Round 22 Preview Eels v Dragons

Parramatta Eels v St George Illawarra Dragons
Location: ANZ Stadium 
Date: Saturday 11th August
Time: 7:35pm AEST

Line ups: 
  1. Corey Norman
  2. Jarryd Hayne
  3. Michael Jennings
  4. Clinton Gutherson
  5. George Jennings
  6. Jaeman Salmon
  7. Mitchell Moses
  8. Siosaia Vave
  9. Reed Mahoney
  10. Tim Mannah
  11. Marata Niukore
  12. Tepai Moeroa
  13. Nathan Brown
  14. Will Smith
  15. Kane Evans
  16. Peni Terepo
  17. Brad Takairangi 
  18. Bevan French
  19. David Gower
  20. Oregon Kaufusi
  21. Ray Stone

  1. Matt Dufty
  2. Jordan Periera
  3. Euan Aitken
  4. Tim Lafai
  5. Jason Nightingale 
  6. Gareth Widdop
  7. Ben Hunt
  8. James Graham
  9. Cameron McInness 
  10. Leeson Ah Mau
  11. Tyson Frizzell
  12. Tariq Sims
  13. Jack de Belin 
  14. Jeremy Latimore
  15. Kurt Mann
  16. Blake Lawrie
  17. Luciano Leilua
  18. Jacob Host
  19. Nene MacDonald 
  20. Zac Lomax
  21. Hame Sele

Dragons are sitting in at 4th with Panthers snapping at their heels and the Eels sit last but if they have a strong run home they could offload the spoon. 

This match is important for both sides to end the regular season on a positive note. 

The Dragons of late have hit a bit of a road block and the Eels have won 2 of their last 3 matches. 

Last time between these teams the Dragons scraped together a come from behind victory. 

Main Key Match Up: The halves
Again his match up is very important as both sets of halves on their day can match it with the best of them. 

Ben Hunt and Gareth Widdop need to orchestrate a victory here to gather some momentum going into the finals and to quiet their critics. 

While Mitchell Moses and Corey Norman need to continue what they’ve been doing the past month and play simple football with Moses guiding the team around with Corey Norman working his magic off he back of that. 

Prediction: Dragons by 4
I predict the Dragons will just get home past a desperate Eels side trying to offload the wooden spoon. 



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