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There is no shortage of history between these two bitter rivals from their matchups in the 80’s to the Dogs come from behind win in the 1998 finals and the record 74,549 that attended the 2009 prelim between the pair. Most recently, the Eels won both matches in 2016 after the Bulldogs had won nine of the 10 previous.
Parramatta have won five of their last six at ANZ this season. They sit in 8th spot despite having a negative points differential and have 5 wins over current top 8 sides. They also have the benefit of playing just 1 top 8 side in their last 5 games. Canterbury meanwhile are 13th on the ladder with a 6-9 record. They’ve won just one of their last six and returned to their horrific form against the Warriors in a game they were never in. The Bulldogs average just 13.9ppg this season – a NRL worst. They also rank 15th in both line breaks and try assists.
Traditional rivals the Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta Eels collide on Thursday night, with the former’s season on life support and the latter attempting to continue their push towards a finals berth.
Two wins currently separate the Western Sydney teams on the ladder, with the Eels nicely positioned in eighth, while the Bulldogs are languishing in 13th after last week’s disappointing loss to the Warriors.
It’s the same old story with Canterbury each week. They look slow and flat, don’t have any creativity in attack, and their forwards are lacking punch through the middle. If they don’t churn out a 100 per cent performance every week (like their Dragons’ win, which isn’t sustainable), then they simply don’t look like winning.
Something has to change at Belmore, but for whatever reasons the powers at be are persisting with their outdated ideologies and tactics – and the Bulldogs have been gradually slipping down the ladder for the last three seasons as a result.
Can Canterbury reverse their fortunes in a must-win scrap against their bitter rivals? Their cause has been made even harder with key forwards James Graham and Greg Eastwood out injured.
Parramatta meanwhile have taken four points from the last fortnight, starting with a win over the Dragons and then enjoying the bye last week, meaning they will come into this showdown fresh and confident.
It’s been a bit of an up-and-down season for the Eels, but their current position of eight is probably an accurate reflection of their form – good enough to be in the finals, but not consistent enough that September football is assured.
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Bevan French 6. Corey Norman 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Daniel Alvaro 9. Cameron King 10. Tim Mannah 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Kenny Edwards 13. Nathan Brown. Interchange: 14. David Gower 15. Tepai Moeroa 16. Suaia Matagi 17. Will Smith 18. Marata Niukore 19. Sosaia Vave 20. Nathan Davis 21. John Folau.
Bulldogs: 1. William Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Chase Stanley 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Sam Kasiano 11. Josh Jackson 12. Adam Elliot 13. David Klemmer. Interchange: 14. Raymon Faitala-Mariner 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Francis Tualau 17. Matt Frawley 19. Andy Saunders 20. Kerrod Holland 21. Asipeli Fine 23. Brenko Lee.