The Parramatta Eels lead the Gold Coast Titans 14-6 in their clash at CommBank Stadium.
Sean Russell scored the opening try after some smart lead-up work from Reed Mahoney and Clint Gutherson down the short side.
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Russell then pounced on a lucky bounce off the post from a Mitchell Moses kick to score a double.
However, the Titans hit back with a try to Phillip Sami to cut the lead to four points.
“It’s raining tries,” Andrew Voss said.
Shaun Lane then scored a try from close range to re-establish the Eels’ dominance.
Brad Arthur has named the same 17 that thrashed the Panthers 36-0 in their final trial with Jake Arthur on the bench.
Will Penisini and Waqa Blake form a dangerous centre pairing while Dylan Brown partners Moses in the halves and Reed Mahoney is back for his first NRL game since injury cut short his 2021 season.
The Titans spine features Will Smith at five-eighth with AJ Brimson out alongside Toby Sexton with Jayden Campbell at fullback and Erin Clark at hooker.
Greg Marzhew comes onto the wing for Corey Thompson.
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Fifita is in the starting side in jersey No.11, while captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui locks the scrum in jersey No.13.
Tanah Boyd and Kevin Proctor are part of a strong bench with Sam Lisone and Jaimin Jolliffe.
Both sides will be intent on notching their first win to kick off their 2022 campaigns setting the scene for an intriguing clash.
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