Wasps vs Bristol Live Stream: They scored 106 points in recent wins over the Roosters and Newcastle and the likes of Cody Walker, Damien Cook and Adam Reynolds are at the top of their games.Now they face a Parramatta side that pushed Melbourne for the opening hour of their qualifying final against the Storm.
The Eels are staring down the barrel of a straight-sets exit from the finals unless they can rediscover the form that served them so well in the opening two months following the resumption of the season.The club has been granted an exemption to bring Haze Dunster back into the squad to replace Jennings in the backline.
George Jennings has come in on the other wing for Maika Sivo (knee). Ray Stone is the new bench player replacing suspended forward Marata Niukore.
The Eels have won nine from 12 at Bankwest Stadium in 2020.Wayne Bennett has named the same 17 that defeated Newcastle last week. Jaydn Su'A is listed to start and Liam Knight is on the bench but the pair may swap as they did against the Knights.Hooker Damien Cook looked to be struggling with a leg injury in the second half against Newcastle.
However, he scorched 80 metres to score a late try to ease concerns.However it was expected Takairangi would swap with centre Waqa Blake before kick-off. It’s expected that Blake will stay put at right centre, Takairangi will go to left centre on the inside of George Jennings and Dunster will come onto the right wing on the outside of Blake.
Arthur’s only other feasible option was to play second-rower Andrew Davey in Jennings’ centre spot. Davey shifted to the centres last week when Sivo and Ferguson’s knee injuries forced a reshuffle. However, the 28-year-old was in an unfamiliar position and was caught out defensively.
If Dunster does play on the right wing he’ll be thrown into the deep end having to defend try-scoring machine Alex Johnston who just two weeks ago scored five tries against the Roosters. He’ll rely heavily on Blake’s guidance, but even Blake hasn’t been up to scratch defensively.