Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


Eels left with no choice but to sack under-performing Kearney

Members night at Parramatta Leagues Club where members can question the officials. 
Friday, February 2 2011.
SHD;Sport;Pictures by Steve Lunam/sjl


Greg Prichard Even at a club that was desperate to appear stable by not getting rid of another coach ahead of time, Stephen Kearney finally had to go.

Patient board finally forced to push Kearney out

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard EVEN at a club that was desperate to appear stable by not getting rid of another coach ahead of time, Stephen Kearney finally had to go.

One loss should not throw Dogs off scent

Des Hasler

Greg Prichard Canterbury fans should wait until after Saturday's game against Sydney Roosters before they judge their team.

Wooden spoon leaves bad taste

Nathan Hindmarsh

Greg Prichard THE chances of Parramatta picking up the wooden spoon have been very good for a long time, so when it was made official after yesterday's loss to South Sydney, they didn't react by curling up into...


Farewell to the Eel deal

Nathan Hindmarsh

Greg Prichard NATHAN Hindmarsh is OK for now, but he knows it is going to hit him at the end of tomorrow night's game. The realisation he won't ever play football again.

Long and winding road ends as result takes back seat to fab four

Nathan Hindmarsh

Greg Prichard ST GEORGE Illawarra beat Parramatta at ANZ Stadium last night, but the result didn't mean nearly as much as it normally would in a game of football.

Hindmarsh exits alive and kicking

Greg Prichard dinkus

Greg Prichard Something incredible surely had to happen when four great players retired in the one game. We had to wait until the last play of the game for it, but it was worth waiting for when Nathan Hindmarsh...

Numero uno: Mortimer at fullback for Dogs clash

Daniel Mortimer

Greg Prichard DANIEL MORTIMER has been named at fullback for Sydney Roosters in their opening trial game against Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday but that is just the first of a number of positions he...

This is what trials are for: Kearney says Eels centre spot is wide open

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard ESI TONGA could find himself playing alongside his representative star brother, Willie, in the premiership opener if he can come up with a big game for Parramatta against Penrith in Friday's trial at...

A pair of losses, but Kearney is coach for long haul, say Eels

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA chief executive Bob Bentley says the club's two-loss start to the season hasn't changed their opinion that Stephen Kearney should be their long-time coach.


Eels aren't cooked yet despite poor start

Greg Prichard Parramatta captain Nathan Hindmarsh says the players have only themselves to blame for their start to the season - but that it isn't over despite their 0-3 record.

Retiring type: Parra legend has good reason to be proud

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 24: Nathan Hindmarsh of the Eels in action during the round 16 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Parramatta Eels at Aussie Stadium June 24, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nathan Hindmarsh

Greg Prichard NATHAN HINDMARSH couldn't wait any longer for the win by Parramatta that would have served as a nice entree to his retirement announcement.

Toovey won't let losses knock Sea Eagles off their perch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Former Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles player Geoff Toovey arrives for the funeral service for former Rugby League player and commentator Rex Mossop at St Matthew's Anglican Church on June 24, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard GEOFF TOOVEY says he doesn't know or care when Manly last lost three games in a row, which makes sense.

Eels focus on old rivals as Hindy says goodbye

Nathan Hindmarsh, Eels

Greg Prichard NOW that Nathan Hindmarsh's retirement plans are out in the open and he has told Parramatta fans and the wider league world why he is quitting, starting with Thursday's video announcement and ending...

Weekend analysis

Todd looks good for his first Blues jersey but really he needs to be great

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD Carney might think he's ready for State of Origin, but in reality he isn't. Not yet.

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An ugly game, but a win doesn't have to be pretty

Uate of the Knights.

Greg Prichard If it wasn't the game from hell, it was from a place nearby. But they can't all be jewels, and one of the beautiful things about rugby league is that even if you play ugly but manage to win, it's...

Hindmarsh gets on front foot to tackle critics from within

Nathan Hindmarsh

Greg Prichard ONE of the Parramatta members who attended the club's annual general meeting on Tuesday night had the temerity to ask Nathan Hindmarsh if he could guarantee he would put in for the rest of the season.

Kearney given space as Parramatta board makes it known he's there for the long haul


Greg Prichard THE Parramatta board last night answered rampant speculation about coach Steve Kearney's future by declaring he was safe until the end of next year, regardless of whether the Eels crawl off the...

Parra keep faith with slow starter Sandow

Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs, round 9 2012, Picture: Chris De JongChris Sandow on the bench

Greg Prichard EELS coach Stephen Kearney and his main playmaker, Chris Sandow, are still breaking new ground in their working relationship.