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Five things - Eels v Knights

Here are five things you need to know about the Parramatta Eels' Round Seven clash with the Newcastle Knights.

Second road trip out of Sydney
The Parramatta Eels will hit the road and travel to the Newcastle Knights’ turf at McDonald Jones Stadium.
While the Knights will have the home ground advantage on Sunday afternoon, the Eels are riding a wave from their huge win at their Bankwest Stadium last round.

Knights desperate for a win
The Knights are coming off five straight losses and linger dangerously close to the bottom of the NRL ladder.
Pressure is on the side to perform, after they were initially thought to be top eight contenders in the pre-season.
Coach Nathan Brown has named the same 17-man squad which went down 38-14 to the injury-hit Gold Coast Titans last week.

Eels looking to back up from emotional win
The Eels are riding high from their 51-6 thumping of Wests Tigers at the their new home, Bankwest Stadium.
Sitting fifth on the ladder, the Eels have won four and lost two this season.
Halfback Mitchell Moses will be looking to back up his stellar performance after scoring the first try, kicking the first goal and field goal at the Eels’ new home.
The Knights can’t be underestimated as they fight for their season.

Head to head
The Knights have won their last three games against the Eels.
The last one was a nail biter, which saw the Blue and Gold go down by just two in the dying minutes, 18-16.
Overall, the Knights have won 29 and the Eels 21 of their 51 clashes

David Klemmer a challenge for young Eels forwards
Knights forward David Klemmer has been hard to fault despite his team’s struggling form.
He is one of the NRL’s leading forwards this season with 373 post contact metres and 1020 run metres.
The young Eels front line will have to stand up to Klemmer and not be rattled by his intensity.

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