Round 24: NYC Match Preview

Pirtek Parramatta Eels coach Andrew Webster has named his Holden Cup side to take on the Melbourne Storm this Sunday at AAMI Park. The Eels are expecting to put up a fight against the Storm, hungry for a win for the Blue and Gold Army.


The Storm are buzzing from their victory against the Newcastle Knights in Round 23, currently in 9th position on the ladder, they will be battling hard for a spot in the top eight.


The Eels have dropped to 15th position on the ladder after failing to lock in a win in the past few rounds, however after a strong start in last weeks match against the Brisbane Broncos; the boys firmly believe that anything could happen this week.


Kaysa Pritchard is still out with an injured ankle tendon, along with Storm five-eighth Kurt Mann.


All eyes will be on Eels front rower Pauli Pauli, the main point scorer for last weeks match against the Broncos, along with Mitchell Brasington, whose conversion success rate is a strong asset for the team.


Kickoff is at 12.45 pm


Pirtek Parramatta Eels:

1. Corey Makelin

2. Erick Aukofolau

3. Ethan Tangira

4. Connor Broadhurst

5. James Tuitahi

6. Mitchell Brasington

7. Zach Dockar-Clay

8. William Bugden

9. Luke Vescio

10. Pauli Pauli

11. Joseph Ualesi

12. Diamond Charlie

13. Sam Gorman


Interchange:

14. Jordan Latham

15. Tui Kamikamica

16. Sean Jackson

17. Takai Moeakiola


Melbourne Storm:

1. Tremaine Jensen

2. Dane Chang

3. Niua Finau Puaka

4. Richard Kennar

5. Denny Solomona

6. Billy Brittain

7. Matt McGahan

8. Christian Welch

9. Alex Langbridge

10. Matthew Lodge

11. Rhys Kennedy

12. Dean Britt

13. Pride Petterson-Robati


Interchange:

14. Herschel Gideon

15. Brendon Treston

16. Steve Liki

17. Francis Tualau

18. Cade Umaga


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