Dyldam Parramatta Eels lock Tepai Moeroa says the Blue and Gold will be looking for a good performance up against the Sydney Roosters this Friday night at Pirtek Stadium, when they look to bounce back from a loss against the top-of-the-table Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Speaking ahead of the Round 18 NRL Telstra Premiership clash, Moeroa is looking forward to the challenge in the middle of the field.
“They’ve got powerful forwards, so we will be looking for them to take us in the middle,” Moeroa said.
“They’ve got the halves to control the ship so we will be looking for a good contest.”
With last week’s 34-24 defeat to the in-form Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium, Moeroa said that after reviewing the footage from the weekend, the Eels will be looking to improve on their attack this week.
“We were up against the Sharks, they are top of the table and [we] handled them well in defence,” Moeroa said.
“[We] just [need] to work on our attack and know the opportunities that came up that we didn't take in the game. We’ll just work on our shape and our execution, that’s what really let us down.” Moeroa added.
With the Eels Final hopes in the balance, Moeroa said the Blue and Gold will continue to focus on one week at a time, starting with the Sydney Roosters this Friday night.
“We’ve still got a chance and we just have to take it one game at a time.” Moeroa said.
“We will see what happens by the end of the year”
“If we stick to our systems and execute like I think we can, we’ve got the team to match any team in the competition.” Moeroa added.
“If we stick to it for the whole 80 minutes, that will depend if we will or lose the game.”
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels take on the Sydney Roosters at Pirtek Stadium on Friday 8 July, kick off at 7:50pm.