Parramatta Eels Juniors

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  1. Poupou Escobar

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    This side didn't amount to much and the only genuine first grader so far is Twal. Then there's a couple of fringe first graders in French and Fuimaono, plus Amone has played some first grade as a backup.

    De Luis is quite deceptive and has a bit of aggression, but lacked the size for first grade.
     
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    Didn’t that Aukafolau bloke have some big wraps on him?
    Was expected to make FG at some stage wasn’t he?
     
  3. TheRam

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    Something is definitely still wrong with out junior development systems. Just comparing the Panthers to ours and since Gould(piss off Gould haters, he is way ahead of you imbiciles, it at funny) put a broom through them and restructured everything from the ground up, they have been producing a very consistant and steady stream of NRL standard players.

    We on the other hand seem to talk them up big time but then when it comes to NRL time, virtually nothing materialises. I hope that it is just a matter of being a little more patient and in one or two more seasons we will start to see some fruit bearing dividends.
     
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    I think some of our juniors will be involved in the game today streamed by the daily telegraph Patrician Brothers Blacktown v St Dominics (I think these are the teams) and I assume a few of the PBB players will be Eels juniors.
     
  5. T-Boon

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    Just looked at the teams and Jacob Arthur is still in school and listed as the 7. The other name I recognise is Sam Louizou - he is one of our up and comers.
    It kicks off at 12.30.
     
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    “Jakob Arthur, he’s the son of Brad . He is a halfback and he is good. He played NSW Catholic Schoolboys last year and is with Parra,” Beacroft said.

    “Samuel Loizou, played schoolboys as a 16-year-old, he’s a centre signed with Parra.
     
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    Sean Russell is another one that looks competent. Apparently already played some time in first grade during one of our trials.
     
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    Reed Mahoney is the hooker for Patrician Brothers as well. They have a pretty strong team.
     
  9. T-Boon

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    No you are thinking of his 46 year old brother Scott Mahoney.
     
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    Obscene Assassin First Grade

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    Parra boys in the St Pats Blacktown team: Sean Russell, Bailey Nouredine, David Langi, Blake Martin, Uinitoni Mataele (off to Newcastle), Jontay-Junior Betham-Misa, and Ethan Sanders
     
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    parrathruandthru Juniors

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    + Jakob
    Sam Loizou didn't play
     
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    One thing I find interesting about watching the elite juniors level (as this game was I guess) is that there is almost no gang tackling and wrestle - it is all two man tackles. Its weird that what is arguably the most important part of the game at the NRL level is not a part of the game at all at the junior level. I think we need to somehow outlaw gang tackling at the NRL level. It is the source of all evil.
     
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    A Blacktown name through and through
     
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    He doesn't just have two dads. He's got two mums as well.
     
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    So progressive!!!!
     
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    I reckon Gronk's got an internship lined up for him. He'll pay him $15k to sexually harass the other employees for six months before wrapping the office A-Class around a telegraph pole in Doonside.
     
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    I assume as NRL players train full time and juniors don’t, there isn’t really the opportunity/time to teach NRL level wrestling at the junior level
     
  18. T-Boon

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    I agree and also I suspect they know if they spent time trying to teach this stuff at training then the kids would probably go play another sport because it is a deplorable and stupid aspect of the professional game that nobody would have any interest in unless they were getting paid a lot to do it.
    It is a totally shameful part of the sport and I still have never heard an NRL coach use the term wrestling or otherwise talk about it. That is a pretty good sign of the shame of it.
     
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    It's definitely coached in Jnr footy just not to the extent of NRL level. Some kids do it well and some will never learn. If you want to play NRL you need to know how to wrestle unfortunately because I agree it shouldn't be a part of the game
     
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    I believe they refer to it as 'winning the tackle'.
     
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