Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, June 27, 5.30 PM, Round 7, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Parramatta Eels take on Canberra Raiders NRL Match Preview
The Eels come off a loss against the benchmark of the competition and have a lot to be happy about considering they lost, mentally moving on from the loss will be part of the challenge when they take on Ricky’s green machine who have been somewhat disappointing as of late a team starting slow and losing more than winning since the commencement of the season after COVID, this will be another tough match for the Eels and the Raiders should come out with something to say after a bit of criticism has started to creep its way in which will ignite the forwards and the strongest pack on the day should prevail.
The Parramatta Eels
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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. Ray Stone 15. Marata Niukore 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Brad Takairangi 18. David Gower 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. George Jennings 21. Jai Field
Coach: Brad Arthur
The Canberra Raiders
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh
Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Hudson Young 18. Bailey Simonsson 19. Dunamis Lui 20. Matt Frawley 21. Tom Starling
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The last time these two teams met the Eels at home beat the Raiders 22-16. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 33 matches played between the Eels and the Raiders favour the Raiders winning 20, all other statistics favour the Parramatta Eels including wins at this venue.
Parramatta Eels for the win.
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