Manly person withdrawn skipper and prima halfback Daly Cherry-Evans conscionable earlier kick-off successful their clash with St George Illawarra, successful a crushing stroke to their triumph chances.
Cherry-Evans is joining weapon fullback Tom Trbojevic connected the sideline pursuing State of Origin III connected Wednesday night.
Josh Schuster has shifted from the 2nd enactment to halfback to regenerate Cherry-Evans, Kane Lawton has moved from the seat to the backmost enactment and Cade Cust has been added to the bench.
On the contrary, the Dragons person opted to play some of their Origin representatives successful the Gold Coast clash, backing successful skipper and prima Ben Hunt and second-row enforcer Tariq Sims.
5. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 18. Moses Suli 6. Kieran Foran 12. Josh Schuster 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 15. Karl Lawton 13. Sean Keppie 14. Dylan Walker 16. Kurt De Luis 17. Toafofoa Sipley 21. Cade Cust 19. Tevita Funa
1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Brayden Wiliame 5. Gerard Beale 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Jack de Belin 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 16. Josh Mcguire 17. Billy Burns 18. Adam Clune
Simply excessively bully from the Eels, who assertion a 26-8 triumph implicit the Titans.
Just implicit 12 minutes to play and it's not implicit conscionable yet!
Back-to-back tries to the Titans has chopped the shortage to 18 points.
In the shadiness of half-time, Referee Matt Cecchin was acold from impressed with Titans co-captain Kevin Proctor pursuing an unsuccessful captain's challege.
Proctor had called for a captain's situation aft Tino Fa'asuamaleaui made a costly mistake during the play-the-ball.
Fa'asuamaleaui astatine the clip was arguing that Eels guardant Ryan Matterson, who was lying successful the mediate of the ruck, caused the mistake successful the play-the-ball.
However, replays showed determination was intelligibly nary infringement from Matterson arsenic Cecchin called Proctor implicit to person a fewer words.
"Kevin, did you spot what we conscionable saw then?" Cecchin asked the Titans co-captain.
"Come on, beryllium just dinkum mate."
Commentator Andrew Voss added: "Wow! Matt Cecchin putting Kevin Proctor backmost successful his place."
The Titans person been made to wage the afloat terms aft co-captain Kevin Proctor was sent to the misdeed bin pursuing a lifting tackle connected Isaiah Papali'i.
While Proctor made the tackle alongside teammate Patrick Herbert, referee Matt Cecchin opted conscionable to nonstop Proctor to the bin.
As a result, the Eels responded with 3 consecutive tries.
"That's dangerous, they volition get a mates of weeks for that," Balmain Tigers large Steve Roach said successful commentary for Fox Fox League.
Commentator Andrew Voss added: "They person elected to pinpoint conscionable 1 of the two, and it is Kevin Proctor who has been sent."
"Proctor has done the archetypal of the lifting and it's ended successful a unsafe position."
The archetypal effort of the nighttime goes the mode of the Eels!
A stunning solo effort from playmaker Dylan Browns gets Parramatta disconnected to a bully start.
"He looked up and saw that small spot of space," Balain Tigers large Steve Roach told Fox League.
"Then helium took off! You can't bargain pace. They were a small spot slow, they stood flat-footed the Titans."
NRL enactment betwixt the Titans and Eels is underway!
Parramatta's Origin duo Mitchell Moses and Junior Paulo person some been ruled retired for tonight's clash with the Titans.
Jakob Arthur, the lad of manager Brad Arthur, volition regenerate Moses astatine halfback, portion Marata Niukore comes successful astatine prop for Paulo.
In immoderate bully quality for the Eels, hooker Reed Mahoney has been named successful his archetypal crippled backmost since Round 13 aft suffering a enarthrosis injury.
Meanwhile, the Titans volition invited backmost prima guardant David Fifita from suspension, portion the Origin trio of AJ Brimson, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and Moeaki Fotuaika are each expected to backmost up.
"All 3 played astir 40 minutes. As agelong arsenic they propulsion up good I'm blessed for them to play past we person a agelong turnaround into the adjacent game," Titans manager Justin Holbrook said connected Thursday.
"If they've got bumps and bruises I won't play them."
The Eels stay comfortably successful the 4th spot connected the NRL ladder.
A triumph contiguous for the Titans is crucial, with Gold Coast presently sitting 2 premiership points extracurricular of the apical eight.
The Gold Coast Titans person shown flashes of what they're genuinely susceptible of this play but against the Parramatta Eels they person a accidental to genuinely amusement disconnected their Premiership-winning potential.
"We're 2 thirds of the mode done but each week is important and we cognize however congested it is wherever we beryllium connected the table," Titans manager Justin Holbrook said this week.
"I privation america to beryllium accordant successful however we play and backmost it up with different bully performance.
"We request to sound disconnected immoderate of the apical sides and we've got a large accidental to bash that against Parramatta."
They volition beryllium boosted by Origin stars Moeaki Fotuaika, AJ Brimson and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui who are each expected to instrumentality to the Titans fold for the match.