GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Kaysa Pritchard of the Eels leaves the field injured during the round three NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Eels face nervous wait ahead of next match

Parramatta Eels forwards Tepai Moeroa and Manu Ma’u could both face suspensions after separate incidents on Ashley Taylor are likely to come under scrutiny by the NRL match review committee.

Both Moeroa and Ma’u had clumsy hits on the Gold Coast Titans halfback Taylor.

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Moeroa’s could be considered a shoulder charge with the second-rower not using his arms at all during the attempted tackle on Taylor as he kicked the ball.

Ma’u on the other hand was lucky to not concede a penalty on the field with his shot around the neck of Taylor as he once again kicked the ball.

The Eels look likely to also be without a first (or second or third) choice hooker for their next match after Kaysa Pritchard was forced from the field with an ankle injury.

Early reports suggest Pritchard could be sidelined for 2-4 weeks.

Already without Isaac De Gois (concussion) and Cameron King (sternum), the loss of Pritchard would be a big blow.

Eels coach Brad Arthur might be forced to name a makeshift hooker such as Cody Nelson or Jeff Robson for their next match against the Cronulla Sharks.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Ive been saying it for a while, and the Titans game proved it again, Robson should never play fg again

    • I can’t find any reason to argue mate. The Eels needed someone to rake control and settle things down in Friday night amongst all the daily mistakes. That was Robson’s job and he was nowhere to be found.

      Also, BA really needs to work with Taka and Hoffman. Taka came in far to much and Hoffman never followed him. Such disorganization will be especially punished by the top teams.

      • the biggest problem we had was down taka and hoffmans edge, titans kept going there and forcing defensive read errors from both of them, the gaps between taka and Hoffman was too much for the slide to be effective.
        That edge last year with either French, gutho or Gordon there was one of our strong points, not so this year.
        also, what happened to semi’s ability to catch a simple pass – how many did he drop cold coming out of the red zone??
        gotta give it to the titans though they were relentless and just kept pushing all game.
        Just hope that this game was the one that they had to get out of the system.

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