Parramatta Eels

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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

In 2015 the Eels finished the regular season in 12th place and consequently failed to progress to the NRL finals.

A salary cap breach was discovered by the NRL and the club was subsequently fined and deducted 12 competition points.

The club never recovered and finished 14th in the league, but not before fresh allegations regarding more match-fixing threatened to derail their season even further.

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Parramatta Eels Articles

My 2017 NRL season preview

My 2017 NRL season preview

by , 28 Feb 2017

The 2017 National Rugby League (NRL) season is just upon us now, and in a tight competition like this one, there are a myriad of storylines that will be followed with great interest.

Sterling not convinced Parramatta are past their dark days

Sterling not convinced Parramatta are past their dark days

by , 27 Feb 2017

Parramatta have turned a new leaf off the field following the tumultuous 2016 season, but club legend Peter Sterling isn’t certain the team’s dark days are behind them.

Close but no cigar: Which NRL teams are another year away from contention?

Close but no cigar: Which NRL teams are another year away from contention?

by , 20 Feb 2017

In the third instalment of my season preview series, I delve into four ascending teams whose best football is still another 12 months away.

Roosters and Eels will prove themselves as contenders in 2017

Roosters and Eels will prove themselves as contenders in 2017

by , 16 Feb 2017

The top eight is an ever-changing beast. While some clubs have the luxury of pushing for finals berths season after season, changes over the offseason, as well as the variable good or bad luck means some teams will make it back to the eight, others not being so lucky.

Parramatta Eels in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

Parramatta Eels in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

by , 15 Feb 2017

Salary cap drama engulfed the NRL once more in 2016, re-appearing in western Sydney yet again, as a 12-point deduction after Round 9 put a halt to a promising 6-3 start for the Eels.

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

by , 14 Feb 2017

After a long off-season break, its finally time to get back into the swing of things. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 for your club’s transfer performance rating.

NRL season preview: Parramatta Eels

NRL season preview: Parramatta Eels

by , 14 Feb 2017

Remember as a kid when your mother said ‘cheaters never prosper’? Well that saying is all well and good, but usually it is false, with great success usually following those that cheat *cough*Melbourne*cough*.

Hayne backs former club to scoop Nines title

Hayne backs former club to scoop Nines title

by , 3 Feb 2017

Gold Coast star Jarryd Hayne has nominated former club Parramatta as one of the teams to beat at this weekend’s NRL Auckland Nines.

Semi Radradra headlines Parramatta squad for Auckland Nines

Semi Radradra headlines Parramatta squad for Auckland Nines

by , 27 Jan 2017

Two months after being ordered to surrender his passport, Semi Radradra will fly to New Zealand next week and take part in the NRL Auckland Nines.

Toulon snares Semi Rad-Rah-Rah

Toulon snares Semi Rad-Rah-Rah

by , 13 Jan 2017

Semi Radradra? Of course he’s going to France. Why wouldn’t he? There’s money in France, heaps of it.


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