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Dyldam Parramatta Eels forward Peni Terepo is looking forward to this weekend’s clash against the Newcastle Knights, knowing that the Blue and Gold have the opportunity to put in a much stronger performance after their disappointing Round 6 showing.

Terepo was disappointed with the Eels last two performances, however he knows the team are much better than what they have shown on the field and that they will be up against a tough opponent on Sunday.

“Newcastle had a good start to their season, and we have obviously come off two loses in a row so we are pretty disappointed about that,” Terepo said.

“We are prepared to step up and take on their team.”

“We need to turn it around and get a few points on our side but I am pretty excited for this weekend because we know we can do better” he added.

Terepo who made his return to the NRL First Grade side in Round 5 has had a strong impact off the bench and the forward is looking to continue his form, despite his limited minutes in his two games this season.

“The coaches have told me to really maintain that impact that I am having off the bench and bring a bit of energy onto the field,” Terepo said.

“I want to bring some more excitement into our footy.”

Eels captain Tim Mannah and halfback Chris Sandow will both play their 150th NRL First Grade game this weekend, and Terepo is hoping the Blue and Gold can come away victors in their milestone.

“It will be good to get a win for them,” Terepo said.

“I would like to congratulate them for their achievements making this milestone and hopefully we can get a win for them.”

The Eels take on the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium at 4pm on Sunday 19 April.

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