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Parramatta Eels Juniors

lucablight

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From the Bulldogs website

“By comparison, Canterbury-Bankstown junior rugby league district is home to 3300 registered players, while Parramatta has 5700 participants and Penrith boasts around 9000.”


Penrith has a pretty big advantage when it comes to the junior catchment area. Anyone else think it’s unfair that most of the Blacktown areas fall into the Panther catchment area when they’re geographically closer to Parramatta?
 

hindy111

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From the Bulldogs website

“By comparison, Canterbury-Bankstown junior rugby league district is home to 3300 registered players, while Parramatta has 5700 participants and Penrith boasts around 9000.”


Penrith has a pretty big advantage when it comes to the junior catchment area. Anyone else think it’s unfair that most of the Blacktown areas fall into the Panther catchment area when they’re geographically closer to Parramatta?

So you would say we have 60% the juniors Penrith do. Yet they are producing far more then double what we are. If we produced 6 guys to their 10 quality first graders I'd be happy. It seems more like 2 or at best 3 for every their 10.
 

Delboy

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So you would say we have 60% the juniors Penrith do. Yet they are producing far more then double what we are. If we produced 6 guys to their 10 quality first graders I'd be happy. It seems more like 2 or at best 3 for every their 10.
How does this year look, the Riff won no junior rep grades or played in GFs, the Eels performed considerably better and it’s been a work in progress. That’s how these things work, you have pretty golden times and then it falls back a bit, the Riff are getting dividends from winning junior reps over a few years with those teams remaining stable in terms of players.

Looks like we are working to the same formula, could work out.
 

hindy111

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How does this year look, the Riff won no junior rep grades or played in GFs, the Eels performed considerably better and it’s been a work in progress. That’s how these things work, you have pretty golden times and then it falls back a bit, the Riff are getting dividends from winning junior reps over a few years with those teams remaining stable in terms of players.

Looks like we are working to the same formula, could work out.

I hope so mate. 🙏 It is hard with junior rep sides I guess. Considering the impact our Sg ball players had on our previously poor form in Flegg I'd say there is some real talent.
At the same time you could have a terrible side with two real guns in it. I guess unless watching games it's hard to know.
It is a possitive however how our juniors went this season. I hope Mataele steps up. Big unit and could be destructive.
 

Delboy

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I hope so mate. 🙏 It is hard with junior rep sides I guess. Considering the impact our Sg ball players had on our previously poor form in Flegg I'd say there is some real talent.
At the same time you could have a terrible side with two real guns in it. I guess unless watching games it's hard to know.
It is a possitive however how our juniors went this season. I hope Mataele steps up. Big unit and could be destructive.
Mate, the Ball side was a team not just 1 or 2 players, that’s why 8 or more of them went up to Flegg and got to the prelim final playing up 2 years.
 

hindy111

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Mate, the Ball side was a team not just 1 or 2 players, that’s why 8 or more of them went up to Flegg and got to the prelim final playing up 2 years.

Yes exactly. A bad side could go poorly but have 2 absolute gems. While another side could have 10 solid NRL prospects but no superstars in the making. They'd out perform the other side.
When I saw the Flegg semi I thought we had far more talent in our side. But the Roosters just had physically bigger boys. They just had to run hard and gassed us. This could be due to age alone. We most likely have more talented players in the line up.
 

Poupou Escobar

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Mate, the Ball side was a team not just 1 or 2 players, that’s why 8 or more of them went up to Flegg and got to the prelim final playing up 2 years.
A few of them were playing three years up. Talagi, Arthur, Tuivati and Penisini all played Harold Matts last year, so they were a year young for SG Ball this year.
 

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NSW INVITATIONAL UNDER 17s v WARRINGTON UNDER 17S
Saturday 4 November
11am, HE Laybutt Sporting Complex

NSW Invitational Under 17s: Mitchell Brophy (Canberra Raiders), Lachlan Dooner (Sydney Roosters), Jaxen Edgar (Penrith Panthers), Dominic Farrugia (Parramatta Eels), Zac Fittler (Sydney Roosters), Jezaiah Funa-luta (Parramatta Eels), Jacob Halangahu (St George Dragons), Zane Harrison (Northern Rivers Titans), Jack Hilliar (Newcastle Knights), Cody Hopwood (Newcastle Knights), Simione Laiafi (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Hokafonu Lemoto (Penrith Panthers), Casey McLean (Penrith Panthers), Lleyton Moore (North Coast Bulldogs), Toby Rodwell (Sydney Roosters), Harry Wald (Western Rams), Nikora Williams (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Mitchell Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs). Coach: Geoff Toovey

 

chuurness

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Still waiting on the junior rep sides to be published... I know the matts side has around 40 - 42 players named... they just havnt made it public yet...
 

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Gronk

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A bit ridiculous that we haven't announced the junior rep squads by now. Wonder why they have m haven't done so?
From what I can see, most clubs have announced “summer squads”.

Anyway, I don’t trust the Telecrap, but maybe they have some goss behind this paywall?

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JokerEel

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Panthers Junior reps are already training...

Our club is so slow not only on releasing juniors but on everything.

A majority of clubs have released next year's jersey and you can already get them. ..

Clubs media introduce new signings on social we take a photo when they are training.
 

Twizzle

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Panthers Junior reps are already training...

Our club is so slow not only on releasing juniors but on everything.

A majority of clubs have released next year's jersey and you can already get them. ..

Clubs media introduce new signings on social we take a photo when they are training.

that just shows that we are much more chilled about the situation, life's too short to rush into everything
 

Gronk

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Panthers Junior reps are already training...

Our club is so slow not only on releasing juniors but on everything.

A majority of clubs have released next year's jersey and you can already get them. ..

Clubs media introduce new signings on social we take a photo when they are training.
Are you saying that ours are not training ?
 

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