Dyldam Parramatta Eels hooker Isaac De Gois says despite limited preparation with his new side, his first win in the Blue and Gold was the perfect start to his time at the Eels.
“We started Tuesday so I had three sessions with the boys and obviously it’s not ideal but that’s the way it was,” De Gois said.
“It was a tough win and an enjoyable one.”
After transferring from Cronulla just last week, De Gois has slotted straight into the vacant hooker position and has credited the players and staff for his easy transition.
“The boys have been really welcoming for me as well as the coaching staff so it’s been a really enjoyable week,” he said.
“The young forward pack were just talking to me throughout the whole time I was out there and they helped me out a fair bit, so that was awesome.”
With the Eels bringing home a gritty 22-12 win, Isaac says it’s a great feeling to be back out their in the top grade.
“[I’ve got] just the usual bumps and bruises, but the pain is a little bit less when you get a win,” De Gois said.
“I thought a few individuals were outstanding and I think it just came down to everyone working together and just sticking to the game plan and just communicating well.”
With Parramatta making the second of back-to-back away trip to Melbourne this weekend they will be looking to make build on Sunday’s away victory.
“We’ve got a tough one up in Melbourne this week so we’ll work hard this week and try and get the job done.”