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In 2017, when the Parramatta Eels win on the field, we will be announcing three awards presented to the players following the game.

The awards are:

·      Rebel Moment of the Week Award

·      Grappa Relentless Effort Award and

·      Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award

These awards are presented to the players as chosen by Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur and the Blue & Gold coaching staff in relation to how they meet the Eels standards and expectations.

See the Round Twelve Eels Awards below.

Rebel Moment of the Week Award – Josh Hoffman

This week’s Rebel Moment of the Week Award goes to Blue & Gold winger Josh Hoffman.

In the 63rd minute of the clash, with the Eels holding a 18-6 lead, the Eels ran a play through the hands of their right edge. A cut out ball from half Mitch Moses to centre Kirisome Auva’a then found it’s way to winger Hoffman with plenty of work to do.

The winger charged towards the line, and under the pressure of the Rabbitohs defence, dove, twisted and contorted his way towards the try line before planting the ball within centimetres from the touch line.

Hoffman’s incredible acrobatic display was awarded and the Eels extended their lead to 22-4.

Grappa Relentless Effort Award – Kaysa Pritchard

This week’s Grappa Relentless Effort Award goes to Eels hooker Kaysa Pritchard.

The forward was uncompromising with his defence on much bigger bodies, making 32 tackles during his 63 minutes on the field. The livewire hooker also made one line break as he probed and troubled the tiring Rabbitohs forwards.

His effort was epitomised in an individual display in the 49th minute of the clash. When Rabbitohs back-rower Angus Crichton scooped up a loose ball to sprint 90m to score under the posts, it was the Eels hooker who never gave up chase.

Crichton had a big headstart but Pritchard’s commitment was on show as he didn’t give up in the chase until the ball had been planted.

Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award – Daniel Alvaro

This week’s Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award goes to forward Daniel Alvaro.

Named in the starting side at lock, in a late change to the Eels line up, Alvaro had a explosive start to the game, with 150m and 21 tackles in his 44 minutes on the field.

The early efforts of Alvaro going a long way in the Eels early dominance in the clash.

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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