NRL Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks match will be kick off at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 25 March 2017 online, Time 19:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Parramatta and Cronulla bring mixed form into this crucial Round 4 clash, with both sides starting the season strongly but suffering from poor performances and defeats last week.
One of the stand-out teams over the first fortnight of the competition, the Eels were brought crashing right back down to earth in their 26-14 loss away to the Gold Coast Titans.
Gold Coast were the resident early-season battlers, but the Eels couldn’t reproduce their efforts from the first two rounds – mostly courtesy of halfback Corey Norman missing the game with a hamstring injury.
We all knew the massive influence Norman had on the Eels outfit, but his absence last week highlighted just how instrumental he is to their success.
Fortunately for Eels fans, Norman has trained well this week and is an almost certain starter in the halves alongside Clinton Gutherson.
Cronulla are a little harder to get a read on, considering they haven’t really suffered any major injury issues and they have virtually the same side as their premiership-winning team.
Michael Ennis’s retirement has hit them hard in the middle of the field, with the Sharks sometimes lacking direction and patience at the start of their plays.
Nevertheless, Cronulla were solid in a first up loss to Brisbane and they were tremendous in demolishing the Raiders in the nation’s capital. However last week’s 16-10 loss to the Dragons was poor and they need significant improvement – especially in the forwards – if they want to return to the winners circle this week.
These two sides have been evenly matches over the years, although it’s the Sharks who ride a two-game winning run over the Eels into this showdown. Parramatta will be pumped for a first home game of the season, and with Norman back calling the shots, they will be very hard to topple at home. I’m leaning on the side of Parramatta for that reason.
Parramatta Eels: 1 Bevan French 2 Semi Radradra 3 Michael Jennings 4 Brad Takairangi 5 Josh Hoffman 6 Clint Gutherson 7 Corey Norman 8 Suaia Matagi 9 Kaysa Pritchard 10 Tim Mannah 11 Manu Ma’u 12 Frank Pritchard 13 Beau Scott 14 Nathan Brown 15 Daniel Alvaro 16 David Gower 17 Siosaia Vave 18 Rory O’Brien 19 Cameron King 20 Kirisome Auva’a 21 Jeff Robson
Cronulla Sharks: 1 Jack Bird 2 Sosaia Feki 3 Kurt Capewell 4 Ricky Leutele 5 Valentine Holmes 6 James Maloney 7 Chad Townsend 8 Andrew Fifita 9 Jayden Brailey 10 Matt Prior 11 Luke Lewis 12 Wade Graham 13 Paul Gallen 14 Jayson Bukuya 15 Chris Heighington 16 Jeremy Latimore 17 Joseph Paulo 18 Tony Williams 19 Gerard Beale 20 James Segeyaro 21 Edrick Lee