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The Pirtek Parramatta Eels are preparing to take on a boosted Cronulla Sharks side away from home at Sharks Stadium this Saturday night.

The Sharks are coming off a strong 38-6 loss to the Melbourne Storm last weekend, and with skipper Paul Gallen returning to their side this weekend, they will undoubtedly be looking to make amends.

Eels centre Ryan Morgan says both sides are going to be hungry for a win.

"Any team can turn up on any night, so we've got to go there expecting the best," he said.

The Eels will be playing their first match of the 2013 season without star fullback Jarryd Hayne, who will miss up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.

Promising centre Jacob Loko will also sit the game out after being stood down by head coach Ricky Stuart for disciplinary reasons, instead playing in the curtain-raiser for the Wentworthville Magpies.

Parramatta are coming off a week of tough news and a tight loss to the Sydney Roosters, which was their third successive defeat.

"The Sharks have got a big pack and have bought well, so hopefully we can come up against them like we did against the Roosters," Eels halfback Chris Sandow said.

"We were confident enough going into last week's game, we could've won but little things let us down."

Kick-off is at 7.35pm at Sharks Stadium. Click here for the full game-day information.


1. Jake Mullaney

2. Ken Sio

3. Ryan Morgan

4. Cheyse Blair

5. Brayden Wiliame

6. Joseph Paulo

7. Chris Sandow

8. Tim Mannah

9. Matt Keating

10. Fuifui Moimoi

11. Reni Maitua

12. Matt Ryan

13. Peni Terepo


14. Ben Roberts

15. Darcy Lussick

16. Mitch Allgood

17. Pat O'Hanlon


1. Michael Gordon

2. Sosaia Feki

3. Ben Pomeroy

4. Jonathan Wright

5. Beau Ryan

6. Todd Carney

7. Jeff Robson

8. Andrew Fifita

9. John Morris

10. Ben Ross

11. Luke Lewis

12. Wade Graham

13. Paul Gallen

Interchange (two to be omitted)

14. Chris Heighington

15. Jayson Bukuya

16. Isaac De Gois

17. Anthony Tupou

18. Tyrone Peachey

19. Sam Tagataese
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