2008 Parramatta Eels season

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Parramatta's captain Nathan Cayless receiving the inaugural Jack Gibson Cup.

The 2008 Parramatta Eels season was the 62nd in the club's history. Coached by Michael Hagan and captained by Nathan Cayless, they competed in the National Rugby League's 2008 Telstra Premiership.

After being billed at premiership contenders by several prominent betting agencies, including TAB SportsBet[citation needed], the Parramatta Eels failed to impress in the 2008, a season that could only be described as a huge disappointment. The Eels finished 11th in an inconsistent season marred by Jarryd Hayne's controversial shooting incident in the pre-season. Despite the poor performance by Parramatta, CEO Denis Fitzgerald stressed that Michael Hagan's position as club coach was not in danger. Michael Hagan resigned as coach on 21 October 2008, citing family and health reasons for his decision.

Position Pld Won Drew Lost Bye Points For Points Against Points Differential
11th (of 16) 24 11 0 13 2 501 547 −46



  1. ^ "Honour Roll". parraeels.com.au. Parramatta Eels. Retrieved 19 February 2014.