Beautiful moment NRL coach breaks down as he hugs his footy star son moments after the 18-year-old scored in his debut match
- Jakob Arthur scored a try during his debut NRL match for the Eels on Sunday
- Footage shared by the team shows Jakob with his coach and father post-match
- The pair are seen giving each other a hug as Brad Arthur fought back tears
Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur broke down in tears while sharing a post-match hug with his son after the teenager made his sensational NRL debut.
All eyes were on Jakob Arthur, 18, when he scored his first try during Parramatta’s 34-18 win over the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday.
While the crowd was filled with cheering family and friends, his own father and coach Brad was seen high-fiving and fist pumping in the coach’s box.
Off the field in the change rooms Brad couldn’t be prouder, with the Eels team sharing footage of the coach embracing his young son after the match.
Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur is seen embracing his son Jakob after he made his sensational NRL debut on Sunday
Jakob is seen resting his head on his father’s shoulder as he pats him on the back in the heartwarming video shared on Twitter.
As Brad steps away to congratulate Jackob’s teammates, he appears to be holding back tears.
Speaking after the match, the 18-year-old said his dad became ’emotional’ after the Eels’ win.
‘It was a dream come true. He was just happy I did my job, and he was just proud,’ Jakob said.
As Brad Arthur walks away, he’s seen choking back tears after his son’s sensational debut
His father said he was overwhelmed with his team’s performance for Jakob’s debut.
‘I’m proud … they made it a special day for me and the family,’ Brad said.
‘They just went out there and did their job. He’s made his debut on a big stage and the boys made sure they won.’
Jakob was thrusted into the team following the suspension of Dylan Brown but was unable to train this week due to Covid protocols.
He not only managed to get the ball over the line himself but Jakob also walked away with a notable try assist.
Family and friends packed the stadium to cheer on Jakob during his first grade debut