The Parramatta Eels will go head to head against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on Saturday 6 April, with both teams playing for the Johnny Mannah Cup.

The annual fixture honours former Eels and Sharks player Jon Mannah, and supports the work of the Mannah Foundation, assisting young people from all walks of life.

Join us for a special night filled with plenty of activity, remembering a big man with a big heart.

Event Schedule

Time Activity
5:10PM Gates Open
5:25PM Women's NRL Touch Premiership
6:05PM Men's NRL Touch Premiership
7:35PM Kick Off: NRL - Eels v Sharks



Don’t get caught out - to ensure a smooth entry in to ANZ Stadium on the day, we have some important information below for you regarding transport and other helpful tips.

  • All tickets to the Parramatta Eels v Sharks match include travel to and from ANZ Stadium on Train services only.
  • With a number of events on in Sydney Olympic Park, please ensure you have pre-booked your parking so you don’t miss out.
  • Take advantage of the additional supporter service from Central at 6.05pm via Redfern and Strathfield to Olympic Park.
  • Special 'Parramatta Eels Express' shuttle buses will run on three routes from Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Dural to Olympic Park.
  • To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page.


Take advantage of the additional and direct trains running to and from Olympic Park to avoid expected congestion and traffic on roads in and around the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page here or use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to help plan your journey. It will give you up-to-date train and bus timetable information. Click here for more information.


There is trackwork taking place across the network on Saturday. To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page.

For the latest and most appropriate information, check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner.


Special 'Eels Express' shuttle buses will run on three routes from Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Dural to Olympic Park. Services on each route will run every 15 minutes to Olympic Park. 

Return services will also run every 10 minutes after full-time. For more details on these services including bus stops and timetables, visit Gameday Transport.

The following Sydney Buses services also run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.

For service disruptions check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.


Car parks are expected to fill quickly, so ensure you pre-book your parking. Patrons are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the additional and direct train services which are included in your event ticket.

For those who plan to drive, pre-booking your parking space is recommended. You can pre-book parking via:                                                       

  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority:Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
  • Ticketek:Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be collected from Ticketek agencies. 


If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:

  • From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;
  • From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;
  • From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
  • From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For specific road closure details, please click here.

For the latest traffic information, visit Live Traffic NSW, download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701.


A patron text message service will operate for all events. If you experience any issues during an event, SMS 0419 403 360 with your issue and location.

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