Opposition squad: Eels name team to face Knights

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has named his 21-man squad to face the nib Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night.

Following a bye last week, Arthur has stuck with the same starting side that suffered a two-point loss at the hands of St George Illawarra in Round 16.

Tepai Moeroa returns from suspension on the bench in place of an injured Will Smith.

ROUND 18 SQUAD: BIG GUNS RETURN AS FULLBACK MAKES NRL DEBUT

TEAM

1. Clint Gutherson (c)
2. Bevan French
3. Michael Jennings
4. Jarryd Hayne
5. George Jennings
6. Corey Norman
7. Mitch Moses
8. Daniel Alvaro
9. Cameron King
10. Siosaia Vave
11. Marata Niukore
12. Brad Takairangi
13. Nathan Brown

14. Tepai Moeroa
15. Tim Mannah (c)
16. David Gower
17. Peni Terepo

18. Kane Evans
19. Kirisome Auva'a
20. Jaeman Salmon
21. Kaysa Pritchard

Friday, July 13 – Round 18

Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels
Kick-off: 7.55pm
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium