Alvaro: Putting in for the fans back at home

The Dyldam Parramatta Eels came away 20-16 victors in their Round 24 clash against the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Blue and Gold forward Daniel Alvaro was glad to see the effort from the Eels turn into results.

Reflecting on the game, Alvaro said the side will look to continue with another focused effort against the Cronulla Sharks this week.

“We are really happy with the result on the weekend especially playing at Brookvale. We are now just focusing on the last two weeks and putting in a good effort for our fans,” Alvaro said.

“We haven’t been to Parramatta [Pirtek Stadium] for a while so it will be good to get back there.”

“Our effort was good but I think it has been good for the last few rounds.” Alvaro said of the weekend’s performance.

“Everyone has been putting in and we just managed to hang in there on the weekend.”

This week, the Eels take on the Cronulla Sharks in the third annual Johnny Mannah Cup and whilst Alvaro was looking forward to the challenge, the level-headed forward said the side was purely focused on themselves and their own performance in front of the Blue and Gold army.

“It will be a good challenge but we are mainly worried about us and putting in a good show for the fans back at home,” Alvaro said.

Alvaro, who made his NRL debut earlier in the year, had his longest stint on the field against the Sea Eagles, impressing with 18 tackles and 109m from the bench in his 33 minute stint.

“It was definitely good to get a bit more time on the field. I really enjoyed it and to have a bit more time with the boys was good,” Alvaro said.

“It has been a great challenge and I have been really enjoying my time making the most of it whenever I can.” He added.

The Eels take on the Sharks at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday 29 August as part of a massive triple-header with the Eels NYC and Wentworthville Magpies NSW Cup sides also in action.

Gates open at 10:30am with the NYC kick off at 10:40am, NSW Cup 12:40pm kick off and NRL kickoff at 3pm.