The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NRL -

AF­TER be­ing given a mas­sive leg-up by Rugby League Cen­tral, Par­ra­matta are tar­get­ing the State of Ori­gin pe­riod as their chance to en­trench them­selves as NRL fi­nals con­tenders.

Other clubs have been hit hard by the rep­re­sen­ta­tive player drain, how­ever the Eels will be unaf­fected .

The scales have been tipped in Par­ra­matta’s favour with the Dragons to be with­out en­forcer Tyson Frizell and star full­back Josh Dugan.

The Eels will also take on a de­pleted Mel­bourne ahead of Ori­gin III, a golden op­por­tu­nity to steal two points against a Storm side who should be miss­ing Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Will Cham­bers.

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