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RLWC Australia vs Lebanon at the Sydney Football Stadium.Picture : NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous

Parramatta Eels players Suaia Matagi, Michael Jennings, Manu Ma’u, Mitchell Moses, Tim Mannah and Brad Takairangi have been named in their respective side’s official line-ups for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Teams will be reduced to 17 players an hour before kick-off on game day.

Australia v Samoa – Darwin Stadium, Friday 7pm (830pm AEDT)

Eels forward Suaia Matagi has been named on the bench for the clash against the tournament favourite Australia side.

Tonga v Lebanon – Christchurch Stadium, Friday 5pm (3pm AEDT)

Michael Jennings returns to the Tonga squad after missing the match against the Kiwis because of a hamstring complaint. Peni Terepo has been ruled out of the clash with an ankle injury.

Along with fellow Tonga representative Ma’u, the Blue & Gold will face fellow teammates Mitch Moses and Tim Mannah who will represent Lebanon.

New Zealand v Fiji – Wellington Regional Stadium, Friday 730pm (530pm AEDT)

Brad Takairangi will be the lone Blue & Gold player in this clash, named in the Kiwis side that suffered a 28-22 defeat to Tonga last week.

England v Papua New Guinea – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Sunday 4pm AEDT

No Blue & Gold representatives in Sunday’s clash.

Good luck to the six Blue & Gold players involved!

Click through to see the full World Cup Quarter-finals Team Lists.

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