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They teased us with potentially one of the greatest against-the-odds victories in the history of the club but ultimately the Parramatta Eels fell short in their sudden death final against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Parramatta’s 38-24 loss was equal parts furious attack and self-flagellation as a raft of second-half errors tipped the scales against the Blue & Gold.
The Eels started game-day with the crushing revelation that Michael Jennings had likely played his final game as an Eel following a positive result from an A-sample and were left to scramble from there. Haze Dunster made his NRL debut on the right wing and Parramatta’s overhauled backline was left with yet another emergency reshuffle. In spite of that they battled admirably and gave themselves a genuine shot to put the Rabbitohs away.
Forty20 leads the post-mortem with the thought that this game was a microcosm of Parramatta’s season. Glorious highs and prolonged flashes of stellar football undermined by self-destructive errors. From there the lads analyse the standouts from Saturday night and hail the efforts of Junior Paulo and Clinton Gutherson. The tables are then turned onto who let the team down before Sixties holds a sidebar to poke fun at some shoddy ground-announcing.
The show is wrapped up with the boys running over the semi-official departures list and what it means for the club before signing off with a message that like the club, TCT is just getting started heading into the off-season.