5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

5 Things You Should Know Rd 1

Eels Take The Title

Parramatta finished 12th on the ladder in 2015 but the Eels certainly kicked this year off with a bang when they won the Auckland Nines tournament. Parramatta started by losing their first game to the Melbourne Storm 14-4, but quickly found their feet and stunned the entire competition by winning all their remaining games. The Grand Final Nines win was that much sweeter for the Eels as they beat the heavily favoured New Zealand Warriors 22-4 in front of a shocked home crowd.

 

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Eels Pool Of Talent

Parramatta’s playing roster has improved considerably for 2016. Former Sea Eagle Kieran Foran is their biggest buy who ranked 2nd in the NRL for line engaged runs in 2015 (averaging 5.1 per game) - showing he knows how to create holes in opposition defences. Centre Michael Jennings is the next big name signing and the NSW Blues representative always poses a major danger. Also don’t forget about forward Beau Scott (Knights) and fullback Michael Gordon (Sharks) who bring their wealth of experience to the Eels line-up (a combined 379 games to be exact!).

 

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The Flying Fijian Is In Form

Semi Radradra certainly made his presence felt in the 2015 NRL Season ranking #1 in both tries scored (24) and line breaks (25). This was still achieved after Semi sat out seven games due to a knee injury suffered in Round 2 V Bulldogs. So what does he have in store for 2016? Well the ‘Semi-trailer’ scored six tries in the Auckland Nines competition which isn’t a bad start to the year.

 

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Debut Of The Bunker

A new year brings a new game and this year brings a big change - the NRL Bunker. This brand new officiating resource has been tested in trial games and makes its official NRL debut on Thursday night for Eels V Broncos. The aim of the bunker is simple, to speed up the decision-making on close calls. So hopefully this has a big impact on eliminating replay after replay and it should mean a quicker, more enjoyable game for the fans. See the NRL Bunker explained here. Also hear what Josh McGuire thinks about the bunker here.

 

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New Broncos On Show

Former Titan and ex-factor 'speed machine' James Roberts practically had his place set in the starting line-up for Round One when he was signed as a Bronco but he won’t be the only club debutant for the Broncos on Thursday night. English import Greg Eden really wowed his coach Wayne Bennett when the Broncos played Wigan at the World Club Series last month. He even managed to bring a smirk to the face of Bennett when he flew along the sideline, showing he really wants his place in the team. The Broncos already had an arsenal of attacking weapons and the boost of these two should make for some great watching.

Round One is here!

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