2000 Parramatta Eels season

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The 2000 Parramatta Eels season was the 54th in the club's history. Coached by Brian Smith and captained by Nathan Cayless, they competed in the National Rugby League's 2000 Telstra Premiership.

The Eels finished an inconsistent 2000 season in 7th place. However, in the first week of the Finals series, Parramatta was involved in the biggest upset, defeating Sydney Roosters 32–8 at the Sydney Football Stadium. The Eels managed to repeat the result against local rivals Penrith Panthers the next week in a comfortable 28–10 win in front of 25,746 at the SFS, meaning that the Parramatta Eels reached their third straight NRL Preliminary Final. The Eels were looking to make it "Third Time Lucky" against the former NRL premiers, Brisbane Broncos, but it ended up to be "Third Time Unlucky" as the Broncos won the match 16–10.

Position Pld Won Drew Lost Bye Points For Points Against Points Differential
7th (of 14) 26 14 1 11 476 456 +20



  1. ^ "Honour Roll". parraeels.com.au. Parramatta Eels. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.