Auva’a: Our best performance of the year

The Parramatta Eels are coming off a 28-14 victory over the Brisbane Broncos in Round 21 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

The Eels trailed 12-0 after the opening ten minutes, before fighting back to eventually come away with the two points.

Blue & Gold winger Kirisome Auva’a put it down as the Eels best performance of the year, however noted that the side is now full of confidence with everyone playing their role.

“Obviously after the win, we have a bit of momentum behind us now and it will be good for us in the coming weeks,” Auva’a said.

“It was a good performance, everyone played their role and it made my job a lot easier.”

“It was probably our best performance of the year. The win just means that everyone is playing their role and fighting for their spots and it only means that it will be good for the team overall.” Auva’a added.

Auva’a returned to the field for the victory over the Broncos last week, returning from a knee injury, crossing for two crucial tries.

His first came off a superb long cut-out ball which floated over the top of the Broncos right edge defence that put Auva’a into space and the line wide open.

“I didn’t even know it was coming! I just had to catch the ball and put it down!” Auva’a said.

“That is what Brad had seen in him, hence the signing.” He added

The Eels come up against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon.

Auva’a says that despite their opposition’s position on the ladder, sitting 13th with seven wins this season, the Blue & Gold will be wary of their traditional rivals.

“The last few games they have played, they have obviously played a lot better than what they did in the start of the year.” Auva’a said when asked of the Bulldogs.

“They are defending really well and we expect a really tight game.”

“We just have to watch video on them and get ready for whatever they do throw at us.” He added.

The Eels kick off against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Thursday 3 August in Round 22 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.