NRL New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels match will be kick off at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday 09 April 2017 online, Time 14:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
A win was just what might kick start the Warriors campaign this season as they face another winnable game against the Parramatta Eels, who have lost three in a row. The Warriors have promoted Charlie Gubb to the starting front row with James Gavet dropping to the bench.
For Parramatta, Tepai Moeroa returns from suspension and starts, with Beau Scott starting for Nathan Brown.
Parramatta were outclassed last weekend and I didn’t expect them to beat Canberra. If the Eels want to make finals this year, this is the sort of game they will have earmarked to win.
The Warriors, despite their win last weekend were against patchy. They let in numerous easy tries in the first half last weekend and won’t be able to do that against most teams in the competitions.
Parramatta will be the more desperate of the two sides for a win. The Eels easily handled the Warriors in the final round last season. I think this match will be much closer than the 40-18 score-line that afternoon, but the end result will be the same.
The Eels in a minor upset off the back of Corey Norman’s superiority to Shaun Johnson on the day. Prediction: Parramatta by 4.
New Zealand Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C) 2. Blake Ayshford 3. David Fusitu’a 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kieran Foran 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Charlie Gubb 9. Issac Luke 10. Jacob Lillyman 11. Bodene Thompson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Simon Mannering. Interchange: 14. Nathaniel Roache 15. James Gavet 16. Sam Lisone 17. Ligi Sao 20. Bunty Afoa 21. Mafoa’aeata Hingano
Parramatta Eels: 5. Josh Hoffman 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 20. Kirisome Auva’a 6. Clinton Gutherson 7. Corey Norman 8. Suaia Matagi 9. Kaysa Pritchard 10. Tim Mannah (c) 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Beau Scott (c). Interchange: 14. Nathan Brown 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Frank Pritchard 17. Siosaia Vave 19. Peni Terepo 21. George Jennings