Parramatta Eels unveil new jerseys for 2018 NRL season

The Parramatta Eels are taking a leaf out of the past for its new look for the 2018 NRL season.

The new design take takes inspiration from the “Thornett Jersey”, which harks back to the 1960s and 70s when club legends Ken and Dick Thornett played.

The colour scheme – blue and gold – continues with the home jersey mainly blue with gold hoops, while the away jersey will be gold with blue hoops.

Back to the future: Parramatta's Dick Thornett takes the ball up during a rugby league match between Western Suburbs and Parramatta at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 6 July, 1963. Picture: SMH SPORT

Back to the future: Parramatta's Dick Thornett takes the ball up during a rugby league match between Western Suburbs and Parramatta at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 6 July, 1963. Picture: SMH SPORT

Parramatta Eels chief executive Bernie Gurr said the jersey represented the club’s rich history. 

“There was a strong wish to create a Parramatta Eels identity,” he said.

“Consistent with a traditional jersey and our club’s history, we also wanted to return to our ‘blue and gold’ colours.

“We have reverted to the slightly darker, marine blue of earlier eras and changed to a genuine gold from the recent yellow colour. We think both the marine blue and gold are rich, powerful colours.”

This story Eels go retro for new look 2018 NRL season jerseys first appeared on Hills News.

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