2019 NRL – Parramatta Eels vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Parramatta Eels vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons taking place? Sunday 5th May, 07:05

Where is Parramatta Eels vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons taking place? Bankwest Stadium

What channel is Parramatta Eels vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons on?
UK – Sky Sports Arena
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Parramatta Eels vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons?
UK – Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for Parramatta Eels vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons?
Parramatta Eels – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500031

St. George-Illawarra Dragons – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500022

THE TEAM NEWS

PARRAMATTA EELS

Head Coach: Brad Arthur

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, M. Jennings, Takairangi, Ferguson, Salmon, Moses, Alvero, Mahoney, Paulo, Lane, Niukore, Moeroa – Interchanges: Terepo, Kaufusi, Ma’u, Evans – Reserves: Stone, Hoffman

Unavailable: Kaysa Pritchard, Nathan Brown, Will Smith, Dylan Brown

  • Parramatta were brought back down to earth with a bang after they were turned over by Newcastle following their huge win over Wests Tigers and now return to their new home ground as they bid to make it two from two at Bankwest Stadium.

  • The Eels were able to field Blake Ferguson last week after he recovered from a rib injury and he appeared to come through the game unscathed with the winger set to play again here as he looks to boost his Origin claims.

  • Daniel Alvaro returns to the front row after he recovered from a head knock that kept him out of last week’s contest with Ray Stone dropping out whilst Tim Mannah is also dropped with Kane Evans coming onto the bench.

ST. GEORGE-ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

Head Coach: Paul McGregor

Starting 13: Dufty, Pereira, Lomax, Lafai, Ravalawa, Norman, Hunt, Graham, McInnes, Vaughan, Frizell, T. Sims, Lawrie – Interchanges: Latimore, Aitken, Host, Leilua – Reserves: Allgood, Field

Unavailable: Jack de Belin, Gareth Widdop, Korbin Sims

  • St. George pushed Sydney Roosters close last week but just fell short in their quest to topple the side sitting at the top of the ladder but can make it five wins from their last six if they claim the victory here.

  • The Dragons are sweating on the fitness of halfback Ben Hunt after he suffered a shoulder injury against the Roosters but he has been named in the side and should take the field unless he has an adverse reaction.

  • Mikaele Ravalawa comes into the side on the wing after he was named on the bench last week whilst Zac Lomax moves inside to the centre position and that sees Euan Aitken drop to the bench.

THE PREDICTION

Parramatta will hope a return to home comforts can aid them as they fell to defeat against Newcastle last week after their 50-point hammering over Wests Tigers when they opened their new stadium the previous week. St. George are their opponents this week in what should be a great contest. The Dragons have been in great form and their four-match winning streak was only halted by the league leaders last week but they can bounce back here and edge this one.