DISSATISFIED in Canberra and unloved at the Sydney Roosters, Eels halfback Brett Finch appears to have finally found himself a home at Parramatta.
PARRAMATTA halfback Brett Finch will remain an Eel until the end of the 2011 season after signing a new three-year deal with the NRL club.
PARRAMATTA have granted embattled halfback Tim Smith a release from the final two years of his playing contract.
PARRAMATTA will look to channel the emotion of a drama-charged week into their football when they host an equally desperate Manly side on Friday night.
PARRAMATTA officials are confident Chad Robinson will play against Manly despite the workaholic lock missing training on Thursday due to a stomach virus.
IT was almost as if his Parramatta teammates knew Tim Smith had reached breaking point.
PARRAMATTA halfback Tim Smith is expected to be stood down from Friday's NRL clash with Manly after failing to turn up to training this morning.
PARRAMATTA halfback Tim Smith has sought indefinite leave from the NRL club to overcome his battle with bipolar disorder.
PARRAMATTA workhorse Nathan Hindmarsh says the Eels have everything to prove in the clash with Gold Coast after "playing like crap" against North Queensland.
PARRAMATTA have recommitted to their home ground of Parramatta Stadium for the next five years.