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NYC Preview: Round 2

The Dyldam Parramatta Eels NYC side heads into Round Two on a high from a commanding 50-24 victory against the New Zealand Warriors at home at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta.

The young Eels side withstood intense pressure from the Warriors in the second half, and Coach Justin Holbrook has only tinkered with his line-up for the second match of the season.

Joey Lussick and Zach Dockar-Clay have switched between the key playmaking roles of halfback and hooker, with Dockar-Clay moving into the number nine jersey and Lussick partnering Ryan Matterson in the halves.

With Kaysa Pritchard named in Brad Arthur’s NRL side, Jeff Markus joins the Eels interchange bench. 

The Blue and Gold under-20s side will meet a Roosters side disappointed by last week’s last-minute loss to the Rabbitohs, and already missing centre Taane Milne and second-rower Willis Meehan through injury. 

If history is a guide, the Holden Cup clash should be a thriller: both encounters between the Roosters and Eels in 2013 came down to just two points.

NYC kick off is at 5.15pm, with gates opening at 5.00pm. 

 

Dyldam Parramatta Eels NYC:

1. Nathan Davis

2. Fabian Goodall

3. John Folau

4. Erick Aukofolau

5. Halauafu Lavaka

6. Ryan Matterson

7. Joey Lussick

8. Tepai Tepu-Smith

9. Zach Dockar-Clay

10. Fred Junior Mauala

11. Tepai Moeroa

12. Pauli Pauli

13. Josh Aloiai

Interchange:

14. Eric Newbigging

15. Brandon Raeli

16. Jordan Muna

17. Jeff Markus

 

Sydney Roosters NYC:

1. Curtis Naughton

2. Misieli Vaikeli

3. Brendan Elliot

4. Nene Macdonald

5. Jack Goodsell

6. Tyler Cornish

7. Jackson Hastings

8. Braden uele

9. Alex Thomas (c)

10. Jokatama Dokonivalu 

11. Vincent Leuluai

12. Jakiel Mariner

13. Piki Rogers

Interchange:

14. Bradley Deitz

15. Mitch Mamary

16. Alex Lyons

17.Jake Lewis

19. Harry Vandehart