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Eels vs Rabbitohs
NRL, 14 June, 2018
|Fulltime - Eels 24, Rabbitohs 42|
|Referee: Gerard Sutton|
|Touch judges: Nick Beashel & Chris Butler|
|Video Referee: Luke Patten|
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Will the Parramatta Eels build on last week’s confidence-building win or will the South Sydney Rabbitohs make it seven straight victories? Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting at 7:50pm AEST.
Parramatta remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder despite last week’s 20-14 win over the Cowboys, yet a victory this week could potentially see them draw level with three teams above them.
While coach Brad Arthur would have been pleased with his side’s effort, they were far from perfect, making 15 errors and conceding two tries within the final two minutes of the game.
A much better performance will be needed if they are to overcome the high-flying Rabbitohs. Mitchell Moses may make an early return from injury this week after being named in the extended squad.
South Sydney were also far from their best as they scrapped out a 18-16 win over the Titans. A 64 per cent completion rate saw them continually gift the Gold Coast prime field position yet they were strong enough in defence to hold on for the two-point win.
Anthony Seibold’s men are boosted by the return of their Origin quartet this week, while in other team news, Campbell Graham was omitted 24 hours before kick-off and will be replaced on the wing by Hymel Hunt.
The Eels may have taken down the Cowboys last week, yet on Thursday night they face an opposition in far better form.
Brad Arthur’s men will come crashing back down to earth against a much more potent Rabbitohs side motivated to better last week’s ill-disciplined effort.
Rabbitohs by 20.
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