Parramatta coach Brain Smith has today selected his 12 man squad for the Cougar World Sevens begining on Saturday. Smith is taking the tournamnet seriuosly and has named a first string side in order to retain the title they won last season and in 1997.
�I�m really looking forward to the weekend, as are the players. They�ve trained hard in the pre season and there was tremendous competition amongst the boys in order to be selected�, Smith said.
Daniel Wagon will captain the side which also includes Nathan Hindmarsh who still requires a clearance from the NRL before being allowed to play.
The squad is: 1 � Luke BURT 2 � Ronald PRINCE 3 � Jamie LYON 4 � David VAEALIKI 5 � Lee HOPKINS 6 � Daniel WAGON � 7 � Adam DYKES 8 � Adam PEEK 9 � John MORRIS 10 �Eric GROTHE 11 � Nathan HINDMARSH* 12 � Jeremiah PAI
In other Eels news Michael Vella has taken out the Eels strongman title at their first open training session at Mounties Oval this morning. Vella pushed a VW car on his own for 20 metres in 12 seconds.