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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Parramatta Eels star Joseph Paulo's role as US Tomahawks captain under threat as AMNRL bows out

Stars in stripes: Joseph Paulo in action for the US during the Rugby League World Cup last year.

Brad Walter The Rugby League International Federation has been asked to help ensure Parramatta star Joseph Paulo's position as USA Tomahwaks captain does not come under threat and other NRL-based players are not...

Obeid family members wanted to become directors of Parramatta Eels

Keen on the Eels: Eddie Obeid.

Adrian Proszenko, Kate McClymont and Brad Walter Parramatta officials were in talks with the Obeids about the prospect of some family members becoming Eels directors prior to patriarch Eddie being found guilty of corruption by the ICAC.

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NRL ground manager who upset Parramatta Eels ballboys escapes action

Brad Walter The NRL has offered support to the Parramatta ball boys involved in last Friday night's controversial loss to Canterbury but ruled out any action against the ground manager who allegedly told them he...

League

Parramatta Eels target finals after turnaround on and off the field

Record margin: Ken Sio (left),  Will Hopoate  (middle) and Pauli Pauli celebrate beating the Dragons.

Brad Walter With a sell-out crowd turning up at Pirtek Stadium to watch Parramatta surpass their five victories last season and move to the top of the club championship after winning all three grades against St...

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Parramatta Eels captain Jarryd Hayne won't be sanctioned by NRL over referee comments

Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne remonstrates with referee Jared Maxwell at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Brad Walter Parramatta skipper Jarryd Hayne has been cleared of any breach of NRL rules for his criticism of the match officials in Sunday's last minute loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval.

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Parramatta Eels-Wests Tigers game headed for record crowd

Eels.

Brad Walter A big crowd is expected at Monday's Eels-Wests Tigers game at ANZ Stadium.

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League

Jarryd Hayne stars as Parramatta Eels ruin Benji Marshall's St George Illawarra debut

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne won the battle of the NSW fullback contenders as Parramatta surpassed their five wins last season with a razzle-dazzle 36-0 defeat of St George Illawarra at a sold-out Pirtek Stadium.

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Parramatta Eels keep door open for Trent Elkin, but for how long?

Trent Elkin

Brad Walter Parramatta officials are continuing to stand by high-performance director Trent Elkin as the former Cronulla head trainer fights to avoid becoming the scapegoat in the Sharks' 2011 supplements...

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League

Anthony Minichiello magic inspires Sydney Roosters' rout of Eels

Anthony Minichiello

Brad Walter Anthony Minichiello scored the first hat-trick of his illustrious 15-year career on a horror night for Parramatta.

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Rugby

Parramatta Eels ready for a wave of success

Will Hopoate

Brad Walter The days of searching for the quick fix at Parramatta are over. That was the message from Eels chairman Steve Sharp and chief executive Scott Seward during an extensive interview with Fairfax Media...

Arthur set to get nod at Eels after edging out Taylor

Brad Arthur

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Manly assistant coach Brad Arthur is set to return to Parramatta in the top job, with an announcement expected as soon as Monday.

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Parramatta Eels' search for a coach continues amid board ructions

Brad Arthur

Brad Walter Parramatta are set to appoint a general manager of football before a coach after the board voted against chairman Steve Sharp's insistence that Brad Arthur be given the job.

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Parramatta Eels directors close in on Jason Taylor for top job

Jason Taylor

Brad Walter A vote of Parramatta directors is expected to confirm Jason Taylor as the next Eels coach within days.

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League

Daniel Anderson set for Eels return

Daniel Anderson.

Brad Walter NRL referees' boss Daniel Anderson has been linked with a return to Parramatta next season as the club's new general manager of football.

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NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson won't join Parramatta Eels before finishing Rugby League World Cup duties

Daniel Anderson

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson has given an undertaking he will fulfil his commitments at the coming World Cup before joining Parramatta in the newly created role of general manager of football.

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Daniel Anderson returns to Parramatta Eels as general manager of football

Daniel Anderson.

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson has quit the job to return to Parramatta in the new role of general manager of football.

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League

Jarryd Hayne welcomes Brad Arthur's appointment as Eels coach

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne has endorsed the appointment of Manly assistant Brad Arthur as the Eels' new coach.

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League

Eels' coaches caught in a vicious cycle of the board's creation

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter Jason Taylor may have dodged a bullet when he missed out on the Eels coaching job. The creation of a general manager of football role being as much an acknowledgement that coaches aren't guaranteed...

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Eels talk with British forward

Gareth Hock

BRAD WALTER Wigan hardman Gareth Hock may be the next English forward to join the NRL after being linked with a move to Parramatta next season.

It's almost a deal - Folau set to sign with Eels

Israel Folau

Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko A US holiday with good friends Jarryd Hayne, Tim Mannah and Joseph Paulo may have sowed the seeds for Israel Folau's return to the NRL next season.