Hewitt Returns from Injury to Face Eels

Winger Tom Hewitt returns to the NRL team for the match against the Eels this Sunday at Parramatta Stadium after missing seven weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in his NRL debut.

Hewitt, 21, has been named on the wing shifting Hurstville United junior Chase Stanley to the centres where he will partner Matt Cooper who returns from Origin duties.

In other changes to the team, Beau Scott moves into the back row replacing Danny Wicks, Dan Hunt has been named on the interchange replacing the suspended Adam Peek and Corey Payne returning from suspension has also been named on the five-man bench.

Unavailable Dragons are: Mark Gasnier (Pectoral), Wes Naiqama (Knee), Dean Young (Knee), Ben Hornby (Calf), Brett Morris (Shoulder), Ashton Sims (Knee), Mathew Head (Shoulder) and Adam Peek (Suspension).

NRL Dragons v Parramatta Eels 2.00pm Sunday 17 June Parramatta Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown

1. Josh MORRIS 2. Jason NIGHTINGALE 3. Chase STANLEY 4. Matt COOPER 5. Tom HEWITT 6. Richard WILLIAMS 7. Jamie SOWARD 8. Justin POORE 9. Simon WOOLFORD 10. Jason RYLES (c) 11. Beau SCOTT 12. Chris HOUSTON 13. Ben CREAGH 14. Dan HUNT 15. Ricky THORBY 16. Lagi SETU 17. Ben ELLIS 18. Corey PAYNE

Premier League Dragons v Parramatta Eels 12 noon Sunday 17 June Parramatta Stadium Coach: Steven Price

1. Ronald PRINCE 2. Rota SETU 3. Frank SAMIA 4. Keith LULIA 5. Sam MORATH 6. Reece BLAYNEY 7. Brad DAVIDSON 8. Charlie LEAENO 99. Tony CAINE 10. Danny WICKS 11. Ryan POWELL (c) 12. Sam ISEMONGER 13. Matt PRIOR 14. Casey ELLIS 15. Pat ROSSER 16. Nick DOIG 17. James JIMENEZ 18. Brian WEST 19. Ricardo YOUNG

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