Parramatta have won the 2019 Legends of League title after taking out a thrilling grand final 8-6 over their long-time rivals Canterbury.
For Eels stalwart Nathan Hindmarsh, who famously never tasted premiership success during his storied career of more than 300 games in the Blue & Gold, it was some consolation getting his hands on a premiership trophy.
The likes of Dean Widders, Jeff Robson, Michael Buettner and recently retired prop Tim Mannah suited up for Parramatta.
The Bulldogs, who had won the past two Legends of League tournaments, put up a gallant fight against their traditional foes after securing their berth in the grand final with an 11-4 over the Knights in Newcastle.
The Broncos, Panthers, Knights and a mixed Barbarians team also featured in the tournament.
The Mark Hughes Foundation, which raises money for brain cancer research, has been the event's charity partner since 2018 and will again receive a percentage of the gate earnings.
Hughes told NRL.com he felt compelled to split this year's funds with bushfire appeals amid the devastation that has taken lives and homes.