Match Preview: NYC Eels v Dragons
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels Under 20s side will be looking build on an emphatic 48-12 win over the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park in Round 14.
Under the guidance of new Head Coach, Brett Cook, the Holden Cup side sliced through the middle of the Melbourne defence easily to rack up 48 points and secure a welcome win.
This Saturday, new recruit Josh Grant will make just his second appearance for the young Eels in the number 9 jersey, while SG Ball five-eighth Michael Doolan will partner with the more experienced Zach Dockar-Clay in the halves.
The Dragons are also flying high off an upset win over the Roosters in Round 15, but both sides remain in 14th (Eels) and 15th (Dragons) place on the ladder.
Last time the two sides met, in Round 10 2014, the Eels snatched a thrilling 32-30 win in front of their home crowd at Pirtek Stadium.
Match Details: Saturday, June 27. Kick off at 5.15pm. Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta.
Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side
1. Bevan French 2. Abbas Miski 3. Tui Oloapu 4. Nathan Davis 5. Atini Gafa 6. Michael Doolan 7. Zach Dockar-Clay 8. Alex Twal 9. Josh Grant 10. Brandon Raeli 11. Tyrell Fuimaono 12. Jack Morris 13. Jeff Markus
Interchange: 14. Dylan Izzard 15. Tom Amone 16. Paula Kaufusi 17. Aaron Pene
Head Coach: Brett Cook
St George Illawarra Dragons Holden Cup side:
Matthew Dufty 2. Roland Kotobalavu 3. Topiese Taufu 4. Izaac Thompson 5. Tom Carr 6. Rhys Davies 7. Adam Clune 8. Hame Sele 9. Ryan Fletcher 10. Jack Kavanagh 11. Ryan James 12. Jacob Host 13. Thomas Freebairn
Interchange: 14. Kelly Tate 15. Jay Gallagher 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Luciano Leilua 18. Netani Vi 19. Abraham Attalah
Head Coach: Ben Hornby