Cowboys v Eels
Round 10, Saturday, May 18, 1300SMILES Stadium
Looking ahead: Just one regular season clash for the Cowboys and Eels in 2019. Parramatta will travel north in Round 10, which will be the Cowboys' only home game in a month between Rounds 9 and 12.
Eels' changes: Journeyman forward Beau Scott has retired, while Suaia Matagi, Cameron King and Tony Williams have also departed the club. Premiership-winning winger Blake Ferguson is the most high-profile recruit after a brilliant season for the Roosters. Shaun Lane, Junior Paulo and Maika Sivo will also join Brad Arthur's side.
Cowboys squad: Carlin Anderson, John Asiata, Kurt Baptiste, Ben Barba, Logan Bayliss-Brow, Scott Bolton, Javid Bowen, Jake Clifford, Gavin Cooper, Reuben Cotter, Mitchell Dunn, Kyle Feldt, Tom Gilbert, Jake Granville, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Corey Jensen, Ethan Lowe, Nene Macdonald, Te Maire Martin, Jordan McLean, Francis Molo, Michael Morgan, Gideon Gela-Mosby, Justin O'Neill, Tom Opacic, Emry Pere, Dan Russell, Matthew Scott, Murray Taulagi, Jason Taumalolo, Enari Tuala, Kurt Wiltshire, Shane Wright
Eels squad: Daniel Alvaro, Nathan Brown, Andrew Davey, Kane Evans, Blake Ferguson, Bevan French, David Gower, Clinton Gutherson, Josh Hoffman, George Jennings, Michael Jennings, Oregon Kaufusi, Shaun Lane, Greg Leleisiuao, Manu Ma'u, Tim Mannah, Tepai Moeroa, Mitchell Moses, Marata Niukore, Corey Norman, Junior Paulo, Kaysa Pritchard, Jaeman Salmon, Maika Sivo, Will Smith, Ray Stone, Brad Takairangi, Peni Terepo
'Tatey says': You'd think they'll turn around their season from last year. They were a bit like us in that they probably under achieved and I'd imagine next year they'll be a completely different proposition.
See it live: 2019 membership information
Looking back: The two sides met twice in the 2018 season, with Parramatta claiming victory in Round 14 and the Cowboys winning heavily in Johnathan Thurston's final home game in Round 24.
Head-to-head: Played 40; Cowboys 19 wins, Eels 20 wins, 1 draw
Last 5 meetings:
2018, Round 24: Cowboys def. Eels 44-6
2018, Round 14: Eels def Cowboys 20-14
2017, Semi-final: Cowboys def. Eels 24-16
2017, Round 14: Cowboys def. Eels 32-6
2017, Round 26-6: Eels def. Cowboys 26-6
Finish – NRL ladder: Cowboys 13th v Eels 16th