The Parramatta Eels NYC squad will take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the club’s opening match of the 2015 season at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta.
The Eels Under 20s outfit will be looking to kick off their 2015 campaign on the front foot and also return the form that saw them reach Week 3 of the 2014 Finals.
The side will be led by new faces for the opening 2015 clash, co-captained by Josh Aloiai and Jeff Markus and the two forwards will have an experienced Blue and Gold side behind them.
The U20s line-up boasts a wealth of talent with strike across the park, including Australian Schoolboys representatives Tyrell Fuimaono and Tom Amone along with Dyldam Parramatta Eels first grade squad member and former captain Zach Dockar-Clay.
Blue and Gold fans should keep their eye on winger Abbas Miski, who will be looking to continue his strong form shown in the 2015 pre-season trials, where he has crossed for five tries in his past two outings.
Match Details: Friday 6 March 2015. Kickoff at 5:30pm. Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta.
Eels NYC squad: 1. Nathan Davis 2. Abbas Miski 3. Tyrell Fuimaono 4. Reimis Smith 5. Aaron Pene 6. Bevan French 7. Zach Dockar-Clay 8. Tepai-Tepu Smith 9. Joey Lussick 10. Alex Twal 11. Josh Aloiai (c) 12. Jordan Muna 13. Jeff Markus (c)
14. Dylan Izzard 15. Tom Amone 16. Brandon Raeli 17. Paula Kafusi 18. Alec Bush
Manly NYC squad: 1.Tom Trbojevic 2. Mitch Thomas 3. Luke Garner 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Lucas Price 6. Will Pearsall 7. Riley Travers 8. Addison Demetriou 9. Hugh Pratt 10. Jesse Maxwell 11. Rhys Armstrong 12. James Parker 13. Darcy Cox
14. Nicho Hynes 15. Moses Noovao-McGreal 16. Dallas Koen 17. Nick Lynn