Parramatta Eels forward Suaia Matagi has been one of the nine players selected in the official team of the tournament for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Matagi’s hard running style, skilful passes with the ball and damaging defence played an integral role in the Blue & Gold campaign, that saw the side progress through to the semi finals.
The Team of the Tournament is as follows:
Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
Kayln Ponga (North Queensland Cowboys)
Suaia Matagi (Parramatta Eels)
Brodie Croft (Melbourne Storm)
Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
Gideon Gela-Mosby (North Queensland Cowboys)
Connor Watson (Sydney Roosters)
Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers)
Moses Leota (Penrith Panthers)
The Parramatta Eels will have a trial against the Gold Coast Titans at ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs this weekend (Saturday 11 February) before a trial against the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium, Penrith on Saturday 18 February.