Written by Adam Whitelock
Saturday, 10th of October, 7:50 PM, NRL Finals Week 2, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Parramatta Eels versus South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Match Fixture
Parramatta started well against the Storm last week but fell short in the end, while the Rabbitohs showed their attacking power scoring eight tries against the Knights ending Newcastle’s season. The Eels are missing powerhouse winger Maika Sivo for this elimination final and will need to produce a solid defensive effort against an in form Souths side who have scored 106 points in their past two outings.
The Parramatta Eels
|Brad Takairangi||Blake Ferguson|
|Daniel Alvaro||Maika Sivo|
|George Jennings||Marata Niukore|
1. Clinton Gutherson 2. George Jennings 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. Will Smith 15. Andrew Davey 16. Kane Evans 17. Ray Stone 18. Oregon Kaufusi 19. Brad Takairangi 20. Haze Dunster 21. Daniel Alvaro
Coach: Brad Arthur
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Corey Allan 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray
Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Jed Cartwright 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Steven Marsters 19. Hame Sele 20. Troy Dargan 21. Patrick Mago
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The last time these two teams met the Rabbitohs tore the Eels into sushi shreds 38-0, Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 33 matches played between the Eels and the Rabbitohs favouring the Eels winning 17, all other statistics suggest the Rabbitohs are better at scoring opposed to the Eeels having a better defense.
Sydney Rabbitohs by 8