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 Six Eels Awards below.
Rebel Moment of the Week Award – Tim Mannah
This week’s Rebel Moment of the Week Award goes to Blue & Gold co-captain and forward Tim Mannah.
The moment occurred in the 68th minute of the clash, with the Eels holding a 18-16 lead.
The Rabbitohs were in possession of the ball, 10m short of halfway, and hooker Robbie Farah poked his head through the line and offloaded to half John Sutton who began charging down field.
Sutton had made thirty metres before Mannah came across in cover defence, bundling the Rabbitoh into touch and forcing a hand over.
A big moment from the forward who’s desperate defence saw the Rabbitohs fail to complete their fourth consecutive set in a crucial part of the game.
Grappa Relentless Effort Award – Tepai Moeroa
This week’s Grappa Relentless Effort Award goes to Blue & Gold backrower Tepai Moeroa.
The young forward charged hard with the ball and was brutal with his defence, finishing with 115m from 13 charges and 36 tackles from his 63 minutes on the field.
Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award – Manu Ma’u
This week’s Pendle Hill Meat Market Own Your Job Award goes to Blue & Gold backrower Manu Ma’u.
Returning to the field after serving a one week suspension, Ma’u had a busy 80 minutes on the field, finishing with 214m from 21 runs, and 21 tackles.
A solid performance from the hard running second rower.