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The Pirtek Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side is coming off a gritty win last weekend as Andrew Webster's charges prepare to face the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday at Parramatta Stadium.

The young Eels outfit stood strong against a late comeback from the fast-finishing Cowboys to post their third win of the season.

Backing up with another game on home soil, they'll be looking to secure a win and keep in touch with the top eight, while the Broncos sit in the top four thanks to an impressive six wins from eight in 2013.

Andrew Webster's Eels looked to be a mentally tougher team in round eight than earlier in the season, with NYC debutant Halauafu Lavaka not looking out of place last week at Parramatta Stadium.

Craig Hodges' young Broncos may be boosted by the return of under-20s Origin prop Francis Molo, despite not being named in the initial 17-man team.

Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos

Holden Cup - Kick Off: 5.15pm

Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta


1. Mitchell Brasington

2. Halauafu Lavaka

3. John Folau

4. Takai Moeakiola (c)

5. Sam Manuleleua

6. Mark Daoud

7. Zach Dockar-Clay

8. Pauli Pauli

9. Luke Vescio

10. Daniel Alvaro

11. Sean Jackson

12. Fred Junior Mauala

?13. Joseph Ualesi


14. Chad McGill

15. Jordan Latham

16. Sam Gorman

17. Junior Paulo

18. Jordan Grant

19. Diamond Charlie

Coach: Andrew Webster

Brisbane Broncos:

1. Kurt Capewell

2. Paul Byrnes

?3. Tom Opacic

4. Joseph Forrester

5. Elijah Alick

6. Kodi Nikorima

7. Ashley Taylor

8. Ben Garcia

?9. Jayden Berrell

10. Stephen Coombe

11. Caleb Timu

12. Corey Oates

13. Jai Arrow


14. Cameron Cullen

15. Ajuma Adams

16. Brandon Lee

17. Joe Ofahengaue

Coach: Craig Hodges
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