The Penrith Panthers have named a strong side for this Saturday's trial match against the Eels.
Gold Coast have scored three tries in the final 10 minutes to register a 24-18 win over Parramatta in a NRL trial in Alice Springs.
The Parramatta Eels have named a 21-man squad to face the Gold Coast Titans in Alice Springs this Saturday night.
He was a try-scoring machine in his debut season, but for young Eels fullback Bevan French, this year is about proving he has what it takes without the ball.
Parramatta may be coming off a horror 2016 season, but new recruit Nathan Brown says the Eels' resilience in a rough year inspired him to join them.
Penrith are the first side to qualify for the 2017 Auckland Nines final with victory over western Sydney rivals Parramatta at Eden Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Eels have survived a late comeback led by Manly's new recruits to down the Sea Eagles and top the Piha Pool with a 17-12 win on Sunday morning.
The Cowboys confirmed themselves as tournament favourites with a pair of commanding victories, while the New Zealand Warriors crashed out of the tournament.
Manly's new recruits shine, the Eels' star trio impress again and a Dragons youngster grabs the spotlight.
Who can still make the quarter-finals and who is already out of contention after day one of the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines?