IN FOCUS | Eels' National Finals Opponents
SG Ball champions Parramatta Eels will look to continue NSW's dominance in the Under-18 National Final when they host Queensland’s Western Mustangs at Belmore Oval this Saturday.
The two teams will play for national bragging rights after celebrating victories last weekend in their respective state competition grand finals.
Since the inception of the Under-18 National Final in 2011, NSW teams have won five of the six matches played.
The Eels were forced to overcome a late Cronulla comeback in their decider, securing a 30-22 victory, while the Mustangs came from behind at half-time to win their first title in the Mal Meninga Cup.
It was Parramatta’s 12th title in the competition's 53-year history but their first premiership since 2007.