Eels name Tim Mannah and Beau Scott NRL co-captains

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Tim Mannah and Beau Scott have been named co-captains of Parramatta for the 2017 NRL season.

Beau Scott takes the ball up for the Eels during the NRL match Warriors v Paramatta Eels at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday 4 September 2016. Auckland, New Zealand. © Copyright Photo: Fiona Goodall / www.photosport.nz

Beau Scott takes the ball up for the Eels during the NRL match Warriors v Paramatta at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Eels coach Brad Arthur said the veteran forwards were the standout leaders for the honour.

"Beau and Tim are admired and respected by their teammates and coaches alike and I look forward to working closely with them over the course of the season," Arthur said on Thursday.

"In 2017, we want to build the leadership capability amongst our team so I am pleased that we have appointed a leadership group with an energetic mix of respected senior players and emerging leaders, all with their part to play in our club's development," Arthur added.

For the first time, the Eels have also appointed an eight-man leadership group which they say will play a pivotal role in driving high standards and developing a strong culture both on and off the field.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23:  Tim Mannah of the Eels during the round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Tim Mannah of the Eels during the round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta at Cbus Super Stadium.

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The leadership group includes Scott and Mannah as co-captains, as well as Corey Norman, Frank Pritchard, Issac De Gois, Tepai Meroa, Manu Ma'u and Michael Jennings.

Mannah said he was honoured to be leading the team alongside Scott and he was equally pleased to be part of the inaugural Eels leadership group.

"I am looking forward to the challenge that Beau, myself and the leadership group have in maintaining and driving the elite standards of this club," Mannah said.

"We have a responsibility to set a healthy example to the playing group on what we stand for as a team and as a club."

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