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Parramatta Eels host Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night as the two struggling sides battle for a crucial two points during NRL Round 13 action.
Both the Knights and Eels come into this encounter on the back of four-match losing streaks – who snaps their drought and returns to the winners circle on Saturday night?
It’s anyone’s guess really. Parramatta have endured a nightmare season after their brilliant campaign last year, winning just two of their opening 12 games to remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder.
Newcastle meanwhile have lost their last four matches and conceded 29 or more points in all of those defeats. What was an encouraging start to the season is quickly turning into another forgettable campaign for those in the Hunter, and it’s tough to see them turning things around and making the eight.
Mitchell Pearce’s pectoral injury was a crushing blow for the Knights, and they haven’t looked the same since. If it wasn’t for Kalyn Ponga, you get the feeling Newcastle would be in an even more dire predicament.
There’s been more controversy at Parramatta throughout the week as it was revealed Corey Norman was fined for allegedly drinking a couple of weeks ago after he had promised to put a drinking ban on himself.
Norman has been dropped, with Clinton Gutherson an Mitchell Moses in the halves and Bevan French moving back to fullback. There’s more firepower in the Eels outfit, but they are such a basket case at the moment, it’s hard to back them.
But I also can’t go with the Knights in their current state. They look like the side that picked up the wooden spoon the last couple of seasons, while at least the Eels have the potential in them. I’m going to side with them at home.
Bevan French slots into fullback for Corey Norman as Josh Hoffman moves to the wing for the Eels, while Corey Denniss comes into the Knights side for the injured Nathan Ross. Josh King is the new name on the bench for the suspended Herman Ese’ese.
Eels: 1 Bevan French, 2 Josh Hoffman, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Brad Takairangi, 5 George Jennings, 6 Clint Gutherson (c), 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Daniel Alvaro, 9 Cameron King, 10 Siosaia Vave, 11 Manu Ma’u, 12 Tepai Moeroa, 13 Peni Terepo.
Interchange: 14 Will Smith, 15 Suaia Matagi, 16 David Gower, 17 Marata Niukore.
Reserves: 18 Nathan Brown, 19 Kirisome Auva’a, 20 Jaeman Salmon, 21 Kane Evans.
Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Ken Sio, 3 Sione Mata’utia, 4 Cory Denniss, 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Jack Cogger, 8 Jacob Lillyman, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Daniel Saifiti, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Mitchell Barnett, 13 Aidan Guerra (c).
Interchange: 14 Danny Levi, 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Jamie Buhrer (c), 17 Josh King.
Reserves: 18 Luke Yates, 19 Brent Naden, 20 Nicholas Meaney, 21 Patrick Mata’utia.