Sunday’s second NRL Round 5 match is between Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers. The opening bounce is set to commence at 14:05 local time with the game to be played at Pirtek Stadium. The home team Parramatta Eels are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers.
When: 14:05 | Sunday 03/04/2016
Where: Pirtek Stadium
Tip: Parramatta Eels at $1.52
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Brad Takairangi at $20.00
Eels: 1 Michael Gordon 2 Semi Radradra 3 Michael Jennings 4 Brad Takairangi 5 Clinton Gutherson 6 Corey Norman 7 Kieran Foran 8 Junior Paulo 9 Isaac De Gois 10 Tim Mannah 11 Manu Ma’u 12 Beau Scott 13 Tepai Moeroa Interchange: 14 Kaysa Pritchard 15 Peni Terepo 16 Danny Wicks 17 Kenneth Edwards 18 David Gower
Peni Terepo as 18th man is the only addition to the same side that downed the Tigers.
Panthers: 1 Matthew Moylan 2 Joshua Mansour 3 Waqa Blake 4 Peta Hiku 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6 Te Maire Martin 7 Jamie Soward 8 Sam McKendry 9 Peter Wallace 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11 Bryce Cartwright 12 Isaah Yeo 13 Trent Merrin Interchange: 14 Tyrone Peachey 15 Lelani Latu 16 Suaia Matagi 17 James Fisher 20 Elijah Taylor 21 Jeremy Latimore
Matt Moylan is set to play his first game of the year after recovering from a pre-season back injury, with Will Smith making way at the back. Bryce Cartwright (dislocated thumb) has been named with Elijah Taylor and Jeremy Latimore named as cover.
Parramatta will be without NRL club captain Tim Mannah for at least three weeks due to a fractured shoulder blade.
The Eels on Wednesday confirmed the injury, suffered in their 8-0 win over Wests Tigers on Monday.
The news is better for prop Danny Wicks, who has has been cleared of a fractured cheekbone and is expected to be fit for Sunday’s clash with Penrith at Pirtek Stadium.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change