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As the Club celebrates the 40-year anniversary of our famous Premiership three-peat, the Parramatta Eels revisit the defining 1983 Grand Final.

Parramatta completed their quest for third successive Premiership with another Grand Final win over the Sea Eagles in 1983.

Brett Kenny scored a double for the third Grand Final in a row as Parramatta powered their way to an 18-6 win which secured their Premiership "three-peat", an achievement yet to be replicated by any team in the 40 years since.

While the 1982 decider saw Manly fly out of the blocks and send a scare through the Eels camp, Parramatta were on top from the get-go in this Grand Final.

Brett Kenny combined with David Liddiard to score the opening try in the early exchanges, before Eric Grothe steamrolled two Manly defenders to put Parramatta ahead 10-0 inside 13 minutes.

Match Highlights: 1983 Grand Final

Kenny, who was retrospectively awarded the Clive Churchill Medal for the second consecutive season, then put Parramatta within touching distance of the Premiership when he pounced on a dropped bomb to score.

The Sea Eagles pulled one back to breathe life into their performance, but the Eels cruised to yet another Grand Final victory before a sea of Blue & Gold fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Tries: Brett Kenny (2), Eric Grothe
Goals: Michael Cronin (3)
Crowd: 40,285

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