ANY doubts over Canberras lofty start to the year were quickly dispelled today at Parramatta Stadium, where the Green Machine tag was polished up and worn with pride by this new breed of Raiders, including several former Eels who no doubt took great pleasure in systematically dismantling their former club.
MELBOURNE five-eighth Scott Hill will have to wait another week to make his return from a shoulder injury after being ruled out of the Storm's game against Cronulla this weekend. Hill injured his left rotator cuff in the club's stunning round one victory over the Sharks and has missed the Storm's past two matches.
RUGBY union convert Sam Harris is in line to make his National Rugby League debut this weekend after being added to the Manly bench for Sunday's game against St George Illawarra.
MANLY second rower Mark Shipway has been found guilty of a dangerous throw at the National Rugby League judiciary.
NEWCASTLE'S State of Origin second rower Steve Simpson is undergoing surgery for a groin injury today and has been ruled out of National Rugby League action for six weeks.
VETERAN forward Andrew Gee will become only the fourth player in Brisbane's history to play 250 first grade games when the Broncos take on the New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
MANLY forward Mark Shipway will contest a dangerous throw charge at the National Rugby League judiciary tomorrow night.
SHANNON Hegarty's inclusion is the only change to the Sydney Roosters team to play North Queensland in Townsville on Saturday night.
CRONULLA coach Chris Anderson has made two changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's National Rugby League clash with Melbourne at Olympic Park, in a bid to reverse his team's poor start to the year.
SOUTH Sydney coach Paul Langmack has made a number of changes to his winless team for Saturday's National Rugby League match against Wests Tigers at Aussie Stadium.