NRL Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels match will be kick off at CBus Super Stadium, Robina, Queensland, Australia, Friday 17 March 2017 online, Time 20:05 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
The Titans have massive injury concerns heading into the clash against the Eels, with Jarryd Hayne, Anthony Don and Karl Lawton all injured in the loss to the Knights and out for an extended period. First choice Titans hooker, Nathan Peats is still unavailable through injury. Meanwhile, the Eels are flying on top of the competition ladder and will be aiming to make it three wins on the trot. Corey Norman will miss the match with a hamstring injury.
The Titans have won 6 of the last 8 against the Eels and 4 of the last 5 clashes on the Gold Coast. Both sides shared the spoils in 2016, with the Eels winning the Round 14 clash 22-12 in Darwin, while the Titans ran out comfortable 34-14 winners in Round 20 at Cbus Super Stadium.
Hopes were high heading into 2017 for the Titans but the year could not have started any worse. After trailing the Roosters 28-0 at halftime in the opener, they went down 34-20, before ending Newcastle’s 19-game losing streak with the Knights winning 34-26. The Titans have now conceded 66 points in two games. Parramatta have been in outstanding form to start the year with a 20-12 win at Manly before a scintillating 34-16 domination of St George Illawarra in Wollongong.
Kane Elgey v Clinton Gutherson. Elgey is still finding his feet after an extended absence in 2016 due to an ACL injury and it’s only a matter of time before he finds his confidence and strikes up a lethal halves partnership with Ashley Taylor. Gutherson has been a revelation since moving to the No.6 jersey and will have added responsibility in the absence of Corey Norman.
Gold Coast are 0-2 ATS with a 2-0 over record while Parramatta are 2-0 ATS with a 1-1 over-under number. The Titans have won 6 of the last 8 against the Eels. Home underdogs of 4-plus in Rounds 1-4 since 2008 are 38-9 ATS. Home underdogs who scored 25 or more are 37-18 ATS since 2013 with the under 33-22 while since 2008 Rounds 1-4 they are 15-9 ATS.
The Wolf is conscious of the injury woes for the Titans, but they can be a resilient side when the chips are down. The stats are on the side of the home team and The Wolf is expecting a spirited effort. In saying all of that, confidence is high in the Eels camp and they should be able to get the job done despite the absence of the in-form Norman.
Gold Coast Titans: 1. Tyler Cornish 2. Tyronne Roberts-Davis 3. Dan Sarginson 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. William Zillman 6. Kane Elgey 7. Ashley Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Tyrone Roberts 10. Ryan James (c) 11. Kevin Proctor (c) 12. Chris McQueen 13. Agnatius Paasi .
Interchange: 14. Ryan Simpkins 15. Nathaniel Peteru 16. Leivaha Pulu 17. Joe Greenwood 18. Paterika Vaivai 19. Max King 20. Eddy Pettybourne 21 Karl Lawton
Parramatta Eels: 1. Bevan French 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Clint Gutherson 7. Jeff Robson 8. Suaia Matagi 9. Kaysa Pritchard 10. Tim Mannah (c) 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Beau Scott.
Interchange: 14. Nathan Brown 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Rory O’Brien 17. Frank Pritchard 18. David Gower 19. Marata Niukore 20. Kirisome Auva’a 21. Siosaia Vave