Rooster vs Eels match preview ( with stats )

The Sydney Roosters go head to head with the Parramatta Eels tonight, and they couldn?t have gotten off to a worse start even though the game hasn?t even kicked off yet. With the loss of Fletcher, Morley and Crocker for this game, their chances of a victory have taken a nose dive. The most likely scenario will be Peter Cusack, Todd Bryne and David Kidwell taking up places on the bench, with Cayless and Robinson moving into the starting line up.

The Eels are not with out problems of their own, both Wagon and an out of form Dykes have been ruled out of the match. Brian Smith how ever has a fair superior player base to call upon, and with Buettner and Ryan the likely replacements in the starting line up, allowing Widders to return to the bench, the Eels will hardly be troubled by their injuries.

On paper and if current form is anything to go by, the Rooster will trouble the Eels early, but lack any sort of firepower to beat what looks to be a very strong Eels outfit on paper, only State of Origin hangovers for a few of the Eels players could stop this from being a comprehensive Eels victory.

Below are up to date stats for both sides as well as team stats.

T = Taclkes, MT = Missed Tackles, HU = Hit Ups, MG = Metres Gained, LB = Line Breaks, HE = Handling Errors, OL = Off Loads, T = Tries, G = Goals, FG = Field Goals

Parramatta Eels

Player T MT HU MG LB HE OL T G FG Andrew Hodgson 39 15 90 783 6 11 7 7 24 0 Andrew Burt 36 5 70 592 6 4 1 4 18 0 Brad Lyon 100 3 73 729 7 8 10 4 0 0 Brett Vaealiki 80 2 83 747 5 7 8 4 0 0 Daniel Moodie 31 3 65 584 5 6 1 5 0 0 Daniel Buettner 168 11 74 502 2 7 2 2 0 0 David McFadden 133 15 70 447 5 8 6 1 0 0 David Cayless 110 8 72 495 0 6 9 0 0 0 Dean Drew 71 6 32 286 3 5 3 1 0 0 Ian Vella 66 2 51 402 0 3 0 0 0 0 Jamie Hindmarsh 213 10 125 988 7 9 12 6 0 0 Jason Hindmarsh 154 8 69 554 4 2 5 1 0 0 Luke Ryan 227 10 99 675 2 4 11 1 0 0 Michael Irvine 157 22 70 430 1 6 6 2 0 0 Michael Widders 100 9 69 502 3 3 6 3 0 0 Nathan Heckenburg 164 5 71 577 1 2 1 0 0 0 Nathan Solomona 100 6 84 634 2 8 21 0 0 0

Sydney Roosters

PLayer T MT HU MG LB HE OL T G FG Luke Phillips 50 12 80 713 2 7 2 3 1 0 Brett Mullins 24 7 57 416 3 5 2 3 0 0 Shannon Hegarty 96 15 118 862 5 3 14 4 0 0 Justin Hodges 141 7 112 918 9 11 6 3 0 0 Anthony Minichiello 38 10 77 600 4 5 11 4 0 0 Brad Fittler 127 7 53 367 5 3 27 2 0 0 Craig Wing 138 15 96 691 4 7 16 6 0 0 Jason Cayless 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Simon Bonetti 118 6 24 163 2 0 3 0 0 0 Andrew Lomu 168 9 107 961 5 6 13 1 0 0 Chad Robinson 114 8 46 328 0 1 4 0 0 0 Craig Fitzgibbon 63 3 51 354 1 1 5 1 10 0 Luke Ricketson 221 17 101 641 2 5 12 2 0 0 Peter Cusack 134 9 92 633 0 2 2 0 0 0 David Kidwell 56 3 19 123 0 1 3 0 0 0 Chris Flannery 35 7 25 194 3 3 1 0 0 0 Todd Byrne 11 3 25 206 1 7 1 3 0 0

Team Stats

Average Metres gained per match: Roosters ? 1265, Eels ? 1281 Average Metres conceded per match: Roosters ? 1128, Eels ? 1117 Average Hit ups per match: Roosters ? 172, Eels ? 170 Average Tackles per match: Roosters ? 264, Eels ? 273 Average Missed tackles per match: Roosters ? 24, Eels ? 20 Average Line breaks per match: Roosters ? 6, Eels ? 7 Average Line breaks conceded per match: Roosters ? 6, Eels ? 6 Average Off loads per match: Roosters ? 19, Eels ? 15 Average Handling errors per match: Roosters ? 11, Eels ? 16 Average Penalties conceded per match: Roosters ? 6, Eels ? 4

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