Parramatta Eels Juniors: Part IV

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  1. ALX25

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    Loved watching the NYC team in action..Some bewdies in that side....
     
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    They just bashed the Sharkies, very physical for a 20's side.
     
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    Eels stun NYC minor premiers
    Sun 10 Sep, 2017, 3:16pm
    By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com


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    Eels Holden Cup winger Greg Leleisiuao. Credit: Shane Wenzlick. Copyright: NRL Photos.

    The Parramatta Eels have surged into Holden Cup favouritism after they totally outclassed the minor premiers with a dominant 35-22 win over Cronulla at Allianz Stadium.

    Cronulla were expected to coast through the finals after they enjoyed a 15-match winning streak earlier in the year, but after dropping their last two games of the regular season doubt is starting to creep in with John Morris's men set to take on the Sea Eagles next week in a do-or-die clash.

    Eels winger Greg Leleisiuao showed why he has been tipped to replace Semi Radradra in Parramatta's NRL side next season with the powerhouse flanker scoring a double and running for nearly 300 metres as he savaged Cronulla's defence with brutal carry after brutal carry.

    Cronulla finished the regular season with the best defensive and attacking records and it didn't take long for the Sharks to show why they were the runaway minor premiers as they absorbed Parramatta's pressure for 10 minutes and then hit them on the counter with their first opportunity as star halfback Kyle Flanagan crossed for his 20th try of the year to continue his incredible point scoring record in 2017.

    It was a cruel blow for the Eels but they didn't let it show as Dane Aukafolau punished an error from the kick-off to level things up with his eighth try of the season.

    Parramatta continued to dominate field position and possession but once again found themselves behind on the scoreboard when the Sharks chanced their arm from inside their own half and were rewarded with their second try of the afternoon when Josh Tuilagi finished off a slick movement in the left corner.

    Just when you thought the minor premiers would flex their muscles, the blue and golds showed why they earned a top-four finish as halfback Troy Dargan powered through some brittle goal-line defence to give his side the lead after half an hour.

    An incredible first half deserved a special finish and Sharks five-eighth Luke Metcalf delivered as he reeled in a slips catch deep in his own half and then sprinted away to give Cronulla a four-point advantage at the break.

    The half-time break did little to slow down the drama as the Eels reclaimed the lead just three minutes into the second stanza when wrecking ball winger Leleisiuao charged onto a short ball from Reed Mahoney to make it 18-16.

    Having traded tries throughout the afternoon, Parramatta became the first side to go back-to-back when prop Sean Keppie broke through a simple one-on-one tackle to score under the posts to give the Eels a deserved eight-point buffer.

    Luke Burt's men could do no wrong and they extended their lead 20 minutes from the end when Aukafolau latched onto a miraculous around-the-corner offload from Salesi Faingaa and then swerved past the fullback to make it 30-16.

    Cronulla's famed defence was nowhere to be seen as Leleisiuao touched down for his second of the afternoon although the Sharks were able to pull one back when Will Kennedy benefited from a pair of classy kicks to score the try of the match.

    That movement seemed to wake the Sharks from their slumber and they should have cut the gap to six points when they threw the ball around at will on the left edge but the play came unstuck when Metcalf lost the ball a metre short of the line.

    With the game all but over, Eels five-eighth Dean Matterson slotted a field goal to earn his side a week off and a spot in the NYC preliminary finals.

    Eels 35 (Dane Aukafolau 2, Greg Leleisiuao 2, Troy Dargan, Sean Keppie tries; Troy Dragan 5 goals; Dean Matterson field goal) def. Sharks 22 (Kyle Flanagan, Josh Tuilagi, Luke Metcalf, Will Kennedy tries; Kyle Flanagan 3 goals) at Allianz Stadium. Half-time: 16-12 Sharks.

    https://www.nrl.com/eels-stun-nyc-minor-premiers/tabid/10874/newsid/111986/default.aspx
     
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    so now we're favourites ?
     
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    We ARE undefeated in 2 games this year against one of the most dominant teams historically in the NYC. Still seems pretty reactionary from NRL.com, the Dragons should be there abouts as well.
     
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    do we get next week off ?
     
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    Yes

    Friday: Penrith v Broncos

    Saturday : Sharks v Manly
     
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    I think we've always pronounced that name like that here in Australia...It's only those Seppo's that refer to it as Ma-hone-e. Like Scott Mahon was always pronounced Marn...
     
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    Not just Seppos. Many people in England pronounce it that way. Possibly influence by the 'Pogue Mahone' thing.
     
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    So we play winner of penruff n broncos in gf qualifier

    And i assume it will be before our nrl game vs roosters when we get there
     
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    Moanly guaranteed a NYC spot and paid up, Alex Seve has gone to the Bulldogs for pretty much the same . The talent coming through is pretty deep and some players will,look elsewhere, the identification process is much better these days.

    Grima and BA take sessions with the elite player squad and assist with retention, most of them would prefer to stay, but are aware of the challenge. It's not good to lose players, but there is a reality of numbers that come into focus
     
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    Battle of the West junior league playoffs start today

    Penrith v Parramatta at Windsor today starting at 9.00 am U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 and U16 girls

    At Guildford tomorrow, starting from U10 , even age groups to C Grade

    As expected under the current junior league admin, there has been nothing seen re the games from the Parra site. Found the details from the Penrith JRL, to be expected unfortunately
     
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