Oshae Tuiasau : Digital Image Scott Davis NRLphotos: NYC Round 20 Brisbane Broncos V Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 24th July 2015

NYC PREVIEW: v Eels

Gold Training under-20s centre Rory Humphreys is out of tonight’s clash with Parramatta because of a knee injury. Brian Kelly will step into the centres with Greg Lelesiuao has been called up onto the wing after recovering from a shoulder injury.

The game will start at 4.45pm and is a great way to start the evening (NRL kick-off is 7pm). Don’t forget children go free with every paying adult in the eastern stand, in good viewing positions.

While the Eels are coming off a 50-6 thrashing by second-placed North Queensland, they are a team – like their NRL side – of producing unpredictable performances with the strike-power to worry any team.

Their pack includes this year’s Junior Kangaroo representatives in prop Alex Twal and second-rower Tyrell Fuimaono, and they have plenty of size and aggression.

Fuimaono is sixth in the Holden Cup list for tackle breaks with 72 and third with metres gained at an average of 151m per game, so it is up to the Titans pack to curb his influence. And Oshae Tuiasau (pictured), who ran for 222 metres against the Broncos, will be the key to giving the Titans good go-forward.

The Eels are in 13th position and the Titans 14th but if the Gold Training Titans can win tonight, it will be their fourth win in five games and would take them above the Eels on for-and-against averages.

The Gold Training NYC team is:

1 - Shaun Hudson (capt)

19 – Greg Lelesiuao

2 – Brian Kelly

4 - Josh Berkers 

5 – Zac Spring

6 – Karl Lawton

7 - Brayden Torpy

8 – Oshae Tuiasua

9 – Chris Law

10 - Max Elliott

11 - Shane Wright

12 - Hayden Schwass

13 - Parahi Wilson (capt)

Interchange:

14 – Shane Gillham

15 - Harrison Hughes

16 – Rhys Duke

17 – Anthony Colman

18 – Daymeric Pelo

20 – Daniel Schwass