Canterbury Bulldogs vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog
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Canterbury Vs. Parramatta
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 14 July, 2012
|ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW|
|Canterbury 32 defeated Parramatta 12|
|Referee: M Cecchin|
|Touch judges: D Abood & J Walsh|
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs host the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Round 19 NRL action on Friday Night Football. Join us for live NRL scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEST.
Canterbury (2nd) come into this game on a massive roll and it would take a modern day miracle for the visitors to cause an upset.
The Bulldogs destroyed the hapless Eels in their last meeting and a similar score is expected at the Olympic stadium.
The Eels (16th) are flat out woeful right now and their young side will be up against it once again against one of the form forward packs in the competition.
Des Hasler’s men were good enough when it counted last weekend at Allianz Stadium against the Wests Tigers and the coach will be expecting a better showing from his chargers.
Ben Barba will once again be the danger man for Parramatta. His form at fullback has him in line for a possible Dally M Medal and he will be desperate to continue to his amazing form.
Parramatta will need to be at their absolute best in defence against an opposition that shifts the ball across the line the way Canterbury do. Sam Kasiano has been monstrous for the Belmore club in 2012 and he will once again be assisted in the engine room by Aiden Tolman and James Graham.
The Eels will once again be missing superstar fullback Jarryd Hayne and the burden of running the ship will again fall on the shoulders of Chris Sandow.
Sandow has been less than impressive since his move from the South Sydney Rabbitohs and coach Stephen Kearney will be hoping Sandow can somehow find the form that put Souths on the map last year.
Parramatta will have to be at their absolute best and hope that the Bulldogs are off their game.
Nathan Hindmarsh continues to lead his side from the front but unfortunately for him and Eels fans, there is simply not enough followers.
Expect the Bulldogs to run rings around Parramatta.