2011 Parramatta Eels season

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2011 Parramatta Eels season
NRL 14th
Play-off result DNQ
2011 record Wins: 6; Draws: 1; Losses: 17
Points scored For: 385; Against: 538
Team information
Coach Stephen Kearney
Captain
Stadium Parramatta Stadium
2010 2012 >

The 2011 Parramatta Eels season is the 65th in the club's history. Coached by Stephen Kearney and captained by Nathan Hindmarsh, they competed in the NRL's 2011 Telstra Premiership. The Eels finished the regular season in 14th place, failing to make the finals for the 2nd consecutive year.

Summary[edit]

The Eels made several new player signings for the 2011 season. In the forwards, the Eels added former Queensland centre Carl Webb and former Bulldogs and Cronulla as well as one-time Kangaroo Reni Maitua. To bolster the backs after the retirement of Eric Grothe Jr and the departure of Timana Tahu, the Eels signed the experienced pair of Chris Walker and Chris Hicks.

2011 can be considered to have been a year of “almost“ for Parramatta, with the team losing over half of their matches by four points or less, many of which were conceded after attaining leads over their opponents. The Eels pushed a record four games into Golden Point during the season, however were unable to win any, resulting in a draw against the St George Illawarra Dragons and one-point losses to the Penrith Panthers, Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Throughout the 2011 season, coach Stephen Kearney motioned several reshuffles of the Parramatta side, the most high-profile change being fullback Jarryd Hayne’s switch to five-eighth after his ball-playing abilities were considered by several experts including the NSW State of Origin coach Ricky Stuart, as his strongest point. Other switches include the moving of Luke Burt to fullback, second-rower Ben Smith to right centre, and the resting of five-eighth Daniel Mortimer.

Before the final match of their season, the Eels had won only five of their 24 games and were in contention for the dreaded wooden spoon. During their final match, the Parramatta side emerged victorious over the Gold Coast Titans who were also direct contenders for last place. The wooden spoon was awarded to the Gold Coast side, finishing 16th on the NRL ladder, the Eels finishing in 14th position.

Fixtures[edit]

Trail matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
12 February New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua Loss 24–4 Lasalo Nil 8,600
19 February Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Campbelltown Win 10–30 Horo (2), Robson, McGuire, Hayne Burt 2 12,761
26 February Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Penrith Win 0–30 Lasalo, B. Smith, Whatuira, Horo, M. Keating Burt 5

Regular season[edit]

The 2011 Telstra Premiership season draw for Parramatta is as follows[1]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
12 March Round 1 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Eden Park, Auckland Win 18–24 Burt (2), Hayne, Robson Burt 4/5 38,405
18 March Round 2 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Loss 6–20 M. Keating Burt 1/1 15,974
25 March Round 3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney ANZ Stadium, Sydney Loss 18–32 Moimoi, Robson, Walker Burt 3/3 22,153
2 April Round 4 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Win 22–20 Burt (2), Morgan, Uaisele Burt 3/4 12,226
10 April Round 5 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park, Melbourne Loss 38–0 Nil Nil 11,805
15 April Round 6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Loss 14–34 Hayne (2) Burt 3/3 30,687
24 April Round 7 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Win 22–18 Loko, Reddy, Robson, Shackleton Burt 3/4 10,052
1 May Round 8 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah Loss 30–0 Nil Nil 19,319
6-9 May Round 9 Bye
14 May Round 10 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Loss 40–26 Hayne, Loko, McGuire, Reddy, B. Smith Burt 3/5 13,610
23 May Round 11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Win 40–6 Atkins (2), Burt (2), Horo, Walker, B. Smith Burt 6/7 10,628
28 May Round 12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle Loss 8–6 McGuire Burt 1/1 18,723
3 June Round 13 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Draw 14–14 Lasalo, Moimoi Burt 3/3 16,066
10-13 June Round 14 Bye
20 June Round 15 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Manly Loss 22–18 Burt, Horo, Loko, B. Smith Burt 1/4 13,959
25 June Round 16 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra Loss 25–12 M. Keating, B. Smith Burt 2/2 13,457
1 July Round 17 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Loss 12–16 Burt (2) Burt 2/2 11,079
8 July Round 18 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Win 22–6 Atkins, Maitua, Morgan Burt 5/5 19,654
16 July Round 19 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Centrebet Stadium, Penrith Loss 23–22 Horo, Maitua, McGuire, Uaisele Burt 3/4 17,333
22 July Round 20 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Loss 8–7 Hayne Burt 1/1, Hayne FG: 1 15,126
1 August Round 21 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Loss 18–22 Lasalo, Maitua Burt 5/5 10,078
8 August Round 22 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Loss 56–6 Burt Burt 1/1 13,908
13 August Round 23 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Loss 26–20 Hicks, Horo, Morgan Burt 4/5 11,102
21 August Round 24 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Loss 31–12 Hicks, B. Smith Burt 2/2 18,626
26 August Round 25 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Loss 12–13 Hayne, Hicks Burt 2/2 12,097
3 September Round 26 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Robina Win 12–32 Morgan (2), B. Smith (2), Hayne, Sio Burt 4/6 18,265

Ladders[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 19 - 5 2 521 308 213 42
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (P) 24 18 - 6 2 539 331 208 40
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 18 - 6 2 511 372 139 40
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 - 9 2 519 430 89 34
5 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 1 9 2 483 341 142 33
6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 - 10 2 504 393 111 32
7 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 - 10 2 532 480 52 32
8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 12 - 12 2 478 443 35 28
9 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 12 - 12 2 449 489 -40 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 - 13 2 531 562 -31 26
11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 10 - 14 2 417 500 -83 24
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 - 15 2 430 517 -87 22
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 - 17 2 428 557 -129 18
14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 1 17 2 385 538 -153 17
15 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 6 - 18 2 423 623 -200 16
16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 6 - 18 2 363 629 -266 16

National Youth Competition[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 19 1 4 2 851 494 +357 43
2 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 17 0 7 2 758 509 +249 38
3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 16 1 7 2 707 600 +107 37
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 16 0 8 2 678 517 +161 36
5 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 15 1 8 2 639 523 +116 35
6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 24 14 0 10 2 659 458 +201 32
7 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests 24 12 2 10 2 607 529 +78 30
8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 12 1 11 2 638 660 -22 29
9 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 11 2 11 2 752 551 +201 28
10 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 12 0 12 2 558 709 -151 28
11 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 10 2 12 2 562 594 -32 26
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 10 1 13 2 547 556 -9 25
13 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 8 1 15 2 683 749 -66 21
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 5 1 18 2 467 779 -312 15
15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 4 1 19 2 454 881 -427 13
16 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 4 0 20 2 432 843 -411 12

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shawn Dollin and Andrew Ferguson (4 July 2013). "2011 Telstra Premiership Draw". rugbyleagueproject.org/. unknown. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Honour Roll". parraeels.com.au. Parramatta Eels. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.