The Dyldam Parramatta Eels Junior Representative SG Ball side has gone down to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, 24-8, at Leichardt Oval on Saturday 23 April.

Taking on the second place Rabbitohs, the Blue and Gold were engaged early in a physical forward battle in the wet and testing conditions.

The Rabbitohs struck twice in the opening 40 minutes, and despite two tries to Parramatta’s Michael Tupou and Nole Aukafolau in the second stanza, the Blue and Gold fight back was not enough, going down 24-8.

The Semi Final loss ends the Blue and Gold SG Ball 2016 campaign.

South Sydney 24 (D O'Connor, D Hawkins, C Murray, M Hiroti tries; Hiroti 4 goals)

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Parramatta 8 (M Tupou, N Aukafolau tries)

The Eels Harold Matthews side had the bye this week, after progressing straight through to the preliminary finals.

The Harold Matthews side will take on the Penrith Panthers, who defeated the Cronulla Sharks 20-10, in the prelimary final at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday 30 April.

Kick off at 10am.