Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Poupou Escobar, Jul 21, 2014.
Any chance of providing a link to the eels press release?
Although to be fair, the Panthers name dropped Parra in their statement: https://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2019/06/26/blake-granted-release-to-join-parramatta/
I’m not opening that, Casper
Nah go on
That's a pretty lonely 2023 squad. FFS Bernie get Waqa some help!
* = player option
Utility: Gutherson, Salmon, Smith, Takairangi (30)
Fullback: French (23)
W/C: Blake, Dunster (20), Ferguson, Hoffman (31), G.Jennings, M.Jennings (31), Leleisiuao (22), Parry (20), Sivo
Half: D.Brown, Moses
Hooker: Mahoney, McIlwrick (28)
Edge forward: Davey (28), Fainga'a (21), Gower (34), Lane, Ma'u (31), Moeroa (24), Niukore
Tight forward: Alvaro, N.Brown, Evans, Kaufusi, Mannah (31), Paulo, Stone (22), Terepo, Utoikamanu (19)
Utility: Gutherson, Salmon (21), Smith (28)
W/C: Blake, Ferguson, G. Jennings (27), Sivo (27)
Half: D.Brown (20), Moses
Hooker: Mahoney (22)
Edge forward: Lane (26), Niukore (24)
Tight forward: Alvaro (27)*, N.Brown, Evans (28), Kaufusi (21), Paulo, Terepo (29)
W/C: Blake, Ferguson (31)
Edge forward: -
Tight forward: Brown (28)*, Paulo
Utility: Gutherson (28)
Half: Moses (28)
Edge forward: -
Tight forward: Paulo (29)
W/C: Blake (29)
Edge forward: -
Tight forward: -
So we (officially) have 17 merkins in next year's squad, 18 if Alvaro takes up his option.
And that's 30 roster slots filled this year.
You forgot Mortz.
How could anyone forget those dreamy eyes
Was wondering where the twitter merkon got his Top 30 info from.
It's here --> https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/23/2019-nrl-signings-player-transfers-and-contracts/#eels
Development players: Rhys Davies, Haze Dunster, Salesi Junior Faingaa, Ethan Parry, Stefano Utoikamanu
Wanga is gonna be busy in 2023
I believe 6 development players could be named. Any reason, with our stated wealth of juniors coming through, we would only nominate 5?
To leave room for a bolter? Davies was signed into ours quite late in the season.
100% certain that Utoikamanu signed a 2y deal 19/20 at the end of 2018. He told me that personally.
There was an article but i cannot find it atm.
Eels uncover much-needed big man
Parramatta have been searching desperately for big men - and may have uncovered one right on their doorstep.
NSW under-18 prop Stefano Utoikamanu has signed a new two-year deal with the Eels and been elevated to the NRL squad for next season.
Still only 18, Utoikamanu was man of the match for the Blues against Queensland earlier this year and has been playing in the NSW Cup for Wentworthville against grown men - a fair effort for a teenager.
Big and strong, he’s capable of playing NRL football at some point during 2019.
St George Illawarra Dragons to extend contract of coach Paul McGregor The Mole
French being released means that we have a squad of 29 now ?
I thought so too but since development players are all available now I figured it didn't matter. I assume one of them (Parry) has been brung into the top 30.
Honestly I don’t reckon the NRL covered that. We had 30 at June 30 and now I reckon we just have 29 on 29 July
Separate names with a comma.