Parramatta
Eels
28
Brisbane
Broncos
14
FULLTIME
2017-07-28T09:50:00Z
ANZ Stadium

Preview

Parramatta’s finals hopes took a blow on Sunday afternoon, as Clint Gutherson suffered a season-ending knee injury.

The Eels are currently two games clear of ninth position, but with a poor points differential, they can’t afford to drop too many more games.

Corey Norman’s 77th-minute field goal was enough to see them beat the Tigers last weekend, and the Eels will bring in Josh Hoffman to replace Gutherson from that side in the only change.

Brisbane’s big win last weekend over the Bulldogs sees them move into third position, and stay just one win outside of the top two.

Darius Boyd returns at fullback after overcoming injury, as Kodi Nikorima drops down to the reserves.

Both sides have been in form of late, but Brisbane should just have enough.

Broncos by 4.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Eels   Broncos
4 Tries 2
4 Conversions 2
2 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Eels   Broncos
187 All Runs 172
1,888 All Run Metres 1,646
8 Line Breaks 3
12 Offloads 11

Defense

Eels   Broncos
504 Kick Metres 570
0 40/20 0
341 Tackles 359
26 Missed Tackles 38

Discipline

Eels   Broncos
6 Penalties Conceded 9
6 Errors 7
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Kenny Edwards is the nrls number 1 grub. A dog, a blight on the game. What he did to jonus was disgusting

  2. A poor defensive and offensive performance by the Broncos with too many missed tackles caused by poor tackling technique and the lack of an evident attacking plan. That said, I thought Pengai Jnr and Sims (surprisingly) were both very good in terms of their offensive and defensive contributions. And while Ofahengaue, Gillet, McGuire, Moga, Roberts and Pearson made some good yards offensively, their defence was very poor, particularly McGuire and Gillet who missed 11 tackles between them. Conversely, I thought Boyd was ineffectual offensively but was one of the few players in the Broncos side who was defensively solid. Blair, Glenn, Thaiday, Kahu, McCullogh, Hunt and Milford however all underperformed both with and without the ball. This Broncos team has some bad offensive and defensive habits which were very much on show versus the Eels.

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