SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Tim Mannah of the Eels looks on during the round 15 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on June 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have named Tim Mannah and Beau Scott as co-captains for the 2018 season.

Both players led with distinction in 2017 and have been rewarded with the captaincy again this season.

“Tim and Beau were inspirational in their leadership last year both on and off the field,” said head coach Brad Arthur.

“They’re highly respected by the playing group and I look forward to seeing them continue to drive a high standard for their teammates.”

Mannah said it was a huge honour to lead his team and praised his co-captain Beau Scott for his impact.

“Beau and I have a great partnership, we get along really well and work well together,” said Mannah.

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“We’re fortunate to have him in our team and I’m looking forward to leading a strong campaign alongside him this year.

“This club is such a big part of my life, I’m privileged to have great mentors who have helped develop my leadership, and also lucky to have a playing squad including senior players who help make my role easier as a leader.”

Scott is also excited about the future of the club.

“I’m honoured to be named co-captain. We’ve learnt a lot of lessons from last year, and I’m looking forward to the 2018 season and leading the club with Tim,” said Scott.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Both are great team players but neither spend long minutes on the field-last season both were ,at times,off the field at the same time which is not ideal for a captain.
    Looking towards the future,Clint Gutherson and Nathan Brown would have been better choices as co-captains for 2018 with Scott AND Manah mentoring them and having off field leadership roles.

  2. I agree. I don’t even know why Tim Mannah is still in the team. He is way past his best and was only ever average in his prime. We need a power hitting prop to make gains through the middle. If we can no resolve that we have the quality in the backs to once again push into the top 8 this year.

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