Match Preview: NYC Eels v Warriors
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side will go head to head with the fourth placed NZ Warriors to kick off the Round 10 triple-header at Pirtek Stadium this Saturday 16 May.
Head Coach Steven Hales has made several changes to his side with Suliasi Suli and Anthony Layoun called into the side to making their 2015 debut whilst fullback Bevan French and forward Josh Aloiai drop out of the line-up after being named in the Wentworthville Magpies NSW Cup side.
Eels outside back and electric try-scorer Abbas Miski has been named on the bench.
The young Blue and Gold, who are currently placed 13th on the ladder, will be looking for their fourth win of the season after falling agonisingly short to the Storm last week, 34-32.
The Eels trailed 34-14 with less than 15 minutes remaining before the young Eels attack clicked into gear, showing they can pile on the points in quick succession. However Head Coach Hales will be looking for a stronger defensive performance against the Warriors.
The Warriors are coming off a 23-22 defeat to the Cronulla Sharks.
Kick-off is at 10:40am
Parramatta Eels NYC Side
1. Nathan Davis 2. Suliasi Suli 3. Tyrell Fuimaono 4. Atini Gafa 5. Anthony Layoun 6. Michael Doolan 7. Troy Dargan 8. Brandon Raeli 9. Dylan Izzard 10. Alex Twal (c) 11. Jordan Muna 12. Jack Morris 13. Jeff Markus
14. Alec Bush 15. Tom Amone 16. Craig Field 17. Tepai Tepu-Smith 18. Abbas Miski
NZ Warriors NYC Side
1. Bradley Abbey 2. Tomasi Aoake 3. Fetalaiga Pauga 4. Koli Oneone 5. Paul Ulberg 6. Mafoa’aeata Hingano 7. Erin Clark 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Nathaniel Roache 10. Valentino Patelesio 11. Ofahiki Ogden 12. Semisi Tyrell 13. Jazz Tevaga
14. Matiu Love-Henry 15. Tualima Tualima 16. Paul Tuli 17. Christopher Sio 18. Lewis Soosemea