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Eels trial squad v Panthers named

The Parramatta Eels side to clash with the Penrith Panthers in this Saturday's pre-season trial at Panthers Stadium has been named by Blue & Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur.

In the first Battle of the West of the year, ahead of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership, Arthur has named a 18 man squad for the clash kicking off at 7pm.

The Wentworthville Magpies and Jersey Flegg sides are also in action ahead of the NRL clash with their squads also named below.

Parramatta Eels squad
1. Clint Gutherson
2. George Jennings
3. Michael Jennings
4. Brad Takairangi
5. Blake Ferguson
6. Dylan Brown
7. Mitch Moses
8. Daniel Alvaro
9. Reed Mahoney
10. Junior Paulo
11. Shaun Lane
12. Marata Niukore
13. Tepai Moeroa
14. Tim Mannah
15. Peni Terepo
16. Manu Ma'u
17. Nathan Brown
18. Will Smith

Wentworthville Magpies squad
1. Bevan French
2. Greg Leleisiuao
3. Josh Hoffman
4. Ethan Parry
5. Maika Sivo
6. Jaeman Salmon
7. Rhys Davies
8. Kane Evans
9. Brad Keighran
10. Oregon Kaufusi
11. Andrew Davey
12. Salesi Fainga’a
13. David Gower
14. Stefano Utoikamanu
15. D’Rhs Miller
16. Blake Cook
17. Piki Rogers

Eels Jersey Flegg squad
1. Sione Fonua
2. Taufa Afu
3. Tuimavave Afualo
4. JP Nohra
5. William Kei
6. Clayton Faullalo
7. Bailey Biondi-Odo
8. James Porter
9. Nick Tilburg
10. Aistasi James
11. Charbel Tasipale
12. Arron Shelford
13. Jesse Cronin
14. Joey Small
15. Bruce Ward
16. Harry Hanley
17. Tyler Tuigamala
18. Jack Jordan
19. Brenton Doyle-O’Donnell
20. Mick Goggin

Eels v Panthers pre-season trial
Where: Panthers Stadium, Penrith – Mulgoa Road, cnr Ransley Street, NSW 2750
When: Saturday 2 March, 2019
Times: West Gate Opens: 3.15pm
Jersey Flegg Kick-Off: 3.30pm
North & South Gates Open: 5pm
Intrust Super Premiership Kick-Off: 5pm
NRL Kick-Off: 7pm

We are encouraging all Blue & Gold Members and fans to attend the day to see the Eels, Magpies and Jersey Flegg sides go through their final preparations ahead of the season.

Eels Members and fans will need to purchase tickets to the trial either online or at the gate.

Adult tickets are available for $12.50, concession $10, juniors $7.50 or a family of four $30.

Paid parking is available at the Penrith Paceway Function Centre which is across the road from Panthers Stadium, otherwise parking options may be available at the Penrith Panthers Rugby Leagues Club.

This trial will be live streamed on and

Following the trial, the Eels will be hosting their annual Blue & Gold Army festival on Sunday 3 March at Prince Alfred Square Parramatta. Get all the details on the event here.


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