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The preseason approaches its zenith just as the Junior Representatives kick off and The Tip Sheet is all hands on deck. Sixties and Forty20 return to break down all the news pertaining to the Blue & Gold before sitting down to chat with Nathan Brown to talk about the elite pathways.
Will Penisini has inked a new deal with the club that will keep the exciting young centre at the club until the end of 2025. It leaves Mitchell Moses as the final piece in the Eels’ retention puzzle and the boys discuss Will’s rapid ascent through the code.
Round 1 of the Junior Representatives kicks off with a road trip to the Central Coast where the Eels will take on the Roosters. Sixties and Forty20 break down all three grades, what each team showed through the trials and how they can win on Saturday.
Finally, The Tip Sheet heads out to Kellyville to dive even deeper into the Junior Representatives with Nathan Brown. Brown brings an extraordinary wealth of NRL experience to Parramatta’s pathways and the show looks at how he has adjusted in his new role and how the club is trending across its juniors.
I thought he’d moved on. Is he permanent now?
Yes. He’s the Elite Pathways Coaching Director
It was interesting to hear Nathan’s comment about how much player agents have changed the landscape at junior level. We know they are active there but it’s an insight into how players are lost