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Worrying trend Eels must avoid if they want to beat Penrith

Eels coach Brad Arthur is never afraid to tell it like it is.

It’s why, after his side was trounced 26-0 at home by the Rabbitohs just four weeks ago, he lashed his forwards, saying “we lacked physicality”.

Some players would sulk after hearing those comments, but Parramatta’s veteran duo of Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Junior Paulo embraced the challenge and have helped the Eels to three-straight wins to finish in the top four.

The Eels were never in that game against South Sydney, with Paulo (63m from seven carries) and Campbell-Gillard (84m from 11 runs) bashed by their rivals as Cam Murray toyed with them through the middle.

The Eels were rattled by the Rabbitohs and copped it from their coach. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

While halves can be the easy scapegoats when teams struggle, Parramatta’s up-and-down season has often come down to how their…

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