The Parramatta Eels Round One squad to take on the Penrith Panthers at Panthers Stadium on Sunday 11 March has been named by Blue & Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur. 

Arthur has named a 21 man squad for the clash with Bevan French named at fullback and Josh Hoffman and Kirisome Auva’a named on the wing. Daniel Alvaro and co-captain Tim Mannah have been named in the starting front row whilst Cameron King has been named at hooker.

Arthur has an extended bench of Beau Scott, Brad Takairangi, Suaia Matagi, Kane Evans, Will Smith, Kenny Edwards, David Gower and Kaysa Pritchard.

Kane Evans is set to become Blue & Gold Official Player number 791. Jarryd Hayne will play his 200th NRL clash.

Kick off is at 4:10pm.

Parramatta Eels squad
1. Bevan French
2. Josh Hoffman
3. Michael Jennings
4. Jarryd Hayne
5. Kirisome Auva’a
6. Corey Norman
7. Mitch Moses
8. Daniel Alvaro
9. Cameron King
10. Tim Mannah (c)
11. Manu Ma’u
12. Tepai Moeroa
13. Nathan Brown
Interchange
14. Beau Scott (c)
15. Brad Takairangi
16. Suaia Matagi
17. Kane Evans
18. Will Smith
19. Kenny Edwards
20. David Gower 

21. Kaysa Pritchard

The Eels Jersey Flegg side will kick proceedings off at Panthers Stadium at 11:45am before the Wentworthville Magpies ISP side kicking off at 1:45pm.

The NRL side will be reduced to nineteen players 24 hours before kick off before the final 17 players are confirmed an hour before kick off.