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globalrugbyleague - Sun, 08 Apr 2007 10:25:00 GMT
Parramatta fans have some useful advice for CEO Denis Fitzgerald following the effort of 20-year-old five-eighth Blake Green during last night’s 38-6 win over Canberra. Re-sign him.

Green – who last played with the Eels first grade side during their only trial win over Cronulla – was today hailed as the next piece of “hot property” on the NRL meat market.

In scintillating form, the Hills District junior sparked a far more cohesive combination with halfback Tim Smith and could keep Brett Finch parked in the lower grades for some time to come.


Green missed only 1 tackle (Finch has averaged 2 per game) while cutting down the impatient passing game that haunted the Eels at the beginning of 2007.


That wasn’t the only thing Smith and Green have in common. Frightfully for blue and gold supporters, both players are off-contract at the end of the season.

Green told a Sydney newspaper yesterday that he would “love to play for Parramatta for the rest of my life.”

Meanwhile his manager Issac Moses told the Sunday Telegraph that his client “wants to play NRL and if he can’t do it here, then he’s willing to look at places where he can.”

Other talented halfbacks to leave Parramatta most recently include Michael Witt (Warriors) and Jeremy Smith (Souths).

Last night’s contest gave the Eels their first back-to-back win in 2007 and could place them in the top eight at the end of round 4 depending on results of other games this weekend.

If you’re an Eels fan are you worried that the club will lose both Tim Smith and Blake Green to other clubs at the end of the season? Email your thoughts to GRL via our contact form.

PARRAMATTA 38 (Nathan Hindmarsh 2, Ben Smith 2, Jarrad Hayne, Mark Riddell, Josh Cordoba tries; Luke Burt 5 goals) CANBERRA 6 (L Withers try; M Dobson goal) at Parramatta Stadium. Referee: G Badger Crowd: 10,092.

The cowboys are only three games away from recording their best start to a season ever after a Matt Bowen field goal put down a determined Tigers outfit 25-24.

NQLD 25 (A Graham 2, N Sweeney, M Bowen tries; J Thurston goals; M Bowen field goal) Wests Tigers 24 (D Fitzhenry, R Farah, D Collis, P Whatuira tries; B Marshall 4 goals) at Dairy Farmers Stadium. Referee: J Maxwell Crowd: 21, 879

The knights taught themselves how to lose with Danny Buderus in the team after leading 12-6 midway through the first-half.

Melbourne displayed what could be best described as a “get out of jail” type performance to keep their winning streak at 4-0.

Leading NRL tryscorer Israel Folau continues to fend off Nathan Merritt from his newly acquired title after grabbing a double set of four-pointers for the second time in his NRL career.

MELBOURNE 22 (I Folau 2, M King, A Quinn tries; C Smith 3 goals) d NEWCASTLE 12 (S Simpson, D Abraham tries; K Gidley 2 goals) at EnergyAustralia Stadium. Referee: S Clark. Crowd: 20,051 - Read More, Here