This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
20 hours ago
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
|Parramatta Eels Melbourne Storm|
|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|