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Parramatta Eels Head Coach Michael Hagan has named an unchanged squad for the side that defeated the Penrith Panthers last Friday night for the match against the Bulldogs this Sunday at Parramatta Stadium.
In one minor change, prop Fuifui Moimoi will start the match with Aaron Cannings moving back to the bench.
The Eels have three players that will take part in Friday night's test match in Brisbane, Nathan Hindmarsh for Australia and Nathan Cayless and Krisnan Inu for New Zealand. Inu has been named in the Eels Premier League side this week.
Eels coach Michael Hagan says it is tough to prepare for a match with players away on representative duty.
"It does make it more difficult but Nathan Cayless and Nathan Hindmarsh have had plenty of experience in playing and backing up from rep football. We just have to make sure they are looked after and we get them to the game on Sunday," Hagan told www.parraeels.com.au.
"Parramatta and Canterbury games are a bit like last weeks local derby at Penrith. It is going to be nice and physical. I'm sure the fans of both sides are expecting that and that the players are looking forward to it," Hagan added.
NRL vs BULLDOGS Parramatta Stadium Sun 22 April 3pm
1 Luke BURT
2 Jarryd HAYNE 3 Ben SMITH 4 Timana TAHU 5 Eric GROTHE
6 Brett FINCH 7 Tim SMITH
8 Nathan CAYLESS