Vella returns for Eels game against
Tigers

Prop forward Michael Vella has been named as part of a five man interchange bench for the Parramatta Eels in Saturday's Round 7 NRL match against the Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium.

It will be the 27 year olds first match of the 2005 Premiership season, after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in February.

Vella made his return to Rugby League in the Premier League match against North Sydney at North Sydney Oval last Friday night (15 April).

He replaces fellow prop Aaron Cannings who suffered a dislocated shoulder in the 26 - 14 victory over the Melbourne Storm last Saturday night (16 April)

"I'm obviously excited to be a part of the NRL again, and I'm looking forward to getting back onto Parramatta Stadium," Vella said.

1 ? Luke BURT 2 ? Matt PETERSEN 3 ? Daniel WAGON 4 - Timana TAHU 5 - Eric GROTHE 6 - John MORRIS 7 - Tim SMITH 8 ? Nathan CAYLESS ? 9 ? Mark RIDDELL 10 - Paul STRINGER 11 - Nathan HINDMARSH 12 ? Glenn MORRISON 13 ? Henry PERENARA 14 - PJ MARSH 15 ? Chad ROBINSON 16 ? Adam PEEK 17 ? Michael VELLA 18 ? Dean WIDDERS

Coach ? Brian Smith

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