Couldn't that just mean they had less luck? Their coach and all their key players were more experienced this year. They had the benefit of last year's finals experience, plus nearly a dozen Origin games. Maybe it doesn't offset the loss of Tamou, Mansour and Tetevano.I would say probably…They lost more games this year and if they miss the grand final then they have gone worse in the regular season and gone worse in the finals.
I would say probably…They lost more games this year and if they miss the grand final then they have gone worse in the regular season and gone worse in the finals.
They lack big game experience compared to their rivals.Penrith's finals form hasnt been great compared to regular season
There two finals wins last year were a field goal against a busted roosters. And a 4 point win against souths where Reynolds was a cm away from a 40/20 in dying stages to put souths on attack.
They haven't played their best in finals
Hopefully we can lock him up before November, though he would already have expressions of interest and likely dollar values.If they bring in this 2nd Brisbane team in 2023. Mahoney would be there number 1 target i reckon. I hope he stays but i would be worried the new franchise is looming
I prefer him in the middle as he gets less game time and he gets more involved in the middleIts really confusing isnt it. Lane has been middle or bench middle most of the year then hes back on the edge at the death. Im not complaining as I much prefer him on the edge but WTF?
No matter how much it's sugar coated they didn't rate him simple as that - how could the Chooks make him into an NRL player in less than a season though that is the question you should be askingROOSTERS recruitment boss Peter O'Sullivan felt a touch of deja vu when he first laid eyes on Daniel Tupou in 2011.www.news.com.au
"The security of the new deal is something foreign to the Bulldogs junior, who couldn't make Canterbury's SG Ball squad.
"I was a Bulldogs fan growing up and it was always my dream to play for them," Tupou said. "But it didn't work out. I don't really know why, I suppose I just wasn't good enough."
Tupou received a lifeline from Parramatta but struggled to get a consistent chance on the wing in Toyota Cup during his two-year stint. O'Sullivan, however, liked what he saw from the limited exposure and offered a healthy deal to defect to Bondi.
Parramatta responded with just $15,000 a season, leaving Tupou with no choice but to pack his bags."
Always the same narrative. Cut-by-Parra or Parra-didn't-want-him when the truth is always Parra-didn't-offer-enough-money.
If we didn't rate him we wouldn't have offered a contract. But there's a reason privately owned clubs like the Storm, Chooks and now the Warriors keep giving Peter O'Sullivan a job, despite (or was it because of) this sort of thing:No matter how much it's sugar coated they didn't rate him simple as that
Well he obviously had potential and the Roosters were able to afford to buy the bloke who was best at spotting it (and making the best offer):how could the Chooks make him into an NRL player in less than a season though that is the question you should be asking
No matter how much it's sugar coated they didn't rate him simple as that - how could the Chooks make him into an NRL player in less than a season though that is the question you should be asking
Yep, our backline looks very exciting next year. Potentially ready to match our pack.There squads along with Souths are weaker. Ours looks stronger with youngsters getting experience.
Well I kinda reckon you nailed it.I can't believe after our 3rd consecutive year with a finals finish we are talking about a guy who has played 10 years for another club after our 'shit club' let him go as a junior.
The club has identified and publicly stated that we ignored and didn't focus on our juniors anywhere near enough for a long time and in fact in late 2018, 'the Bern' made some pretty clear comments on the plans that need to be put in place (meaning they weren't there).
CEO Bernie Gurr talked about the vision staff have for the Parramatta Eels heading into the future, how a whole Club training session contributes to it and the importance of supporting Parramatta juniors.www.parraeels.com.au
We also announced just 12 months ago, an increased focus on our junior pathways.
The Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club is pleased to announce their development squads for 2021. With changes being implemented and ages increased for Junior Representative team (Harold Mathews Cup now 17 years and SG Ball 19 years), the Eels have revamped and placed a greater focus on their...www.parraeels.com.au
Don't forget, from 2007-2008 we had Hagan hitting the M1 straight after full-time, 2009-2010 we had Anderson trying to just keep the NRL team afloat and then we had Kearney and Stuart.
If is no wonder we lost a lot of juniors to other clubs throughout that time.