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Paramatta Eels on their way to silencing NRL critics

Adrian Proszenko This time last year, Steve Sharp was telling anyone who would listen that Parramatta would make the finals.

Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles

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Chris Boulous Parramatta's season is on the line in their blockbuster clash with Manly.

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Brad Arthur praises Parramatta Eels for irresistible 40 minutes

Chris Sandow of the Eels celebrates scoring a try only to have it disallowed.

Michael Chammas Eels coach Brad Arthur has labelled his side's inspirational second half effort to topple Manly as the team's best 40 minutes of the season.

Parramatta Eels rally against Manly Sea Eagles to keep finals hopes alive

Slippery Eel: Tim Mannah pumps the legs.

Michael Chammas Parramatta have stunned competition front-runners Manly to keep their finals hopes alive with a remarkable come-from-behind victory on Friday night.

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Eels boss Scott Seward gives 40-20 tweak the thumbs up

Chris Sandow and his Parramatta teammates were embroiled in last weekend's ballboy controversy.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta believe the 40/20 rule has been changed "appropriately" to ensure there will be no repeat of the ballboy dramas which cost them a win last Friday.

Eels v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Pirtek Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

NRL ground manager who upset Parramatta Eels ballboys escapes action

Brad Walter The NRL has offered support to the Parramatta ball boys involved in last Friday night's controversial loss to Canterbury but ruled out any action against the ground manager who allegedly told them he...

Jarryd Hayne criticises NRL referees for not giving Parramatta Eels a fair go

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Michael Carayannis Jarryd Hayne has waved the yellow card at NRL referees, claiming his Eels are heavily scrutinised because they do not have as many big-name players as their rivals.

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Parramatta Eels closing the gap, on and off the field

Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga.

Adrian Proszenko The Eels have become the first Sydney-based rugby league club to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan, which coincides with the game's Close the Gap round celebrations.

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Parramatta Eels reaping rewards of resting Jarryd Hayne during Origin, says coach Brad Arthur

Firing after Origin: Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne is in red-hot form.

Michael Chammas While most of the NSW Blues players have faltered since returning to club football, Eels coach Brad Arthur believes the decision to rest Jarryd Hayne during the Origin period is paying dividends.

Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs

Andrew Sonter The Bulldogs need to halt the slide against an Eels oufit firing on all cylinders.

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Obeid family members wanted to become directors of Parramatta Eels

Keen on the Eels: Eddie Obeid.

Adrian Proszenko, Kate McClymont and Brad Walter Parramatta officials were in talks with the Obeids about the prospect of some family members becoming Eels directors prior to patriarch Eddie being found guilty of corruption by the ICAC.

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Jarryd Hayne at it again but Parramatta Eels unable to stop Canterbury Bulldogs

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Adam Pengilly The Hayne Plane broke out even when Parramatta's superstar No.1 didn't score, but the Bulldogs managed to get their stalled season off the runway with a form-reversing win over the Eels on Friday...

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NRL may ditch 40-20 rule within days after Eels' raid stifled

Frustration: Parramatta’s Vai Toutai.

Michael Carayannis The problematic 40/20 quick restart could be scrapped as soon as Thursday with the NRL set to review the rule as the fallout from Parramatta’s 18-16 loss to Canterbury on Friday night continues.

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Parramatta Eels boss Scott Seward says ballboy blunder could prove costly

Heavy price to pay: Parramatta boss Scott Seward is gobsmacked a ballboy error could have so much bearing on a game.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta chief executive Scott Seward predicts the ballboy fiasco will cost the club hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue if the incident results in the Eels missing the play-offs.

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Parramatta Eels star Joseph Paulo's role as US Tomahawks captain under threat as AMNRL bows out

Stars in stripes: Joseph Paulo in action for the US during the Rugby League World Cup last year.

Brad Walter The Rugby League International Federation has been asked to help ensure Parramatta star Joseph Paulo's position as USA Tomahwaks captain does not come under threat and other NRL-based players are not...

Eels v Bulldogs

Michael Carayannis Parramatta v Canterbury at ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

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NRL to investigate Eels over Obeid property deal

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Kate McClymont and Adrian Proszenko The NRL will investigate whether there are any salary cap implications in a property deal between Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick and a company connected to the Obeid family.

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Origin break has helped spark Jarryd Hayne, says Eels coach Brad Arthur

James MacSmith Parramatta coach Brad Arthur admits he was tempted to ignore medical advice to rest Jarryd Hayne during the State of Origin period.

No late changes for crunch clash between Parramatta Eels and Canterbury Bulldogs

Fight night: Mitchell Pearce and Moses Mybe get physical on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Parramatta and the Bulldogs are expected to be unchanged for their important clash on Friday night. The Eels will be without winger Bureta Faraimo for a month with Vai Toutai recalled.