Round 18: NYC Holden Cup Preview

With all three games on home ground this week, the Parramatta Eels Under 20s will be looking to make their territory proud.


Sitting just outside the top 8, the Eels are taking on a formidable force in the Penrith Panthers who are sitting second on the NYC ladder.


The Eels will be looking to make up their placing in the ladder with a long awaited victory this weekend.


A strong season has seen the Panthers achieve 11 wins but 2 of their 4 losses have been from the past 4 rounds. The last time the two clubs met, Penriths narrow win of only four points saw the match end at 22-18.


Last weeks match against the Manly Sea Eagles showed an impressive start from the Parramatta side. The Eels were leading at 30-18 with two impressive tries by Vai Toutai. Mitchell Brasingtons goal kicking skills drove the score up to 30 but it was the final fifteen minutes that allowed Manly to score a flurry of tries to walk away with the final defeat.


The Eels side will be heading up a strong attacking force with young players, Pauli Pauli and Luke Vescio, backed up by the skilful ball work from John Folau.


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