How to watch New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels NRL live and match preview

Posted: 16 May 2021 9:35 am
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Will the powerhouse Eels maintain their grip on a top-2 spot against the Warriors?

SUMMARY: Warriors vs Eels is exclusive to Fox Sports. If you are a Foxtel customer you are all set. If not, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free with this 14-day trial.

The Eels have been hit hard by suspensions to key players. But they are riding a wave of confidence after last week beating the Roosters for the first time since 2016.

The eighth-placed Warriors are in a decent position and will be hoping to win at least 2 of their next 3 matches before a round 13 bye. After the Eels they take on Wests Tigers in Gosford and the Cowboys in Townsville.

Warriors vs Eels kick-off time

This match will be played as part of Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday 16 May from 1:50pm AEST. You can see a breakdown of the full NRL draw here.

How to watch Warriors vs Eels live and free

There is no free-to-air coverage of this match. You will need to sign up to a subscription service to catch all the action. Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are the options. Of that trio Kayo offers the best value as it's the only way to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.

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Live stream Warriors vs Eels on Kayo Sports

Warriors fans simply must consider signing up to Kayo to ensure you get access to every game live. The Warriors' next 6 fixtures are all exclusive to Fox Footy. Only 3 of their 15 remaining games this season can be seen on Channel 9. The Eels still have 4 of their games left on Fox Footy. If you want to see your team live, best sign up to Kayo.

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Warriors vs Eels match preview

NRL high-powered offence

The Eels have lost five-eighth Dylan Brown and robust centre Marata Niukore to suspensions for incidents during their side's win over a weakened Roosters. Coach Brad Arthur's son Jakob will wear the number six jersey. Waqa Blake returns from a calf injury to replace Niukore.

Hooker Reed Mahoney (concussion) and backrower Nathan Brown (hip) have been named in the top 17.

For the Warriors, backrower Ben Murdoch-Masila returns, with Bayley Sironen dropping out of the 17-man squad in the only change from last week's loss to Manly. Coach Nathan Brown admits he's still working out how best to use whiz kid Reece Walsh.

The key stat this week is the Eels having racked up 260 points, behind only the Storm. It's the most they've ever scored through nine rounds in the club's history. With the quick-stepping Brown missing, Mitchell Moses needs to step up another level but we expect him to handle the pressure. Eels by 10 points.

New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels team lists

Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 4. Rocco Berry 3. Adam Pompey 22. Euan Aitken 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Reece Walsh 18. Bayley Sironen 20. Jack Murchie

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Shaun Lane 16. Ray Stone 17. Bryce Cartwright 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Haze Dunster

Want more information on watching NRL? You can see a breakdown of your TV and streaming options in our NRL viewing guide. Otherwise if you aren't sure which service is best for you, you can compare Foxtel and Kayo here.

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