Parramatta Eels

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

Ea-Gurr Eels hopeful of solving Watmough standoff

Ea-Gurr Eels hopeful of solving Watmough standoff

by , 3 Dec 2016

Parramatta expect to have Anthony Watmough’s salary dispute resolved in the new year as they prepare to consign the rampant tribalism of the past to the dustbin of history.

Radradra back with the Eels after surrendering passport

Radradra back with the Eels after surrendering passport

by , 30 Nov 2016

Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr insists Semi Radradra is in the NRL to stay, but admits it’s not ideal the star winger will face court over domestic violence charges weeks before the 2017 season starts.

Ta-ra Radradra: Parra legend urges club to move troubled winger on

Ta-ra Radradra: Parra legend urges club to move troubled winger on

by , 30 Nov 2016

Parramatta are being urged to cut loose troubled star Semi Radradra as the club begins its rebuild following a disastrous 2016 season.

Semi Radradra isn’t going anywhere, says Eels boss

Semi Radradra isn’t going anywhere, says Eels boss

by , 30 Nov 2016

Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr has assured Eels fans that Semi Radradra will be at the NRL club in 2017.

Semi Radradra facing potential arrest warrant after court no-show

Semi Radradra facing potential arrest warrant after court no-show

by , 28 Nov 2016

After failing to appear in court, Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra could have an arrest warrant issued against him unless further evidence is brought forward.

Eels to have new NRL board by Round 1

Eels to have new NRL board by Round 1

by , 17 Nov 2016

Parramatta will aim to have their new board installed before the first round of next year’s NRL season.

The Parramatta Eels now have the longest-running premiership drought

The Parramatta Eels now have the longest-running premiership drought

by , 3 Nov 2016

With the Cronulla Sharks winning their first title in their history last month, a lot was said and written about the breaking of the league’s longest drought which spanned 50 years.

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Paul Carige

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Paul Carige

by , 28 Oct 2016

While Greg Smith owns the title of worst debutant, Paul Carige is a strong contender for worst ever performance in Australian Rugby League.

Eels’ year goes from bad to worse with $11 million loss

Eels’ year goes from bad to worse with $11 million loss

by , 25 Oct 2016

Parramatta’s horror 2016, punctuated by a salary cap scandal, player dramas and boardroom trouble has resulted in an incredible $11 million loss.

Fraud squad police raid NRL agents’ offices

Fraud squad police raid NRL agents’ offices

by , 20 Oct 2016

Four NRL player agents have had their offices raided by police from the NSW fraud squad in relation to the salary cap scandal which has engulfed the Parramatta Eels.


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