Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog
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Wests Tigers Vs. Parramatta
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 7 August, 2012
|Campbelltown Stadium, NSW|
|Wests Tigers 51 defeated Parramatta 26|
|Referee: Jared Maxwell|
|Touch judges: Nick Beashel & Dave Munro|
With several results going their way thus far, the Wests Tigers have a great chance to sneak back into the top eight when they face the inform Parramatta Eels tonight. Join us for live scores and blog from 7:00pm AEST.
The Tigers are coming off a heavy defeat to the Rabbitohs and need to bounce back strongly if they are to beat Parramatta tonight.
Despite sitting in last position on the NRL ladder, the Eels have transformed themselves into giant killers, beating premiership contenders Melbourne and Brisbane over the past fortnight.
Even without Jarryd Hayne in the side, the Eels were tremendous against the Broncos last Monday night as they strolled their way to a 42-22 win at Suncorp Stadium.
With no love lost between these two teams, expect the Eels to once again pick up from where they left off against Brisbane in a bid to land a cruel blow to the Tigers finals hopes.
For the first time in a long while, the Eels are playing with intensity and enthusiasm and will prove difficult for the Tigers to break down tonight.
Parramatta’s defence has improved tenfold over the past fortnight, with Nathan Hindmarsh in particular starring without the football.
Such is Hindmarsh’s form, the former Origin and Test player is even considering to play on next season despite announcing his retirement earlier in the year.
The Eels’ big money recruit Chris Sandow is also starting to live up to his potential in attack. He has been given the licence to play with instinct and is making the most of the good platform Parramatta’s forwards are finally providing him upfront.
In short, if Parramatta are able to pick up from where they left off against Brisbane, the Tigers could be in for a long night going by how badly they defended against South Sydney last week.
With a top eight spot on the line, however, tonight’s match will either make or break the Tigers season, so expect Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah to stand tall at home against an Eels side that will certainly give their rivals a fright in a thrilling contest.
Tigers by seven points.
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