Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Curse of the Eels points to Manly win

Parramatta eels

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA are the most dangerous team in the competition - the week after you play them. And if the curse of the Eels continues at Brookvale Oval on Friday night, Manly will beat their old coach Des...


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.

Eels turn to star power to overcome horror start

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy yesterday revealed he has spoken with his former assistant at the Storm - Parramatta coach Steve Kearney - to offer him support in the wake of the horror start to the...

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...

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...


Kearney won't be sacked say Eels

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...

Sterling warns Eels against parachuting in assistant coach to help Kearney

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Commentators Peter Sterling and Andrew Johns talk prior to the round five NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park on March 30, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA stalwart Peter Sterling has warned his old club against the idea of bringing in an assistant coach to help Stephen Kearney, who has steered the Eels to just one win from nine games this...


Eels won't bring in a new coach to help Kearney


Greg Prichard Parramatta will not be parachuting an assistant coach in to help Stephen Kearney after all. The club's board met with Kearney last night, with the result that the coaching set-up won't be changed.

Ragged Raiders annoy Furner despite win over slipshod Eels


Greg Prichard CANBERRA were not happy even after beating Parramatta yesterday, which doesn't say much for the Eels.

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.

Eels facing D-Day to retain Hayne

MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Jarryd Hayne looks on during the Country Origin training session at Glen Willow Sports Complex on April 21, 2012 in Mudgee, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA face the prospect of being caught in the crossfire of rival offers for superstar Jarryd Hayne if they don't re-sign him over the next few months.


Kearney to leave Parramatta

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard Stephen Kearney's time as Parramatta coach is over. Fairfax has been told that at a meeting between Kearney and club officials yesterday it was decided Kearney would not see out his time at the club.

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.

Luke not missed but coach extends olive branch

Greg Prichard dinkus

Greg Prichard Michael Maguire has pulled the right rein much more often than he has pulled the wrong one in his first season as South Sydney coach.

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.

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...