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    Kenny Edwards' Parramatta Eels future unclear after NRL club stand him down


    SCOTT BAILEY AND JODIE STEPHENS

    Last updated 21:03, May 15 2018

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    Parramatta Eels back-rower Kenny Edwards has never been far from trouble during his NRL career.


    Kenny Edwards' short-term future at Parramatta appears uncertain after his lawyer told a court he expected him to plead guilty to driving on a suspended licence.

    New Zealander Edwards didn't train with the Eels on Tuesday and was not named by the club in their 21-man squad to face the Warriors on Friday night.

    It's understood Edwards has been given time away from the club over the period, but was not required to appear in court on Tuesday when his lawyer, Andrew O'Brien, asked to have the case adjourned until July 10.

    O'Brien told the court his client was enrolled in a traffic offender intervention program.

    He said he'd only just seen the police facts and was yet to receive instructions from Edwards, but anticipated a plea of guilty.

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    Levin-born Edwards' troubles at the Eels go beyond just the initial charge on April 19.

    The back-rower failed to notify the club until last Friday, more than two weeks after the event.

    He was also suspended for seven games last year and fined A$60,000 (NZ$65,000) over a domestic-violence related assault after he admitted to spraying his former partner with water and pouring alcohol over her head in December 2016.

    Previously, he had missed the entire 2015 season for taking a drug test on behalf of team-mate Kaysa Pritchard, while he has also parted ways with St George Illawarra and Manly in the past over behavioural matters.

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    "Kenny is really good to have around the team," halfback Mitchell Moses said.

    "He brings a lot of energy around the club and that's what you want around your team.

    "I think he's been pretty good for us. He's been coming off the bench and bringing a lot of good energy and changing the game for us at times."

    - AAP

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