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Trial game: Eels v Dragons Thurs 18/2/2021 ->@ 5:30pm<- AEST

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. I'm a loser baby...

    I'm a loser baby... Immortal

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    I thought a couple of early touches weren't good. But I'll defer to the people who were paying attention.
     
  2. Soto

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    Better get the Covid vaccines so we aren't left dissapointed..hope its not too cold in England
     
  3. Eelogical

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    He's a work in progress. Nothing flash from what I saw but he has some decent passing and play reading skills.
     
  4. Gronk

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    1 Sean Russell

    2 Michael Oldfield

    3 Will Penisini

    4 Tom Opacic :white_check_mark:

    5 Haze Dunster

    6 Will Smith

    7 Jakob Arthur :white_check_mark:

    8 Dave Hollis

    9 Joey Lussick

    10 Oregon Kaufusi :white_check_mark:

    11 Keegan Hipgrave

    12 Isaiah Papalií :white_check_mark:

    13 Makahesi Makatoa

    14 Josh Tuipulotu

    15 Matt Komolafe

    16 Jordan Rankin

    17 Caleb Tohi :white_check_mark:

    18 Charbel Tasipale

    19 Solomone Naiduki :white_check_mark:

    20 Toa Mata'afa

    21 Eli El Zahkem

    NN Tim Lafai

    NN Charlton Schaafhausen

    NN Noel Aukafolau

    Special mention to Rankin, Lussick, Hollis, Dunster, Penisini who have work to do. Others have even more work to do or are shit, like Hipgrave.

    oh and Will smith, but he’s a first grader.
     
  5. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    I honestly thought he was fine for an 18 year old. Didn't lack confidence. He is not next up for NRL.
     
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    Young Arthur is an 18 Yr old playing his first game against real men. He was excellent in that context. I loved how he chased down Cody Ramsey in the first half.
     
  7. Obscene Assassin

    Obscene Assassin First Grade

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    I know you're making a joke here but funnily enough Brad's other son's first name is Matt
     
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  8. chiefy1

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    Arthur looked really confident and didn't hesitate, for a kid that hasn't even played NSW cup you can really feel that he is going to play plenty of NRL undoubtedly.
     
  9. Soto

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    Thought Charbel was good and also the other 19. Sean Russell looks a prospect
     
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  10. T-Boon

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    I get that he is 18 and all but you cant pick a 18 year in first grade who goes on to play terrible and then say "well he is 18". It was first grade. It was a trial so who cares. But I already predict him as a Paul Kent type career.
     
  11. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    How was it first grade? The squads were limited by rule to players who played less than 12 NRL games last year.
     
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    What happened to Keegan Hipgrave - wasn’t he supposed to play or did I miss him?
     
  13. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    He played. Was ok in defense. Didn't really do anything in attack.
     
  14. Noise

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    I was just about to ask the same thing. He was on at the start. Was f**ken shit house and then don't think he was seen again.
     
  15. hineyrulz

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    T Goon doing T Goon things.


    His first 20 mins were a little shaky but after that he was very good. Great chase from the poor kick, set up a nice try going to the line and put some nice smart kicks in with some time and space. You must of watched a different game to me.
     
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  17. hineyrulz

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    He brought his Titans form with him, plodder.

    Pappaleeheheeeee was the best forward on the field, i reckon he will be pushing Lane for a starting spot.
     
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    Sure thing boys. Arthur is the next Anasta.
     
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    Anyone else think the 2021 Eels side is the best set of forwards we’ve had in the last 15-16 years?
     
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  20. Gary Gutful

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    Should have won by 50.
     

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