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The Parramatta Eels take on the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 23 July in Round 20 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

Blue & Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur named a 21 man squad earlier in the week, with prop Siosaia Vave called into the starting side in the front row alongside captain Tim Mannah.

Daniel Alvaro moves to an extended bench alongside Kenny Edwards, Suaia Matagi, Will Smith, David Gower, Peni Terepo, Kirisome Auva'a and John Folau.

For Ivan Cleary’s Wests Tigers line up, he has been forced to make changes with Jacob Liddle ruled out through injury and Sauaso Sue through suspension.

Chris Lawrence moves into the starting back-row with Tim Grant and Michael Chee-Kam added to the bench. Matt McIlwrick will start in the No.9 jersey.

The Eels currently sit seventh on the Telstra Premiership ladder, coming off a bye and a victory over the Melbourne Storm a fortnight ago.

The clash will be a fiery one, with former Wests Tigers half, now Eels halfback Mitch Moses set to take on his former Club since the mid-season switch.

Since Moses’ arrival to the Blue & Gold, the Eels have won five from their last seven games.

The Eels last suffered a defeat in Round 14.

For the Wests Tigers, four wins this season sees them sitting in 15th, but a defeat last week to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles will have them fired up for this clash after they were in the contest with 10 minutes to go before the two points slipped away from them.

Historically, the Eels hold an overall recover over the Wests Tigers, including three of our last four clashes. In the last time we met, the Eels came away 26-22 victors over the opposition.

Kick off is at 4pm.

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The clash between the two sides is always a heated one, but the Round 20 encounter will hold a greater significance this week, with an important cause off the paddock.

For the clash, the Eels have partnered with the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, the Wests Tigers and NRL to support the launch of Stay Kind Day and both clubs will be playing for the inaugural trophy.

The Eels and Wests Tigers players will wear special ‘Stay Kind’ jerseys for the clash, which will feature the Stay Kind branding on the front of the jersey, an initiative to raise awareness and prevention of suicide in honour of the Kelly family, who tragically lost two sons – Thomas and Stuart – four years apart.

The Kelly family have set up the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation to promote respect, kindness and the fostering of a supportive environment in our community.

Stay Kind is about caring for one another in family, sport, work and school. As a caring compassionate community, we can help prevent suicide in Australia.

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Despite this being an away fixture, ticketed Eels Members will be able to gain FREE entry as it is the second of our three reciprocal rights matches at ANZ Stadium! Reserved seat Members will need to have their Membership card present at the game and will need to enter through Gate C.

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Match Details: Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 23 July. Kick off at 4pm.

Televised: Channel 9 and Fox League – Live from 4:00pm

The History :Played 34, Wests Tigers 14, Eels 19, Drawn 1. Parramatta hold an overall record over the Wests Tigers and have won three of their last four between the two including their Easter Monday victory back in Round 7. Semi Radradra has scored four tries from four games against the joint venture and 17 from 19 overall at ANZ Stadium. Eels teammate Bevan French has 25 tries from 25 games in the Telstra Premiership, but he is yet to get over the line against the Wests Tigers.

Parramatta Eels squad: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Bevan French 6. Corey Norman 7. Mitch Moses 8. Siosaia Vave 9. Cameron King 10. Tim Mannah 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Nathan Brown

Interchange: 14. Daniel Alvaro 15. Kenny Edwards 16. Suaia Matagi 17. Will Smith 18. David Gower 19. Peni Terepo 20. Kirisome Auva’a 21. John Folau

Wests Tigers squad: 1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Malaki Watene-Zelezniak 6. Tuimoala Lolohea 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Ava Seumanufagai 11. Chris Lawrence 12. Joel Edwards 13. Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14. Matthew Eisenhuth 15. Alex Twal 16. Michael Chee-Kam 17. Tim Grant 18. JJ Felise 19. Jack Littlejohn 20. Kyle Lovett 21. Josh Aloiai

Match officials: Referee: Adam Gee; Assistant referee: Chris Sutton; Touch judges: Rohan Best and Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski; Review Officials: Luke Patten and Bernard Sutton.


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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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