Parramatta’s bid to qualify for the highest eight has been dealt a hammer blow, with prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard and winger Maika Sivo going through prolonged suspensions within the fallout from their win over the Gold Coast.
- The Eels are set to be with out Regan Campbell-Gillard and Maika Sivo for a key stretch of their run into the finals
- Sivo has been charged for a excessive sort out within the win over the Titans and is going through a 3 to four-week ban
- Campbell-Gillard was cited for dropping his knees into the again of an opponent and could possibly be out for as much as 5 weeks
Campbell-Gillard is gazing a four-game suspension for dropping his knees on the again of Titans hooker Chris Randall, whereas Sivo faces a three-game ban for a careless excessive sort out on Jojo Fifita.
Each gamers danger an additional sport’s suspension in the event that they combat their respective prices.
The approaching bans couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Eels, who face an arduous finish to the season, with video games towards Melbourne, Brisbane and Penrith.
Parramatta are in seventh spot and on Saturday will journey to play a North Queensland aspect respiration down their necks for a spot within the high eight.
The Eels may even face the Storm in Melbourne, the Broncos in Brisbane and the Panthers in Penrith as a part of a horror run residence.
Ofahiki Ogden and Waqa Blake could be within the body to interchange Campbell-Gillard and Sivo respectively ought to they be suspended.
Brad Arthur’s aspect is with out two of its most necessary gamers, with five-eighth Dylan Brown and hooker Josh Hodgson additionally sidelined.
Elsewhere, Gold Coast captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui will obtain a three-game ban for a shoulder cost on Campbell-Gillard in the identical sport.
With the Titans now solely a mathematical likelihood of creating the finals, the lack of their inspirational prop could possibly be the loss of life knell for his or her season.
Dolphins prop Jarrod Wallace was hit with the identical cost and sanction for using his shoulder in a sort out on Spencer Leniu.