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Eels reunite with family on Gold Coast

The Parramatta Eels have reunited with their families on the Gold Coast, following mandatory hotel quarantine.

The NRL relocated to South East Queensland last month after the NSW COVID outbreak.

The players’ partners and children today joined the NRL hub, having spent the last 14-days in a separate hotel in Surfers Paradise.

Junior Paulo hasn’t seen his partner Mele or three children in six weeks, after being in NSW Blues camp for State of Origin.

Mitch Moses and Clint Gutherson, who were also in Origin camp when lockdown hit, have also been away from family for over a month.

The Eels’ families were among hundreds reunited across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

The families entering the NRL bubble will still be subject to Queensland's lockdown laws while players are under level four restrictions.

The NRL today announced a revised draw for Round 21 with all games to be played at two venues - Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.

With the lockdown in South-East Queensland extended until the end of the week, the NRL needed to make the changes as part of the level-4+ biosecurity protocols in place to ensure the competition can keep running. 

The Eels are scheduled to play their Round 21 game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at 8:05pm on Friday 6th August at Cbus Super Stadium.