Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, August 2, 2.00 PM, Round 12, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on Parramatta Eels NRL Match Preview
Recently the Eels took care of business against the Wests Tigers who threw everything they had at the Eels and yet still fell very short of a win, Eels have been very consistent this season with a mega win rate of 83%, nothing changes as they enter into a new battle with the reformed Bulldogs who are coming off a good win against the Newcastle Knights, the Bulldogs have a very competitive record against the Eels so expect the Bulldogs to turn up and play.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
|Chris Smith||Brandon Wakeham|
|Jack Cogger||Kerrod Holland|
|Reimis Smith||Renouf To’omaga|
1. Nick Meaney 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Tim Lafai 4. Jake Averillo 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson
Reserves: 14. Jack Cogger 15. Sione Katoa 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Kerrod Holland 20. Renouf To’omaga 21. Chris Smith 22. Reimis Smith
Coach: Steve Georgallis
The Parramatta Eels
1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown
Reserves: 14. Andrew Davey 15. Marata Niukore 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Brad Takairangi 19. Stefano Utoikamanu 20. David Gower 21. Will Smith
Coach: Brad Arthur
The last time these two teams met the Eels at home beat the Bulldogs 8-2. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 44 matches played between the Eels and the Bulldogs favour the Bulldogs winning 22, all other statistics suggest the Parramatta Eels are victorious on this day with an 83% win rate.
Parramatta Eels for the win.
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