The Eels five-eighth Daniel Mortimer has been ruled out of tonights clash verse the Tigers because of a virus. Mortimer was spotted at the club’s Parramatta headquarters earlier today and will be replaced in the starting side by interchange utility Kris Keating. Parramatta coach Daniel Anderson will name another bench replacement one hour before kickoff. Tigers coach Tim Sheens is expected to trim Daniel Fitzhenry and Junior Moors from his six-man interchange bench.

PS For the Cowboys supporters out there, this will be an ideal opportunity to check out the rumoured Cowboys Plan B move to secure Keating,  following the possible impending departure of Johnathon Thurston