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Eels head coach Brad Arthur has named his 18 man squad for the NRL Nines tournament this weekend.

Clint Gutherson will captain the side that also includes stars Maika Sivo, Mitch Moses and Blake Ferguson.

New recruit Ryan Matterson will pull on the Blue & Gold for the first time

Eels Nines squad

Blake Ferguson
Brad Takairangi
Clint Gutherson (c)
David Gower
George Jennings
Haze Dunster
Jaeman Salmon
Junior Paulo
Maika Sivo
Marata Niukore
Mitch Moses
Oregon Kaufusi
Ray Stone
Rhys Davies
Ryan Matterson
Shaun Lane
Stefano Utoikamanu
Will Smith


  1. Bookies have us as favourites for the 9’s, which is probably fair. We have good speed, size and skill across the park and a couple of players like Taka and even Matterson who will star in this format.

    Sivo’s pick interests me though. I guess because Todd hasn’t made his mind up yet there is no reason for him not to ba able to play, but I just assumed he wouldn’t be for some reason.

  2. @Eels47
    Greenberg said a decision on Sivo wouldn’t be made until after his next court case.
    His next court case is the 17th of February so he is free to play until then.

  3. It’s interesting how Todd instantly stands down players from some clubs but with his favorite clubs he shows a lot more leniency.

    Same clubs can’t medically retire players but his favorite clubs can.

    He isn’t even pretending anymore.

  4. Very good news.
    Hooker was our weakest position depth wise.
    I thought young Schneider might have got the call but Davies will do a good job.
    I guess we can throw Will Smith in as a back up hooker.
    In saying all of that they will only get a run if Mahoney gets injured or called up for SOO.

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