Tag: Brad Arthur

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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He’s back: Kieran Foran to line up for Parramatta against Storm on Monday

Struggling Parramatta star Kieran Foran will return to the field for the Eels’ crunch match with Melbourne on Monday night according to coach Brad Arthur. Foran was recently whisked away to a mental health centre after the breakdown of his relationship with his partner. “His doctor thinks that what is best for him now is […]

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Radradra definitely staying at Parramatta amid salary cap woes

Rugby League Players Association boss Clint Newton confirmed on The Footy Show Wednesday night that no Parramatta player could be forced from the club against their will. And Eels coach Brad Arthur then put fans at ease by flatly saying that cult hero winger Semi Radradra wasn’t going anywhere. “They are not having him,” Arthur […]

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