Tag: Brad Arthur

Brad Arthur says ‘reserve grade standard’ Eels not good enough after big loss

Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur has hinted at changes labelling some of his team’s efforts as “reserve grade standard” in their 42-24 loss to South Sydney at ANZ Stadium. Rabbitoh Robert Jennings crossed for four tries in the romp crashing his big brother Michael’s 250th NRL game. The Eels were close enough at half-time but […]

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Manu Ma’u says the Eels have nothing but love for Brad Arthur

Parramatta Eels veteran Manu Ma’u is backing besieged coach Brad Arthur along with the rest of his teammates despite the struggling club starting the season with just two wins from eleven rounds. The Eels went down to the travelling Warriors last weekend in Sydney despite the visitors missing both Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. “A […]

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Brad Arthur built a team on his values and pissed it away by signing too many egos

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis “The players are obviously enjoying his coaching because they’re playing tough, genuine rugby league.” That was former Parramatta Eels General Manager Daniel Anderson speaking about Brad Arthur in 2014. How quickly things can change. Six weeks ago the world must have felt like a beautiful place to Arthur. Rugby league was […]

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Arthur credits Michael Gordon for Parramatta’s French resistance

Coach Brad Arthur credits former Parramatta veteran Michael Gordon for the accelerated improvement in young gun Bevan French. Gordon has since moved across to Bondi and the Sydney Roosters while French’s star continues to rise at the Eels. “I thought we managed him okay last year, we didn’t throw him straight in,” Arthur said. “We […]

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Radradra is committed to Eels this year: Arthur

Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur has watered down suggestions Toulon-bound Semi Radradra may not see out his 2017 contract with the club. Speaking to Sky Sports, Arthur said the Fijian-born Australian representative was determined to go out a winner at Parramatta. “We know what the future holds for him now,” Arthur said. “He’s made a […]

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Au Revior Mate: $emi Radradra has lost the fans and there’s no turning back now

BY CURTIS WOODWARD There has been another twist in the saga that is Semi Radradra’s life after Radradra’s manager denied the Fijian flyer had signed a lucrative contract with French rugby union powerhouse Toulon. Toulon announced on its website that it had signed the Parramatta winger but his manager, George Christodoulou, said Toulon has “jumped […]

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