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Team List - Broncos v Eels, Round One

The Parramatta Eels team to take on the Brisbane Broncos in Round One of the 2021 NRL Premiership has been named, thanks to Taylor and Scott Lawyers.

Head Coach Brad Arthur has selected three new faces to play in the Blue and Gold including Tom Opacic, Keegan Hipgrave and Isaiah Papali’i.

Tom Opacic will start at left centre inside winger Maika Sivo, after also playing there in the Eels’ trial against the Penrith Panthers.

It’s the first time the pair will link up in the NRL.

Second rower Keegan Hipgrave will also make his Eels debut from the bench, along with front rower Isaiah Papali’i.

Junior Paulo will mark a career milestone, playing in his 100th game for the Eels.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Tesi Niu
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 David Mead
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Tevita Pangai Junior
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Matthew Lodge
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 John Asiata
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Ben Te'o
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Will Smith

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Touch Judge: Michael Wise
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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