Round 15: NYC Holden Cup Preview

This Sunday afternoon the Pirtek Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side looks follow up last week's 30-18 victory over the Cronulla Sharks with a win over the Rabbitohs for the first back-to-back wins of the season for the blue and gold.


With a host of new faces debuting for the young Eels so far in 2013, and young guns like Kelepi Tanginoa moving into the starting NRL side, the Parramatta under 20s will be looking to find some consistency in the second half of the season.


With six wins under their belts, the young Eels remain in touch with the top eight, but will undergo a slight shake up to their starting 13 thanks to Zach Dockar-Clay's call up to the NSW Under 18s Origin side to play Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.


Luke Vescio steps into the number nine jersey, while the Rabbitohs spine remains unchanged.


South Sydney Coach Grant Jones has warned the blue and gold defence to beware of centre Jaiden Hawkes, who made more than 200 metres in the Rabbitohs' round 14 win over the Gold Coast Titans.


Parramatta Eels




1. Corey Makelim

2. James Tuitahi

3. John Folau

4. Connor Broadhurst

?5. Halauafu Lavaka

6. Mitchell Brasington

?7. Sam Gorman

8. William Bugden

9. Luke Vescio

?10. Pauli Pauli

11. Fred Junior Mauala

12. Sean Jackson

?13. Diamond Charlie


Interchange:

14. Chad McGill

15. Jordan Latham

16. Jordan Grant

17. Tepai Tepu-Smith

18. Erick Aukofolau


Coach: Andrew Webster



South Sydney Rabbitohs




1. Tyrone Phillips

2. Jordan Heyer

3. Jaiden Hawkes

4. Aaron Gray

?5. Siosaia Tanginoa

6. Jake Watts

7. Christian Hazard

8. Daniel Smith

9. Cameron McInnes (c)

10. Brad Croad

11. Jack Gosiewski

12. Nick Hedley

13. Luke Pollard


Interchange:

14. Tulsa Saumamao

15. Jeremy Fuller

16. Karl Saena

17. Wes Mourad


Coach: Grant Jones