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

League

Parramatta Eels target finals after turnaround on and off the field

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...

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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League

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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League

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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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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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...

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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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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WINNING STARTS MONDAY

Tigers and Eels their own worst enemies

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter Jack Gibson once famously said, "Winning starts in the front office", so it should be no surprise that Wests Tigers and Parramatta sit at the bottom of the NRL ladder.

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League

Hayne in pain as Eels' season lurches on

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter, Steve Mascord Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne will undergo scans on Sunday for a knee injury that has placed him in doubt for the weekend's clash with Melbourne but Eels officials are confident he has not played...

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SIN BIN

According to consensus, Stuart should quit Eels - and fast

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter As Parramatta prepare to collect their second consecutive wooden spoon, Sin Bin can reveal things are even worse off the field than they are on it.

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League

Leabeater sends out SOS on Eels woes

Ricky Stuart

Brad Walter Former Parramatta prop Terry Leabeater has written to Eels members calling for an extraordinary general meeting to deliver a no-confidence vote against some of the club's directors.

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Winning Starts Monday

Ricky Stuart must share some of the blame for Eels' woes but wasn't equipped to do the job

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter After being hailed as the best Parramatta coach since Jack Gibson when he signed a three year deal, Ricky Stuart's departure is set to be met with a bitter response from players, officials and fans...

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League

Eels have fresh vacancy to fill

Andrew Webster, Eels NYC coach Picture: Parramatta Eels

Brad Walter Parramatta has lost another member of their coaching staff after under 20s coach Andrew Webster quit the club to take up the same position with Wests Tigers.

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League

Smith heads west to help Eels find the way forward

NRL. NRL ceo David Smith at a press conference to announce the charges against Sandor Earl for possesion and traffiking of Peptides.
Thursday 29th August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith attended a meeting of Parramatta directors on Tuesday as the Eels narrowed their list of targets for the vacant coaching job to a handful of experienced candidates.

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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.

League

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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