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Eels Junior Rep sides go five from five

It was a historic weekend for the young Blue & Gold with the Eels Junior Representative sides (SG Ball, Harold Matthews, Tarsha Gale, Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup competitions) all claiming victories in their respective clashes on the weekend!

The Eels Tarsha Gale side kicked off the action at New Era Stadium on Saturday morning claiming a 16-10 victory over the Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy.

The Harold Matthews followed it up with a thrilling come from behind victory, claiming a 12-10 victory with a converted try on the full time siren to secure them the win over Balmain.

The SG Ball finished the day with a 34-16 victory over the touring Victoria Thunderbolts.

In the final round of the CRL competition, the Andrew Johns side came away convincing 40-10 victors over the Central Coast Roosters.

The Laurie Daley side followed it up with a 22-16 victory over the Central Coast Roosters capping off a clean sweep on the weekend.


SG Ball: Parramatta Eels 34 (M Komolafe, J Arthur, S Loizou, T Mauala, T Field (2) tries; S Loizou (5) def. Victoria Thunderbolts 16 (D Ieremia, J Natapu, S Finau tries; Pita-Will Purcell (2) goals)

Harold Matthews: Parramatta Eels 12 (J Lealaiauloto, P Lautuanuu tries; F Tuitino (2) goals) def. Balmain Tigers 10 (C Jardim, W Carroll tries; C Jardim goals)

Tarsha Gale: Parramatta Eels 16 (C Koomson, A Pati, A Futialo tries, S Akhabue (2) goals) def. Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy 10 (K Jospeh, I Roberts tries; D Blacklock goals)

Andrew Johns: Parramatta Eels 40 (H Reti-McClinktock 3, F Forsythe, J Ropata, J Russell, D Readon tries; J Russell 6 goals) def. Central Coast Roosters 10 (B Newlands, E Myers tries; J Granger goal)

Laurie Daley: Parramatta Eels 22 (D Lloyd, G Grima, E Lui, J Skinner tries; D Lloyd 3 goals) def. Central Coast Roosters 16 (N Kegg-King, L Sipple tries; R Harris 2 goals)

Despite the victory in the Andrew Johns Cup, the Eels side finishing third in their pool after the regular season and do not progress through to the finals. However the Laurie Daley sides moved into the top two with their victory and will progress through to the finals in a fortnight.

With three rounds to go in the SG Ball, Harold Matthews and Tarsha Gale competitions, the young Blue & Gold are coming towards the business end of the season.

The Eels Tarsha Gale side victory sees them move into 5th position after the weekend, the Harold Matthews also in 5th and the undefeated SG Ball side remaining outright first place.


SG Ball: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels, Belmore Sports Ground, 2pm
Harold Matthews: Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels, Belmore Sports Ground, 12:30pm
Tarsha Gale: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels, Belmore Sports Ground, 11am


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