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Eels stat cards: Rounds One & Two

We look at how each Parramatta Eels player fared in Rounds One and Two of the 2020 NRL season.

Jersey 1: Clint Gutherson
Eels captain Clint Gutherson has kicked off the 2020 season in typical fashion, with two very busy nights in the number one jersey.

Gutherson bring plenty of energy from the back of the field and the fullback finished with 205m and two tackle breaks in the Blue & Gold season opener against the Bulldogs. He backed this up with 192m (54 post contact metres) and two tackle breaks in the Eels victory over the Titans.

Jersey 2: Maika Sivo
Eels winger and 2019 NRL Top Try Scorer Maika Sivo came away with one try from the opening two rounds of the NRL season. 

Sivo ran for over 120m and then 158m to go along with his three and four tackle breaks over the first fortnight of the competition. 

Jersey 3: Michael Jennings
Eels centre Michael Jennings kicked off his 2020 season with two solid performances at centre. A 88m, 1 tackle break and eight tackle performance in the Eels season opening victory over the Bulldogs was backed up with a 104m, 3 tackle breaks, 1 try assist and five tackles in 70 minutes during the Eels victory over the Titans.

The 280 gamer is the most experienced player in the Blue & Gold line up.

Jersey 4: Waqa Blake
Parramatta Eels Waqa Blake found his feet in the Blue & Gold in 2019 after joining the side mid-season and the athletic centre kicked off the season in fine form.

84m and 85m run metres in the opening two rounds go alongside his 5 tackle breaks and 22 tackles in the opening fortnight.

Jersey 7: Mitch Moses
Parramatta Eels halfback Mitch Moses started his 2020 season with a bang. He clocked the highest number of points than another player in the NRL for the first two rounds with 26 points, one try, and 11 goals.

Moses was once again consistent with the boot, kicking 100% of his attempts. His tackle efficiency across both games was at 84.5% and running metres 94.2m for both games.

Jersey 8: Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Parramatta Eels forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard made his club debut for the Blue & Gold in the season opening win against the Bulldogs at Bankwest Stadium. 

‘Reg’ had just 45 minutes on the field finishing with 87m from 9 hit ups along with a busy 31 tackles at a 96.9% tackling efficiency. The forward backed it up a week later with 78m from 9 hit ups along with 18 tackles and three tackle breaks in the Eels dominant win over the Titans.

Jersey 9: Reed Mahoney
Eels hooker Reed Mahoney leads the Blue & Gold try scoring list after the opening two rounds of the competition, scoring a try in both games.

A busy 44 tackles with 100% efficiency in the Eels season opener against the Bulldogs was backed up with a shortened stint on the field, due to an ankle injury sustained against the Titans. Eels coaching staff are confident of Mahoney's return when the NRL season resumes. 

Jersey 10: Junior Paulo
Eels prop Junior Paulo had a big two weeks to kick off the 2020 season. 

The prop finished the season opener against the Bulldogs with 116m from 14 hit ups, along with 23 tackles at 100% tackle efficiency during his 46 minutes on the field. 

In the Eels dominant victory over the Titans, he topped the run metres with 203m from 11 hit ups along with 13 tackles during his 54 minutes on the field.

Paulo has had five tackle breaks and 2 offloads in both clashes,

Jersey 11: Shaun Lane
Eels second rower Shaun Lane backed up his strong 2019 form with two solid performances on the field in the opening fortnight of the competition.

Lane ran for over 100m and made over 23 tackles in both Eels victories.

Jersey 13: Nathan Brown
Eels lock Nathan Brown started the 2020 season with two workhorse like performances. Brown finished with 103m and 36 tackles in the Eels victory over the Bulldogs before a 79m and 18 tackle effort in the Blue & Gold dominant victory over the Titans in Round 2.

Unfortunately Brown was suspended for two games following a dangerous contact charge that will see the forward miss rounds three and four when the competition resumes.

Jersey 14: Brad Takairangi
Parramatta Eels Brad Takairangi has had an interesting two rounds to kick off the 2020 season.

A versatile player in the Blue & Gold line up that can fill positions in the back line, halves and back row, Takairangi did not see any game time in the opening clash against the Bulldogs. He had a 43 minute stint on the field in the Eels victory over the Titans, making 97m from 8 runs and had 100% tackle efficiency with eight tackles.

Jersey 15: Marata Niukore
An aggressive forward off the bench, Marata Niukore made plenty of impact from the interchange during the Eels opening two rounds of 2020.

In the opening game of the season, Marata Niukore made 79m from 9 hit ups and 17 tackles at 89.5% efficiency during his 32 minutes on the field. Round Two saw his minutes on the field increase, making 132m from 15 runs, 15 tackles at 88.2% efficiency and four tackle breaks during his 46 minutes of action.

Jersey 16: Kane Evans
Towering Eels forward Kane Evans has brought plenty of energy and enthusiasm off the bench in the Eels opening two rounds of the competition. 

Evans scored a try in the Eels victory over the Titans but the interchange forward has run 46m and 83m in the two weeks. His 100% tackling efficiency and 25 tackles has been a highlight.

Jersey 17: Peni Terepo
Eels prop Peni Terepo always brings plenty of energy to the field, and it was no different during the Eels opening two games of the 2020 season.

Terepo had limited minutes on the field but was busy when called up. 56m from 6 runs to go with 17 tackles and one tackle break kicked off Terepo’s season before a 79m from 6 runs, 3 tackle break and 11 tackle effort. Terepo also scored a try in the Eels Round Two victory over the Titans, his first try since the 2014 season. 

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