NEW South Wales selectors have named an unchanged side for the second State of Origin game but could lose up to four players before then through injury and suspension.
RABBITOHS captain Bryan Fletcher has been called into the New South Wales State of Origin squad after Newcastle prop,Josh Perry, entered early guilty pleas for two judiciary charges.
Fletcher will join the New South Wales squad immediately .
Newcastle coach Michael Hagan has given Perry two days off training after the prop plead guilty to a grade one careless high tackle and a grade one striking charge from Friday night win over the St George Illawarra Dragons.
EXPERIENCED Penrith forward Scott Sattler and North Queensland fullback Matt Bowen are surprise selections for Queensland in next week's second State of Origin match against NSW in Sydney.
QUEENSLAND have made a few changes to the squad that was outplayed by NSW last Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium.
FRIDAY 20th June 2003
NIGEL Vagana's days with the Bulldogs may not be numbered, with the National Rugby League (NRL) prepared to renegotiate a new contract with the Kiwis centre.
VODAFONE Warriors head coach Daniel Anderson has elevated prop forward Richard Villasanti to his starting line-up for this Sunday?s game against the Raiders at Ericsson.
DRAGONS skipper Lance Thompson and hooker Mark Riddell have been cleared of serious injury and have been named to play against the Rabbitohs at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.
JOHN Lang has been allowed the luxury of a full strength Panthers team for this weekends game against the Newcastle Knights.
IN the absence of the club?s six State of Origin stars, the Newcastle Knights will this week name their eighth debutante of season 2003 for their clash with the third placed Panthers.
CANBERRA flyer Phil Graham has signed a new three-year contract with the National Rugby League club, heading off speculation he would be joining the Brisbane Broncos.
NORTH Queensland forward Chris Muckert will be the only player to front the National Rugby League judiciary tomorrow night after pleading not guilty to a dangerous throw.
MANLY will meet with John Hopoate and his manager Wayne Beavis tomorrow to decide on a punishment for the wayward winger.
SOUTH Sydney have signed the youngest of the MacDougall brothers for the remainder of the National Rugby League season. Luke MacDougall, the brother of Knights winger Adam and Manly centre Ben, played seven games in first grade with Cronulla last season.