Back-rower Pat O’Hanlon, and props Pele Peletelese and Mitchell Allgood make up the six-man bench, with Anderson to make a decision on the final make-up of the side closer to the game.
Matthew Keating has been recalled to first grade at hooker while Jeff Robson moves back the halves. The Eels are missing Jarryd Hayne and Tim Mannah through Origin, Timana Tahu through suspension and Eric Grothe, Ben Smith and Justin Poore through injury.
Coach Anderson is excited about the influx of enthusiasm the rookies will bring to the side.
“Most of our injuries are only short term but it gives the opportunity for some of these players to make their debut and experience the NRL,” he explained.
“As these players start their career we have our captain reaching a prestigious milestone in his career and the fact Nathan has played all 250 games for the Eels shows his dedication to this club.”