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 Parramatta Eels
Next Game: The Season has finished
Brown thanks Eels pre-season for strength
26 Apr 2017
Parramatta prop Nathan Brown believes a good pre-season for his strong start to the NRL year with the Eels.

All Parramatta forward Nathan Brown needed to fulfil his NRL potential was an injury-free pre-season.

After the early year of his career were plagued by injuries, last year's NSW City representative enjoyed a full pre-season in his first summer at Parramatta, and he is reaping the rewards.

The former Souths and Wests Tigers prop has upped his minutes on the field since signing a two-year deal with the Eels last September, and says he has enjoyed working closely with coach Brad Arthur.

"BA has given me a good opportunity, so it has been good personally," Brown said on Tuesday ahead of Friday's clash with the Cowboys in Townsville.

Brown always had the potential, but a controversial past has plagued the start of his NRL career.

He tested the NRL's no punching rule just a week into its existence in 2013 as one of the main protagonists in one of the biggest brawls in the competition's history.

Then last year he was lucky to escape suspension after an apparent stomp on the Gold Coast's Agnatius Paasi's groin.

However, he said Arthur had worked with him in controlling his agression.

"He has definitely helped me with a bit of discipline," Brown said.

"He has been really good for me and he is really good to work with."

Brown said undergoing his first full pre-season has helped his form, adding he has tried to be a frontrunner among his fellow forwards.

"I try to be a leader of the forward pack," the 24-year-old said.

"These last two weeks our forward pack has been going pretty good; they lead the platform for the backs."

Brown, who has played 37 NRL games including all eight for the Eels in 2017, has scored one try this season but has had more minutes than in any other season as he has also helped with hooking role.

Second-rower Beau Scott also said he has been impressed by Brown - who has averaged a career-high 111 metres per match this season.

"Obviously he has been thrown in to a couple of roles so far and he is playing long minutes so he has definitely been one of the consistent players in our team," Scott said.

"I think he is just a footballer. He puts his body on the line, week in and week out."


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Last Game: The Eels lost against the New Zealand Warriors 16 - 18 at Ericsson Stadium, New Zealand (5100 days ago)  game results here
 Parramatta Eels Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 20 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 49 
 Total Goals: 52 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 839 
 Total Points Against: 406 
 Leagues the Parramatta Eels are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Adam Dykes, Alex Chan, Andrew McFadden, Andrew Ryan, Brad Drew, Brett Hodgson, Daniel Irvine, Daniel Wagon, David Solomona, David Vaealiki, Dean Widders, Ian Hindmarsh, Jamie Lyon, Jason Moodie, Luke Burt, Michael Buettner, Michael Vella, Nathan Cayless, Nathan Hindmarsh, Scott Donald,

 Players in 2001
Adam Wheeler, Adrian Rainey, Ben Duckworth, Chad Halliday, Chad Robinson, Danny Sullivan, David Westley, Jason Cayless, Jason Taylor, Michael Hodgson, Pat Richards, PJ Marsh, Wade Mckinnon,

 Players in 2000
Ben Kusto, Clinton Schifcofske, David Kidwell, David Penna, Dennis Moran, Eric Grothe, Jason Smith, Jim Dymock, Stuart Kelly, Troy Wozniak,

 Players in 1999
Chris Quinn, Dallas Weston, Dean Pay, Dean Schifilliti, Jarrard McCracken, John Simon, Justin Morgan, Mark Tookey, Nathan Barnes, Ryan Girdler, Scott Sattler, Shane Whereat,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Warriors 18
Parramatta 16


Friday, 2 May, 2003
Sydney City 44
Parramatta 12


Friday, 25 Apr, 2003
Brisbane 20
Parramatta 14


Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
Parramatta 28
Wests Tigers 8


Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Canberra 36
Parramatta 22


Friday, 4 Apr, 2003
Canterbury 30
Parramatta 10


Friday, 28 Mar, 2003
Parramatta 30
Newcastle 12


Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
St George 30
Parramatta 28


Friday, 14 Mar, 2003
Sydney City 32
Parramatta 14


Saturday, 14 Sep, 2002
Brisbane 24
Parramatta 14


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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