Wests Tigers will be looking to build on last week’s impressive win against Penrith when they face Parramatta at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Michael Maguire’s men will be on the hunt for three-straight wins for the first time since 2018 when they meet the Eels on the second occasion this campaign.
The Eels took home the chocolates on Easter Monday with a 36-22 win at Stadium Australia, however Wests Tigers will be eager for an improved performance this time around.
Following Parramatta’s convincing win over Newcastle in Round 13, Brad Arthur’s men sit third on the ladder with 10 wins and three losses, but two of their defeats have come in the past three weeks.
As Wests Tigers aim for three wins in a row, Maguire has named a relatively unchanged side from the one that defeated Penrith last weekend with Maroons representative Joe Ofahengaue named to return at lock.
His inclusion sees young forward Alex Seyfarth shift back to the bench in place of Thomas Mikaele, who has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Billy Walters will also earn his first start of the year after he was called in to replace Moses Mbye, who failed to overcome a knee injury sustained last week.
LATEST TEAM NEWS
Parramatta Eels: Joey Lussick is the new dummy-half with Reed Mahoney a huge out after partially dislocating his shoulder in the big win over Newcastle. Blues prop Junior Paulo reclaims his spot in the front row with Marata Niukore dropping back to the bench and Will Smith to the reserves. Haze Dunster retains his place on the wing with Blake Ferguson recalled to the reserves.
Wests Tigers: Alex Seyfarth takes his place on the bench with Joe Ofahengaue named to back up from his Origin commitments. Billy Walters starts at five-eighth with Moses Mbye (knee) a late withdrawal from the side.
Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton GuthersonFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika SivoWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom OpacicCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Adam Doueihi
Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa BlakeCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
Winger for Eels is number 5 Haze DunsterWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 James Roberts
Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan BrownFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 19 Billy Walters
Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell MosesHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-GillardProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
Hooker for Eels is number 9 Joey LussickHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior PauloProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan BrownLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange for Eels is number 14 Marata NiukoreInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Stefano Utoikamanu
Interchange for Eels is number 15 Shaun LaneInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon KaufusiInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tom Amone
Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce CartwrightInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth
Reserve for Eels is number 18 Will SmithReserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Peter Gough
- Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara
Date — Sunday, 13th June, 2021
Time — 4:05pm AEST
Venue — Bankwest Stadium
TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
TV — Channel 9, FOX League (Ch.502)
Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, FM 104.9 Triple M
Live Stream — 9 NOW, KAYO Sports, Watch NRL (int.)
LATEST NEDS ODDS
Head-to-Head — Parramatta Eels ($1.28), Wests Tigers ($3.70)
Line — Parramatta Eels -10.5 ($1.90), Wests Tigers +10.5 ($1.90)
Head-to-Head — Played 44, Wests Tigers 15, Parramatta 26, Drawn 3
At Bankwest Stadium — Played 4, Parramatta Eels 4, Wests Tigers 0
Last Time They Met — Parramatta Eels 36 def. Wests Tigers 22 (Rd.4, 2021)
Referee — Grant Atkins
Touch Judges — Dave Munro & Peter Gough
Bunker Review Official —Henry Perenara