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Pop Quiz - What’s better than the NRL’s number one player Jarryd Hayne leading Parramatta in a Grand Final?<br><br>Three Jarryd Hayne’s leading Parramatta in a Grand Final.<br><br>Club legend Ray Price has identified Krisnan Inu and Feleti Mateo as two men who possess similar skills, strength and freakish ball playing ability to the NRL’s form player.<br><br>&nbsp;“We’ve got three players that play very similar. Jarryd and two others [Mateo and Inu],” the former Eels enforcer admitted on BigPond Sorts Weekend. <br><br>“They just love doing it. They are all strong… all three are as strong as each other.”<br><br>In what is fast becoming a weekly display, Hayne unleashes his unique ability to stop, skip and hop his way around the opposition. It’s these moments that Price believes can be replicated by Eels young-guns Inu and Mateo. <br><br>“They’ve all got that same talent. They can run up, run back, jink and stop.”<br><br>Premiership winning Manly legend Steve Menzies echoed Price’s comments and pin-pointed the importance of a strong bench which provides a vital energy injection in the big games.<br><br>“I think it’s really key that in these big finals, the first ten minutes is pretty ferocious, you get tired pretty quickly. <br><br>“To bring guys like this [Mateo and Inu] off the bench, and be able to do what they can do is really key in finals football and grand finals.”<br><br>In the finals series thus far, Parramatta has baffled their opponents with a simple game plan to keep the ball alive.<br><br>It’s high risk football and flies in the face of the ‘complete your set and get to a kick’ strategy employed by most clubs in the modern game.<br><br>Only with the likes of Hayne, Inu and Mateo is such a brazen plan possible. They each possess a unique skill-set that is tailor-made for the exciting football they aim to play. <br><br>The three Parramatta superstars highlighted by Ray Price will all need to fire if they hope to execute their off-the-cuff game plan come Sunday - it might just take them to their first premiership in 23 years. <br><br><b><a href="">Click here to watch the complete interview.</a></b><br>
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