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Team List - Eels v Panthers, Round 25

A number of changes have been made to the Parramatta Eels team to take on the Penrith Panthers in Round 25.

Coach Brad Arthur has opted to rest Clint Gutherson, Mitch Moses, Isaiah Papali'i, Nathan Brown, Waqa Blake, Marata Niukore and Dylan Brown, while Junior Paulo and Ryan Matterson will also miss the game serving suspensions.

Hayze Perham will make his debut for the Eels at fullback, while Ky Rodwell and Samuel Loizou are poised to make their NRL debuts from the bench.

Also coming into the team is Michael Oldfield, Tom Opacic and Sean Russell. 

Jake Arthur will play in the halves alongside Will Smith who will captain the side for the first time, before NRL finals kick off next week.

Kick-off is at 8:05pm on Friday 3 September at Cbus Super Stadium.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Hayze Perham
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Haze Dunster
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Stephen Crichton
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Michael Oldfield
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt Burton
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Will Smith
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Jake Arthur
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Oregon Kaufusi
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Joey Lussick
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Makahesi Makatoa
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Bryce Cartwright
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Keegan Hipgrave
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Ray Stone
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Samuel Loizou
    Interchange for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Ky Rodwell
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Shaun Lane
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Sean Russell
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Tevita Pangai Junior

Reserves

  • Reserve for Eels is number 18 Will Penisini
    Reserve for Panthers is number 19 Izack Tago

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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