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 Twenty Eels Awards below.
Rebel Moment of the Week Award – Semi Radradra
This week’s Rebel Moment of the Week Award goes to Blue & Gold winger Semi Radradra for his extraordinary 98-metre effort to complete his second four-try haul of the season.
With the Eels leading 30-10 leading into the second half, Radradra set the tone for the half early with an incredible individual effort.
Receiving the ball inside the Eels 10m, Radradra skipped on the outside of James Roberts, shrugged off Ben Hunt, swerved past David Mead before streaking away to score underneath the posts for his fourth of the evening.
A monster effort from the winger who finished the night with four tries, four line breaks, eight tackle breaks and 259m from his 10 runs.
Grappa Relentless Effort Awards – Suaia Matagi
This week’s Grappa Relentless Effort Award goes to Eels forward Suaia Matagi.
The forward, who came off the bench for a busy 36 minutes on the field, finished with 74m from 7 runs and 12 tackles during his time on the field.
A running battle against Broncos forward Korbin Sims throughout the night with Matagi never taking a backward step with his defence and strong charges all night.
Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award – Kirisome Auva’a
This week’s Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award goes to Blue & Gold winger Kirisome Auva’a.
Auva’a finished with 97m from his ten runs during the night to go along with his record-breaking try after just 12 seconds of the clash.
After the Eels kicked off to start the game, an Adam Blair brain explosion on the first tackle of the game saw the ball popped out the back without a Bronco in sight, allowing Eels winger Kirisome Auva'a to pounce and score the fastest try in NRL history.
The previous quickest was Reece Robinson's 33-second effort against the Panthers in Round 10, 2014 but Auva'a set a mark that will perhaps never be beaten, diving over to score after just 12 seconds.