Dyldam Parramatta Eels Assistant Coach Steve Murphy is looking to the forwards as the key to this afternoon’s clash with the Gold Coast Titans at Parramatta’s Pirtek Stadium.
With all 3 grades playing as part of a triple-header, Murphy says the club is looking forward to a full day showcasing rugby league in Western Sydney.
“I think it’s fantastic that we’ve got all three grades,” Murphy said.
“It’s wonderful that we’re here as a club celebrating our local talent, and I’m sure you’ll see a better performance from the Eels.”
“The boys have recovered well, so we’re really looking forward to another big performance here in front of our home fans.”
In the case of the Titans, it’s no small challenge the Blue and Gold is facing.
“They’ll test us right across the park,” Murphy said.
“There’s plenty of quality in the football team: blokes like Nate Myles can offload the football, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor carries strong. Then they’ve got good exciting young halves, and some fast outside backs with James Roberts and Will Zillman and the like.”
“As always, the forwards will determine pretty much what happens on the football field and the end result.”
“It’s just important we turn up with the right attitude and with the right mentality.”
NRL kicks off at 3pm today at Parramatta's Pirtek Stadium, with gates opening at 10.30am. Click through for more Game Day Information!