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Dyldam Parramatta Eels hooker Isaac De Gois has pointed to last-tackle options as the Blue and Gold’s weakness in Sunday’s game against the Newcastle Knights.

Not to discount the Knights’ performance or the Eels’ efforts, De Gois said Parramatta would be looking hard at fifth-tackle plays ahead of their next NRL Telstra Premiership match in Round 18. 

“I thought Newcastle played some great footy,” De Gois said.

“And it was just unfortunate for us that we couldn’t finish with that fine touch at the end of the plays. Our completion rate was up there, and we stuck to our structure I think in the second half and scored a try and I thought were were bit unlucky not to score a few more.”

“But our last play options were a bit down: we got tackled with it a fair bit and that’s something we’ve got to work on.”

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