NRL's Will Smith to captain Parramatta Eels in wake of grandfather Uncle Bill Smith's death

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By Scott Bevan
Updated August 31 2021 - 9:43pm, first published 11:00am
Indigenous leader Uncle Bill Smith walks with his grandson, Parramatta Eels player, Will Smith at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle earlier this season. Picture: Courtesy, the Smith family

WHEN Will Smith found out last week that he was to captain the Parramatta Eels in their NRL clash against the Penrith Panthers on Friday, one of the first people he called was his grandfather.

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Scott Bevan is a senior writer for The Newcastle Herald. He has also worked in radio and television and is the author of six books.