Match Preview: NYC Eels v Wests Tigers
The Parramatta Eels NYC squad will take on the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium this Easter Monday, and will be looking to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
The Eels will be looking to back up and improve their performance against the Rabbitohs, defeating Souths 28-26, after leading 22-10 early in the second half. While it is clear that the Eels have points in attack, the Blue and Gold will need to focus on their defence and keeping their opposition from putting points on the board.
Head Coach Steven Hales has made changes to the squad that was victorious against the South Sydney Rabbitohs last week which includes shuffling his line up with Bevan French moving into the Number 1 jersey whilst Nathan Davis moves to the centres.
The Wests Tigers side also enter their Round Five clash off the back off a win, having defeated the Bulldogs 34-22 last Friday night.
As the same game last year saw over 50 000 fans walk through the doors of ANZ Stadium, make sure you head out this Easter Monday to support the Blue and Gold.
Match Details: Monday 6 April. Kick off at 12:45pm. ANZ Stadium
Parramatta Eels NYC side
1. Bevan French 2. Abbas Miski 3. Tui Oloapu 4. Nathan Davis 5. Reimis Smith 6. Dylan Izzard 7. Zach Dockar-Clay 8. Tom Amone 9. Alec Bush 10. Alex Twal (c) 11. Tyrell Fuimaono 12. Jordan Muna 13. Jeff Markus
Interchange: 14. Brandon Raeli 15. Paula Kaufusi 16. Aaron Pene 17. Tepai-Tepu Smith
Wests Tigers NYC side
1. Sione Alofi 2. John Tohi 3. Mason Cerruto 4. Ryland Jacobs 5. Obed Karwhin 6. Te Maire Martin (c) 7. Eli Levido 8. JJ Felise 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Taiwharangi Aranui 11. Mark McCormack 12. Junior Tatola 13. Tyler Cassel
Interchange: 14. Hala Masila 15. Thomas Grealy 16. Veiru Mapesone 17. Pio Sokobalavau 18. Matthew Woods