Competition - NRL Premiership.
Date  -   August 13th 2016.
Teams - St Illawarra Dragons v Cronulla Sharks.
at - UOW  Stadium, Kograh.
Pic Grant Trouville @ NRL Photos.

The St George Illawarra Dragons will travel to face the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta on Monday (7.00pm).

Head Coach Paul McGregor has named local Albion Park Oak Flats Eagles junior Drew Hutchison has been named as halfback, replacing Benji Marshall who has been  being rested.

Meanwhile, centre Tim Lafai will come straight into the run on side, taking the place of the suspended Taane Milne who took the early guilty plea on a Grade 1 “Dangerous Throw” charge.

The Red-and-Whites Dragons will be keen to get a win in their final away game of the season in what will be the last ever game played at the current Pirtek Stadium.

 

Parramatta Eels (15th)

St George Illawarra Dragons (11th)

Record

11 wins, 11 losses

9 wins, 13 losses

Points

228

16th

295

14th

Tries

67

14th

50

15th

Line Breaks

71

14th

59

15th

Tackle Busts

661

5th

610

7th

Offloads

241

7th

239

8th

Tackles

7310

6th

7712

2nd

Missed Tackles

583

8th

581

11th

Parramatta Eels

The Eels enter the match-up having lost five of their previous six fixtures during a period in which they have failed to score 19 points or more.

One of their best attacking weapons in the competition is their young fullback Bevan French, who scored who has scored 13 tries in just 11 games this year.

Parramatta Eels

Position

St George Illawarra Dragons

Bevan French

Fullback

Josh Dugan

Semi Radradra

Wing

Kurt Mann

Michael Jennings

Centre

Euan Aitken

Brad Takairangi

Centre

Tim Lafai

Michael Gordon

Wing

Jason Nightingale

Clint Gutherson

Five-eighth

Gareth Widdop

Jeff Robson

Halfback

Drew Hutchinson

Danny Wicks

Prop

Leeson Ah Mau

Issac De Gois

Hooker

Mitch Rein

Tim Mannah

Prop

Mike Cooper

Manu Ma’u

Second Row

Tyson Frizell

Tepai Moeroa

Second Row

Joel Thompson

Beau Scott

Lock

Jack de Belin

 

 

 

Kaysa Pritchard

Interchange

Will Matthews

Kenny Edwards

 

Jacob Host

Peni Terepo

 

Jake Marketo

Daniel Alvaro

 

Luciano Leilua

David Gower

 

 

History (Since 1999)

Each team has won 14 fixtures a piece in their most recent 30 encounters with two games ending in a draw.  

While the Eels have won the last three matches, the Dragons lost only one of the 11 previous games.

Pirtek Stadium has always been a tough place to play for the Dragons, coming away with the two competition points only three times in 14 starts.

Key Match Up (Jason Nightingale vs. Semi Radradra)

In one of his toughest tasks all season, Jason Nightingale will have to go up against one of the most dangerous wingers in the competition in Semi Radradra.

Despite being hampered by injury this season, when he is on the field, Radradra has been one of the Eels best, averaging 150.4 metres per game, while scoring 11 tries in 17 matches.

Much like Radradra, Nightingale has been one of the standouts for the Dragons in 2016, averaging 137.3 metres per game, including 935 metres in his last six outings.  

Round

Date

Result

Score

Venue

26

September 2, 2012

Win

Parramatta Eels - 8

St George Illawarra Dragons - 29

ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park

10

May 18, 2013

Win

St George Illawarra Dragons - 32

Parramatta Eels - 12

WIN Stadium, Wollongong

25

September 2, 2013

Loss

Parramatta Eels - 26

St George Illawarra Dragons - 22

Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

10

May 17, 2014

Loss

Parramatta Eels - 36

St George Illawarra Dragons - 0

Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

16

June 27, 2015

Loss

Parramatta Eels - 16

St George Illawarra Dragons - 12

Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

Game Day Information

Date: Monday, August 29
Venue: Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
Gates Open: 4.30pm
NYC: 4.45pm
NRL: 7.00pm
Broadcaster: Fox Sports

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