SEA Eagles recruitment guru Noel Cleal has accused rivals Parramatta of seeking revenge on the club by throwing big bucks at the 16-year-old captain of Manlyâ€™s Harold Matthews team. Halfback Joey Lussick, a Beacon Hill junior and younger brother of rising Manly forward Darcy, received a massive deal from the Eels that was just too good to refuse. â€œI think it is an attempt to try and get something back at us,â€ Cleal said. â€œThey are responding to the success we have had with Parramatta juniors. Six players who were in the Eelsâ€™ nursery are now members of Manlyâ€™s NRL squad after seeing an opportunity on the peninsula - Jamie Buhrer, Tim Robinson, Tony Williams, David Williams, Jamie Lyon and Joe Galuvao. â€œAt least I wait until they have turned 20, now they are poaching them at 16,â€ Cleal said. At the same time Parramatta, who have the second biggest nursery in the NRL behind Penrith, have come under heavy fire for their recruitment policy. â€œJoey is a good young player and we just got beaten by the size of the offer,â€ Cleal said. â€œThey threw five times the money that we had and they have five times the amount to spend on their second-tier budget than we do. â€œSo we werenâ€™t even in a bullâ€™s roar of matching their offer.â€ Cleal said the same thing happened when the Sea Eagles lost forwards Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Lama Tasi to the Roosters. â€œThat is the nature of the beast, we have a limited budget that we have to stick to.â€ While the Sea Eagles have lost Joey, his 22-year-old brother will be at the club for the next couple of years and is one of a number of rising stars who will take the club into the future. The forward made his NRL debut on Saturday night in the impressive 24-4 win over the Cowboys at Brookvale Oval. â€œHe was always going to be a late developer because of where he plays,â€ Cleal said. Lussick is another of the players to have graduated from the Sea Eagles under-20 Toyota Cup side along with the likes of Kieran Foran, Jamie Buhrer, Daly Cherry-Evans, Will Hopoate and Michael Oldfield.