NRL Touch Premiership Round One Wrap Up
Women’s NRL Touch Premiership result
The Parramatta Eels Women’s side have kicked off the NRL Touch Premiership season with a nail-biting 4-3 victory over the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Friday 18 May.
The Wests Tigers crossed first through Patricia Michaelopoulous in the fourth minute before the Eels struck back with tries to Zara Nicholas and Sammy Rodgers to take a 2-1 lead into half time.
A tense second stanza saw the Eels extend their lead with 5 minutes on the clock when Rodgers crossed for her second of the afternoon.
Tigers play maker Ash Quinlan broke through the Eels defence and found Courtney Young to score before Nicholas crossed for her double with a put down in the left hand corner.
The Tigers scored through Amy Webb with a minute remaining on the clock but the Blue & Gold held on to claim a 4-3 victory, a historic first ever Premiership win.
Men’s NRL Touch Premiership result
The Parramatta Eels Men’s side have gone down to the Wests Tigers in an exciting 7-4 clash in the opening round.
Star half Dylan Hennessey was first to make his mark on the game, with a trademark long-ball to put Luke Mansour over in the corner.
Back to back tries to the Wests Tigers through James Blackwood and Rob Nakhla put the away side in front before a try to Eels Alex Nicholls levelled it up, heading 2-2 into the half time break.
Jake Grech gave the Wests Tigers their first lead before Australian Mens captain Nick Good extended their lead.
Hennessey scored five minutes into the second half however the Wests Tigers maintained their lead through Steve Roberts.
Further tries to Cameron Nicholls and Scott Buckley put the Wests Tigers in a commanding lead before a late consolation try to Jed Ibbotson saw the Eels go down 7-4 in the opening round.