4 days ago
Four players will return to the Eels 17 man squad for Parramatta's first Monday night match of the 2007 season, up against the New Zealand Warriors at Parramatta Stadium on Monday 28 May.
Into the starting side that defeated the Cowboys last weekend are Jarryd Hayne and Nathan Hindmarsh (pending Origin) whilst Timana Tahu will make his return from a hamstring injury. Powerhouse prop Fuifui Moimoi who has missed the last 3 matches returns from a knee strain. Nathan replaces brother Ian in the starting side who will be missing for two matches with a fracture to his eye socket.
Eels coach Michael Hagan says the match will be a great test after the Cowboys victory.
"Last week was our best performance of the season and we are really looking to build on that," Hagan told www.parraeels.com.au.
"Having 9 days off between games is a new experience and something all teams are going through. Our preparation will really kick in on Friday when we've had a chance to assess how both Jarryd and Nathan have come through the Origin." Hagan added.
NRL vs WARRIORS Parramatta Stadium Mon 28 May 7pm 1 Luke BURT
2 Jarryd HAYNE 3 Ben SMITH 4 Timana TAHU 5 Eric GROTHE
6 Brett FINCH 7 Tim SMITH
8 Nathan CAYLESS