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Parramatta Eels vs. Sydney Roosters
Sunday 28th May 2006
Parramatta Stadium 3pm kick-off

Regular Eels Premier League custodian Joel Reddy has been selected to replace injured fullback Wade McKinnon for this Sunday's clash against the Roosters at Parramatta Stadium. McKinnon suffered a mouth injury whilst attempting a tackle on Penrith front-rower Matthew Cross in the Eels defeat against Penrith last Friday night, and is reported to be out of action for up to 4 weeks.

Origin stars Nathan Hindmarsh, Timana Tahu and Eric Grothe also return, adding some much needed skill and experience to a Parramatta team extremely low on confidence. Tim Smith has been unable to retain his First Grade halfback jersey back from his namesake Jeremy, and as a result will be spending another week in the Premier League with Zeb Taia and Josh Cordoba, both of whom played in the NRL last week.

Mark Riddell makes his return to the top grade this week, securing a position on a bench very light on size, with Michael Vella the only recognised prop.

The full side to take on the Roosters is:

1 ? Joel REDDY
2 ? Jarryd HAYNE
3 ? Brett DELANEY
4 ? Timana TAHU
5 - Eric GROTHE
6 ? John MORRIS
7 ? Jeremy SMITH
8 ? Fuifui MOIMOI
10 ? Paul STRINGER
11 ? Nathan HINDMARSH
12 ? Chad ROBINSON
13 ? Glenn MORRISON

14 ? Mark RIDDELL
15 - Dean WIDDERS
16 ? Daniel WAGON
17 ? Michael VELLA
18 ? Luke O?DWYER

Coach ? Jason Taylor