NRL - Essentials: Parramatta Eels Double Pack
Step back into the annals of Rugby League history and experience some of the greatest ever games from the Parramatta Eels. Becoming a force in the early 80s the Eels dominated, winning four premierships and qualifying for five Grand Finals. Sit back and enjoy five classic Eels games from the last three decades, each presented in their entire original broadcast format – a must-have for the true Eels fan.
1983, QUALIFYING SEMI-FINAL | EELS 30—22 BULLDOGS
In one of the most freakish moments in Rugby League history, Eric Grothe beat five of the Bulldogs' best defenders to run 40m, scoring the greatest of tries. The seesawing game saw the Eels run out to an 18-point lead only for the Bulldogs to bring the margin back to within two. Ultimately the Eels proved to be too good on the day – laying the platform for a new dynasty.
1983, PRELIMINARY FINAL | EELS 18—4 BULLDOGS
A Parramatta side at the height of their powers came face to face with their old rivals the Bulldogs, with the winner advancing to the Grand Final and the loser sent home with their season over.
1984, PRELIMINARY FINAL | EELS 8—7 DRAGONS
In a nail-biting Preliminary Final the Eels trail the Dragons by three with only moments remaining and the stage is set for Eric Grothe to score a last gasp try, sending the Eels into the Grand Final.
1985, MINOR SEMI FINAL | EELS 32—4 BALMAIN TIGERS
When the Parramatta Eels faced the Balmain Tigers a blockbuster was on the cards, but it was the championship qualities of the Eels that shone through, running in six tries in a dominant performance.
1999, QUALIFYING FINAL | EELS 30—16 KNIGHTS
With the Eels narrowly missing the Minor Premiership, the Blue and Gold Army came out in force, smashing the ground record for Parramatta Stadium, with a sea of support behind them the Eels put the knights to the sword to record a memorable victory.
2003, ROUND 24 | EELS 74—4 SHARKS
With the absolute destruction of the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks, the Eels record their biggest margin and highest score in club history, giving fans hope of a return to the golden era of the 1980s.
2006, ROUND 18 | EELS 46—12 KNIGHTS
The enigmatic Jarryd Hayne bursts into first grade scoring four tries on debut as a fired up Eels side runs roughshod over the Knights in a dominant performance.
2007, SEMI FINAL | EELS 25—6 BULLDOGS
Once again the Eels faced archrivals the Bulldogs in a finals series, in front of a 50,000 strong crowd it was the Eels who were not to be denied, crushing the Bulldogs and keeping their Finals campaign alive.
2009, QUALIFYING FINAL | EELS 25—12 DRAGONS
Having gone down 37-0 in the previous week and limping into the finals, fans gave the Eels little hope of overcoming the Minor Premiers, but in one of the greatest upsets and form reversals in Rugby League history, the Eels went on a winning run, becoming the first team ever to make the Grand Final after finishing 8th.
2010, ROUND 19 | EELS 34—28 PANTHERS
The Panthers came out of the gates with all guns blazing, rushing to a 22 point lead in the blink of an eye. Shocked out of their slumber, the Eels came alive, running in 34 points to equal the biggest come-back in club history.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Consumer Advice||Exempt from classification|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|