Written by Christopher Tearse
Friday, July 3, 7.55 PM, Round 8, Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta Eels take on North Queensland Cowboys NRL Match Preview
Parramatta showed undeniable determination for success after losing to the premier Roosters only to be faced by a green machine a Round later that never gave up and fought all the way to the end until there was a one-point snap over the posts and the Eels able to snatch a victory from the Raiders, this time the Eels take on a determined Cowboys outfit that was recently in the trenches of criticism based on performance before they grounded the Knights posting a great victory, now the Eels face the Cowboys without Mitchell Moses and Valentine Holmes returns for the Cowboys, will it make a difference?
The Parramatta Eels
|David Gower||Mitchell Moses|
1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jai Field 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Marata Niukore
Reserves: 14. Ray Stone 15. David Gower 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Brad Takairangi 18. Stefano Utoikamanu 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. George Jennings 21. Will Smith
Coach: Brad Arthur
The North Queensland Cowboys
1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tom Opacic 4. Esan Marsters 5. Justin O’Neill 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo
Reserves: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Gavin Cooper 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo 18. Reuben Cotter 19. Valentine Holmes 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Granville
Coach: Paul Green
The last time these two teams met the Cowboys at home beat the Eels 17-10. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 39 matches played between the Cowboys and the Eels slightly favours the Cowboys winning 20, all other general statistics favour the Eels including this venue the Eels have won 62% of their matches whilst the Cowboys only 33%.
North Queensland Cowboys for the win.