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Dyldam Parramatta Eels centre Ryan Morgan says the Eels are hoping to see the Blue and Gold Army turn out in numbers for their second annual Easter Monday match against the Wests Tigers.

In 2014, the Easter clash was the best-attended regular season game of the year, and Morgan is predicting another quality encounter at ANZ Stadium.

“We had 50,000 last year, and we’re hoping to get somewhere in that region again,” Morgan said.

“The Tigers, they’ve been playing well, they’ve had a couple of good wins, they’ve had a couple of tough teams as well. They’ve got good experienced forwards, and they’ve got a lot of energy in their back line.”

“They’re going to be really energetic.”


For the Blue and Gold, there has been heavy emphasis on lifting from their Round 4 performance against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

“There’s been a bit of confidence taken out of that win, but we’re not getting ahead of ourselves,” Morgan said.

“I think we’re still giving away penalties. We’re letting them (the opposition) down our end too easily; we’re giving them tackles inside the 20 [metre line] way too much.”

“It should be a really good game, and I hope everyone gets out there.”


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