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A very interesting game, and one hard to pick beforehand, but the Eels have come away with the win by 19-6
Both teams were commited to winning the game, and the defence by both sides showed this.
At the break, the Eels led by 12-6.
The Eels defence in the second half was short of brilliant, holding the Eagles at bay, time and time again. A very strong performance by the Parramatta pack.
Once again Nathan Hindmarsh put up a very good game for the Eels.
3:00PM, Sunday 25 August 2002 Parramatta Stadium Referee: T Mander
Eels 19 - Eagles 6
Parramatta Eels (Tries: I Hindmarsh, Wagon x2. Goals: Burt 3/3, Drew 1/1)
Northern Eagles (Tries: Hopoate. Goals: Williamson 1/1)