The Parramatta Eels have today welcomed the announcement of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership draw, which will see the club take part in some of the game’s biggest clashes.
Due to the unavailability of ANZ Stadium in Rounds One through to Three (due to concert committments), the 2017 schedule will see the Blue and Gold play five of their opening six games on the road, including a blockbuster clash against arch-rivals the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval in Round 1 to open the season.
The Eels will welcome the Blue and Gold Army to ANZ Stadium for the first time in 2017 when they take on the 2016 Premiers, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, in Round 4 for Saturday night football.
Blue and Gold fans will want to bookmark Easter Monday in their calendar’s, when the Eels take on the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Monday 17 April at 4pm, which will be followed by another Battle of the West when the Eels take on the Panthers in Round 8.
The Eels also play other traditional rivals, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.
In the club’s home away from home in the Northern Territory, the Eels will host the North Queensland Cowboys at Darwin’s TIO Stadium in Round 14.
However the run home for the Blue and Gold will see the Eels play 8 out of the last 10 games at ANZ Stadium and 11 out of the last 14 games at our new home ground.
Blue and Gold Army Members will benefit throughout the season with the opportunity to attend a massive 14 games, with a Membership providing access to all 11 Eels home games at ANZ Stadium.
During the season, the Eels will travel to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra, Auckland and Melbourne throughout the season, providing an opportunity for the club’s Members and supporters around the country and in New Zealand to see their team play.
2017 Parramatta Eels Draw:
Round 1 – Sea Eagles v Eels, Brookvale Oval – Sunday 5 March, 4pm
Round 2 – Dragons v Eels, WIN Stadium – Sunday 12 March, 6:30pm
Round 3 – Titans v Eels, CBUS Super Stadium– Friday 17 March, 7:05pm
Round 4 – Eels v Sharks, ANZ Stadium – Saturday 25 March, 7pm
Round 5 – Raiders v Eels, GIO Stadium – Saturday 1 April, 5:30pm
Round 6 – Warriors v Eels, Mt Smart Stadium – Sunday 9 April, 4pm
Round 7 – Eels v Wests Tigers, ANZ Stadium – Monday 17 April, 4pm
Round 8 – Eels v Panthers, ANZ Stadium – Saturday 22 April, 3pm
Round 9 – Cowboys v Eels – 1300SMILES Stadium – Friday 28 April, 7:50pm
Round 10 – Roosters v Eels – Allianz Stadium – Sunday 14 May, 4pm
Round 11 – Eels v Raiders, ANZ Stadium – Saturday 20 May, 7:30pm
Round 12 – Rabbitohs v Eels, ANZ Stadium – Friday 26 May, 7:50pm
Round 13 – Eels v Warriors, ANZ Stadium – Friday 2 June, 7:50pm
Round 14 – Eels v Cowboys, TIO Stadium, Darwin – Saturday 10 June, 7:00pm
Round 15 – Eels v Dragons, ANZ Stadium – Sunday 18 June, 4pm
Round 16 – BYE
Round 17 – Eels v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium – Thursday 29 June, 7:50pm
Round 18 – Storm v Eels, AAMI Park – Saturday 8 July, 7:30pm
Round 19 – BYE
Round 20 – Tigers v Eels, ANZ Stadium – Sunday 23 July, 4pm
Round 21 – Eels v Broncos, ANZ Stadium – TBA
Round 22 – Bulldogs v Eels, ANZ Stadium – TBA
Round 23 – Eels v Knights, ANZ Stadium – TBA
Round 24 – Eels v Titans, ANZ Stadium – TBA
Round 25 – Broncos v Eels, Suncorp Stadium – TBA
Round 26 – Eels v Rabbitohs, ANZ Stadium - TBA