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Dyldam Parramatta Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur says he’s looking for his side to find a way to win throughout the back end of the season, despite a tough 24-14 loss to the Gold Coast Titans.

“I want to make sure we keep playing with effort and turning up for each other,” Arthur said.

“And obviously we need to improve our execution, but in defence, I want to see us continue working hard for each other, and we need to get better and find ways to win.”

Blaming his team’s poor execution in attack for the loss, Arthur said everyone needs to lift to improve moving forward.

“Everyone has to put their hands up and take responsibility, right through the coaches to the players,” he said.

“We’ve got to fix up the execution; I think the forwards are laying a platform for us, but we’ve just got to be better.”


Captain Tim Mannah agreed, saying they were their own worst enemy.

“Defensively we tried hard, and they scored a few tries off unlucky circumstances, but in attack we let us down - a lot,” he said.

“It’s really frustrating, but there’s not much you can do other than prepare well and get out next week and try to make up for it because that’s a couple of frustrating weeks now.”

Arthur says the Eels can expect injured centre Will Hopoate, Brad Takairangi and five-eighth Corey Norman to return for Saturday’s game against the Penrith Panthers in Darwin.

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