NRL Round 6 Preview - Eels v Rabbitohs

Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs
ANZ Stadium, Sunday 18 April 2010, kickoff 3:00pm AEST

You don't need another person telling you that the Eels are struggling this year and that they will eventually come good. The bigger problem at Parramatta is the way they are losing. They trailed for 80 minutes at home against the Raiders, failed to score a point against Cronulla, and were out-muscled by the Tigers. Last week, their attack looked interesting with the changes made by Daniel Anderson, but it failed to create points.

This week, they are up against a team with momentum. The Rabbitohs are on a roll and are performing as a unit in both attack and defence. They also have something in their squad this year that we haven't seen at Redfern in a long time - belief. Souths have a confidence in their ability and are up against a team with none. Isaac Luke will make the Eels pay for this and Souths might have a few points in them here.

Man of the Match Prediction: Sam Burgess
Tip: South Sydney 36-12


Eels:Β 1. Jarryd Hayne 2. Luke Burt 3. Joel Reddy 4. Timana Tahu 5. Eric Grothe 6. Daniel Mortimer 7. Jeff Robson 8. Nathan Cayless (C) 9. Matt Keating
10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Nathan Hindmarsh (C) 12. Ben Smith 13. Feleti Mateo
Interchange: 14. Kris Keating 15. Tim Mannah 16. Brendan Oake 17. Justin Poore; Reserves: 19. Justin Horo 20. Krisnan Inu

Rabbitohs:Β 1. Rhys Wesser 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Colin Best 4. Beau Champion 5. Fetuli Talanoa 6. John Sutton 7. Chris Sandow 8. Roy Asotasi (c) 9. Issac Luke 10. Scott Geddes 11. Sam Burgess 12. Dave Taylor 13. Luke Stuart
Interchange: 14. Garrett Crossman 15. Shannan McPherson 16. Michael Crocker 17. Jason Clark

Referees:Β Ben Cummins & Gerard Sutton; Sideline Officials: Steve Carrall & Grant Atkins; Video Referee: Sean Hampstead