Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels Tips, Odds and Teams – 2017 NRL Round 25

Thursday’s NRL 2017 Round 25 match is between Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels. The opening kick is set to commence at 20:00 local time with the game to be played at Suncorp Stadium. The home team Brisbane Broncos are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels.

When: 20:00 | Thursday 24/08/2017

Where: Suncorp Stadium

Preview:

It’s only been four weeks since the Eels stunned the Broncos in Sydney. Brisbane will be out for revenge on their home patch where they are nine from 11 this season. Since losing to the Eels, the Broncos have scored 110 points in their three-straight victories. They can consolidate their position in the top two, while the Eels will be desperate to return to the top four. The absence of Bevan French (hamstring) and Manu Ma’u (suspended) will only add to the Eels’ task, with Will Smith and Kenny Edwards their respective replacements.

Key: The Broncos average eight points more at home than away this season, with Anthony Milford in arguably career-best form.

Tip: Broncos

Odds:

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Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $1.26

 

Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Jordan Kahu at $9.50

 

More Info:

Head to Head: Broncos 31 Eels 20 drawn 1

Last clash: Round 21, 2017 – Eels 28 bt Broncos 14 at ANZ Stadium

Tab: Broncos $1.22 Eels $4.25

FootyTAB: Eels +10.5

 

Teams:

Broncos:

1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. James Roberts 4. Tautau Moga 19. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Korbin Sims 9. Ben Hunt 10. Adam Blair 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Sam Thaiday 15. Jaydn Su’a 16. Jai Arrow 17. Herman Essese 18. Benji Marshall 21. Tom Opacic

Players cut: Jordan Kahu, Salesi Funaki

 

Eels:

1. Will Smith 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Kirisome Auva’a 6. Corey Norman 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Daniel Alvaro 9. Cameron King 10. Tim Mannah 11. Kenny Edwards 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Nathan Brown 14. David Gower 15. Suaia Matagi 16. Frank Pritchard 17. Peni Terepo 18. Siosaia Vave 19. Josh Hoffman

Players cut: Beau Scott, Kaysa Pritchard

 

NRL News:

Gold Coast fullback Jarryd Hayne has launched a stinging attack on sacked coach Neil Henry, despite denying the pair were ever involved in a feud.

The under-fire Hayne claimed the coach was using the media, rather than approaching himself directly, to work through any differences.

Hayne surprised journalists with an unscheduled media conference before training on Wednesday, saying the tipping point in the pair’s relationship was a media report which said the mentor didn’t support signing him.

Henry was sacked on Monday with club boss Graham Annesley attributing the fractured relationship between coach and star player as a factor in the decision.

Denying the pair had any “verbal arguments”, Hayne made a point of expressing his disappointment at what he alleged to be a “relationship” between Henry and a News Corp journalist.

Hayne said he was upset to read Henry didn’t want him at the club, an accusation Henry later countered by saying his signing was a “mutual decision”.

The NSW Origin star said it was the second such disappointment after an article earlier in the year indicated the Titans mentor wasn’t happy with Hayne’s attitude at training.

Henry was not quoted in either unsourced article, the coach even expressing his own disappointment at the timing of the initial article while still in the job last week.

“There was an article at the start of the year I felt, if someone had an issue, they could speak to me about it rather than going through a journalist,” Hayne said.

“For it to happen again really took me over the edge … that was something that was very disappointing.

“It’s disappointing from my point of view, with my coach, my head coach, having a journalist that he has a relationship with.

“I’d rather Neil just tell me instead of a journalist write it.”

Hayne said he told Henry that he would leave the club if he was not wanted, before repeating it to a journalist.

The ensuing article prompted crisis meetings between Hayne and Henry and club hierarchy before an emergency board meeting that eventually led to the coach’s sacking.

Hayne said constant focus on his relationship with Henry, being described as a “coach killer”, had not really bothered him.

But the 29-year-old did feel for his teammates, hence Wednesday’s impromptu media call.

“It hasn’t been that bad because I understand the media; they sell papers, not write truths and that’s something I’ve become accustomed to,” Hayne said.

“It’s more my teammates getting asked questions of me, being under the pump with repeated questions.

“I thought I’d just speak up and answer questions about what you guys think was going on.”

Henry did not reply when contacted by AAP on Tuesday night.

Annesley said while Hayne was entitled to his view, the club had nothing to add.

“It’s about moving on now and getting on with the future of the club,” Annesley told Fox Sports.

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