Eels Touch Premiership kick off season
The Parramatta Eels Women's Touch premiership side came away with a dominant 8-2 victory over the Cowboys at ANZ Stadium whilst the Men's side suffered a tough fought 5-7 defeat in their season opener on Saturday 6 April.
The Women's kick off proceedings on Saturday with a dominant 8-2 victory with Samantha Rodgers and Billie Taylor both crossing for three tries in the victory.
The Men's side however suffered a 7-5 defeat in their nail biting clash.
Hear from Eels Touch Premiership players Sammy Rodgers and Maurice Kennedy in the video above!
The NRL Touch Premiership is an elite touch football tournament in which men’s and women’s teams representing eight NRL clubs play curtain-raisers to NRL matches at stadiums around Australia.
The second year of this elite touch football tournament has expanded significantly, with more NRL clubs involved, and about four times as many gamedays at more stadiums all across the country.
A 30-minute Women’s game and 30-minute Men’s game are played as curtain-raisers to the NRL.