Eels Under 16s Win National Titles

Parramatta Eels 30 - Norths Devils 28




The Parramatta Eels have performed a Rugby League miracle to defeat the Norths Devils in the U16s National Titles at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.


After trailing 24-0 early in the second half, the Eels dominated the second half, scoring five tries through Sione Katoa, Anthony Layoun, Michael Doolan, Denzal Tonise and Mark Griffiths.



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The attacking display brought Parramatta within 4 points of the North Devils with just 7 minutes on the clock, and the Eels capped off their comeback with a try on the buzzer to Mark Griffiths to lock up the scores at 28-28.



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Second-Rower Simon Fonua produced a remarkable sideline conversion to seal victory amid wild celebrations from his teammates who avenged the Eels loss in the corresponding game last season.


After defeating South Sydney in the Harold Matthews Cup Grand Final last weekend, the victory capped off a tremendous season for the Eels, who now hold the title of National Champions.