Match Preview | NYC Eels v Rabbitohs
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs tonight at ANZ Stadium for their Round 11 clash.
The Eels are coming off a 46-16 loss against the Warriors last week and Head Coach Steven Hales has made several changes to his line up for their clash.
Abbas Miski returns to the starting side in a reshuffled backline, replacing Anthony Layoun, whilst Denzal Tonise and Aaron Pene return to the side on an extended bench replacing Alec Bush.
The Eels (15th) have had an up and down season in 2015, at times showing attacking brilliance coupled with lacklustre defence. Head Coach Hales side showed last week they can score points, but he will be demanding a stronger defensive effort from his side this week to make sure they do not get blasted off the park early.
The Rabbitohs have also had an up and down season, winning four games and losing six to sit 10th on the ladder. Last week they suffered a 38-26 defeat to the Melbourne Storm as they struggled to claim their first win on the road however they boast a 4-1 home record so will benefit by returning to ANZ Stadium tonight.
Gates at ANZ Stadium open at 5:10pm with the NYC kick off scheduled for 5:15pm.
NRL kick-off is at 7:45pm.
Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side
1. Nathan Davis 2. Abbas Miski 3. Tyrell Fuimaono 4. Tui Olaupo 5. Suliasi Suli 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. Denzal Tonise 15. Tom Amone 16. Craig Field 17. Tepai Tepu-Smith 18. Aaron Pene
Rabbitohs Holden Cup Side
1. Devon Makoare-Boyce 2. Damon Goolagong 3. Jordie Hedges 4. Irae Simone 5. Josh Ellison 6. Chad O’Donnell 7. Eli Levido 8. Clayton Willaims 9. Liam Coleman 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Jacob McCudden 12. Haimona Hiroti 13. Eden Syme
14. Jimmy Widders-Leece 15. Wallace Tangiiti 16. Gabe Hamlin 17. Siosifa Talakai