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Game Day Guide: Panthers v Eels, Round 18

The Parramatta Eels face the Penrith Panthers at Panthers Stadium on Friday 11 September in Round 18 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

The upcoming clash will be the 100th NRL Premiership clash between the two sides and we are expecting another tough Battle of the West clash this Friday night.

The Eels are coming off a 24-18 victory over the Warriors last week, the Blue & Gold’s 13th win of the season, whilst the Panthers will be looking for their 16th win of the season. The Panthers have lost just one the clash this season, against the Eels in Round Five, and they boast a 8-0 record at home.

Eels prop Junior Paulo will also play his 150th NRL game this week.

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

Round 18 crowd

From 1 July, restricted crowds of up to 10,000 (or as much as 25 percent of a venue) will be permitted in NSW and Queensland.

Unfortunately for this clash, Blue & Gold Members have not been able to purchase tickets to the clash. Tickets are not purchasable at the gate.

Is your Plan B sorted?

Wherever you’re watching the game, if you drink, you’ll need a Plan B to get home. Whether that’s taking public transport, ride-sharing, using a taxi or arranging a lift. Be the real MVP of the night, sort out a plan B and don’t drink drive.

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, 2GB/4BC and NRL Nation will also be broadcasting via radio.

International Coverage:

  • Sky Sports (UK & Ireland)
  • Fox Sports (USA)
  • BeIn Sports (France)
  • Fox Sports (Netherlands)
  • ESPN (Africa)
  • Rogers SportsNet (Canada)
  • 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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