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NSWRL TV Preview | Silktails out for revenge

The Kaiviti Silktails will be seeking a little sweet revenge on the Windsor Wolves, Parramatta Eels will be out to stay in touch with the top of the ladder in The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup and there will be a double-header in the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership.

All the action from both games will be streamed live on NSWRL TV starting with the 3pm kick-off at Mascot Oval between the Silktails and the Wolves on Saturday; followed by the 1.35pm match between the Eels and Western Suburbs Magpies at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday.

Back in Round Four, the Silktails were still seeking their first Ron Massey Cup win on Australian soil when they faced the faced the Wolves at Hammondville Oval over the Easter weekend.

The teams ended up with five tries each – the difference being two missed conversions by the Silktails’ halfback Waisale Nayavucere – leading to a 30-26 defeat.

Since then the Silktails have gone onto a 5-3 win-loss to sit in sixth spot at the end of Round 13.

Silktails coach Wes Naiqama’s side comes into the re-match with the Wolves off the back of a 30-22 win over the Glebe Dirty Reds at Henson Park last weekend – Nayavucere nailing all five conversions.

The Fijians have started to really make their combinations click, despite a few changes in their backline with centre Vuate Karawalevu now a regular with the Roosters’ Jersey Flegg side, and hooker-half Peni Tagituimua promoted to the Bears in The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup.

But centre Ratu inoke Vasuturaga is keeping the points ticking over with nine tries in 10 games.

“I’d like to give credit to all the team, it’s not an individual effort,” Vasuturaga said.

“It’s all my team. I just get to finish what they started.

“I am satisfied with my performance, with what I’ve been doing here because I understand the game a whole lot more than I did.

“But scoring tries is about going back and reviewing your game to make yourself better. I like to watch the games back to see where I was lacking and where I should have been – that’s where I learn.”

The Eels lie in third place on The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup ladder and need to keep in touch with the Magpies (one win ahead) and competition leaders Penrith (three wins ahead) in this back half of the 2021 season.

Parramatta had a strong ‘away’ win 30-22 over the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium last week with centre Will Penisini in great form – a try, two line breaks, 180 metres off 15 runs, a try assist and seven tackle-busts.

Winger Blake Ferguson has another run this week in The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup as the Eels try to draw level on 20 competition points with second-placed Magpies.

The Magpies dropped off the pace against the Panthers last week in a 40-14 loss, which surprised a few since Penrith were down on troops with four moving up into the Origin-depleted NRL side.

The Rabbitohs take on the Wentworthville Magpies in the 5.30pm match. These two clubs lie next to each other on the ladder (8th and 9th respectively) and while they won't make the finals in 2021, the need for some momentum to end the season on is uppermost in both their minds.

South Sydney have enjoyed two wins in their past three games to give them added incentive to finish as far away from the bottom of the table as possible. The Magpies have only scored one try in their past two losses, so they are looking to rectify that statistic.

In the second game the Glebe Dirty Reds, who are still searching for their first win of 2021, take on the Bears in the 7pm kick-off.

The Bears lie just one place out of the top-six and are looking for that sixth win of the year to push them into the finals.

It's the second last week of the regular competition, but the last time the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Origin players will be in club colours until the finals as they go into the NSW team camp with coach Kylie HIlder next Friday.

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