Ladies who League: Knights show the way

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. Last Friday night the Newcastle Knights posted their third victory in a row, snapping the Parramatta Eels six game winning streak with a 29-10 victory at ANZ Stadium. This win was special for a number of reasons. It meant that the Knights found themselves out […]

Should Hayne stay or should he go?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Jarryd Hayne is one of the most naturally gifted players I have ever had the opportunity to watch. Being a Parramatta fan, Jarryd was on my radar before he burst onto the scene, at age 18 in 2006, making his debut for the Eels […]

Ladies who League: Learning to love the Storm

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. ‘Over the last few weeks it has come to light that the Storm has engaged in a long-term system of operating, what might conveniently be called, two sets of books’. I still very clearly remember this press conference in 2010. NRL CEO David Gallop fronted […]

Who has been the most disappointing team of 2017?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. My goodness there has been some dreadful football over the last couple of weeks. Given the point of the season we’re at, I’m not surprised. I tend to think about the NRL season in three distinct parts: the pre-State of Origin period, the State […]

Another hot retro team strike again in Retro Round

This article was first written by Melissa Muscat, 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor. The last couple of years has proven to bring quite a bit of rivalry between the Sharks and the Raiders and last night didn’t disappoint. Another great line up for Retro Round. The Shire Boys are chasing a top two spot, the […]

Ladies who League: Going Retro

This story was first written and published for NRL.com. Even though Retro Round isn’t an official NRL round, it’s great to see so many rugby league fans sharing their favourite memories from the 1980’s. When I hear the words ‘retro round’, a couple of other words immediately spring to mind – ‘head tape’, ‘biff’, ‘black […]

Retro Round – The Glory Days

This article was first written by Melissa Muscat, 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor. Retro Round. 1980’s. My absolute favourite era in time. How good was the music? When I think retro I think fluoro, leg warmers, Cyndi Lauper, Milli Vanilli and The Parramatta Eels. The latter two being the best of the decade without a […]

Blaming the referee is an old and tired excuse

This story was first written for and The Roar. There’s nothing more boring and predictable in rugby league than a coach deciding to blame the referee’s at a presser for their team’s loss. We’ve seen this twice in the last two weeks – last week Ricky Stuart decided it was appropriate to blast the referees […]