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Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels
The Canberra Raiders take on the Parramatta Eels in this round 6 match up from the Australian capital and the great news for fans of Rugby is that you can watch all of the action live online via our NRL live streaming partners.
The Raiders and the Eels have both struggled so far this season but whilst the home side come into the game on the back of a much-improved performance in their first win of the season last time out, the Eels prop up the NRL table and remain only side to be on 0 points.
The Raiders will be looking to once again take advantage of playing in front of their vocal home supporters and taking the energy form the Viking thunder clap whilst the Eels will simply be looking to take something positive form the game.
The 2 competition point son offer could see both teams move up the table with things still so tight in the NRL, but the confidence and moral boost form the win could prove much more important in the long run.
The Raiders have just the 1 win all season long but that did come last weekend against Canterbury whilst the Eels are still to pick up a point this season and sit firmly stuck to the bottom of the table.
Jack Wighton is named at full back for the home side despite off of the field issues. That moves Cotric to the wing and Oldfield into reserve. Blake Austin replaces the injured Williams whilst Papali’i return son the bench.
The Eels fans will be pleased to see the return of Clint Gutherson at full back and also the return of Bevan French Will Smith and Josh Hoffman are the men to make way.
It is difficult to see where the next win will come from for the Eels and if the Raiders can produce the same level of performance they managed last week, this should be a comfortable home victory.
The Raiders are a strong team and when their forward are up for it, they can match any team whereas the Eels have looked light this season and it is in that forward battle where we feel the game will be won and lost.
Score Prediction Canberra Raiders by 10