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Vale: John Moran

Paramatta Eels Heritage Number 323

The Parramatta Eels are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Eels player #323, John Moran.

John made his first-grade debut for Penrith in 1969. In 1974, John joined Parramatta and made his first-grade debut in the same year.

John represented the Blue and Gold in the club’s first historic grand final appearance in 1976 against Manly at the Sydney Cricket Ground and was part of the united effort which brought Parramatta its first Club Championships in 1976 and 1977.

He made a significant contribution to the club playing in various positions across the park including wing and centre in first and reserve grades over four seasons with Parramatta from 1974 to 1977.

Coached by Norm Provan and then Terry Fearnley, John was part of the new era at the Eels playing alongside Geoff Gerard, Bob O’Reilly and John Quayle.

On behalf of everyone at the Club we would like pass on our deepest condolences to John’s friends and family at this difficult time.


  • 33 first-grade matches – 9 tries for 27 points.
  • FG 1974 13 games, 2 tries, 6 points
  • FG 1975 11 games, 3 tries, 9 points
  • FG 1976 7 games, 3 tries, 9 points
  • FG 1977 2 games, 1 try, 3 points

  • 42 reserve-grade matches – 12 tries, 4 goals for 44 points
  • RG 1974 5 games, 2 tries, 6 points
  • RG 1975 7 games, 3 tries, 9 points
  • RG 1976 16 games, 4 tries, 4 goals, 20 points
  • RG 1977 14 games, 3 tries, 9 points


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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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