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 Parramatta Eels
Next Game: The Season has finished
Eels in the frame to land Sharks' Bird
24 Mar 2017
Parramatta have entered the race for the highly-prized NRL signature of Cronulla fullback Jack Bird.

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has hailed Jack Bird as a winner as they set their sights on snatching him from Cronulla's grasp.

Ahead of their NRL showdown with the Sharks at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, the Eels have entered the race for the NSW Origin star's highly-prized signature and are reportedly in a position to match Newcastle's three-year $2.7 million offer.

With the Sharks trying to juggle their cap and retain the likes of captain-in-waiting Wade Graham, Parramatta are in a strong position with room to move in their salary cap next season.

Bird is already a title winner at the age of 22 and would be viewed by the Eels as the missing piece in their premiership puzzle.

"We never discuss recruitment," coach Brad Arthur said.

"But in terms of what he offers Cronulla, he's a winner. He's a try-scorer and he's someone that competes for everything."

It's difficult to see where Bird would fit into the Eels' line up after they re-signed five-eighth Clint Gutherson and fullback Bevan French - who occupy two positions Bird is known to favour.

Bird has made no secret that which position he is offered will have a large bearing on who he signs with.

He burst onto the scene as a five-eighth, winning the Dally M rookie of the year award in 2015; and Gutherson is capable of playing anywhere in the backline.

A halves combination of Bird and Corey Norman would have the blue and gold faithful licking their lips and would be a major step in moving beyond Kieran Foran's painful exit last year.

Bird has starred for the Sharks since being moved to fullback over the last fortnight and it's been floated that French could move into the No.6 at the Eels.

Asked why Bird was more dangerous in the No.1 jersey - where he has again been named to play on Saturday night - Arthur said: "He's harder to defend because you just don't know where he's going to pop up and he gets his hands on the footy a lot more."

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Last Game: The Eels lost against the New Zealand Warriors 16 - 18 at Ericsson Stadium, New Zealand (5067 days ago)  game results here
 Parramatta Eels Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 20 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 49 
 Total Goals: 52 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 839 
 Total Points Against: 406 
 Leagues the Parramatta Eels are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Adam Dykes, Alex Chan, Andrew McFadden, Andrew Ryan, Brad Drew, Brett Hodgson, Daniel Irvine, Daniel Wagon, David Solomona, David Vaealiki, Dean Widders, Ian Hindmarsh, Jamie Lyon, Jason Moodie, Luke Burt, Michael Buettner, Michael Vella, Nathan Cayless, Nathan Hindmarsh, Scott Donald,

 Players in 2001
Adam Wheeler, Adrian Rainey, Ben Duckworth, Chad Halliday, Chad Robinson, Danny Sullivan, David Westley, Jason Cayless, Jason Taylor, Michael Hodgson, Pat Richards, PJ Marsh, Wade Mckinnon,

 Players in 2000
Ben Kusto, Clinton Schifcofske, David Kidwell, David Penna, Dennis Moran, Eric Grothe, Jason Smith, Jim Dymock, Stuart Kelly, Troy Wozniak,

 Players in 1999
Chris Quinn, Dallas Weston, Dean Pay, Dean Schifilliti, Jarrard McCracken, John Simon, Justin Morgan, Mark Tookey, Nathan Barnes, Ryan Girdler, Scott Sattler, Shane Whereat,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Warriors 18
Parramatta 16

Friday, 2 May, 2003
Sydney City 44
Parramatta 12

Friday, 25 Apr, 2003
Brisbane 20
Parramatta 14

Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
Parramatta 28
Wests Tigers 8

Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Canberra 36
Parramatta 22

Friday, 4 Apr, 2003
Canterbury 30
Parramatta 10

Friday, 28 Mar, 2003
Parramatta 30
Newcastle 12

Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
St George 30
Parramatta 28

Friday, 14 Mar, 2003
Sydney City 32
Parramatta 14

Saturday, 14 Sep, 2002
Brisbane 24
Parramatta 14

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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