Eels forward Tepai Moeroa wants to make the Parramatta No.13 jersey his own in 2016.

Eels' Moeroa out of Bulldogs clash

The Parramatta Eels have trimmed their 21-man squad to 19 ahead of their Round 22 NRL Telstra Premiership clash with the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night.

Second-row forward Tepai Moeroa is out of the squad due to injury, with David Gower named in the starting side. The Eels have up until one hour before kick-off to finalise their 17-man team.

Moeroa has scored three tries in 16 games for the Eels this season. Will Smith and Frank Pritchard are the remaining reserves for the Eels, and could yet come into Brad Arthur's team for Thursday night.

No early changes for the Bulldogs, with Kerrod Holland and Asipeli Fine dropping off the reserves list.

Updated Bulldogs squad
1 Will Hopoate
2 Brett Morris
3 Josh Morris
4 Chase Stanley
5 Marcelo Montoya
6 Josh Reynolds
7 Matt Frawley
8 Aiden Tolman
9 Moses Mbye
10 James Graham (C)
11 Josh Jackson
12 Adam Elliott
13 David Klemmer
Interchange:
14 Sam Kasiano
15 Raymond Faitala
16 Danny Fualalo
17 Michael Lichaa
Reserves:
19 Francis Tualau
23 Brenko Lee

Updated Eels squad
1 Bevan French
2 Semi Radradra
3 Michael Jennings
4 Brad Takairangi
5 Kirisome Auva'a
6 Corey Norman
7 Mitchell Moses
8 Siosaia Vave
9 Cameron King
10 Tim Mannah (c)
11 Manu Ma'u
18 David Gower
13 Nathan Brown
Interchange:
14 Daniel Alvaro
15 Ken Edwards
16 Suaia Matagi
17 Peni Terepo
Reserves:
19 Will Smith
20 Frank Pritchard

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