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Evergreen Parramatta Eels forward and captain Nathan Cayless has declared his resurgent side is ready to face the competition front runners, twice.<br><br>In what is shaping as a mouth watering affair next Friday night, Wayne Bennett’s front-running Dragons will do battle against Daniel Anderson’s late-blooming Eels. What’s even more intriguing is the likely event that they will play each other the following week in the semi finals. <br><br>Dependent on other results, Eels captain Nathan Cayless has declared that the Eels are already prepared for such an event. <br><br>“If you want to do anything in the competition you are going to have to beat the teams like the Bulldogs and the Dragons,” the Kiwi representative admitted to Bigpond Sports Weekend.<br><br>“If we need to play them [the Dragons] a couple of times in a row then so be it… it’s another challenge we will really look forward to and really enjoy.”<br><br>Notching up eight wins on the trot, Parramatta are the NRL’s form side. Led by the weekly brilliance of a&nbsp; Jarrod Hayne, Cayless heaped praise on some of his side’s other stars.<br><br>“Robbo’s [Jeff Robson] a really strong defender… the halves, Mortimer and Jeff Robson…they’ve all worked really hard on their kicking game and that’s really starting to pay for us now.”<br><br>A mid-season back-to-basics attitude implemented by coach Daniel Anderson has paid dividends for the famous Sydney club. <br><br>“Skill wise we had to go right back to the basics [we] had to catch and pass the ball again and that’s starting to pay off for as at the moment.”<br><br>The Eels will need to continue their flamboyant and care-free style to penetrate the solid defence of the Dragons on Friday night. <br><br>They might even need to do it again the following week if they want to keep their Grand Final aspirations alive.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br><br><a href="">CLICK HERE</a> to view the full BPSW interview.<br><br>
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