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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

There’s no such thing as guaranteed success in the NRL

There’s no such thing as guaranteed success in the NRL

by , 16 Dec 2014

When the Brisbane Broncos were installed as the premiership favourites by bookmakers for next season, many fans automatically assumed that the team’s success was all but guaranteed. However, while the Broncos do boast a quality playing roster, and a coaching mastermind in Wayne Bennett, they should not be resting on their laurels. In previous years, […]

Eels bigger, stronger, better in 2015

by , 12 Dec 2014

Rivals are warned they will face a tougher, more physical Parramatta team next NRL season. The Eels made some big steps forward under new coach Brad Arthur last season but also copped some embarrassing beatings and leaked too many points as they improved from wooden spooners to 10th on the 2014 ladder. Tim Mannah believes […]

The clean slate the Eels needed

The clean slate the Eels needed

by , 7 Nov 2014

There’s no doubt that in the last two years you’ve read an article about how Parramatta can’t afford a player because they have no room in the cap. A series of small recruitment and retention errors over a number of years by previous coaches and administrators eventually saw nearly one million dollars tied up in […]

League’s worst-kept secret: Watmough officially an Eel

by , 31 Oct 2014

Parramatta Eels have put an end to the conjecture announcing they have signed former Manly Sea Eagle Anthony Watmough on a four-year-deal. Watmough, who has played 14 games for NSW and 16 Tests for Australia was granted an early release from his contract at Manly. “Anthony is a world-class, premiership-winning player who will further bolster […]

Use Hayne cash on a half for Eels: Sterlo

by , 22 Oct 2014

Parramatta great Peter Sterling has urged club bosses to splurge the salary cap cash made available by the exit of Jarryd Hayne on a gun halfback. Speaking on radio station Triple M, the Eels’ last premiership winning halfback said bolstering the halves was a high priority for the NRL club, suggesting Chris Sandow had yet […]

Hayne’s departure a blue and golden opportunity for Eels

Hayne’s departure a blue and golden opportunity for Eels

by , 21 Oct 2014

Jarryd Hayne prancing around in the NFL is the best thing for Parramatta since Peter Sterling led the Eels to the 1986 premiership. Hayne brought Parramatta Stadium to its feet well before Western Sydney Wanderers were even conceived. Can any rugby league fan ever forget the heroics of 2009? The swerve and strength as he […]

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

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 […]


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