Smith selects 12 man Sevens squad

Parramatta coach Brain Smith has today selected his 12 man squad for the Cougar World Sevens begining on Saturday. Smith is taking the tournamnet seriuosly and has named a first string side in order to retain the title they won last season and in 1997.

?I?m really looking forward to the weekend, as are the players. They?ve trained hard in the pre season and there was tremendous competition amongst the boys in order to be selected?, Smith said.

Daniel Wagon will captain the side which also includes Nathan Hindmarsh who still requires a clearance from the NRL before being allowed to play.

The squad is: 1 ? Luke BURT 2 ? Ronald PRINCE 3 ? Jamie LYON 4 ? David VAEALIKI 5 ? Lee HOPKINS 6 ? Daniel WAGON ? 7 ? Adam DYKES 8 ? Adam PEEK 9 ? John MORRIS 10 ?Eric GROTHE 11 ? Nathan HINDMARSH* 12 ? Jeremiah PAI

In other Eels news Michael Vella has taken out the Eels strongman title at their first open training session at Mounties Oval this morning. Vella pushed a VW car on his own for 20 metres in 12 seconds.