District Reps: Quarter Finals
The Parramatta Eels District Representative sides have contested their Quarter Finals on the weekend (Saturday 18 April) with the Harold Matthews side continuing their undefeated streak in 2015 with a victory over the Western Suburbs Magpies whilst the Eels SG Ball side fell agonisingly short, going down to the Cronulla Sharks in a nail biter.
The Eels Harold Matthews side has convincingly defeated the Western Suburbs Magpies at Pepper Stadium, Penrith on the weekend with a 42-6 victory over their rivals.
Coming into the clash with an unblemished record this season, the Eels looked in control with a 28-6 lead at half time, before extending their lead in the second half.
Josh Curran the stand out, scoring three tries, whilst Travis Turnball scored one try to go alongside his four conversions.
The Eels Harold Matthews side will have the week off, progressing straight through to their preliminary final with their opponents yet to be confirmed.
Parramatta Eels 42 (Joshua Curran 3, Filia Utoikamanu, Ethan Parry, Haze Dunster, Travis Turnbull, Kyle Cassel tries; Turnbull 4, Zachary Tuala goals)
Western Suburbs Magpies 6 (Nathan Patolo try; James Tautaiolefua goal)
The Eels SG Ball side were up for a tough contest against their Cronulla Shark opponents and the Blue and Gold got off to a slow start trailing 24-10 as they entered the half time sheds.
The second half saw a rejuvenated Blue and Gold and the Eels began to mount their comeback scoring three second half tries to tie the scores and level the game with minutes remaining.
With 2:30 on the clock, the Sharks kicked a field goal and went on to hold their one point lead, knocking the Eels out of the SG Ball competition in the Quarter Final stage.
Cronulla Sharks 25 (Billy Magoulias 2, Brock Ilett, Curtis Scott tries; Jack Williams 4 goals; Kyle Flanagan field goal)
Parramatta Eels 24 (Anthony Layoun 3, Simon Fonua tries; Fonua 4 goals)