Let's all laugh at the Eels :blaugh: :blaugh: 1997 Newcastle beat Parramatta 28-20 in week one. The Eels led 18-0 after 18 minutes, but got run over. Survivors: None. 1998 Canterbury beat Parramatta 32-20 in the finals. The Eels led 18-2 with 11 minutes left, but the Bulldogs scored three late tries to force extra time. Survivors: N Hindmarsh, N Cayless. 1999 Melbourne beat Parramatta 18-16 in week three. The Eels led 16-6 at half-time, but did not score another point. Survivors: D Wagon, N Hindmarsh, Cayless 2001 Newcastle beat Parramatta 30-24 in the grand final. The Eels were runaway minor premiers and hot favourites, but were blown away by half-time, when the Knights led 24-0. Survivors: Cayless, N Hindmarsh, I Hindmarsh, Wagon, PJ Marsh. 2005 North Queensland beat Parramatta 29-0 in week three. The Eels were again minor premiers, but were gone when they trailed 18-0 at half-time. Survivors: B Smith, T Tahu, Wagon, T Smith, E Grothe, Cayless, M Riddell, C Robinson, Marsh.