Posted: 22 May, 2015

Fa'aoso Forearm Adds To Eels Misery

Eels lose again as Fa'aoso set for judiciary hearing

Richie Fa'aoso makes contact on Burgess with his forearm  Photo: Fox Sports

The Parramatta Eels weren't able to put the off field dramas behind them as they lose again, this time to the Rabbitohs.

The clash was a very physical encounter as we have become accustomed to seeing in recent years and there were a few more casualties in this game.

Souths lost Ben Lowe early to a reported grade two medial ligament tear and the big talking moment was a forearm from Richie Fa'aoso which floored George Burgess.

 

The Eels forward was extremely lucky to escape without conceding a penalty but he could be set for a while on the sidelines after what appears to be a serious offence. Bill Harrigan told the Triple M team 'I've got no doubt the match review committee will charge him.'

Aaron Gray scored twice and Cameron McInnes managed to slip through the Eels defence to give his side a late victory as they came from behind to win 14-12 in wet conditions.

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Tags: South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels, Richie Fa'aoso

Posted: 22 May, 2015

Daly Cherry-Evans With Another Bizarre Interview

'If he changes his mind now on the Gold Coast it would devastate that football club" says Ready

Daly Cherry-Evans' future still yet to be decided    Photo: Getty Images

Despite buying a house in the Gold Coast it may not be the end of the Cherry-Evans saga as he gives nothing away in Channel 7 interview.

The Manly half back told Josh Massoud of Channel 7 that 'if anything changes he'll be sure to let everyone know' and Brent Read believes 'he has left the door open to change his mind again.'

 

DCE has bought a house in the Gold Coast but the Triple M Rush Hour team stated that could just be an investment and in no way ensures that the move is a definite, especially considering his 'good friend off the field' Nate Myles is Manly bound.

''If he changes his mind now on the Gold Coast it would devastate that football club. It's inexplicable and if he changes his mind now and does it to the Gold Coast he has a lot to answer for' added Ready.

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Greg Bird Has Become A Queenslander

Titans star Greg Bird will be involved in Origin as he trains as a Queenslander

Greg Bird in a Maroons shirt doesn't look quite right  Photo: Triple M

Greg Bird may be suspended from playing in State Of Origin in 2015 but it will take more than that to keep him out of the action.

Brent Read from The Australian has been spending the last few days in the Origin camps and he told Triple M that Greg Bird is involved in the Maroons training.

Birdy will be playing in an opposed game against the Blues as he 'impersonates a Queenslander.' There was a worry that the Blues stalwart 'may get a little over zealous.'

 

The NSW Blues have opted for a similar tactic and called up a few youngsters who aren't involved in the NRL this week. 'There are six under 20's players going up, players they are grooming to be the next generation of New South Wales stars' said Ready.

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Bureta Faraimo Denied Call Up

Bureta Faraimo has been denied a call up due to the recent salary cap problems experienced by the Eels

Bureta Faraimo was the first choice call up for the Eels   Photo: Getty Images

The Parramatta Eels are already feeling the effects of their salary cap breach as Bureta Faraimo is ineligible for their game against Souths.


Chris Sandow was named at fullback for the Parramatta Eels for their game against the Rabbitohs but there are reports he wasn't the first choice.

 

Bureta Faraimo has played a few games for the Eels this year with a hat trick against the Broncos being his stand out appearance but his availability is now effected by the salary cap problems at Parramatta.

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Top 5 NRL Biggest Fines For Breach Of Salary Cap

Following the news of Parra's massive fine, we uncover the biggest fines for breaches of the salary cap

Parramatta has admitted that the "consistent mismanagement of the NRL and NYC playing squad" from its previous administration has led to the NRL handing them the heaviest salary cap penalty since Melbourne were stripped of its two premierships.

The Eels were hit with a preliminary breach notice of $525,000 on Thursday for overspending in all four of the game's salary cap categories last year.

They will also be penalised four competition points at the start of next season - unless the club undertakes an independent review of its governance and organisational capability by February 29, 2016.

Parramatta said in a statement that "in 2013, the newly-elected board of the Parramatta Leagues Club initiated an extensive internal investigation, which by late 2013, had raised significant concerns regarding player contracts and squad management."

NRL's BIGGEST FINES FOR BREACH OF SALARY CAP

2002 - The NRL disqualify the Bulldogs from the 2002 final series, impose a $500,000 fine and a 37 premiership point penalty after detecting $1 million in salary cap breaches.

2006 - The Warriors are stripped of four competition points and fined $430,000 for breaching the salary cap by almost $1 million.

2010 - The Melbourne Storm are stripped of two premiership titles, three minor premierships, docked all points for 2010, fined $500,000 and ordered to return $1.1 million in prizemoney after over-spending the salary cap by $1.7 million over five years.

2014 - Gold Coast are hit with a $300,000 fine - $75,000 of which was suspended - over a salary cap breach involving former playmaker Scott Prince. A four-competition point penalty was also suspended.

2015 - The NRL impose a $525,000 fine on Parramatta for salary cap breaches. They will lose four competition points next season unless an independent review is undertaken into their management systems. AAP Reports

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Tags: Parramatta Eels

Posted: 22 May, 2015

Joey's Footy Preview - Round 11 & SOO Game 1

Joey and Matty share their tips for the eleventh weekend of footy and game 1 of State of Origin.

It's a shorter round this week as half the teams have byes coming into Round 11. 

It should also be an interesting round considering that a lot of players will be out for State of Origin Game 1 at ANZ Stadium next wednesday.

On Friday Joey's tipping the Rabbitohs to take out the Eels.

On Saturday the Cowboys take on Wests Tigers at home and with the Cowboys having a heap of players out for Origin so Joey's tipping against them.

And it's the big one next week with the Blues taking on the Maroons at home at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday 27th of May from 6:00pm.

Joey's tipping the Blues if they can get a quick couple of points on the board at a potentially slippery ANZ track and then hold out in defence.

Who do you think will win? Check the full round of tips below

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Dobbo's Maroons Diary

We told you we'd get inside the Maroons camp

Queensland in training Photo: Triple M

We told you we'd get inside Camp Maroon with Triple M Brisbane's Dobbo giving us a fly-on-the-wall look on the latest news, speculation, photos and more.

Friday the team had a tough day training (not really). Check out Dobbo's home movie below. 

Maroons Fun Inside Camp

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Dobbo says things have been a little disruptive so far.

"Justin Hodges somehow cut his foot and he's got five stitches, so he didn't train. And Greg Inglis is locked up in his room with influenza," said Dobbo.

Friday morning Josh McGuire shared an insight into the team's good spirits on Triple M Brisbane's Grill Team. He revealed "Dylan Napa's the chief thief of food from the mini-bars" and "Slater's getting a bit old so Mal's looking after him".  

However, one person who is raring to go and reckons he could play tomorrow if he had to is Corey Parker! He also reckons both GI and Hodgo will be right for next Wednesday. Listen to the full audio below.

Dobbo Inside Maroons Camp

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Inside Maroons Camp

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Queensland team bus Photo: Triple M

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Kieran Foran Could Walk?

"That's a private contract between the club and the player," said Seward, on Triple M Sydney's Grill Team

Kieran Foran still on track to join Parramatta next season? Photo: Getty Images

Parramatta CEO Scott Seward would not be drawn into reports that Eels marquee signing Kieran Foran could back-flip on his deal to join Parramatta, following yesterday's news the club was fined $525,000 and could be docked two competition points for breaching the salary cap.

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"That's a private contract between the club and the player," said Seward, on Triple M Sydney's Grill Team.

Triple M's Matty Johns understands there’s a clause in Kieran Foran’s contract that states he can walk out on the club if there was any in-fighting or troubles at the club.

The Kiwi superstar will join Parramatta in 2016, having signed a four-year, multi-million dollar deal with Parramatta at the beginning of this season. He will join anotehr star signing in fellow representative Beau Scott next year.

And what about Eels coach Brad Arthur lashing out at TV cameramen yesterday outside Pirtek Stadium?

"Brad and I had a discussion last night and he certainly understands our position. It wasn't ideal and I don't think that will happen again," he said.

The Eels will be hoping they put all the salary cap dramas behind them as they take on Souths tonight at ANZ Stadium. Triple M will be calling all the action. Live coverage from 6pm.

Scott Seward on Triple M

The conversation about Kieran Foran walking out on Parra begins at the 5-minute mark. Listen to the audio below.

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Posted: 21 May, 2015

Sandow Is Number One

Chris Sandow is back for the Eels but at fullback

Chris Sandow could be celebrating a return to the Eels side this weekend   Photo: Getty Images

Chris Sandow was only dropped for one game as he has been named to start against the Rabbitohs at fullback.

With Will Hopoate out on State of Origin duty there is a gap that needs filling in the Eels side and it the halfback who is asked to do the job.

There will be two unexperiences fullbacks on show as Souths will be missing Greg Inglis so Alex Johnston has stepped in for the 2014 Premiers.

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Sportal reported that there is a chance that Chris Sandow will step in to the number one jersey with Reece Robinson shifting to the wing.

Sandow may need to fill the big shoes left by Hopoate as he is set for Origin    Photo: Getty Images

John Folau has been named in the side but after a very impressive performance for Wenty the rumours are growing that Sandow could try his hand at fullback.

The vision and creativity of Sandow makes him a natural for the position however he may be found wanting under the high ball and the positioning will take some getting used to.

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Posted: 21 May, 2015

Gagai Flown In To Cover Slater

If Slater was to be ruled out, Greg Inglis would move to fullback with Dane Gagai slotting into the centres

Triple M Brisbane's Dobbo has just reported in from Camp Maroon, saying Dane Gagai is flying in to join the team to cover for Billy Slater.

Slater has question marks over his shoulder, and coach Mal Meninga will give him 48 hours to prove his fitness.

If Slater was to be ruled out, Greg Inglis would move to fullback with Dane Gagai slotting into the centres.

This would be a great redemption story for Gagai who was sacked from the Broncos two years ago for off-field issues.

Queensland plays NSW in the first Origin game next Wednesday on May 27. You can hear all the action on Triple M.

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Tags: Dane Gagai, Queensland Maroons, State of Origin 2015

Posted: 21 May, 2015

Playing Through Pain In State Of Origin

We asked Triple M's biggest Origin's legends including Matty Johns, Mark Geyer, Gorden Tallis, Paul Gallen, Nate Myles and Ryan Girdler to tell us about playing through Pain in SOO

The famous image of Benny Elias after a typical game of State of Origin    Photo: Getty Images

 

Origin is the most brutal and intense game of rugby league there is but the pain is what keeps the stars coming back. Watch the video below.

Joey Johns says there were 'times in Origin I couldn't pick my legs up' but you just have to do it because 'you don't want to let your mate down' added Paul Gallen.

The crowd always play a huge part in Origin and 'when you have 80,000 people telling you what to do you seem to work through the pain ok' said Myles.

We asked Triple M's biggest Origin's legends including Matty Johns, Mark Geyer, Gorden Tallis, Paul Gallen, Nate Myles and Ryan Girdler to tell us about playing Origin in pain. Watch the video below.

 

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We asked Triple M's biggest Origin's legends including Matty Johns, Mark Geyer, Gorden Tallis, Paul Gallen, Nate Myles and Ryan Girdler to tell us about playing Origin in pain

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Posted: 21 May, 2015

Most Memorable Origin Moments

Triple M's biggest Origin's legends share their most memorable Origin moment

The famous image of  MG and  Wally Lewis facing off    Photo: Triple M

There have been plenty of amazing Origin moments, but which one is the best? Watch the video below.

The Geyer/Lewis disagreement, Billy Slater's chip and chase try or Joey Johns' comeback game in 2005? What is the most memroable moment in Origin history?

We asked Triple M's biggest Origin's legends including Joey and Matty Johns, Mark Geyer, Gorden Tallis, Paul Gallen, Wendell Sailor and Ryan Girdler to tell us their most memorable Origin moment. Watch the video below.

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We asked Triple M's biggest Origin's legends including Joey and Matty Johns, Mark Geyer, Gorden Tallis, Paul Gallen, Nate Myles and Ryan Girdler to tell us their most memorable Origin moment

In this video: Mark Geyer, Gorden Tallis, Paul Gallen, Wendell Sailor, Ryan Girdler, Matty Johns, Andrew Johns

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