Tag: Parramatta Eels

The Quick Tap: Is Brad Arthur a protected species? Anthony Griffin, Immortals and the problem with modern referees

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis IS BRAD ARTHUR A PROTECTED SPECIES OUT AT PARRAMATTA? Why is nobody talking about Parramatta coach Brad Arthur and his failure to spark the Eels in 2018? This team went within a whisker of upsetting the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park in week one of last year’s playoffs before being bundled […]

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Eels announce Blake Ferguson is headed to Parramatta in 2019

Australian International Blake Ferguson is officially headed to the Parramatta Eels from 2019. In a brief statement, the Eels confirmed Ferguson would be leaving the Sydney Roosters at season’s end: “Blake Ferguson has agreed to terms for a three year deal with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2019. “The Club looks forward to Blake joining […]

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Beau Scott announces immediate retirement

Parramatta Eels veteran Beau Scott has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL following a season-ending ACL injury. The former Australian and New South Wales hitman truly made his mark as part of the 2010 premiership-winning St George Illawarra team. “I feel privileged to have played the great game of rugby league professionally for the […]

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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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Another win for Tonga as Michael Jennings pledges long term

Slashing Parramatta centre Michael Jennings has pledged his allegiance to Tonga long-term and joins Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita and Tevita Pangai in doing so. It’s another victory for the rising rugby league nation after a dream run at last year’s World Cup. “My focus now is Tonga,” he said. “I’d love to play Origin but […]

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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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