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Parramatta’s 2020 line up look to end the club’s 34-year premiership drought, and they hit the ground running with an 8-2 win over arch-rivals Canterbury.
Even in the midst of the coronavirus panic, the Eels almost packed out the holy BankWest stadium, proving that their fans haven’t given up hope just yet.
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Despite the current pandemic, concussion dramas, a sex scandal for the Bulldogs and both clubs on the brink of financial collapse – the NRL season is off to a roaring start in the round one opener – which also might have been the grand final.
The National Rugby League is reportedly holding crisis talks today as the board decides if they should do a little bit more than absolutely fuck all about coronavirus.
While there is a possibility of the rugby league following the NBA’s lead in American and cancelling all future matches indefinitely, there is also talk of taking games behind closed doors and locking out crowds in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite Prime Minister Morrison begging them not to cancel matches out of fear he might have to go another month without being photographed wearing the scarf of a club that hates him – the possibility of a footy free winter is becoming even more of a possibility.
The only fans slightly excited to hear this news are the long-suffering Parramatta Fans who haven’t seen any silverware since their Peter Sterling-led Premiership flutter in the eighties.
However, when looking at the for and against for this season, providing all further mates get cancelled in the next 6 hours, it seems like Parra may have won their first premiership this decade.
Fans are being told to not celebrate just yet, pending on a Todd Greenberg press conference.
Blake Ferguson is believed to be taking a leaf out of Johnathan Thurston’s book and has offered his premiership ring to Nathan Hindmarsh.
MORE TO COME.