Eels want Sandow to keep on smashing

Chris Sandow’s shoulder charges used to give former South Sydney coach John Lang sleepless nights, but Parramatta have cleared the newly arrived halfback to continue smashing players twice his size. Parramatta Eels coach Stephen Kearney said the high-risk shoulder charge could at times inspire his teammates, and star fullback Jarryd Hayne quipped he would try … [Read the full story]

After being cleared, Paul Osbourne will resign

One day after being cleared of impropriety by the Parramatta board, Eels chief executive Paul Osbourne has announced he will relinquish his post at the end of the year because of his fractured relationship with the club’s major sponsor, Pirtek. Osborne was subject to a month-long inquiry over claims of financial irregularities and harassment of … [Read the full story]

Will Hopoate is a cow of a man

He won’t don the blue and gold until 2014, but Manly coach Des Hasler confirmed rising star Will Hopoate had played his final game for the Sea Eagles ahead of his impending move to NRL rivals Parramatta. Manly’s NRL premiership celebrations hit a snag on Tuesday with revelations Hopoate would join the Eels at the … [Read the full story]

Jarryd Hayne rescues a young girl who was drowning

Parramatta NRL veterans Nathan Hindmarsh and Luke Burt have hailed star fullback Jarryd Hayne as a hero for his dramatic rescue of a drowning tourist on Wednesday. The brilliant fullback, who risked his own safety to save the young girl after she had been caught in a strong rip on Coogee Beach, does not believe … [Read the full story]

Timana to have urgent talks

By Buford Balony Wayward Parramatta centre Timana Tahu has been told to return to Sydney this week and hold urgent talks with Eels coach Steve Kearney. Club chief executive Paul Osborne had a one-hour meeting with Tahu on the NSW North Coast on Sunday in an attempt to lure the troubled star back to training. … [Read the full story]

Nathan hasn’t got a clue

“Wests Tigers won’t make decider”, claims Nathan Hindmarsh. His side had just been beaten by Wests Tigers in a thriller at Parramatta Stadium but Nathan Hindmarsh did not believe the Tigers would reach the grand final. The Parramatta captain was speaking moments after the Eels’ semi-finals aspirations had been all but killed off. Asked who would win this … [Read the full story]

Eels season finished by Tigers

It’s all over for the Eels as they get closely beaten 20-18 by the Wests Tigers The Eels had just gone down 20-18 in a thriller to Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium, and Burt was blaming himself. With just seconds left on the clock and Parramatta charging home with their finals hopes on the line, … [Read the full story]