ROUND 4's Teams and Fixtures.
NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINALMelbourne v Brisbane7:00pm Sunday 1 October 2006 ? Telstra StadiumSTORM: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Matt Geyer, 3. Matt King, 4. Greg Inglis, 5. Steve Turner, 6. Scott Hill, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Antonio Kaufusi, 9. Cameron Smith (c), 10 Brett White, 11. David Kidwell, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Dallas Johnson.Interchange: 14. Adam Blair, 15. Jeremy Smith, 16. Ben Cross, 17. Nathan Friend, 18. Jake Webster, 19. Garrett Crossman, 20. Jamie Feeney (three to be omitted)BRONCOS: 1. Justin Hodges, 2. Darius Boyd, 3. Brent Tate, 4. David Stagg, 5. Karmichael Hunt, 6. Darren Lockyer (c), 7. Shane Perry, 8. Shane Webcke, 9. Shaun Berrigan, 10. Petero Civoniceva, 11. Sam Thaiday, 12. Brad Thorn, 13. Tonie CarrollInterchange: 14. Corey Parker, 15. Dane Carlaw, 16. Ben Hannant, 17. Casey McGuire, 18. Tame Tupou (one to be omitted)PREMIER LEAGUE GRAND FINALParramatta v Newtown4:00pm Sunday 1 October 2006 - Telstra StadiumEELS: 1. Joel Reddy, 2. John Williams, 3. Taulima Tautai, 4. Ben Farrar, 5. Etu Uaisele, 6. Blake Green, 7. Marcus Perenera, 8. Brendan Oake, 9. Matt Keating, 10. Peter Lewis, 11. Feleti Mateo, 12. Zeb Taia, 13. Henry Perenera (c)Interchange: 14. Drew Dalton, 15. Krisnan Inu, 16. Aaron Wood, 17. John Frith, 18. Trent Hodkinson, 19. Tim Wynn, 20. Adam Peek (three to be omitted)JETS: 1. Aidan Kirk, 2. Troy Malcolm, 3. Mitch Aubusson, 4. Vince Mellars, 5. Aaron Lai, 6. Josh Lewis, 7. Jamie Soward, 8. Glenn Hall, 9. Heath L'Estrange, 10. Charlie Tonga, 11. Mickey Paea, 12. Lopini Paea, 13. Daniel DumasInterchange: 14. Lafi Manua, 15. Luke Gordon, 16. Michael Burns, 17. Adam Schubert, 18. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 19. Danny Williams, 20. Rory Kostjasyn (three to be omitted)JERSEY FLEGG CUP GRAND FINALNewcastle v Penrith2:00pm Sunday 1 October 2006 - Telstra StadiumKNIGHTS: 1. Sam Wooden, 2. Akuila Uate, 3. Stephen Gordon, 4. Callan Richardson, 5. Jonathon Wright, 6. Scott Dureau, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Tim Natusch, 9. Terence Seu Seu, 10. Kade Snowden, 11. Jacob Ling, 12. Cory Paterson, 13. Jon TupouInterchange: 14. Hanan Laban, 15. Larry Taufua, 16. Simon Allen, 17. Matthew Cooper, 18. Hayden Jeans (one to be omitted)PANTHERS: 1. Matthew Forwood, 2. Junior Ahio, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Liam Campbell, 5. Geoff Daniela, 6. Jarrod Sammut, 7. Nathan Pill, 8. Brad McMillan, 9. Jaye Martleitner (c), 10. Tim Grant, 11. Corey Vlaciky, 12. Lawrence Enosi, 13. James NightingaleInterchange: 14. Blake Blackburn, 15. Ashley Hazelton, 16. Michael Leeds, 17. Nathan Russell, 18. Wiremu Weepu, 19. Mitchell Smith (two to be omitted)
FRIDAY, 22nd September 2006
Canterbury v Brisbane at Aussie Stadium, 7.45pm
FORMER Cronulla winger and dual International Mat Rogers has announced he will quit rugby union after next year's World Cup in France and return to rugby league.
FINALS week two: NRL preliminary semi-finals.Friday 15 September 2006ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v MANLY SEA EAGLES7:45pm at Aussie StadiumLower grade semi-finals curtain raisers:5:35pm: Dragons v Raiders (Premier League)3:45pm: Dragons v Sea Eagles (Jersey Flegg)NRL TEAMSDRAGONS: Clint Greenshields; Wes Naiqama, Daryl Millard, Matt Cooper, Brett Morris; Trent Barrett (c), Ben Hornby; Ben Creagh, Ashton Sims, Matt Bickerstaff, Jason Ryles, Aaron Gorrell, Luke Bailey. Res: Danny Wicks, Michael Henderson, Sam Isemonger, Justin Poore, Shaun Timmins, Mathew Head (two to be omitted)SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart; Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, Steve Matai, Chris Hicks; Travis Burns, Matt Orford; Ben Kennedy (c), Anthony Watmough, Steve Menzies, Brent Kite, Michael Monaghan, Jason King. Res: George Rose, Mark Bryant, Kylie Leuluai, Shayne Dunley, Luke Williamson (one to be omitted)Referee: Paul Simpkins. Saturday 16 September 2006NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v BRISBANE BRONCOS7:45pm at Aussie StadiumLower grade semi-finals curtain raisers:5:35pm: Sea Eagles v Tigers (Premier League)3:45pm: Bulldogs v Roosters (Jersey Flegg)NRL TEAMSKNIGHTS: Kurt Gidley; Brian Carney, Matt Gidley, George Carmont, Anthony Quinn; Jarrod Mullen, Andrew Johns (c); Reegan Tanner, Clint Newton, Steve Simpson, Josh Perry, Luke Quigley, Adam Woolnough. Res: Luke Davico, Todd Lowrie, Craig Smith, Riley Brown, Kirk Reynoldson, Daniel Abraham (two to be omitted).BRONCOS: Justin Hodges; Darius Boyd, Brent Tate, David Stagg, Karmichael Hunt; Darren Lockyer (c), Shane Perry; Tonie Carroll, Brad Thorn, Sam Thaiday, Petero Civoniceva, Shaun Berrigan, Shane Webcke. Res: Corey Parker, Casey McGuire, Ben Hannant, Dane Carlaw, Tame Tupou (one to be omitted).Referee: Steve Clark.Losers eliminated. Winners advance to play in week three. Melbourne Storm and Canterbury Bulldogs have already advanced to week three of the NRL finals.
FACTBOX on the NRL semi-finals (all times AEST):
MELBOURNE Storm hooker Cameron Smith has been awarded the 2006 Dally M Player of the Year award.In a result which mirrors our own adjudication at League Unlimited, the nuggetty rake capped off a memorable season by taking out the prestigious award tonight at the Sydney Town Hall.Smith, a goal kicking hooker, has been a mainstay of the Storm side for some years now and represented Queensland with distinction in this year's State of Origin series. Following the withdrawal of Danny Buderus, Smith looks likely to receive his first Test cap in this years's Tri-Nations tournament.Other notable winners were rookie Jarryd Hayne and coach Craig Bellamy.Here are the full details of the night?s awards:Rookie of The Year: Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)Nominated - Greg Eastwood, Jarryd Hayne, Darius Boyd, Luke Douglas, Grant Rovelli2006 Top Tryscorer: Nathan Merritt (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 22 tries2006 Top Pointscorer: Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs) 274 pointsCaptain of The Year: Ben Kennedy (Manly Sea Eagles)Nominated - Ben Kennedy, Darren Lockyer, Cameron Smith, Andrew RyanProvan Summons People's Choice: Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels)Nominated - Nathan Hindmarsh, Ben Kennedy, Willie Mason, Andrew JohnsPeter Frilingos Memorial Award for Headline Moment of the Year: Brett Finch (State of Origin I)Nominated -The Brett Finch field goal, SOO1The Brett Stewart try, Manly v TigersHodgson's pass in SOO3Gorrell's sideline conversion to sink the Broncos at SuncorpCoach of the Year: Craig Bellamy (Melbourne Storm)Nominated - Craig Bellamy, Steve Folkes, Jason Taylor, Matt ElliottRepresentative Player of the Year: Darren Lockyer (Queensland Maroons & Australian Kangaroos)Nominated - Darren Lockyer, Petero Civoniceva, Jonathon Thurston, Willie MasonARL Hall of Fame inductees:The late Ken KearneySid PearceCharles FraserGeorge TreweekDuncan HallPeter SterlingPOSITIONAL AWARDS:Fullback: Clinton Schifcofske (Canberra Raiders)Nominated - Greg Inglis, Rhys Wesser, Brett Stewart, Clinton SchifcofskeWinger: Brian Carney (Newcastle Knights)Nominated - Hazem El Masri, Eric Grothe, Brian Carney, Nathan MerrittCentre: Mark Gasnier (St George-Illawarra Dragons)Nominated - Justin Hodges, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Adam Mogg, Jake WebsterFive-eighth: Darren Lockyer (Brisbane Broncos)Nominated - Scott Hill, Jason Smith, Darren Lockyer, Preston CampbellHalfback: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)Nominated - Matt Orford, Cooper Cronk, Andrew Johns, Johnathan ThurstonProp: Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs)Nominated - Luke Bailey, Roy Asotasi, Petero Civoniceva, Mark O'MeleyHooker: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)Nominated ? Danny Buderus, Aaron Payne, Robbie Farah, Cameron SmithSecond row: Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels)Nominated - Willie Mason, Nathan Hindmarsh, Steve Simpson, Ryan HoffmanLock: Ben Kennedy (Manly Sea Eagles)Nominated - Ben Kennedy, Alan Tongue, Reni Maitua, Dallas Johnson
FRIDAY, 8th September 2006
FRIDAY, 1st September 2006
FRIDAY, 25th August 2006