How to watch Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters NRL live and match preview
The Eels will be keen to atone for their shock loss to the Bulldogs when they face the inconsistent Roosters this week.
Before their upcoming clash vs the Roosters, the Eels were hammered by the Bulldogs last week in a shock result for a team that has beaten both the Panthers and the Storm this year. The result sees them drop to 6th.
The Roosters were beaten by the Melbourne Storm last week in a result that leaves them 7-7 and in 9th place. That's pretty much the exact definition of middle-of-the-road.
When is the Eels vs Roosters kick-off time?
The Eels vs Roosters game gets underway at 7:35pm AEST on Saturday 18 June at CommBank stadium in Parramatta, NSW.
How to watch Eels vs Roosters live
Both the Eels and Roosters have a mix of free-to-air and subscription-only airings over the second half of the season. But with the whips well and truly cracking with the finals edging closer, you wouldn't want to miss a second.
That means it's wise for you to pick from Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now as they show every game of the NRL regular season. Out of the 3, Kayo Sports is the most appealing option as it has the longest free trial and is by far the cheapest compared to Foxtel. For Eels vs Roosters, this is only available to watch via a subscription service, so you'll need to get 1 of those.
Stream Eels vs Roosters on Kayo
You can catch not only Eels vs Roosters on Kayo but the entire NRL season. New customers can use this 14-day free trial and test it all out. That means you can catch Eels vs Roosters for free.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and 5, and selected Samsung, LG and Hisense TVs.
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and that lets you watch on 1 device at a time. If you're after more simultaneous streams, the Basic package at $27.50 a month allows 2 while the Premium package has up to 3 at once for $35 a month.
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Eels vs Roosters match preview
The Eels vs Roosters was always going to be a fascinating fixture and last week's results only enhance that.
The Eels have had some setbacks, but they would have been very disappointed with the magnitude of their defeat to the lowly Bulldogs. A short turnaround for the Eels into this clash vs the Roosters is not ideal, but it does give them the chance to immediately bounce back.
The Roosters have shown glimpses of their best form but not for long enough this year, with last week an example of their patchiness.
The Roosters have won 6 of the last 7 clashes vs the Eels, but we think they might just have enough to squeeze out a 9th victory and keep their top 4 chances alive.
Eels vs Roosters team lists
Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Isaiah Papali'i 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Ryan Matterson 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Nathan Brown 18. Tom Opacic 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Bryce Cartwright 21. Ky Rodwell 22. Sean Russell
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Nat Butcher 14. Connor Watson 15. Drew Hutchison 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Lachlan Lam 19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 20. Paul Momirovski 21. Terrell May 22. Adam Keighran
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