How to watch Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons NRL live and match preview
The Eels and Dragons are both in sensational form. Who will close out round 5 with a bang?
The Dragons have defied the critics to win their past three matches and move into the top eight. However, they've conceded the most points of the teams in the finals positions and will need to sharpen their defence against the powerhouse Eels.
Brad Arthur's unbeaten Eels have a favourable month ahead, with the toughest looking test a road trip to take on the Raiders on 17 April. Parramatta rarely lose at Bankwest Stadium too, although the Dragons did take the points there in round 14 last year.
Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons kick-off time
The Dragons make the trek to Bankwest Stadium for this match starting at 6:15pm AEST on Sunday 11 April.
How to watch Eels vs Dragons
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Despite Parramatta being equal with the Broncos as the most featured free-to-air club this year, this match along with two of the next three are Fox exclusive. Dragons fans could make use of Kayo's 14-day free trial. This match and next weeks are Fox exclusive, before a run of 7 straight Channel 9 fixtures.
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Eels vs Dragons preview
Edge forward Ryan Matterson should return from concussion for the Eels after a false start last week. Bryce Cartwright will also make his club debut after recovering from a broken jaw.
There are some concerning stats emerging for erratic winger Blake Ferguson, who leads the NRL in both errors (11) and handling errors (9). Yet the Eels are strong in a number of areas as a team. That includes post contact metres, they are fourth in the NRL with 2,496. The Saints are 14th in that category.
Encouragingly for the Dragons, they sit fourth in points (75). But they are in the wrong territory for missed tackles (fifth in the NRL) and errors (fourth). Yes, the Dragons have surprised to date, but can count lowly North Queensland and Manly among their victories along with an injury ravaged Newcastle. Eels to be too strong in this one.
Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons team lists
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 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. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Isaiah Papali'i 16. Will Smith 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Ray Stone 19. Haze Dunster 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Jordan Rankin
Dragons team: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 18. Jackson Ford 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Max Feagai
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