Parramatta Eels

Dragons ready to swoop for Lafai

Adrian Proszenko   St George Illawarra headline a number of clubs preparing to swoop on Tim Lafai should the Canterbury centre come onto the open market.

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Eels get new home away from home in Darwin

Northern lights: Parramatta's Luke Kelly in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers in Darwin in August.

Adrian Proszenko   Parramatta won't have to wait for Pirtek Stadium to be refurbished to be playing out of a brand new home ground.

Tryscoring machine bucks trend and switches from Parramatta to Manly

Heading off: Halauafu Lavaka fends away Kieran Foran at the NRL Nines at Eden Park in January.

Adrian Proszenko   At a time when a seemingly endless procession of Manly players are defecting to arch rivals Parramatta, Halauafu Lavaka has gone the other way.

Parramatta Eels to host Brisbane Broncos in NRL season-opener

Opener: Parramatta will play Brisbane in the opening game of the NRL in 2016.

Adrian Proszenko   Parramatta fans won't have to wait long to witness Kieran Foran's impact on the side after the Eels were chosen to host the season opener against Brisbane.

Foran happy to lead Eels, with or without skipper gig

Talented trio: Parramatta Eels signings Kieran Foran, Beau Scott and Michael Gordon.

Adrian Proszenko   Kieran Foran will wear the Parramatta No.7 jersey and the expectations that come with it, but there could yet be a further responsibility following his switch from arch rivals Manly.

Hayne stays positive despite latest setback

Looking to get back to the top level: Jarryd Hayne.

James MacSmith   Tim Mannah would love to have Hayne back, but he doesn't expect the former Eels superstar to return to the NRL anytime soon.

NRL and Nine resisting temptation to cash in on Sam's return

Red and green all over again: Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter   Cowboys v Bulldogs and Eels v Dragons tipped for round one with Channel Nine and the NRL resisting the temptation of repeating this year's blockbuster premiership kick-off between South Sydney and Brisbane.

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Andrew Johns joins NRL stars to watch Hayne

Hayne gang: Krisnan Inu with Andrew Johns and friends at the the San Francisco 49ers versus Baltimore Ravens match on Monday.

Michael Chammas   Andrew Johns has joined a host of NRL players and Jarryd Hayne's closest friends at the San Francisco 49ers game at Levi's Stadium on Monday morning.

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Parramatta offer Hopoate 'unders' to stay

Contract dramas: Eels winger Will Hopoate.

Daniel Lane   Parramatta is said to have advised NSW Origin star the best he can hope to earn should he decide to play for the club in 2016 is a deal worth $200,000

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Raiders circle enforcers Paulo and Taupau

Martin Taupau was a key man for the Wests Tigers in 2015.

Adrian Proszenko   Canberra is preparing to make audacious plays for the Eels' Junior Paulo and the Tigers' Martin Taupau.

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Waratahs sign NRL's Reece Robinson

Back to his roots: Reece Robinson played rugby union in his youth.

Prolific NRL try-scorer Reece Robinson has jumped codes, signing a two-year deal with Super Rugby's NSW Waratahs.

Cahill watching Hayne's NFL career in quiet awe

The learning curve continues: Jarryd Hayne is hoping for greater opportunities when the 49ers face the New York Giants on Monday (Australian time).

Daniel Lane   Socceroos star Tim Cahill, who encouraged Jarryd Hayne to follow his dream to break into the NFL 12 months before he left the Parramatta Eels, said it was now time for Hayne to be allowed to enjoy his achievement.

How Hopoate attempted to again put God before football

Nothing new: Parramatta's Will Hopoate speaks to the media last month.

Adrian Proszenko   A grand final is the pinnacle for all footballers, but if Parramatta were to get to one Will Hopoate would prefer not to play. Or in any other game scheduled on a Sunday.

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Eels fullback Robinson switches to Waratahs

Code switch on the cards:  Parramatta Eels utility back Reece Robinson.

Strike a blow for rugby union because it appears Parramatta Eels flyer Reece Robinson is headed to the NSW Waratahs as of next season.

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A grand final would be 'better than marriage'

In the doghouse: former Shark and Eel Taulima Tautai may have some work to do to get back on his wife's good side.

Jamie Marcuson   Winning a grand final is a massive moment for any sportsman or woman. But Wigan Warriors' Taulima Tautai has taken that claim to a whole new level, much to his wife's dismay.

Eels and Hayne quickly resolve merchandise drama

The Hayne No.38 T-shirt on sale at Parramatta's website.

Daniel Lane   The Parramatta Eels and Jarryd Hayne's management have formed an understanding over merchandise that featured the footy star's trademarked 'Hayne Plane' brand after the club produced T-shirts featuring his San Francisco NFL jersey's number 38 and slogans that proclaim "All Aboard" and "Dream Big".

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Hodgson's extra-time try delivers Raiders thrilling victory

Raiders centre Brenko Lee (No.4) celebrates his try with teammates Jordan Rapana and Jarrad Kennedy.

Lee Gaskin   Josh Hodgson has scored the match-winning try in golden point to give the Canberra Raiders a winning end to the season.

The text message that put Hayne on 49ers' team

Against the odds: Jarryd Hayne was up against it from the start.

Michael Chammas   49ers head coach Jim Tomsula broke the news to Jarryd Hayne that he'd made the team.

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Daryl Halligan anoints sharpshooter Croker one of game's best


Jon Tuxworth   Former Canterbury sharpshooter Daryl Halligan says there's a struck match between Jarrod Croker and James Maloney when debating the NRL's best goalkicker, but has no doubt the current crop easily has his era covered. 

Why Hayne proves rugby league players are the best athletes

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Andrew Webster   The former Eels fullback is living proof the NRL creates players who can make it in other codes.