Round 2 - Eels vs Storm

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Thursday 18th March 2021
Kickoff - 8:05pm
Bankwest Stadium

7th vs 8th (not that this means much week 2).

Last two meetings;
Finals Week 1 2020 Win - Storm 36 - Eels 24
Rd 15 2020 Loss - Storm 0 - Eels 14 (Storm were missing a number of players)

Form Guide (Last Game)
Storm
W - Storm 26 - Rabbitohs 18
Eels
W - Eels 24 - Broncos 16

We have played the Eels 38 times in our history, winning 24 of those games (63%).
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This is a real danger game for us. Eels will attack our right side so lets hope we have made adjustments.
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https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/03/15/eel ... nkos-back/

Storm: Premiership centre Brenko Lee is set to return after missing round one with a hamstring injury. If Lee returns then Reimis Smith or Jennings would make way.

Parramatta made 15 errors in their win over Brisbane. If they can't get that down into single figures, the extra sets they'll give the Storm are likely to prove to big of a hurdle to overcome.
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six rings wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:42 pmParramatta made 15 errors in their win over Brisbane. If they can't get that down into single figures, the extra sets they'll give the Storm are likely to prove to big of a hurdle to overcome.
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Based on what? Their game against the Broncos was hardly anything to write home about.
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Parra Doesn't Matter won't be much of a threat to us if we play like we did during the first half last week. But if we build a lead early then make stupid errors like last week, we can expect Parra to punish us. Also, we are guaranteed to be handed more biased commentary on both Fox and Nine since we are playing another NSW team.
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Yes, the level of bias on the tv is amazing isn't it. I listen to the game with the sound down. Even last week, both channels were blowing up that the hit on Jérôme Hughes when he kicked the ball shouldn't have been a penalty. fair dinkum. We actually need Melbourne based commentators . Fox should have a click on Melbourne commentary button. And there should be someone like Sandon Earl or Robbie Kearns doing a commentary version for Storm fans.
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I'd listen to that. Maybe with Finchy on special comments.
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Yes, I reckon he would be perfect. I'm just listening to Finchy on the round 1 review of Bloke in a Bar and he is spending half an hour on how good the Storm are while still giving the Rabbits credit. He is passionate and smart.
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Nicho Hynes, Cooper Johns, Darryn Schonig and Dean Ieremia added to last week's 17.

Brenko Lee hopeful of return from injury in round 4.

Congratulations Jesse Bromwich on becoming the 6th player to play 250 games for Storm.

Match Officials
Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara
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Klein and Perenara 🤦‍♂️

Funny thing about Jesse's 250th, it would place him between 1st and 6th for most games played at 14 of the other clubs (exception being Brisbane), including 1st at Penrith and 2nd at Souths!
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Storm_M_36 wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:49 pm Parra Doesn't Matter won't be much of a threat to us if we play like we did during the first half last week. But if we build a lead early then make stupid errors like last week, we can expect Parra to punish us. Also, we are guaranteed to be handed more biased commentary on both Fox and Nine since we are playing another NSW team.
Simples.
I often listen to the ABC radio commentary with the 9 or Kayo pictures.
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Mattpoet wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:05 pm Funny thing about Jesse's 250th, it would place him between 1st and 6th for most games played at 14 of the other clubs (exception being Brisbane), including 1st at Penrith and 2nd at Souths!
That''s a really interesting stat. All those other clubs brag about their history and the great names that have played for them. Bet most league fans wouldn't realise how well we have done at developing and keeping our key players rather than just poach and discard players as their form fluctuates.

I hope Jesse goes on to join the 300 game club as a one-club player.
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Yep, he'd be 10th at Brisbane but would get to about 5th or 6th by season's end.

He'd actually be 5th at Roosters.

He'd be second at Cronulla.

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Mattpoet wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:05 pm Klein and Perenara 🤦‍♂️

Funny thing about Jesse's 250th, it would place him between 1st and 6th for most games played at 14 of the other clubs (exception being Brisbane), including 1st at Penrith and 2nd at Souths!
A few years ago when John Sutton played his 300th game, I was shocked to find out that he was the first player to play 300 games with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Nathan Merritt is second with 218 games.
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Which makes Russell Crowe's bulls#$& even harder to take.
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