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SHACK CLEARED TO TRAVEL THE F3
THE PIRTEK PARRAMATTA EELS received a boost today with in-form prop Shane Shackleton cleared of any major damage to his right eye, with medical staff confirming he is likely to be fit for this Saturday's clash in Newcastle.
Shackleton suffered a corneal abrasion resulting from a direct blow to the eye in last night's match against Cronulla. He has recovered well overnight and is expected to take his place in the lineup.
Meanwhile, Matt Keating moves into the starting side at hooker while Ryan Morgan has been named at centre.
Below is the Pirtek Eels side to play the Newcastle Knights at Ausgrid Stadium on Saturday 28 May at 5.30pm:
1. Jarryd Hayne 2. Luke Burt 3. Chris Walker 4. Jacob Loko 5. Jordan Atkins 6. Casey McGuire 7. Jeff Robson 8. Tim Mannah 9. Matt Keating 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Nathan Hindmarsh (c) 12. Taniela Lasalo 13. Ben Smith
Interchange: 14. Anthony Mitchell 15. Shane Shackleton 16. Mitchell Allgood 17. Justin Horo
Coach: Stephen Kearney
INJURIES: Chris Hicks (ankle) rd 13, Justin Poore (knee) indefinite
Toyota Cup v Newcastle Knights, 3.15pm at Ausgrid Stadium.
1. Marmin Barba 2. Jacob Gagan 3. Vai Toutai 4. Trent Jennings 5. Chris Ulugia 6. Jason Wehbe 7. Cameron Breust 8. Ava Seumanufagai 9. Daniel Mahoney 10. Peni Terepo 11. Pat O'Hanlon 12. Matthew Eisenhuth 13. Rory Brien (c)
Interchange: 14. Dean Blackman 15. Kyle Fraser 16. Daniel Tupou 17. PJ Asiata
Coach: Matt Cameron