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Storm video nasty haunts Eels

Ian McCullough 13/04/2011 02:15:56 PM Comments (0)

Being forced to watch a video nasty of Sunday's humiliation by Melbourne was tough for Parramatta skipper Nathan Hindmarsh, but the veteran backrower believes it is just what his side needed.

The struggling Eels were spanked 38-0 by a rampant Storm side - their biggest defeat in six years - as they slumped to their third loss in four NRL games.

Hindmarsh revealed coach Stephen Kearney pulled no punches in dissecting his players' poor individual performances ahead of Friday's clash with Canterbury.

"Video sessions are definitely not good after a game like that, you tend to think about them for a couple of days before you have to do them," Hindmarsh said.

"But I think they are necessary to get the point across. Every now and then it is good to get pulled out in a video session.

"The main thing we picked up on were defensive lapses, a lack of structure in our attack, little things like that.

"But Steve has been pretty good, he fires up when he needs to fire up but he has been pretty positive, which was good as well, but he said what had to be said."

Hindmarsh is confident the players have flushed Sunday's performance from out of their systems ahead of meeting the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

"I think we have, and hopefully that game was a one-off," he said.

"They are a good team Melbourne, but there are a couple of little things we have to brush up on, but that was last week's game and we are focused on Friday."

The Eels will come up against former five-eighth Kris Keating for the first time since he moved to the Bulldogs at the end of last season.

Hindmarsh revealed he will be targeting the 23-year-old as his side looked to chalk up their fifth successive victory over their bitter western Sydney rivals.

"He is a fiery little red head with good footwork and I will be doing my best to get hold of him if I can catch him," he said.

"But there will be no charging out of line to get him or anything, it has all got to be done properly, and if I can get hold of him I've told him I will."

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