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Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels, Nathan Brown feud with Brad Arthur, team selection news

Eels enforcer Nathan Brown has addressed hypothesis of a rift with coach Brad Arthur, placing to mattress any trace of ill-feeling between the pair.

The 29-year-old has not performed for Parramatta since spherical 17 however earned a sensational grand remaining recall towards the membership’s cross-town rivals — the Panthers.

Brown has made it very clear there is no such thing as a dangerous blood within the Eels camp, regardless of his omission from the primary grade facet 12 weeks in the past.

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“This rumor is only a false rumor,” Brown advised SMH.

“We’re speaking about phrases. Every little thing that has been mentioned about us is nonsense. We’re all positive and we like one another. We each know we’ve got work to do that Sunday. I hear some issues being mentioned, however I attempt to not hearken to all of the media speak.

“At the back of your thoughts, you are afraid that different folks will consider the rumours.” I do not assume they did although to be sincere. Everybody is aware of I would not be like that. They know I’ll do the very best for the crew and the membership.”

The Eels reportedly knowledgeable Brown he might negotiate with rival golf equipment, however obtained excellent news after Parramatta’s preliminary remaining win.

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Arthur tapped Brown on the shoulder and mentioned he was being thought of for the grand remaining earlier than being knowledgeable he would play on Sunday.

The grand remaining could possibly be his final recreation for the Eels and the Wests Tigers are reportedly eager to carry him again to Leichhardt.

Brown’s present contract is claimed to be value round $500,000 a season and Parramatta powerbrokers are mentioned to be keen to contribute to his wage ought to he discover a membership.

Brown nonetheless insists the membership “looks like dwelling” and his ardour to interrupt a 36-year premiership drought has not diminished.


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“It is in all probability the toughest time of my profession to date, it has been arduous, I am not going to lie,” Brown mentioned.

“All through this entire course of, I simply advised myself that I can solely management what I can management, and that goes again to coaching each day with knowledgeable angle and coaching arduous. All the opposite issues I can not management.”

“Taking part in in a grand remaining means every thing to me.

“It is a dream come true to play in a grand remaining and it’ll imply every thing to win one in Parramatta with this bunch of lads we have had collectively for a variety of years.”

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