Tag: Parramatta Eels

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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Matt Johns sends message to Eels fans: Don’t be worried about Jarryd

Premiership-winner Matt Johns says Parramatta fans should not be phased by Jarryd Hayne’s fitness issues. Hayne is in the spotlight again at the Eels but this time for his physical size and troubles on the training paddock. Johns however says Parramatta shouldn’t stress yet. “If I’m a Parra fan, I’m encouraged that he is actually […]

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