Cooper?s return, the day before his 26th birthday from a fractured cheekbone will be a delight to all fans who will see all representative players on the field together in a near full-strength team as they chase consecutive victories.
The Heritage Clash will commemorate the 1989 Panasonic Cup Final played between the two teams and is in recognition of the contribution the Steelers have brought to the joint venture.
Players from the 1989 Finals Series will be presented to the crowd and the Dragons will wear replica Steelers jerseys in the clash which will be signed by the individuals and available on ebay next Monday.
1. Ben HORNBY 2. Colin BEST 3. Mark GASNIER 4. Matt COOPER 5. Wes NAIQAMA 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Luke BAILEY 9. Dean YOUNG 10. Jason RYLES 11. Ashton SIMS 12. Lance THOMPSON 13. Shaun TIMMINS
14. Willie MANU 15. Justin POORE 16. Michael ENNIS 17. Corey PAYNE 18. Albert TORRENS 19. Ben CREAGH
Premier League v Balmain Tigers 1.00pm Sunday 17 April WIN Stadium Coach: Michael Potter
1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Nick YOUNGQUEST 3. Brett KELLY 4. Beau RYAN 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Daniel HOLDSWORTH 7. Aaron GORRELL 8. Bryan NORRIE 9. Wade HUMPHREYS 10. Charlie LEAENO 11. Willie TUPOU 12. Luke DALZIEL-DON 13. Ryan POWELL (c)
15. Jamie DUNNING 16. Corey MAHER 17. Puna RASAUBALE
Jersey Flegg v Balmain Tigers 11.20am Sunday 17 April WIN Stadium Coach: Steven Price
1. Brett MORRIS 2. Tom HEWITT 3. Josh MORRIS 4. Luke IRWIN 5. Jason NIGHTINGALE 6. Brad DAVIDSON 7. Jamie KEITH (c) 8. Dan HUNT 9. George NDAIRA 10. Jhi TANNER 11. James JIMENEZ 12. Tom HABERECHT 13. Jason KLIMIS
14. Dean JAMIESON 15. Nathan WYNN 16. Brian WEST 17. Lewis McPHAIL 18. Shaun FERGUSON 19. James KEELAN 20. Danny WICKSLike