YOUNG ARTHUR DESERVES CHEERS,
ONE player who should be getting a universal cheer from the entire NRL this round is Mitchell Moses’ halfback replacement at Parramatta, young Jakob Arthur.
And what some of those nasty Eels fans who booed him recently should also understand is that no one plays NRL unless they are a bloody good footballer.
To do it as a 19-year-old halfback is just exceptional.
Arthur was booed by a small section of his own fans when his name came up on the big screen before the game against Brisbane at CommBank Stadium, and again when he ran on to the field in the second half.
But for his dad to put his faith in him to be next man up to replace Moses at such a critical time in Parramatta’s season shows what faith not only Brad Arthur but the entire team must have in this young bloke, who is said to have an incredible work ethic.
I really hope he goes out against the Sea Eagles on Friday night and has a blinder at 4 Pines Park.
Any parent would be proud, and not just because he is the coach’s son.
But because he has had the guts and determination to chase his dream regardless of who his father is.
From The Daily Telegraph