Five Things - Eels v Titans, Round 22

The Parramatta Eels continue their finals quest, when they take on the Gold Coast Titans in Queensland for Round 22.

The Titans have lost their last seven games and are out of finals contention, looking likely to take the wooden spoon this season, while the Eels are inching closer to the top four.

Here are five things you need to know about the game.

Eels keen to prove they can win on the road

The Eels have found consistency the consistency they struggled with earlier in the season, winning seven of their last nine clashes.

However, they have been problematic on the road and will be keen to get the monkey off their back with a win on the Gold Coast.

The game will be a challenge for the Blue and Gold, with the Titans desperate to somewhat repay their fans for a disastrous season.

Past clashes

The Parramatta Eels have won their last two games against the Titans.

However, the Eels have only won two or their nine games played at Cbus Super Stadium.

The Titans have enjoyed more success in their 18 games against the Eels, winning 11 of the clashes.

Nathan Brown’s 50th game for Eels

Eels lock Nathan Brown will notch up his 50th game in the Blue and Gold when he lines up against the Titans on Friday night.

Brown has been the team’s in-form forward since his return from injury in Round 13, after tearing his pectoral muscle in the first Round.

He’ll be hungry to celebrate with a nice win over the Titans.

Team changes

Kane Evans will return for the Eels, after being a late omission last week with food poisoning.

Peni Terepo has been recalled into the Blue and Gold’s 17, with Tepai Moeroa dropping to the reserves.

There’s just one change to the Titan’s line-up with Michael Gordon coming onto the bench, sending Leilani Latu to the reserves.

Women in League Round

The Women in League Round is in its 13th year and the Eels will sport special jerseys to mark the occasion.

The jersey features pink stripes with the names of female Parramatta Eels Members, staff and the playing squad’s partners or mums on the jersey.

It’s an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the involvement of women in Rugby League.

It also gives players the chance to thank and honour special women who have helped them in their Rugby League journey.