Match Preview: NRL Trial vs. Eels

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Re: Match Preview: NRL Trial vs. Eels

Unread post by innsaneink » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 12:47 pm

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Unread post by NT Tiger » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 1:34 pm

I've read that the game starts at 7:40 although I don't know if that's your time or our time. Hopefully it's the latter because by 7:40 CST the Alice temperature should have dropped to around 32*, which is still 4 to 5 degrees hotter than Sydneys current max. At least the RH is only 16 so it will be a bit more comfortable. Go Tigers!
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Unread post by razor7 » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 1:57 pm

I know it's only a trial but McDonnell and Hoeter are puzzling selections. I agree with what others have said that we seem light on in the halves and have a lot of " maybe" centres without having a really good one . Time will tell . I'll stick with my original prediction of a 13th place finish but I hope I am proved wrong

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Unread post by Geo. » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 3:36 pm

Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers ready for hot reception in Alice Springs
Tim Williams The Daily Telegraph February 13, 2015 12:00AM SHARE

THE Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers are set to clash in heatwave temperature’s in their opening trial of the year in Alice Springs on Friday night.

With the temperature set to peak at 38 degrees, both clubs are preparing to keep players well-hydrated to combat the searing heat.

The Tigers will play their first game under new coach Jason Taylor while Parramatta prepare for their first outing in the 13-a-side version of the game in the post-Jarryd Hayne era.

With Will Hopoate rested, the player given the task of filling Hayne’s role for tonight’s game is former Dragon Adam Quinlan.

Looking to earn a place in the Eels round one line-up, Quinlan isn’t concerned about trying to fill Hayne’s shoes.

“I haven’t thought about that at all, he’s a player that is irreplaceable to Parramatta and the game itself,” Quinlan said.

“There are plenty of options for the fullback role with Will Hopoate there as well as a few youngsters coming through.”

Both clubs deserve praise for taking the trial to the middle of Australia, a region renowned for its blistering heat.

Friday’s trial will mark the second year in a row the Eels and Tigers have ventured to Alice Springs.

Club medical officers will monitor players in the extreme conditions, with Eels fullback Quinlan underlining how hydration was crucial.

“As soon as we got off the plane we realised how hot it is here,” Quinlan said.

“I’m constantly drinking water throughout the day as everyone has been, to make sure we’re very hydrated in the conditions.”

The Tigers have named a strong squad for the game with Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah and Mitch Moses all having their first run after bypassing the Auckland Nines.

Eels fans will keep a close eye on John Folau, the younger brother of dual international Israel Folau, as well as reformed bad boy Danny Wicks.

With blazing speed, Quinlan looks a valuable signing after moving to the Eels last month and is confident the side is shaping up well for the trial.

“Hopefully we can get out there and put in a good all-round performance and show all the things that the boys have been working on during the pre-season.”

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