior coach: Brad Arthur
Captains: Tim Mannah
2017 finish: 5th (4th before finals)
Premierships: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986

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2018 Team List
Daniel Alvaro, Kirisome Auva’a, Nathan Brown, Nathan Davis, Kenny Edwards, Kane Evans, Bevan French, David Gower, Clint Gutherson, Jarryd Hayne, Josh Hoffman, George Jennings, Michael Jennings, Cameron King, Manu Ma’u, Tim Mannah, Suiai Matagi, Tepai Moeroa, Mitchell Moses, Marata Niukore, Corey Norman, Kaysa Pritchard, Beau Scott, Will Smith, Brad Takairangi, Peni Terepo, Siosaia Vave, Tony Williams

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Parramatta Eels NRL Rugby League 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Parramatta Eels Articles

Parra does matter

Parra does matter

by , 5 Jan 2018

The Parramatta Eels have probably survived the most turbulent time in their history. It got so bad that many were asking if Parramatta even mattered.

Predictions for the 2018 NRL season

Predictions for the 2018 NRL season

by , 4 Jan 2018 Popular article!

It’s that time of year where rugby league commentators, journalists, ex-players and fans start giving their predictions for the 2018 NRL season.

Hayne circus hardly low-key for Eels

Hayne circus hardly low-key for Eels

by , 4 Jan 2018

Jarryd Hayne has instructed his legal team to have a United States civil suit including a rape allegation against him sorted “as quick as possible”.

Hayne returns to training at Parramatta

Hayne returns to training at Parramatta

by , 3 Jan 2018

Jarryd Hayne has returned to Parramatta NRL training for the first time in more than three years as he prepares to front the media amid rape allegations.

The Hayne Plane chronicles: Episode 482

The Hayne Plane chronicles: Episode 482

by , 22 Dec 2017

The Jarryd Hayne thing? Dunno. And chances are you dunno, either.

Hayne Plane: En route to Parramatta

Hayne Plane: En route to Parramatta

by , 1 Dec 2017

If reports are to be believed, there’s a plane on its way from the Gold Coast to Parramatta and its arrival is imminent.

Jarryd Hayne’s terrible, terrible secret

Jarryd Hayne’s terrible, terrible secret

by , 1 Dec 2017

Jarryd Hayne has a secret.

BREAKING (again): Jarryd Hayne leaving Gold Coast, Titans reportedly set to confirm exit later today

BREAKING (again): Jarryd Hayne leaving Gold Coast, Titans reportedly set to confirm exit later today

by , 30 Nov 2017

UPDATE: The Gold Coast Titans have announced they have officially released Jarryd Hayne from his contract with the club, clearing the path for him to return to the Parramatta Eels in 2018.

Sydney sports stadiums: Oval options or oblong obfuscation?

Sydney sports stadiums: Oval options or oblong obfuscation?

by , 26 Oct 2017

In a city of many sports, it’s hard to find common ground. And competing priorities are up for grabs when the stadium funding pie is cut up.

Eels don’t need Cronk: Sterlo

Eels don’t need Cronk: Sterlo

by , 24 Oct 2017

Parramatta legend Peter Sterling has warned the NRL club not to sign Cooper Cronk and instead focus on ensuring they get the best out of their incumbent young halves.


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