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The Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side to take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Lottoland on Sunday 5 March has been named by Blue and Gold Holden Cup Head Coach Luke Burt.

Burt has named a 23 man line up that features plenty of young and new faces in the Holden Cup competition.

Holden Cup kick off is at 1:45pm.

Parramatta Eels Holden Cup side

1. Anthony Layoun

2. Haze Dunster

3. Tuimavave Afualo

4. Noel Aukafolau

5. John Fonua

6. Dean Matterson (c)

7. Troy Dargan

8. Sean Keppie

9. Denzal Tonise (c)

10. Frank Sale

11. Filia Utoikamanu

12. Salese Faingaa

13. Steve Dresler


14. Reed Mahoney

15. Tangi Hokai

16. Dylan Clifford

17. Oregon Kafusi


18. Kamren Cryer

19. Mitch Butfield

20. Dom Murphy

21. Beni Valu

22. Emosi Alamoti

23. Tomoci Vatubuli

In 2017, there will be a new process of announcing the Blue & Gold line ups to take the field that week. At 4pm on Tuesdays, Eels Members and fans will receive a 21-man NRL squad, a 19-man squad 24 hours prior to kick off and the final side (Late Mail) one hour before kick off.

The 21- man squad will consist of 17 players in position, as well as up to four interchange reserves.

For Holden Cup Team Announcement, you'll receive a 23-man squad at 4pm on Tuesdays, a 20-man squad 24 hours prior to kick off and the usual Late Mail one hour before the game.

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