KEY MATCH-UPS

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

HALF­BACK: Mitchell Moses (Eels) v Michael Mor­gan (Cow­boys) Both play­ers have had to adapt their games this year for vastly dif­fer­ent rea­sons, but with a great deal of suc­cess. Moses has flour­ished since his mid­sea­son move to the Eels, and tore the Cow­boys apart in guid­ing his for­mer side the Tigers to a win in Townsville ear­lier this year. Mor­gan has had to di­rect the Cow­boys around the park with Johnathan Thurston out in­jured, and pro­duced one of his best games of the year when it counted in last week’s ex­tra-time win over the Sharks.

LOCK: Nathan Brown (Eels) v Ja­son Tau­malolo (Cow­boys) Like Moses, Brown has gone to an­other level since join­ing Par­ra­matta from Souths this year. He has been one of the buys of the sea­son and his re­lent­less work rate (151 me­tres, 35 tack­les on av­er­age per game) has al­ready made him an Eels fan favourite. Tau­malolo’s dis­play against the Sharks was un­be­liev­able, even by his lofty stan­dards. The Dally M medal­list will need a sim­i­lar ef­fort to com­bat an ag­gres­sive and phys­i­cal Eels pack.

WING: Semi Radradra (Eels) v Kyle Feldt (Cow­boys) Radradra has scored nine tries in his last four games, and looks to be on a mis­sion to snag a pre­mier­ship be­fore he joins French rugby gi­ants Toulon next year. With his off field dra­mas now re­solved he looks fo­cused and Feldt will have his hands full con­tain­ing the Fi­jian. Feldt (above) has had his is­sues un­der the high ball on oc­ca­sion this year, so ex­pect Moses and Eels halves part­ner Corey Norman to test him out early.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.