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The Parramatta Eels side to take on the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium on Saturday 14 April in Round Six of the competition has been named by Blue & Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur.
Arthur has made a handful of changes to his line up with Clint Gutherson set to return from injury named at fullback whilst Bevan French returns from injury named on the wing in place of Josh Hoffman.
A reshuffled forward pack sees Peni Terepo called into the starting front row alongside Tim Mannah whilst Tony Williams also retains his spot in the backrow alongside Manu Ma'u. Eels lock Nathan Brown has been ruled out with injury seeing Tepai Moeroa named at lock.
Beau Scott, Kenny Edwards, Daniel Alvaro and Kane Evans (who returns from injury) have been named on the bench with Will Smith, David Gower, Suaia Matagi and Josh Hoffman as the reserves.
Kick off at GIO Stadium is at 7:30pm.
Parramatta Eels side
1. Clint Gutherson
2. George Jennings
3. Michael Jennings
4. Kirisome Auva'a
5. Bevan French
6. Corey Norman
7. Mitch Moses
8. Peni Terepo
9. Kaysa Pritchard
10. Tim Mannah (c)
11. Manu Mau
12. Tony Williams
13. Tepai Moeroa
14. Beau Scott
15. Kenny Edwards
16. Daniel Alvaro
17. Kane Evans
18. Will Smith
19. David Gower
20. Suaia Matagi
21. Josh Hoffman
Piss KP off and put The prince at 9
Cameron King is a pretender.
Will Smith is Wing/Full back not a Hooker cant tackle well enough too small, light frame, should be a jockey.
Kaysa though has zero fear, tackles hard and has played at hooker more often than Will Smith.
Why piss KP off, your comment makes no logical sense ? KP over Will is a no brainer.
His comment makes perfect sense.
King has a good passing game and kicking game as does Smith.
Pritchard offers absolutely nothing and is the worst hooker in the comp bar none.
BEM you must be blind
Anyone can pass, its not hard to pass a football believe me
Pritchard isn't the best hooker in the comp, but he is 10 times better than that rag doll/ liability King.
Sorry but you are wrong.
You say anyone can pass but Kaysa proves you wrong there.
A good hooker has a passing, kicking and running game.
King has two out of those three things and Kaysa has one.
All he can do is run. Can't kick which gives the team another point of attack and gives relief to the Halves if someone is running at them.
His service from dummy half is disgraceful.
By the time he has finished looking around and picks up the ball and throws it at the runners head the defence is already in their face.
King may not be the best hooker going around but Pritchard isn't fit to shine his boots.
Interesting to see how we go with Peni named to start. Browny is a massive loss. Gutho could be a bit of a difference for us. His involvement could see us have some more room out wide.
Mannah and Pritchard again, what a surprise. They’re terrible, absolutely terrible. Brown did 30+ minutes of Mannah’s work as well as his own already, who’s going to do it now???
Raiders weren’t going great until last week, they’ll boost their for and against this weekend.
I always say I’ll stick by the boys through thick and thin, but I have zero confidence this week.
I still have confidence in his coaching ability, yes, but the form of Mannah, Manu, Scott, Evans, Vave and Matagi has been terrible. Therefore I’m not confident about what will happen on the field. I’ve never rated Kaysa, he’s nothing but a very bog average park footballer. Recruitment and retention has been very ordinary, like I’ve told you before, if that’s BA’s fault solely, then he’s got a lot to answer for but nobody has been able to confirm what’s happening behind the scenes.
Its a lot to ask Gutherson in his first game back, but he somehow has to lift those around him to perform at a far higher level. I’d love them to prove me wrong, but I just can’t see it happening.
I just call it as I see it, much like yourself. People can agree or not, that’s their perogative. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and others should either put forward a constructive counter argument or keep their mouths shut, not enter into degenerating name calling BS that goes on far too often. I’ll take the compliment gladly, cheers.
Um, I don't think Vave has played this season. It appears you are talking out if your hat.