Round 22: NYC Game Preview

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side is playing to keep their finals hopes alive this Friday night, when they take on the Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium.


After five straight losses, the Blue and Gold side is losing touch with the top eight, but remains a mathematical chance of reaching the finals if a few wins go their way.


The last time the two teams met was in Round 3 at Leichardt Oval, with the home side demolishing the Eels, with the full time score sitting at 40-6.


Tigers Coach Todd Payten has named his squad, which is expected to make for a tough game, as the Tigers are currently 6th on the Holden Cup ladder.


With the Eels in 14th position, they will be even more determined to win on their home soil following on from last weeks disappointing loss against the Manly Sea Eagles.


Webster has named an unchanged side; fortunately no player has been ruled for injury or suspension.

All eyes will be on fullback Mitchell Brasington, whos almost perfect conversion success rate may be the teams key to winning the match.


Unfortunately for Eels fans eager to watch 2014 recruit Brendan Santi in action for the West Tigers, he has suffered a minor knee injury and won't return until next week.


We wish the boys the best of luck!


Kick-off is at 5:20pm, click here to buy tickets to the game!


Pirtek Parramatta Eels:

1. Mitchell Brasington

2. Ethan Tangira

3. John Folau

4. Connor Broadhurst

5. Takai Moeakiola

6. Sam Gorman

7. Zach Dockar-Clay

8. William Bugden

9. Kaysa Pritchard

10. Pauli Pauli

11. Fred Junior Mauala

12. Joseph Ualesi

13. Sean Jackson


Interchange:

14. Luke Vescio

15. Tui Kamikamica

16. Diamond Charlie

17. Tepai Tepu-Smith

18. Corey Makelim


Wests Tigers

1. Kurtis Rowe

2. Delouise Hoeter

3. Nathan Milone

4. Manaia Rudolph

5. Leva Li

6. Mitchell Moses

7. Luke Brooks

8. Andy Fiagatusa

9. Manaia Cherrington

10. Nathan Brown

11. Kyle Lovett

12. Jake Dooner

13. Fosio Tatola


Interchange:

14. Dallas Graham

15. Andrew Kazzi

17. Matt Mulcahy

19. Shane Lalogafau

20. James Luff