Hostplus Match Preview: Round 8

The Battle of the West ventures out to ANZ Stadium this Saturday when Parramatta Eels welcome the Panthers to their temporary home base.

Anthony Griffin has kept faith in the same side that was beaten 28-2 by Cronulla Sharks last Sunday. James Fisher-Harris has been named to retain his spot in the starting side despite coming from the field with a shoulder injury during the second half. Bryce Cartwright is amongst the reserves as he continues to battle his way back to full fitness after an ankle injury.

Opposition coach Brad Arthur has been forced in to making one change from the side that beat Wests Tigers 26-22 on Easter Monday, with Peni Terepo (chest) making way for Kenny Edwards who returns after serving a seven game suspension for disciplinary reasons.

Former Panthers Michael Jennings and Suaia Matagi start for the Eels, while Will Smith and George Jennings are named on their extended bench.