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The Parramatta Eels would like to congratulate the following players selected in the NSW U16s and Queensland U16s teams to play at Suncorp Stadium in the curtain-raiser to State of Origin III on Wednesday 12 July.

The NSW side will feature Blue & Gold Samuel Hughes, Jed Edwards, Tyler Field and David Hollis, all selected by Head Coach Brad Fittler’s, whilst Bailey Biondi-Odo will represent Queensland.

Eels SG Ball Head Coach Scott Jones will be the NSW side’s Development Coach.

Congratulations to the young Eels selected!

NSW Under-16s: 

1. Albert Hopoate (Manly Sea Eagles)

2. Cooper Jenkins (Newcastle Knights)

3. Bradman Best (Newcastle Knights)

4. Aaron Schoupp (Illawarra Steelers)

5. Max Feagai (Illawarra Steelers)

6. Kaeo Weekes (Manly Sea Eagles)

7. Thomas Demeio (Cronulla Sharks)

8. Samuel Hughes (Parramatta Eels)

9. Jed Edwards (Parramatta Eels)

10. Filimaua Filimaua-Tau (Manly Sea Eagles)

11. Ben Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)

12. Josh Schuster (Manly Sea Eagles)

13. Jaron Purcell (Newcastle Knights)

14. Tyler Field (Parramatta Eels)

15. David Hollis (Parramatta Eels)

16. Harry Croker (Newcastle Knights)

17. Blake Dowel (Illawarra Steelers)

18. Kobe Rugless (Sydney Roosters)

Queensland Under-16s

Myphala Ah Chong (Brothers St Brendan's JRLFC)

Lance Bagon (Carina JRLFC)

Zach Brooks (Valleys JRLFC)

Ezra Coulston (Carina JRLFC)

Thomas Dearden (Currumbin JRLFC)

William Evans (Burleigh JRLFC)

Ryan Garner (Bureleigh JRLFC)

Nelson Grove (Burlegih JRLFC)

Stepharn Holo (Helensvale JRLFC)

Josh James (West Mitchelton JRLFC)

Tahu Kingi (Waterford Devils JRLFC)

Feao Maka (Logan Brothers JRLFC)

Eli Morgan (Burleigh JRLFC)

Fanitesi Niu (Logan Brothers JRLFC)

Alofoana Khan-Pereira (Burleigh JRLFC)

Tristan Powell (Wests Mitchelton JRLFC)

Jake Simpkins (Southern Suburbs Toowoomba)

Bailey Biondi-Odo (Innisfail Brothers JRL)

The NSW v Queensland Under-16s clash will be live streamed on


Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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