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The Dyldam Parramatta Eels side to play Round 1 against the New Zealand Warriors has been named for this Sunday night’s season opener at Pirtek Stadium! 

Head Coach Brad Arthur has named a 19-man side, with an extended interchange to be finalised closer to game day. 

“It was definitely tough, we still haven’t finalised our bench, and I had to have some tough conversations with a couple of the boys,” Arthur said. 

“But I’d much rather be in this position [of depth] and I hope we can be in this position for awhile.” 

The side contains four players making their club NRL Premiership debuts in Blue and Gold - Will Hopoate, Corey Norman, Nathan Peats and David Gower; and Manu Ma’u set to make his NRL debut. 

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NRL Team List:

1. Jarryd Hayne (c)

2. Semi Radradra

3. Will Hopoate

4. Willie Tonga

5. Vai Toutai

6. Corey Norman

7. Luke Kelly

8. Tim Mannah (c)

9. Nathan Peats

10. Fuifui Moimoi

11. Ben Smith

12. Manu Ma’u

13. Kenny Edwards

Interchange:

14. Joseph Paulo

15. Peni Terepo

16. Darcy Lussick

17. Kelepi Tanginoa

18. David Gower

19. Mitch Allgood

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