Eels team: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Peni Terepo 14. Brad Takairangi, 15. Marata Niukore 16. Kane Evans 17. David Gower

News: Young hooker Reed Mahoney is racing the clock to be fit after suffering a bad foot injury in Round 2. Mahoney would have missed almost half the season but could remarkably not even miss a game if he can get up for Round 3. “The last few weeks I’ve been out running and doing all that rehab stuff, working really hard to try make Thursday week, so pretty excited about that,” Mahoney told Triple M. “I’m pushing for the first game back, two weeks is a long time... hopefully I should be good to go”. Nathan Brown is suspended until Round 5.

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  • Very strong team but I just have my doubts if they will risk playing reed if he is under done . 18 straight games is a huge ask coming off 6 weeks break ... hope I am wrong . Love reed he is a gun . 

    • You realise that every player has had a 6 week break right?? Sure, he may not have been running for a while at the start, but no doubt he was capable of doing weights, cardio, probably bike work etc etc. He's not going to be any more disadvantaged than some of the big forwards, I reckon plenty would have been hitting the food fridge and bar fridge more than the weights.....


  • I am sure they are just guessing. Surely Alvaro, Kafusi and Stone are all in front of Gower.

  • Gower could be quite a player in this new rule .  Ability to play at line , pass short and long and good feet for an old bloke .  Be ideal on play 1 or 2 after six again called .  I think teams may wedge in more and make the middles do 6-8 tackles and then hit edges .  Interesting how teams play the rules and how coaches use their big men . 

  • Why Peni Terepo, why do we persist with this guy? I would rather Gower playing lock and anyone else on the bench

    • The official team doesn't come out until tomorrow afternoon.

      • You never shot your load early ?


      • Thank god, my brain isn't functioning today lol still wouldn't be surprised if it happens though

    • est-88? he is more than likely picked there because BA believes he will do a job on the BIG Broncos forward pack better than anyone else who might be available. Penni was playing great footy toward the end of last year and the beginning of 2020.

    • Why the Peni hate on this site? He has been playing great and is a like for like with Brown out. Gower will also never let us down. Go Eels.

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