Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
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Jamie Feeney will make a return to the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs First Grade team for this Saturday's NRL match against the Dragons.
Bulldogs Coach, Steve Folkes, has named only one change to the team that defeated the Sydney Roosters, 32-26 last Friday night. Forward, Steve Reardon has been forced out due to a back injury that he suffered during the win over the defending premiers.
Reardon has been replaced in the second row by Andrew Ryan, with Feeney being promoted to the first grade interchange bench having spent the past two games in Premier League.
The full MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC BULLDOGS team to play the Dragons at WIN Stadium on Saturday 17 May, 2003 (Kick-Off: 5.30pm aest).
1 LUKE PATTEN 2 HAZEM EL MASRI 3 NIGEL VAGANA 4 BEN HARRIS 5 MATT UTAI 6 BRAITH ANASTA 7 BRENT SHERWIN 8 WILLIE MASON 9 ADAM PERRY 10 STEVE PRICE (c) 11 GLEN HUGHES 12 ANDREW RYAN 13 TRAVIS NORTON
INTERCHANGE 14 COREY HUGHES 15 JOHNATHAN THURSTON 16 DENNIS SCOTT 17 JAMIE FEENEY
The Dragons have named an unchanged line-up for this weekend's rematch with the Bulldogs at WIN Stadium. The final make-up of the team will be determined by how the Dragons six City/Country Origin representatives pull-up after their match 24 hours earlier. The City side includes Lance Thompson and Mark Gasnier, while captain Trent Barrett, Jason Ryles, Shaun Timmins and Matt Cooper will play for Country. Dragons coach Nathan Brown has named five on the bench with one to be omitted out of John Cross, Chris Leikvoll, Dean Young (omitted last week), Ashton Sims and Damien Bower. The Dragons beat the Bulldogs 24-14 at Telstra Stadium just four weeks ago.
1 BEN HORNBY 2 AMOS ROBERTS 3 MARK GASNIER 4 MATT COOPER 5 HASSAN SALEH 6 TRENT BARRETT (C) 7 BRETT FIRMAN 8 IAN DONNELLY 9 MARK RIDDELL 10 JASON RYLES 11 BRENT KITE 12 LANCE THOMPSON 13 SHAUN TIMMINS
INTERCHANGE 14 CHRIS LEIKVOLL 15 JOHN CROSS 16 DEAN YOUNG 17 DAMIEN BOWER 19 ASHTON SIMS (one to be omitted)
PREMIER LEAGUE :
This week the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs Premier League side takes on the Dragons on Saturday 17th May, 2003. Kick-off is at 3.30pm with the match being played at WIN Stadium prior to the Bulldogs/Dragons NRL clash.
These two teams clashed three weeks ago with the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs scoring a 48 to 22 win. Both teams are equal on the competition ladder with a victory being critical for both teams to remain at the top.
Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs Premier League side to play the Dragons on Saturday:
1 TODD POLGLASE 2 GAVIN LESTER 3 DAYNE NEIRINCKX 4 STEVEN HUGHES (C) 5 SHANE MARTEENE 6 JUSTIN HOLBROOK 7 BRETT OLIVER 8 GLENN HALL 9 ADAM BRIDESON 10 HUTCH MAIAVA 11 BRAD MORRIN 12 DANIEL HARVEY 13 RENI MAITUA
14 ANDREW MORTIMER 15 SONNY BILL WILLIAMS 16 NATHAN BARRY 17 ADRIAN RAINEY
FLEGG DOGS INTO GRAND FINAL
The Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs will contest their first grand final of 2003 when the Jersey Flegg Representative Team take on the Cronulla Sharks this Saturday at St Mary's with kick-off scheduled for 3.00pm.
In a tightly contested semi-final the Bulldogs defeated Balmain 32 to 24 at Campbelltown Stadium last Saturday.
The Dogs will take on the Sharks after they were successful in defeating Parramatta in the other semi-final.
The Grand Final will be played next Saturday, 17th May 2003 at Western Weekender Stadium, St Marys.
Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs Jersey Flegg Team to play the Sharks on Saturday 17 May, 2003 at Western Weekender Stadium, St Marys (Kick-Off: 3.00pm)
1 Trent Cutler 2 Callan Wynn 3 Jamie Frizzo 4 Filinga Filiga 5 Travis Robinson 6 Cameron Phelps 7 Ben Shaw 8 Trevor Thurling 9 Matt Lamb 10 Anthony Hadley 11 Corey Payne 12 Daniel Conn 13 Sonny Bill Williams
14 Chris McGuirk 15 Jason Wells 16 Nate Myles 17 Jarrad Hickey 18 Ryan Bartlett (team subject to change)