Parramatta Eels

Parramatta's Brad Arthur believed to be on Manly hit list

Daniel Lane 6:54 PM    Parramatta's Brad Arthur is believed to be one of several coaches on a list drawn up by Manly who are said to be considering a replacement for Sea Eagles incumbent Geoff Toovey.

Moss again a victim of political football within the Parramatta Eels

Final blow: Is it all over for Bill Moss at Parramatta?

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   There are fears Parramatta politics could turn Bill Moss away from the club once and for all after the brakes were applied to his ambitious The Premiership Club project.

Parramatta's Kaysa Pritchard’s season is in doubt after pectoral tear

Injured: Kaysa Pritchard of the Eels.

Michael Carayannis 5:19 PM   Just like Luke Keary did in the corresponding tournament last year, Parramatta hooker Kaysa Pritchard's season is in doubt after he tore his pectoral in the Eels opening Auckland Nines match.

Arthur inspires fitter Sandow

Quiet achiever: The Eels’ Chris Sandow.

Michael Carayannis   You might think talk of Parramatta's rich offer to Kieran Foran would spur on Chris Sandow. Or how about his own future remaining uncertain beyond this year? Or even the desire to lead the Eels to their first finals appearance since 2009.

Sandow to captain Eels at Auckland Nines

Captaincy material: Chris Sandow will captain the Eels at this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament.

Chirpy halfback Chris Sandow will captain the Eels at this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament.

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Moss reveals plans to bring big end of town to Eels

Eels booster: Bill Moss wants big business to get involved with Parramatta.

Adrian Proszenko   Former Macquarie Bank executive Bill Moss has revealed plans to bring the big end of town to Parramatta in a venture he describes as “the first of its type in Australian sport”.

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Sandow determined to impress for Eels

Working hard to impress: Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow during pre-season training.

If Chris Sandow is feeling pressure amid speculation linking Manly's Kieran Foran to Parramatta, he is hiding it well. The Eels are believed to have emerged as favourites to snare Sea Eagles playmaker Foran for the 2016 NRL season - not exactly music to the off-contract Sandow's ears.

Hayne must fight like hell, says former NFL draftee

Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane   Darrick Branch, the man charged with helping former NRL players such as Cory Paterson prepare for the NFL's answer to cricket's Twenty20 format, believes Jarryd Hayne will need to "fight" like never fought before if he signs a futures contract with the Detroit Lions.

Paperwork frustrates Hayne's NFL dream

STILL WAITING: Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is yet to ink a deal with an American football team.

Daniel Lane    Jarryd Hayne's long-term manager Wayne Beavis confirmed the ball was in the Detroit Lions' court after the former Parramatta star's name did not appear among the NFL franchise's first batch of 12 players signed to reserve or futures contracts.

Jarryd Hayne still waiting on NFL dream but Detroit deal seems imminent

Jarryd Hayne.

Jarryd Hayne's bid to join the NFL will have to wait a little longer. The Detroit Lions, the club favoured to sign the former Parramatta NRL star, announced on Tuesday it had signed 11 players to reserve or futures contracts, including eight on the practice squad.

Hayne trains with Lions, boosting NFL chances

New challenge: Jarryd Hayne is trying to get a start in the NFL with the Detroit Lions.

Ed Jackson   Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has reportedly trained with the Detroit Lions for the second time, increasing speculation he's set to be offered a deal by the NFL club.

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Eels unhappy with travel burden in NRL draw

Globe trotters: Parramatta will rack up plenty of miles in 2015.

Michael Carayannis   Parramatta boss Scott Seward has expressed serious concerns for his players' welfare after the Eels were drawn to play six interstate games, including three consecutive matches away from home, when the NRL fixtures were released on Monday.

Hayne has faith to move mountains and NFL scouts

Backing Jarryd Hayne: "I saw him do things while he was mucking around with an NFL ball over there that was amazing; he did things most people can't," says high-performance coach Hayden Knowles.

Daniel Lane    The man who accompanied Jarryd Hayne on the first stage of his America adventure said the former NRL star would use his faith and self-belief to embarrass those people who'd laughed at his decision to break into the NFL - a sport he'd never played.

Funding cut could spell end for Parramatta District Rugby League Club

"The Parramatta Leagues Club and Parramatta National Rugby League have decided to withhold direct funding to the PDRL until all our concerns have been addressed": Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp.

Adrian Proszenko   The Parramatta Leagues Club has resolved to cease funding the Parramatta District Rugby League Club in what may spell the end for the latter entity.

Hayne appoints US agent

NFL bid: Jarryd Hayne has appointed a US agent.

Michael Chammas   Jarryd Hayne has appointed US agent Jack Bechta to represent him in the same week he visited two NFL clubs.

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Hayne visits NFL clubs

Study tour: Jarryd Hayne has been visiting NFL franchises on the United States' west coast.

Peter Mitchell   Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has begun a US west coast tour of NFL clubs, with visits this week to the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

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Crooks looks to hook Eels spot

Born to run: Ben Crooks playing for Hull.

Daniel Lane   Ben Crooks, the 21-year-old son of English rugby league and Wests Magpies legend Lee Crooks, has joined Parramatta – but unlike his tough old prop of a father he is a willowy three-quarter who was born to run.

How Eels recruit Champion help Bunnies reach glory

Champion signing: Beau Champion, right, with David Gower and Corey Norman at Eels training on Tuesday.

Adrian Proszenko   Although he made only a handful of NRL appearances during his second stint at South Sydney, Beau Champion arguably played the most influential role in the ‘Pride of the League’ breaking their long premiership drought.

Moimoi signs with Leigh Centurions

Off to England: Former Kiwis prop Fuifui Moimoi has signed a contract with English club Leigh.

Daniel Lane   English club Leigh have pulled off a major coup, signing former New Zealand international and Parramatta NRL stalwart Fuifui Moimoi.

Watmough an ideal captaincy candidate

New in blue: Anthony Watmough will turn out for Parramatta in 2015.

Adrian Proszenko   Manly skipper Jamie Lyon believes Anthony Watmough would be a suitable candidate should Parramatta be looking for a new co-captain.