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Brisbane will tackle NRL strugglers Souths this weekend minus suspended lock Tonie Carroll and the five players chosen for the Queensland State of Origin team, yet have still named a squad boasting seven players who have represented their respective states.
Skipper Gorden Tallis will lead the under-strength outfit, with halfback Casey McGuire and Shaun Berrigan also returning from injuries.
McGuire will partner former Origin pivot Ben Ikin in the halves, with Berrigan to team-up with 2003 Kangaroo Tourist Michael De Vere in the centres.
Carroll has entered an early guilty plea for the first of his two judiciary changes, copping a one-match ban. However, the hard-hitting utility will contest the severity of the grade two striking charge on Raiders halfback Mark McLinden in the final minutes of last Sunday?s contest.
VENUE: Suncorp Stadium DATE: Sunday, July 4, 2004 TIME: 3.00 pm COACH: Wayne Bennett TEAM: 1: Karmichael Hunt 2: Scott Minto 3: Shaun Berrigan 4: Michael DeVere 5: Craig Frawley 6: Ben Ikin 7: Casey McGuire 8: Darren Mapp 9: Michael Ryan 10: Brad Meyers 11: Gorden Tallis (c) 12: Corey Parker 13: Neville Costigan INTERCHANGE: 14: Tom Learoyd 15: Stuart Kelly 16: Sam Thaiday 17: David Stagg