The top four order was shuffled around this week, whilst the Raiders moved into the top eight in place of the struggling Broncos.
Here’s what we liked and disliked from round 24.
Brisbane Broncos 6 – 53 Parramatta Eels
What we liked: Eels’ second-phase play does the damage
There’s not many packs in the game who can match Parramatta on their best day. They have a mix of just about everything you would want in your forwards; pace, power, offloads and plenty of yardage.
The only issue is the team doesn’t always play to this strength, as they fall into the trap of trying to shift from edge to edge without working through the middle of the field.
On Thursday, the Eels’ pack was at its best, constantly terrorising the Broncos defence.
Two of their first three tries were crafted out of second-phase play, where the likes of Shaun Lane and Isaiah Papali’i burst through gaps before…