NRL Match Previews - Eels v Storm (Round 13)

04-06-2010 07:35PM at Parramatta Stadium

Referee: Tony Archer and Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Gavin Morris
Referee: Steve Clark

Melbourne continues to impress after the salary cap saga, they have a 4 and 1 record since. It's obvious that with so much talent in the squad, they don't need a reason to win games this year; apparently they dont need all their stars on the field either. Last week they scored an easy victory without 3 of their best and this week, they will be given all the motivation they need from the Parramatta faithful. Melburnians will be able to hear the home crowd from Flinders Street.

The Eels, bouncing back from two very poor performances in a row, will ensure hostilities are resumed by turning up for this match but the Storms determination will be too much for a spirited yet out-gunned home side. Cameron Smith returns from injury, GI and Billy the Kid return from a week off and Brett Finch returns to Parramatta Stadium for the first time since his controversial departure in 2009. This all adds up to 'must see TV' as league fans enjoy this Grand Final replay.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Greg Inglis
My Tip: Melbourne 22-14

The Teams

  Parramatta Eels               Melbourne Storm 
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S. Shackleton
1. Jarryd HayneFullback1. Billy Slater
2. Luke BurtWing2. Matt Duffie
3. Joel ReddyCentre3. Dane Nielsen
4. Timana TahuCentre4. Greg Inglis
5. Eric GrotheWing5. Luke MacDougall
6. Kris KeatingFive Eighth6. Brett Finch
7. Daniel MortimerHalfback7. Cooper Cronk
8. Nathan CaylessProp8. Bryan Norrie
9. Jeff RobsonHooker9. Cameron Smith
10. Fuifui MoimoiProp10. Brett White
11. Nathan HindmarshSecond Row11. Adam Blair
12. Ben SmithSecond Row12. Greg Inglis
13. Feleti MateoLock13. Todd Lowrie
14. Matt KeatingInterchange14. Ryan Hinchcliffe
15. Tim MannahInterchange15. Kevin Proctor
16. Justin HoroInterchange16. Aiden Tolman
17. Justin PooreInterchange17. Sika Manu
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S. Kite
A. Tolman

Head to Head

2009 NRL Grand Final ANZ Stadium, Homebush Melbourne Storm 23-16
2009 Round 19 Parramatta Stadium Parramatta Eels 18-16
2008 Round 16 Parramatta Stadium Parramatta Eels 24-22
2007 NRL FINALS WEEK 3 Telstra Dome Melbourne Storm 26-10
2007 Round 23 Olympic Park Melbourne Storm 14-10

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