NRL Match Previews - Eels v Roosters (Round 21)

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31-07-2010 05:30PM at Parramatta Stadium

Referee: Shayne Hayne and Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Gavin Morris
Referee: Sean Hampstead

Planes? Perhaps. Trains? Apparently not anymore. Automobiles? Plenty of parking at Parra stadium for this blockbuster on Saturday. Curiously scheduled for the dreaded 5.30pm time slot on Saturday, this could turn into a screamer with both teams charging towards the playoffs and on all sorts of winning streaks. The Eels favoured mid week at $1.50 but this will be close and very physical.  

With Anthony Minichiello in his best form since 2005 and the Todd Carney experiment a ridiculous success, the Roosters will head out west brimming with confidence and will play as such. This will be the biggest test for Parramatta's impressive defence and one that they will not pass. The Roosters forwards once again play above themselves and pound the home side into submission. Pearce and Carney completely outplay Mortimer and Robson.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Nate Myles
My Tip: Roosters 20-18

The Teams

  Parramatta Eels               Sydney Roosters 
Suspensions
No Suspensions

Injuries
E. Grothe
S. Shackleton
1. Jarryd HayneFullback1. Anthony Minichiello
2. Luke BurtWing2. Phil Graham
3. Joel ReddyCentre3. Kane Linnett
4. Timana TahuCentre4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5. Krisnan InuWing5. Sam Perrett
6. Jeff RobsonFive Eighth6. Todd Carney
7. Daniel MortimerHalfback7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Nathan CaylessProp8. Jason Ryles
9. Matt KeatingHooker9. Jake Friend
10. Fuifui MoimoiProp10. Nate Myles
11. Nathan HindmarshSecond Row11. Frank-Paul Nuuausala
12. Ben SmithSecond Row12. Mitchell Aubusson
13. Feleti MateoLock13. Braith Anasta
14. Kris KeatingInterchange14. Joseph Leilua
15. Tim MannahInterchange15. Martin Kennedy
16. Justin HoroInterchange16. Daniel Conn
17. Justin PooreInterchange17. Nick Kouparitsas
Suspensions
No Suspensions

Injuries
J. Waerea-Hargreaves
A. Cherrington
J. Aubusson
L. Paea
B. Cordner

Head to Head

2009 Round 4 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Roosters 24-6
2008 Round 22 Sydney Football Stadium Parramatta Eels 28-24
2008 Round 10 Parramatta Stadium Sydney Roosters 32-12
2007 Round 15 Aussie Stadium Parramatta Eels 36-16
2007 Round 8 Parramatta Stadium Parramatta Eels 28-10

LeagueUnlimited Tipsters - Courtesy of www.MyTips.com.au

DragonPunk
(Justin Davies)

Roosters


Total Score
168
Non Terminator
(Josh Hill)

Roosters


Total Score
152
Twizzle
(Kevin Brennan)

Roosters


Total Score
148
CobyDelaney
(Coby Delaney)

Roosters


Total Score
138
Willow
(Steve Williams)

Roosters


Total Score
134

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