Barrett Out but Bailey Returns for
Eagles Clash

A nagging hamstring injury will keep St.George Bank Dragons captain Trent Barrett on the sidelines for another week, with Shaun Timmins again filling his role as skipper and five-eighth for Sunday?s match against the Eagles at Brookvale Oval.

Barrett will be joined on the sidelines by centre Mark Gasnier (hamstring also), while prop Luke Bailey (calf) has been named to play his first match since the Anzac Test.

NRL journeyman John Carlaw will replace Gasnier in the centres with Matt Cooper who will be subject to a fitness test on Saturday along with his fellow City-Country Origin reps Nathan Blacklock, Lance Thompson, Mark Riddell and Brent Kite.

In Premier League, former Sharks winger Nick Younguest will play his first game of the season after being sidelined with a broken ankle since the World Sevens in January.

NRL 1. Ben HORNBY 2. Nathan BLACKLOCK 3. John CARLAW 4. Matt COOPER 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Shaun TIMMINS (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Luke BAILEY 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Brent KITE 11. Dean YOUNG 12. Lance THOMPSON 13. Tony JENSEN

14. Ashton SIMS 15. Jason RYLES 16. Justin POORE 17. Lincoln WITHERS 18. Ben CREAGH

Premier League

1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Nick YOUNGQUEST 3. David HOWELL 4. Andrew FREW 5. Lee BENNETT 6. Aaron BEATH 7. Lachlan RUSSELL 8. Nathan LONG 9. Aaron GORRELL (c) 10. Michael HENDERSON 11. Stacey KATU 12. Bryan NORRIE 13. Ryan POWELL

14. David TANGATA-TOA 15. Aaron WHEATLEY 16. Michael HOWELL 17. Wade HUMPHREYS