18 Feb 2013

Stuart admits rebuilding Eels not easy

11:32 am on 18 February 2013

Ricky Stuart has two massive tasks this rugby league season: trying to make Parramatta a force in the NRL again, and trying to end Queensland's seven-year stranglehold on State of Origin.

Stuart hs yet to guide New South Wales to a series win for the first time since 2005 in his two years as coach, and he knows he has his work cut out reviving the Eels too.

He's warned the club's long-suffering fans not to expect miracles in the wake of Saturday's 41-4 trial defeat to Wests Tigers at Campbelltown.