Sterlo's Parra Preview | Eels v Raiders, Round 15, TIO Stadium
The Parramatta Eels take on the Canberra Raiders at Darwin’s TIO Stadium on Saturday 29 June in Round 15 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Blue & Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur picked a 21 man squad to play at the Eels' home away from home, welcoming back Dylan Brown from injury in the halves alongside Mitch Moses.
Michael Jennings has been ruled out with injury with Brad Takairangi returning to the centres in his place.
Jaeman Salmon, Peni Terepo, David Gower and Marata Niukore are on the bench whilst Daniel Alvaro, Tepai Moeroa, George Jennings and Will Smith are the reserves.
Raiders Head Coach Ricky Stuart has named Josh Hodgson and Corey Horsburgh to return from injury, with Hodgson starting at hooker and Horsburgh on the bench.
The inclusions see Siliva Havili move to the bench and Tom Starling drop out of the squad, while Horsburgh pushes Emre Guler off the bench and into the extended squad. Sebastian Kris has been named at centre to replace Nick Cotric, with Michael Oldfield named on the extended bench.
Historically, the Raiders hold a slight head to head advantage with 20 wins from 32 games and won in the two sides previous meeting this year, when they came away 19-0 victors in the nation’s capital.
The Raiders enter the clash with three wins from their past three games, whilst the Eels are coming off a 38-10 victory over the Broncos at Bankwest Stadium.
The Eels also hold a 4-1 record at TIO Stadium, including an 18-10 victory over the Raiders in Darwin in 2014.
Parramatta's huge tally of 1929 run metres against Brisbane last-start was just their fourth biggest total this year (the other three were all in wins, the biggest their Easter Monday total of 2040 against Wests Tigers).
Canberra have yet to make that much ground in any game this season, with their 1873 two weeks ago against the Tigers their best.
They have however held three teams scoreless this season.
Kick off is at 7:05pm (local Darwin time)/ 7:35pm (AEST).
Match: Eels v Raiders
Round 15 -
Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton GuthersonFullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika SivoWinger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
Centre for Eels is number 3 Brad TakairangiCentre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
Centre for Eels is number 4 Josh HoffmanCentre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake FergusonWinger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan BrownFive-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell MosesHalfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer
Prop for Eels is number 8 Kane EvansProp for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior PauloProp for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Manu Ma'u2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan BrownLock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
Interchange for Eels is number 14 Jaeman SalmonInterchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
Interchange for Eels is number 15 Peni TerepoInterchange for Raiders is number 15 Corey Horsburgh
Interchange for Eels is number 16 David GowerInterchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
Interchange for Eels is number 19 Tepai MoeroaInterchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan Sutton
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Referee: Jon Stone
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy