‘We tried to see who’s bigger than you-know-what’: How Panthers loss put Parramatta back on track IG News

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Parramatta took Canberra to the cleaners last week and went on to do all things well in their first preliminary final since 2009.

The Eels played with tremendous width, took off whenever they could and used their size, strength and athleticism across the park to drive the Raiders into Friday’s 40-4 victory.

This begs the question, why they didn’t do it just seven days earlier in a massive loss to Penrith – a defeat that condemned them to embark on a hard road to the Grand Finals as they travel to North Queensland to play the Cowboys on Friday.

For Prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard, the answer is simple.

“If you look at that Panthers game—if you’ll pardon the French—we tried to see who’s bigger—you know what. We tried to out-muscle them, and didn’t play to our strengths.” ,” Campbell-Gillard said.

“We played with Penrith, they’re a quality side in terms of their defense and wrestling. If you go one-out, that’s what they want.

“We turned it around, it was a really easy fix, and we did really well.

“It was still a bit poor in defense at times, but leaving a side with a quality like Canberra with four points? We’re happy with that.”


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