Eels' Webb to debut against former team

PIRTEK Parramatta Eels forward Carl Webb will make his debut for the club against his former team the North Queensland Cowboys this Saturday night at Parramatta Stadium. He is one of four changes to the Eels side.

Webb, who turned 30 last week, made a successful comeback from a hamstring injury for Wentworthville last weekend and will add impact to the side in the absence of Fuifui Moimoi who has taken an early plea on his grade one careless high tackle charge and will miss one match. Webb will start the match from the bench.

Joel Reddy returns to the side in the centres after missing much of the pre-season after shoulder surgery and playing two games for Wentworthville. He replaced Chris Walker (hip injury).

The other changes in the squad are hooker Anthony Mitchell, who impressed in the last two rounds of 2010, coming in for the injured Casey McGuire (calf) and starting the match from the bench (Matt Keating is starting hooker), and Mitchell Allgood who returns from one week's absence with injury. He replaces Billy Rogers on the bench with Shane Shackleton retaining his starting position in the front row.

Pirtek Parramatta Eels v North Queensland, Saturday April 2, Parramatta Stadium. 7.30pm

1. Jarryd Hayne
2. Luke Burt
3. Joel Reddy
4. Ryan Morgan
5. Etu Uaisele
6. Daniel Mortimer
7. Jeff Robson
8. Tim Mannah
9. Matt Keating
10. Shane Shackleton
11. Nathan Hindmarsh (C)
12. Taniela Lasalo
13. Ben Smith

14. Anthony Mitchell
15. Justin Horo
16. Mitchell Allgood
17. Carl Webb
Coach: Stephen Kearney

COACH Matt Cameron has rewarded his side that provided the Pirtek Eels' first win of the season in the Toyota Cup by naming an unchanged side for this Saturday's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys.

Toyota Cup v North Queensland, 5.15pm
1. Marmin Barba
2. Jacob Gagan
3. Jacob Loko
4. Trent Jennings
5. Vai Toutou
6. Jason Wehbe
7. Cameron Breust
8. Ava Seumanufagai
9. Daniel Mahoney
10. Peni Terepo
11. Pat O'Hanlon
12. Matthew Eisenhuth
13. Rory Brien (C)

14. Dean Blackman
15. Kyle Fraser
16. Joseph Ualesi
17. PJ Asiata
18. Toby Key
19. Luke Fishburn
Coach: Matt Cameron