May 25, 2023 9:57 AM
Ash Wheldon

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2023

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When is Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys on and what time does it start? Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys will take place on Friday 26th May, 2023 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys taking place? Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys will take place at CommBank Stadium in Sydney, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys? Click here for ticket information on 2023 NRL matches

What channel is Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys 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 Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys? 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



  • Parramatta Eels avoided a third successive loss as they pulled off an upset to topple league leaders South Sydney Rabbitohs and they will be desperate to prove that it was not a flash in the pan.
  • The Eels were superb in that game but there are some big changes for this week’s side with Junior Paulo on duty for New South Wales while Ryan Matterson and Andrew Davey have picked up knocks so Joe Ofahengaue comes straight into the side having signed from Wests Tigers.

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, Penisini, Simonsson, Russell, Brown, Moses, Greig, Hodgson, Ofahengaue, Cartwright, Doorey, Hopgood – Interchanges: Ogden, Hands, Moretti, Makatoa – Reserves: Asi, Dunster, Rodwell, Murchie, Lumelume

Unavailable: Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Injured), Shaun Lane (Injured), Andrew Davey (Injured), Ryan Matterson (Injured), Junior Paulo (Origin)


  • North Queensland Cowboys’ season plunged to an embarrassing new low as they were annihilated by Wests Tigers last week and things could get worse for them here.
  • After back-to-back wins, the Cowboys fell apart as they shipped 66 points and must now cope without their Queensland quartet who are away for State of Origin but there could be some good news with Jason Taumalolo a chance to return from injury.

Starting 13: Drinkwater, Feldt, Laybutt, Hiku, Derby, Hampton, Townsend, McLean, Robson, Hess, Leilua, Luki, Granville – Interchanges: Gosiewski, Finefeuiaki, Taunoa-Brown, Neame – Reserves: Dunn, Elliot, McIntyre, Duffy, Taumaolo

Unavailable: James Tamou (Injured), Griffin Neame (Injured), Jeremiah Nanai (Suspended), Tom Chester (Injured), Murray Taulagi (Origin), Reuben Cotter (Origin), Tom Dearden (Origin), Valentine Holmes (Origin)


Parramatta Eels procured their best performance of the season to get the better of South Sydney Rabbitohs and their challenge will be to back that up as they take on North Queensland Cowboys. The Eels were excellent in that success while for the Cowboys, they come into this on the back of a dreadful effort in which they were dismantled by Wests Tigers. They are also missing a handful of key men owing to Origin duty and it is hard to see the visitors bouncing back here so side with the Eels to make it back-to-back victories.

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