2007 Parramatta Eels season

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2007 Parramatta Eels season
NRL Rank 5th
Play-off result Preliminary Final
2007 record Wins: 13; Draws: 0; Losses: 11
Points scored For: 573; Against: 481
Team information
Coach Michael Hagan
Captain
Stadium Parramatta Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Krisnan Inu & Jarryd Hayne (12)
Goals Luke Burt (59)
Points Luke Burt (154)
2006 2008 >

The 2007 Parramatta Eels Season was the 61st in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2007 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season in 5th position, and came within one match of the grand final only to be knocked out by eventual premiers, Melbourne Storm, who would later be stripped of this title after being found guilty of salary cap breaches.

Summary[edit]

Under new coach Michael Hagan, the Eels saw a great performance in season 2007, spending most of the season in third place (behind the Storm and the Sea Eagles) before a late season form slump, only stopped with a huge 68-22 demolition of defending premiers Brisbane saw them settle for fifth position at the end of the season. In the first week of the Finals, they defeated the New Zealand Warriors away, 12–10 to set up a huge clash with the Bulldogs the following week. In an incident-filled match at ANZ Stadium in front of 50,621, the Eels ran out 25–6 winners booking them in a Preliminary Final clash with Minor Premiers Melbourne Storm. In a gruelling match at Melbourne's Telstra Dome, the Storm eventually won 26–10 ending the Eels' 2007 season, one win away from their first Grand Final appearance since 2001. Later it was revealed by the NRL that the Melbourne Storm had in fact breached the salary cap that season, and they were stripped of their minor premiership and their title for the 2007 season. The Eels spent most of the season inside the top four, however a patch of poor form late in the season saw them finish 5th despite a last round 68-22 thrashing of the Brisbane Broncos at home. Late season losses to the Knights, Sharks, Storm and the Dragons proved costly.

Fixtures[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Round Opponent Result Eels Opponent Date Venue Crowd Position
011 New ZealandNew Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Loss 18 34 17 March 2007 Mt Smart Stadium 13,587 1414/16
022 South SydneySouth Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Loss 6 31 25 March 2007 Telstra Stadium 15,165 1414/16
033 Wests TigersWests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Win 22 20 30 March 2007 Parramatta Stadium 18,142 1313/16
044 CanberraCanberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Win 38 6 7 April 2007 Parramatta Stadium 10,091 099/16
055 PenrithPanthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Win 27 14 13 April 2007 CUA Stadium 18,756 066/16
066 BulldogsCanterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Loss 18 21 22 April 2007 Parramatta Stadium 18,285 088/16
077 Gold CoastGold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Loss 12 38 29 April 2007 Metricon Stadium 18,021 1111/16
088 SydneyEastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Win 28 10 5 May 2007 Parramatta Stadium 13,021 1010/16
099 ManlyManly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 12 22 11 May 2007 Brookvale Oval 19,944 1010/16
1010 North QueenslandNorth Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Win 44 14 19 May 2007 Parramatta Stadium 10,182 077/16
1111 New ZealandNew Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Win 30 6 28 May 2007 Parramatta Stadium 11,160 066/16
1212 Wests TigersWests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Win 38 8 4 June 2007 Telstra Stadium 22,245 044/16
1313 CanberraCanberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Loss 38 10 9 June 2007 Canberra Stadium 11,232 066/16
1414 St GeorgeSt. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Win 20 12 17 June 2007 Parramatta Stadium 12,658 033/16
1515 SydneyEastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Win 36 16 23 June 2007 Sydney Football Stadium 12,211 033/16
1616 Bye 033/16
1717 NewcastleNewcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Loss 10 34 9 July 2007 Parramatta Stadium 10,363 044/16
1818 South SydneySouth Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 18 12 15 July 2007 Parramatta Stadium 15,202 033/16
1919 BrisbaneBrisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Win 20 16 23 July 2007 Suncorp Stadium 25,762 033/16
2020 ManlyManly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 24 32 29 July 2007 Parramatta Stadium 20,113 033/16
2121 BulldogsCanterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Win 34 22 3 August 2007 Telstra Stadium 27,201 033/16
2222 CronullaCronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Loss 24 25 11 August 2007 Parramatta Stadium 13,376 033/16
2323 MelbourneMelbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Loss 10 14 17 August 2007 Olympic Park Stadium 11,549 055/16
2424 St GeorgeSt. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Loss 6 14 27 August 2007 WIN Stadium 13,488 066/16
2525 BrisbaneBrisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Win 68 22 2 September 2007 Parramatta Stadium 17,112 055/16
26QF New ZealandNew Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Win 12 10 7 September 2007 Mt Smart Stadium 28,745
27SF BulldogsCanterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Win 25 6 15 September 2007 Telstra Stadium 50,621
28PF MelbourneMelbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Loss 10 26 23 September 2007 Telstra Dome 33,427

Ladder[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 21 0 3 1 627 277 +350 44
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 18 0 6 1 597 377 +220 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 15 0 9 1 547 618 −71 32
4 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors 24 13 1 10 1 593 434 +159 29
5 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 13 0 11 1 573 481 +92 28
6 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 12 0 12 1 575 528 +47 26
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 12 0 12 1 408 399 +9 26
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 11 0 13 1 511 476 +35 24
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 1 541 561 −20 24
10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 10 1 13 1 445 610 −165 23
11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 10 0 14 1 463 403 +60 22
12 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 1 409 559 −150 22
13 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra 24 9 0 15 1 431 509 −78 20
14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 1 522 650 −128 20
15 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 0 15 1 418 708 −290 20
16 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 1 539 607 −68 18

Statistics[edit]

Player Games Tries Goals F. Goals Points
Burt, LukeLuke Burt 1616 099 5959/70 00 154154
Inu, KrisnanKrisnan Inu 2020 1212 3737/45 00 122122
Hayne, JarrydJarryd Hayne 2525 1212 00/1 00 04848
Grothe, Jr., EricEric Grothe, Jr. 2323 1111 00 00 04444
Mateo, FeletiFeleti Mateo 2525 099 00 00 03636
Smith, BenBen Smith 2323 088 00 00 03232
Hindmarsh, NathanNathan Hindmarsh 2222 077 00 00 02828
Tahu, TimanaTimana Tahu 1818 077 00/1 00 02828
Riddell, MarkMark Riddell 2323 055 00/1 00 02020
Hindmarsh, IanIan Hindmarsh 2424 044 00/1 11 01717
Smith, TimTim Smith 2727 033 11/1 00 01414
Cayless, NathanNathan Cayless 2222 033 00 00 01212
Reddy, JoelJoel Reddy 1010 033 00 00 01212
Wagon, DanielDaniel Wagon 2222 033 00 00 01212
Finch, BrettBrett Finch 2525 022 00 11 0099
Marsh, PJPJ Marsh 2727 022 00 00 0088
Robinson, ChadChad Robinson 2020 022 00 00 0088
Cannings, AaronAaron Cannings 2121 011 00 00 0044
Cordoba, JoshJosh Cordoba 2525 011 00 00 0044
Moimoi, FuifuiFuifui Moimoi 2121 011 00 00 0044
Taia, ZebZeb Taia 033 011 00 00 0044
Green, BlakeBlake Green 066 00 00 00 00
Hauraki, WellerWeller Hauraki 055 00 00 00 00
Paulo, JuniorJunior Paulo 033 00 00 00 00
Lowrie, ToddTodd Lowrie 022 00 00 00 00
Fa'aoso, RichardRichard Fa'aoso 011 ?4 00 00 00

Transfers[edit]

In:

Player Previous Club Years Signed Until the End of
Joe Galuvao Souths 2 2009

Out:

Player Notes
Blake Green Cronulla Sharks
Aaron Cannings Gold Coast Titans
Richard Fa'aoso Newcastle Knights
Peter John Marsh Brisbane Broncos
Justin Tsoulos Bulldogs
Zeb Taia Mid Season to Newcastle Knights
Timana Tahu Rugby Union
Ian Hindmarsh Retired

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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