Hicks celebrates 200th in Jack Gibson Cup battle

Pirtek Eels winger Chris Hicks has been named to make his 200th NRL appearance this Friday night in the Jack Gibson Cup between the Eels and Roosters at Parramatta Stadium.

The former Penrith, Warrington and Manly winger retires at the end of the season and has retained his spot in an unchanged Eels lineup to the one that lost to the Tigers last Sunday.

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, the Eels' major sponsor PIRTEK will present the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) with an $80,000 cheque on the night - a direct result of the Pirtek National Fishing Challenge held in April this year where nearly 4000 anglers participated across Australia for over $140,000 in cash and prizes whilst raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

PIRTEK have also invited the PCFA to replace their front of jersey logo on the night, and will be auctioning off the unique one-off game jerseys to raise funds for Prostate Cancer research.

Below is the Pirtek Eels side to play the Sydney Roosters at Parramatta Stadium on Friday 26 August at 7.30pm:

1.            Luke Burt

2.            Ryan Morgan

3.            Justin Horo

4.            Ben Smith

5.            Chris Hicks

6.            Jarryd Hayne

7.            Casey McGuire

8.            Tim Mannah

9.            Matt Keating

10.          Fuifui Moimoi

11.          Nathan Hindmarsh (C)

12.          Taniela Lasalo

13.          Reni Maitua


15.           Shane Shackleton

16.          Mitchell Allgood

17.           Pat O'Hanlon

19.           Justin Poore

Coach: Stephen Kearney

INJURIES:  Etu Uaisele (hamstring), Jordan Atkins (neck), Jeff Robson (cheekbone) season, Jacob Loko (knee) season, Joel Reddy (pectoral) indefinite

Toyota Cup v Sydney Roosters at Parramatta Stadium 5.20pm:

1.            Cameron Picker
2.            Chris Ulugia
3.            Jon Pepa
4.            Trent Jennings
5.            Jacob Gagan
6.            Jason Wehbe
7.            Cameron Breust
8.            Ava Seumanufagai
9.            Daniel Mahoney
10.          Peni Terepo
11.          Josh Tuitupou
12.          Matthew Eisenhuth
13.          Rory Brien (C)
14.          Dean Blackman
15.          PJ Asiata
16.           Joseph Ualesi
17.          Kyle Fraser
18.           Toby Key
20.           Jason Strickleton

Coach: Matt Cameron

Wentworthville team to play Central Coast in Round 25 of the NSW Cup:

1              Tom Humble
2              Ken Sio
3              Troy Savage
4              Dylon Gilbert
5              Henry Raiwalui
6              Daniel Mortimer
7              Brendan Waters
8              Pele Peletelese
9              Matt Hunt
10           Manase Manuokafoa
11           Joseph Paulo
12           Matthew Ryan
13           Danny Howard

14           Simon Greaves
15           Nathan Armit
16           Valu Nasio
17           Benson Tupou