Timana Tahu named for Parramatta trial

This weekend Timana Tahu will play his first game for the Pirtek Parramatta Eels in two years, when he takes the field at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford at 7.30pm on Saturday night.<br><br>The talented centre has served a two-match suspension in the Eels’ previous two trials, which was still remaining from his last match in 2007, but now can’t wait to pull on the blue and gold again.<br><br>The return of Tahu is timely for the Eels’ last trial, with many first grade players either ruled out or in doubt due to injury, including Daniel Mortimer and Ben Smith.<br><br>Coach Daniel Anderson has called on some exciting young talent for this match, including Anthony Mitchell, Tom Humble, Central Coast junior Jonathan Wright and Taniela Lasalo.<br><br>For Tahu, who has been training non-stop since October last year, the game marks a welcome return to rugby league.<br><br>“I can’t wait to get out there and just play,” he says.<br><br>“I’m really looking forward to this, to playing with the Eels again and just getting out on the field and playing a game. I’ve been training for a long time now so it will be great to put it all into practice.”<br><br>Eels fans can get a triple dose of the club on Sunday, February 28, with the entire NRL squad’s appearance at the Pirtek Parramatta Eels’ annual Fan Day, from 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall.<br><br>Then feeder team Wentworthville will play a trial at Ringrose Park, Wentworthville, at 4.00pm, before Parramatta’s Toyota Cup side plays at 6.00pm.<br><br><b>NRL squad for trial v Sydney Roosters at Bluetongue Stadium, kick off 7.30pm</b><br><br>Luke Burt, Nathan Cayless, Eric Grothe, Nathan Hindmarsh, Justin Horo, Tom Humble, Krisnan Inu, Kris Keating, Matt Keating, Taniela Lasalo, Tim Mannah, Feleti Mateo, Anthony Mitchell, Fuifui Moimoi, Brendan Oake, Justin Poore, Joel Reddy, Jeff Robson, Shane Shackleton, Timana Tahu, Johnathan Wright, Etu Uaisele.<br><br> <table width="70%" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"> <tbody><tr> <td><strong><img src="http://www.nrl.com//Portals/0/galleries/Fixture_Cycler_Images/dt_logo_80.jpg" width="80" align="left" height="60">Timana Tahu</strong> : <br> <strong>Dream Team Value:</strong> $120,300 | <strong>Position:</strong> Centre / Wing<br> Do you want Timana in your Dream Team? <a href="http://dreamteam.nrl.com" target="_blank"><strong>Add him today!</strong></a></td> </tr> </tbody></table> <br>