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Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Noise

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    He’s shit and no one wants him.
     
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    You'd think he's good enough and young enough for a development contract somewhere.
     
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  3. Noise

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    He didn’t look particularly fast, agile or powerful and doesn’t seem to have too much in the way of ball skills. On top of that his defence is atrocious. He made Brad Parker look like Steve Renouf. I’m not surprised he hasn’t been picked up in a first grade squad.
     
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    Wasn't Parry's younger brother also at Parra in the junior reps? Seem to recall there were higher hopes for him than Ethan...
     
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    His initial contact in defence needed some work but he seemed very fast to me. Also has good height. He could bulk up and make a decent winger.
     
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    yes, I seem to recall the same
     
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  7. parrathruandthru

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    Cody
    was in our Matts team
    who know where that stands now
     
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  8. hindy111

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    Dunster looked good in pre season.
    Shame no nsw cup
     
  9. I'm a loser baby...

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    Was Dunster fired?
     
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    I think he moves well and supports well. Also noticed his general awareness and focus is excellent. I think we will see him play some NRL soon.
     
  11. Gronk

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    Has Dunster been picked in the 21 squad yet ? George Jennings seems to be above him in the pecking order.
     
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    Parry is playing for Wenty this weekend in that new competition...Presidents Cup?
     
  13. Noise

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    BA likes big strong wingers. Dunster is not that.
     
  14. hindy111

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    He isn't small like say Bevan French.
     
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    Not exactly small. Listed as 187cm and 90kgs.
    The trials he played and the 1 nsw cup game he played was getting over the advantage line every run and massively improved from previous years.
    His improvement catapulted him ahead of Parry who seemed to go backwards after debuting last year.
    I think Dunster will be a good winger in years to come.
    Will continue to fill out and has good speed.
    From memory was also one of the very good trainers in the pre-season too
     
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    This made me laugh a bit from Malcolm Knox
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/th...g-to-show-how-thin-it-is-20200717-p55cyb.html

    Those people who claim, with a slightly competitive smugness, that they're having a "good lockdown"? That's the NRL right now. The job is safe, the balance sheet is solid, the bills are getting paid, the family has stuck together, the health is holding up.

    With an unconvincing show of sympathy, they observe that their neighbours are having a "bad lockdown". The AFL managed to restart, but its games are about as attractive as under-nines in which your own kid is not playing. The best way to describe this year's "brand" of AFL is to imagine 36 people inside a theatre, having heard the fire alarm, rushing from exit to exit to find each one locked. It's amusing for about five minutes and then just dull. On top of this, the AFL seems constantly reacting to something that has just happened, whereas the NRL has been a step ahead of that dastardly virus.
    Other competitors barely rate. Soccer went AWOL, and when it got going, showing the effects of prolonged isolation in a dark room, couldn't seem to locate which altered state it was meant to be escaping into. Cricket went out in sympathy, wetting its bed because everyone else was wetting theirs. And poor old Super Rugby AU, cut off from NZ, has resembled a detached lizard's tail, still wriggling but not realising it has no life support system.

    So the NRL has been telling itself. We're having a good lockdown, if there can be such a thing, and for us, there sure is.
     
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    Big strong safe wingers are too expensive to be backups. They just need to be safe. I suppose if you're down to using two backup wingers one of them needs some go forward.
     
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    90kgs was the same over 12mths ago. I would guess he is abput 95kgs now
     
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    Are you saying that two backup wingers aren't capable of some go forward?
     
  20. Soto

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    Probably right. Looked bigger, faster and stronger in the trials and the nsw cup game earlier this yr
     

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