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Game Day Guide: Sharks v Eels, Round 13

The Parramatta Eels face the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Sunday 9 August in Round 13 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

The Eels enter the clash after a 18-16 victory over the Bulldogs last week, taking their record to 10-2 to start the season. The Sharks are coming off a 36-26 victory over the Broncos their seventh win of the season.

Here is what you need to know ahead of kick off!

Gutherson to play 100th game for the Eels

Parramatta Eels captain and fullback Clint Gutherson will play his 100th game for the Eels, leading out the side against the Sharks.

The fan favourite has penned a letter to share what it means to him to wear the Blue & Gold. Read it here!

Johnny Mannah Cup

The two Clubs will play for the Johnny Mannah Cup, an annual fixture between the two sides that honours former Eels and Sharks player Jon Mannah.

An Eels junior who joined he Sharks in 2009, Mannah returned to Parramatta ahead of the 2012 season, before sadly passing away after losing his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January of 2013, aged just 23.

Since his passing, the two clubs have played for the Johnny Mannah Cup in their first meeting each season, with the Eels claiming the cup after a 24-12 victory in Round Four of the 2019 season.

Show your Blue & Gold pride!

Share your best pictures on FacebookTwitter and Instagram of you wearing your Blue & Gold with the hashtags #PARRAdise and tag us @TheParraEels so we can see your great photos!

Stay connected!

The best way to follow the Eels on game day and during the week is through the Eels website, social media channels and on the app.

We will be posting all the interviews, exclusive content, match previews, pre-game and post game analysis and much much more! Our social media channels will provide all the latest updates and breaking news so make sure you follow us and get all the updates as they happen.


The broadcast will run live on Nine and Foxtel - Fox League, while fans with Kayo Sports will be able to stream the match on their preferred device. Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand) will also be broadcasting.

Telstra customers will have FREE access to all matches of the NRL Telstra Premiership on the NRL App.

ABC, Triple M Sydney/Brisbane and NRL Nation will also be broadcasting via radio.

International Coverage:

  • Sky Sports (UK & Ireland)
  • Fox Sports (USA)
  • BeIn Sport (France)
  • Fox Sports Asia/Disney (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei)
  • TVWAN Action (Papua New Guinea – PayTV)
  • SkyPacific (Pacific Nations – PayTV)
  • Sport24 (Worldwide In-Flight/In-Ship – excl Aus and NZ domestic airlines)
  • Watch NRL: Not available in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific regions


Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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