Michael Chammas

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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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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.

Eels v Sea Eagles

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

Eels v Raiders

Michael Chammas Parramatta v Canberra at TIO Stadium, Saturday 8.30pm

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Brad Arthur plays down Parramatta Eels' chances

Going nowhere: Will Hopoate gets some rough treatment.

Michael Chammas The Eels have moved within two points of first position, but coach Brad Arthur insists his side are still not a genuine threat in this year's competition.

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Jarryd Hayne's return lifts Parramatta Eels to victory over NQ Cowboys

In the corner: Ken Sio slides over to score for the Eels.

Michael Chammas What a difference a week and one player made for Parramatta on Friday night, maintaining their unbeaten record at Pirtek Stadium this season with an 18-16 win over North Queensland.

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Semi Radradra, Ken Sio, Jarryd Hayne scoring majority of tries for Parramatta Eels

Three of the best: Parramatta's back three, which includes Jarryd Hayne, lead the NRL in tries in 2014.

Michael Chammas The Parramatta Eels need just one more try to equal the number of four pointers they registered for the entire 2013 season, thanks largely to the efforts of their back three.

Previews

Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys

Michael Chammas Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Roosters v Eels

Michael Chammas The Roosters received a wake-up call against South Sydney last week and even without Sonny Bill Williams will be better prepared this time around.

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Broncos v Eels

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.

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North Queensland Cowboys v Parramatta Eels

Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

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Eels, Wanderers unveil $120m plan to upgrade Pirtek Stadium

Artist's impression of stage one of Parramatta Stadium's redevelopment.

Michael Chammas The Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers have unveiled a $120 million proposal to turn Pirtek Stadium into a 32,000-seat venue that would supersede plans to build a new stadium in western...

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League

Import close to making debut for Eels

Recruit: Parramatta Eels player Lee Mossop.

Michael Chammas Parramatta's English recruit Lee Mossop took a giant step towards making his NRL debut after playing his first game of the season for Wentworthville in the NSW Cup on Saturday.

Parramatta Eels v Cronulla Sharks

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Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v CRONULLA SHARKS at Pirtek Stadium, 7.00pm

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Paul Gallen labels ASADA developments a 'distraction' after loss to Eels

Paul Gallen

Michael Chammas Cronulla have made an art form out of overcoming adversity, but skipper Paul Gallen admitted revelations that ASADA were about to issue show-cause letters were a distraction ahead of Monday's loss to...

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PREVIEWS

Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels

Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow sidesteps as he takes on the Panthers defensive line.

Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v PARRAMATTA EELS at Sportingbet Stadium, Friday 7.45pm.

League

Jarryd Hayne says he will stay with Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne is adamant he won't be at Canterbury next season, but the Eels fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era to once again taste success.

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Jarryd Hayne says Eels need to go back for the future

SPORT, RUGBY LEAGUE. Blues player Jarryd Hayne arrives at  a press conference at the team's Coogee hotel on 8 July 2013. Hayne announced that he would be ruled out of Origin game 3 due to an ongoing hamstring injury.
SMH   Pic JENNY EVANS

Michael Chammas Fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era.

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Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga loses weight to revive faltering NRL career

Willie Tonga

Michael Chammas Parramatta centre Willie Tonga has undertaken the most significant off-season transformation of his career, dropping 12 kilograms in four months in a bid to end his horror run of injuries.

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