Match Preview: Eels v Tigers, Round Four
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels take on the Wests Tigers this Easter Monday (28 March) at ANZ Stadium for their Round Four clash of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
The Eels will enter Monday’s clash against the Wests Tigers looking for their third victory of the season, after wins over the North Queensland Cowboys and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs over the last two weeks.
Blue and Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur has made one change to his side for the clash, welcoming back second rower Manu Ma’u from suspension into his starting side, with forward Kenny Edwards moving back to an extended bench that also includes Kaysa Pritchard, Peni Terepo, Danny Wicks and David Gower.
For the home side, the Wests Tigers, Head Coach Jason Taylor welcomes back hooker Robbie Farah whilst experienced forward Chris Lawrence will miss a week from suspension, forcing last week’s No.9 Dene Halatau into Lawrence’s back row slot.
The Tigers will be looking to bounce back after their loss to the Gold Coast Titans last week.
Starting the season after impressive and high-scoring wins over the New Zealand Warriors and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the opening two weeks of the competition, the Tigers will be looking for their third win of the season.
The traditional Easter Monday clash always brings the best out from both sides, however the Wests Tigers walked away winners in their last Easter Monday clash. The Eels however, have won two of the past four clashes between the two sides, including a 28-16 victory in their last encounter, but lost four straight prior to that.
With a victory over the Bulldogs last week at ANZ Stadium, the Blue and Gold have also won two of their past three visits to the stadium.
Blue and Gold halfback Kieran Foran will play his 150th NRL First Grade Game.
Kick off is at 4:00pm with the game shown live on FOX Sports.
With crowds of over 50,000 and 35,000 taking in the match over the last two years, it’s definitely a fixture you don’t want to miss! Blue and Gold Full-season reserved seat and GA Members will also receive reciprocal entry to our Round 4 Easter Monday game against the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium. Click here for more details.
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Match Details: Dyldam Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Monday 28 March. Kick off at 4:00pm.
Televised: Fox Sports 1 Live Coverage from 4pm.
The History: Played 31; Wests Tigers 13, Eels 17, Drawn 1.
The Eels have won two of the past four meetings but lost four straight prior to that. Last week's win means Parramatta have won two of their past three visits to ANZ Stadium but before that it was slim pickings with one win from the previous 19 games.
1. Michael Gordon 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Clinton Gutherson 6. Corey Norman 7. Kieran Foran (c) 8. Junior Paulo 9. Isaac De Gois 10. Tim Mannah 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Beau Scott 13. Tepai Moeroa
Interchange: 14. Kaysa Pritchard 15. Peni Terepo 16. Danny Wicks 17. Kenny Edwards 18. David Gower
Wests Tigers Squad:
1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tim Simona 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Jordan Rankin 6. Mitchell Moses 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Robbie Farah 10. Tim Grant 11. Kyle Lovett 12. Dene Halatau 13. Sauaso Sue
Interchange: 14. Josh Aloiai 15. Ava Seumanufagai 16. Jack Buchanana 17. Manaia Cherrington
Referee: Jared Maxwell. Assistant referee: Gavin Badger. Sideline officials: Russell Turner and Chris Butler. Review Officials: Bryan Norrie and Jason Robinson. Senior RO: Luke Patten.