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Trent Hodkinson

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'm hearing this is a done deal as of today guys. Not from anyone official, but from a Parra guy who is apparently in the know. Here's the link to thread for you to peruse and decide:-

    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showthread.php?t=205344

    Here's some info on the guy:-

    Raised in Campbelltown, Hodkinson came through the Eels development pathway and represented Australian Under 19’s in 2007. Currently three years into a Fire Sprinkler Fitting apprenticeship.
    http://parraeels.com.au/teaminfo/images/headshots/t-hodkinson.jpg
     
  2. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    a guy on parra site who knows heaps about eels and inside stuff just heard that he signed with Manly. Not surprised, they have keating and daniel mortimer plus finch so thats 4 halves. Hodkinson is due back in a month after bad knee injury, hope he gets a run in finals so we can watch him

    what I heard, aussie junior rep, great signing, heard he played half in PL at age 17!!! with his injury, his momentum has slowed but loads of parra fans all rated him, will be interesting how he comes back after his injury, remember meaney etc were never the same

    what I read, talented player who is obviously eyeing orfords spot in 2010 when ox comes off contract

    great for us, daly cherry evans and aussie 19's half hodkinson and foran at 5/8
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Ryan is this from another forum or a 'source'.

    If true this is great before Friday's match.  They hate us already and after a flogging on Friday night this will rub salt into the wound - love it.    :)
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Another Eel slips away

    Jason Avedissian
    http://manlydaily.com.au/article/2008/07/16/11110_sports.html
    16 July 2008

    FOR the second time in two months Manly have poached an outstanding Parramatta junior who is being tipped to succeed Sea Eagles captain Matt Orford.

    The Manly Daily can reveal rookie Eels half Trent Hodkinson has agreed to terms with the Sea Eagles for the next two seasons.

    The signing has left Eels officials privately seething after massive winger Tony Williams agreed to join Manly in May.

    Hodkinson is currently out injured following knee reconstruction surgery at the start of the year.

    He was being groomed by the Eels to play in the NRL next season.

    But now it appears the 19-year-old will do that at Manly.

    "I reckon he will progress and be Manly's next long-term halfback after Orford," Hodkinson's manager David Riolo told the Daily yesterday.

    "He's outstanding and is a great signing."

    Parramatta boss Denis Fitzgerald appeared unconcerned when contacted about the latest Eel to join Manly.

    "They know we develop good players," he said.

    "That's OK. Players are free to go wherever they like.

    "It doesn't matter (that he's going to Manly) ... you can't keep them all."

    Hodkinson represented the Junior Kangaroos last year and is considered a genuine NRL player of the future.

    The teenager is the latest in a very lengthy queue of Parramatta players and officials that stretches back to the likes of Peter Peters, Geoff Gerard, Noel Cleal and more recently Jamie Lyon to have left the club for Manly.

    Hodkinson's signature is the third Eels junior to join Manly over the past 12 months following the valuable acquisitions of David Williams and Tony Williams (not related).

    David joined in the summer and has gone on to establish himself on Manly's wing.

    Tony made his NRL debut for the Eels this year but will join his Parramatta buddies at Brookvale in 2009.

    Manly CEO Grant Mayer yesterday refused to speculate on Hodkinson's arrival.

    Tickets are selling fast for Friday night's match against the Eels with Manly fans encouraged to pre-purchase through Ticketek or Manly League Club.
     
  5. fLIP

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    Denis must go too bed crying like a baby some nights. We are dead set the biggest junior stealers in the comp.

    God I love my team.
     
  6. King

    King Active Member

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    It appears your source is reliable Ryan ;)
     
  7. The Wheel

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    Takes me back to the 1970s & 80s - great days
     
  8. robbiea

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    It seems ,Parra,s juniors are quick to grab a Manly lifeline ,before the slimey ship sinks..
     
  9. Guest

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    Takes me back to the 1970s & 80s - great days
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    What a shame Norths aren't still in the comp to pinch players from.

     
     
  10. eagle_predator

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    Some ears must be burning over parra way by now  ;D
     
  11. The Wheel

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    Takes me back to the 1970s & 80s - great days
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    Mitchell Cox, Cliff Lyons, Bruce Walker went to North Sydney Boys High did they?  ;)

    What a shame Norths aren't still in the comp to pinch players from.

     
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  12. Fro

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    hey we gave them Shayne Dunley :)

    but then they gave him back :(
     
  13. Nutzcraw

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    I'll be interested to see how a halfback will be developed at Manly.

    If you look at Peter Wallace he was a borderline First Grader at Penrith then linked up with the Broncos and developed into a top line halfback under Wayne Bennett (great skills coach)/Ivan Henjak (former halfback)/Kevin Walters and allan Langer (QLD and Australian halves).

    I guess we have Hasler and Toovey. Both weren't overly creative as halves in their hay day.

    I'll be keen to see if we can really develop this bloke into a top shelf half.
     
  14. Utility Player

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    Understudy to Ox for a year will help and there is allways Joey (half for hire) Johns

    I wonder how much Crushers knowledge of the Parra setup has helped in getting these guys.
     
  15. Nutzcraw

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    Yeah hopefully Ox will hang arounnd after footy and help the young bloke out.

    Good point on crusher, UP. If he leaves are all our decent players gonna get poached?
     
  16. Guest

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    Takes me back to the 1970s & 80s - great days
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    Mitchell Cox, Cliff Lyons, Bruce Walker went to North Sydney Boys High did they?   ;)

    What a shame Norths aren't still in the comp to pinch players from.

     
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    None of them made it as far as high school.  

    Don McKinnon, Alex Chan and Grant Doorey were all Norths locals.  

    Maybe paramatta can raid some of manly's juniors in retaliation - Brett and Scott Fulton?
     
  17. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    They got aaron cannings off us
     
  18. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Friggin poachers !
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

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    Just read that a Parra fan saying that this kid is brilliant, and their best halves prospect since Tim Smith came through, and if he wasn't injured could be playing 1st grade now


    Sounds promising
     
  20. The Wheel

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    Hope he is better than Tim Smith
     

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