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The Pirtek Parramatta Eels will take a whole new look into Friday night's round five clash with St. George-Illawarra at Parramatta Stadium, wearing a special one-off jersey bearing the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) logo on the chest.
Major sponsors Pirtek have given up their position on the front of the Blue & Gold jersey for the match in an attempt to raise awareness for PCFA and help fight the disease.
In addition to raising awareness for the fight against Prostate Cancer, the Eels will also be doing their bit to raise funds with each playing jersey to be signed and auctioned with all proceeds going to the PCFA.
Auction details will be confirmed in the week following the match.
Pirtek is also doing its bit to raise much needed funds, holding the Pirtek Fishing Challenge on Sunday April 19.
To be a part of the Pirtek Fishing Challenge, log on to www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au to register and help raise $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. There is $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won throughout the challenge.
In team news, Taulima Tautai will make his first appearance in First Grade for 2009 while Todd Lowrie slots into the second row for the Good Friday game.
Tautai replaces Joel Reddy while Lowrie's inclusion has seen Weller Hauraki named on an extended six man bench, which also features new addition Brendan Oake.
NRL : PIRTEK PARRAMATTA EELS V DRAGONS : PARRAMATTA STADIUM FRI 10 APRIL 2009 : 7:35PM 1. Luke Burt 2. Taulima Tautai 3. Ben Smith 4. Krisnan Inu 5. Eric Grothe 6. Jarryd Hayne 7. Brett Finch 8. Nathan Cayless (C) 9. Matthew Keating 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Nathan Hindmarsh 12. Todd Lowrie 13. Feleti Mateo
Interchange: 14. Kris Keating 15. Joe Galuvao 16. Tim Mannah 17. Broderick Wright 18. Brendan Oake 20. Weller Hauraki COACH: Daniel Anderson
Referees For Eels v Dragons Referees: Ashley Klein & Brett Suttor Sideline Officials: Gavin Reynolds & Steve Carrall Video Referee: Steve Clark
Eels v Dragons - Head To Head
HEAD TO HEAD Played 17, Eels 10, Dragons 6, Drawn 1
AT PARRAMATTA STADIUM Played 7, Eels 6, Dragons 1
LAST 8 CLASHES 2008 - DRAGONS 40 d. EELS 14 at ANZ Stadium; EELS 19 d. DRAGONS 18 at ANZ Stadium. 2007 - DRAGONS 14 d. EELS 6 at WIN Stadium; EELS 20 d. DRAGONS 12 at Parramatta Stadium. 2006 - EELS 28 d. DRAGONS 6 at Parramatta Stadium; DRAGONS 8 d. EELS 1 at WIN Jubilee Oval. 2005 - DRAGONS 25 d. EELS 22 at WIN Jubilee Oval; EELS 40 d. DRAGONS 14 at Parramatta Stadium.
BIGGEST HEAD TO HEAD WINS EELS 40 d. DRAGONS 14 at Parramatta Stadium, 2005; EELS 36 d. DRAGONS 10 at Parramatta Stadium, 2003. DRAGONS 37 d. EELS 6 at Parramatta Stadium, 2004.
TOYOTA CUP : PIRTEK PARRAMATTA EELS V DRAGONS : PARRAMATTA STADIUM FRI 10 APRIL 2009 : 5:20PM
1. Daniel Cross 2. Fred Latulipe 3. Brad Graham 4. Taniela Lasalo 5. Domenic Nasso 6. Albert Kelly 7. Daniel Mortimer (c) 8. Kene Te Whata 9. Daniel Galati 10. Mitchel Johnson 11. Tim Auremi 12. Pat O'Hanlon 13. Jason Baitieri
Interchange: 14. Lachlan Gowland 15. Rulon Nutira 16. Royce Hura 17. Boyd Brown 18. Joel Latham COACH: David Fairleigh