2020 NRL – New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels taking place? Sunday 6th September, 2020 – 07:05 (UK)

Where is New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels taking place? Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast

What is the expected weather for New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels? 18c, mostly cloudy

What channel is New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels? Click here for ticket information on 2020 NRL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

Starting 13: Tuivasa-Sheck, Pompey, Perham, Hiku, Beale, Nikorima, Harris-Tavita, Taunoa-Brown, Lawton, Burr, Murchie, Harris, Tevaga – Interchanges: Egan, Blair, Curran, Papali’i – Reserves: Turner, Ale

Unavailable: Jackson Frei (Injured), Bunty Afoa (Injured), Nathaniel Roache (Injured), Taane Milne (Injured), Lesson Ah Mau (Injured), Leivaha Pulu (Personal Reasons), Agnatius Paasi (Personal Reasons), King Vuniyayawa (Personal Reasons), Ken Maumalo (Personal Reasons), David Fusitu’a (Personal Reasons), Patrick Herbert (Injured), Eliesa Katoa (Injured), George Jennings (Ineligible), Daniel Alvaro (Ineligible)

  • New Zealand Warriors continued their push for a spot in the top eight with a superb victory over Newcastle Knights last week and they can move to within two points of Cronulla Sharks if they can topple Parramatta Eels here.
  • The Warriors held a narrow 8-6 lead at the break but they were brilliant in the second half as they scored 28 unanswered points to blow the Knights away and make it four wins from their last five.
  • On-loan pair Daniel Alvaro and George Jennings are not eligible to face their parent club so drop out this weekend while Eliesa Katoa also joins the long list of unavailable players with a hand injury so Josh Curran, Gerard Beale and Isaiah Papali’i come into the 17.

PARRAMATTA EELS

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, M. Jennings, Blake, Ferguson, Field, Moses, Campbell-Gillard, Mahoney, Paulo, Lane, Matterson, N. Brown – Interchanges: Stone, Niukore, Evans, Kaufusi – Reserves: Dunster, Davey

Unavailable: Peni Terepo (Injured), Dylan Brown (Injured)

  • Parramatta Eels’ top two hopes suffered a huge blow as they were humiliated by South Sydney Rabbitohs last week and the Eels could face a nervy end to the regular season if they fail to win this one.
  • The Eels failed to score as Souths tore them apart in the one-sided affair and having gone down to the 0-38 loss, there is plenty of work for Parramatta to do to fix issues on both sides of the ball.
  • o make matters worse for the Eels, they have lost five-eighth Dylan Brown for the season after he copped an ankle injury in last week’s game so Jai Field comes into the halves while Marata Niukore returns from a ban at the expense of Andrew Davey.

THE PREDICTION

New Zealand Warriors could be on the verge of one of the most remarkable achievements in NRL history as they kept alive their hopes of making the finals with a brilliant performance against Newcastle Knights last week. They will hope to make it five wins from six as they take on a Parramatta Eels outfit that will be licking their wounds after they were nilled in a heavy home loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs last week. The Warriors have shown their ability and character over the last five matches and they are capable of notching another win here but even if they do fall to defeat, they should cover the handicap with a +8.5 start.

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