Dragons v
Warriors teams for round 10

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St George Illawarra Dragons coach Nathan Brown has named back rower Danny Wicks to make his NRL debut for the Club against the Warriors at WIN Stadium this Saturday night.

Wicks, 20, played in the Club?s 2005 Premiership winning Jersey Flegg team and is the sixth rookie Dragon from that side to play NRL this year. The round 10 Dragons will include five players from the same Jersey Flegg side.

Michael Henderson will start in the front row in the place of the injured Ashton Sims.

Centre Mark Gasnier has been named despite suffering a hip injury in last weekend's Dragons v Sharks clash.

Unavailable Dragons are: Luke Bailey (Suspension), Jason Ryles (Hand), Sam Isemonger (Knee), Mathew Head (Knee), Wes Naiqama (Ankle), Andrew Price (Quad), Corey Payne (Eye Socket), Ashton Sims (Wrist).

New Zealand Warriors coach Ivan Cleary has made changes to his line-up with former Roosters premier league halfback Grant Rovelli being promoted to start in the No. 7 jersey.

Regular half back Nathan Fien will switch to hooker where he played for 11 of his 22 matches last season.

Simon Mannering, who debuted this year, will start in the centres while Sione Faumuina will start at lock.

Regular hooker George Gatis and Kiwi test centre Clinton Toopi will move to the bench while international Louis Anderson is being rested this week.

NRL Teams
St George Illawarra Dragons v New Zealand Warriors
5.30pm Saturday 13 May 2006
WIN Stadium, Wollongong

DRAGONS
Coach: Nathan Brown
1. Clint GREENSHIELDS
2. Colin BEST
3. Mark GASNIER
4. Matt COOPER
5. Brett MORRIS
6. Trent BARRETT (c)
7. Ben HORNBY
8. Justin POORE
9. Aaron GORRELL
10. Michael HENDERSON
11. Ben CREAGH
12. Dean YOUNG
13. Shaun TIMMINS
14. Danny WICKS
15. Matt BICKERSTAFF
16. Charlie LEAENO
17. George NDAIRA
18. Lee TE MAARI
(One to be omitted)

WARRIORS
1. BRENT WEBB
2. TODD BYRNE
3. TONY MARTIN
4. SIMON MANNERING
5. MISI TAULAPAPA
6. JEROME ROPATI
7. GRANT ROVELLI
8. RUBEN WIKI (V-C)
9. NATHAN FIEN
10. STEVE PRICE (C)
11. AWEN GUTTENBEIL
12. WAIRANGI KOOPU
13. SIONE FAUMUINA
14. GEORGE GATIS
15. EVARN TUIMAVAVE
16. CLINTON TOOPI
17. MICHEAL LUCK
20. MANU VATUVEI
(one to be omitted)

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