Dominant Eels Crowned National Champions
A dominant Parramatta Eels outfit have secured a 48-12 victory in the Under-18s National Final over the Western Mustangs.
It was the sixth occasion in the past seven years where the NSW-based side has won the annual fixture, with Ethan Parry backing up last week’s hat-trick heroics by piling on yet another three tries, as well as taking out Man of the Match honours.
It would be unfair to only highlight individual performances as the Eels were fantastic across the park, saving one of the more complete performances of the year until the final game.
The Eels would be first to get on the scoreboard, with centre Haze Dunster finishing off a threatening right-side movement to dive over in the south-western corner. Unconverted by Kyle Schneider, the NSW side led 4-0 early.