The Pirtek Parramatta Eels will take a whole new look into Friday night’s Round 5 NRL clash with St. George-Illawarra at Parramatta Stadium, and that’s not just in the halves department with Brett Finch quitting his post as halfback.
The Eels will be wearing a modified ‘one-off’ jersey bearing the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) logo on the chest.
The new look not only supporting a good cause, but for the Eels, they are hoping it brings a change in fortune. With their attack woeful in the past few weeks, the change of gear might swing their luck the other way.
Major sponsors Pirtek have given up their position on the front of the Blue & Gold jersey for the match in an attempt to raise awareness for PCFA and help fight the disease.
In addition to raising awareness for the fight against Prostate Cancer, the Eels will also be doing their bit to raise funds with each playing jersey to be signed and auctioned with all proceeds going to the PCFA.
Auction details will be confirmed in the week following the match.
Pirtek is also doing its bit to raise much needed funds, holding the Pirtek Fishing Challenge on Sunday April 19.
To be a part of the Pirtek Fishing Challenge, log on to www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au to register and help raise $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. There is $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won throughout the challenge.
In team news, Taulima Tautai will make his first appearance in First Grade for 2009 while Todd Lowrie slots into the second row for the Good Friday game.
Tautai replaces Joel Reddy while Lowrie’s inclusion has seen Weller Hauraki named on an extended six man bench, which also features new addition Brendan Oake.