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TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP: Round 26
03 September ? 05 September 2004: AEST Fri 7:30: PANTHERS v BRONCOS Sat 5:30: KNIGHTS v TIGERS Sat 7:30: COWBOYS v SHARKS Sat 7:30: RAIDERS v RABBITOHS Sun 12:00 (AEST), 2:00 (NZ): WARRIORS v BULLDOGS Sun 2:30: SEA EAGLES v STORM Sun 3:00: ROOSTERS v EELS FOR SCORE UPDATES, CLICK ON THE LINKS=>
TEAMS: (Teams subject to change)
Friday 3rd September 2004 PENRITH PANTHERS v BRISBANE BRONCOS Penrith Football Stadium @ 7:30pm Referee: Paul Simpkins Weather forecast at kickoff: 5% chance rain, 5kph ENE wind, approx 12?C PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Amos Roberts, Ryan Girdler, Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower (c), Trent Waterhouse, Tony Puletua, Joe Galuvao, Martin Lang, Luke Priddis, Joel Clinton Res: Richard Fa'aoso, Shane Rodney, Danny Galea, Garret Crossman, Frank Pritchard, Paul Whatuira (two to be omitted). BRONCOS: Karmichael Hunt, Nick Parfitt, Brent Tate, Shaun Berrigan, Stuart Kelly, Ben Ikin, Casey McGuire, Dane Carlaw, Corey Parker, Gorden Tallis (c), Petero Civoniceva, Neville Costigan, Carl Webb. Res: Darren Mapp, Sam Thaiday, Paul Green, Tom Learoyd, Brad Meyers (one to be omitted). Last clash: Broncos 32-14 (Rnd 7, Suncorp) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Broncos by 7.
Saturday 4th September 2004 NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v WESTS TIGERS EnergyAustralia Stadium @ 5:30pm Referee: Tim Mander Weather forecast at kickoff: 50% chance rain, 17kph ESE wind, approx 17?C KNIGHTS: Robbie O'Davis, Craig Hall, Matt Gidley, George Carmont, Anthony Quinn, Kurt Gidley, Steve Witt, Michael Ennis, Ben Kennedy, Steve Simpson, Matt Parsons, Danny Buderus (c) Josh Perry. Res: Reegan Tanner, Andrew Price, Dane Tilse, Mark Hughes. TIGERS: Brett Hodgson, Jason Moodie, Daniel Fitzhenry, Michael Buettner, Pat Richards, Ben Galea, Scott Prince; Scott Sattler, Mark O'Neill, Anthony Laffranchi, John Skandalis, Darren Senter (c), Todd Payten Res: Robert Mears, Bronson Harrison, Chris Heighington, Chris Paterson, Dean Halatau (one to be omitted). Last clash: Tigers 52-12 (Rnd 20, 2003, Campbelltown) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Knights by 8.
NTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS V CRONULLA SHARKS Dairy Farmers Stadium @ 7:30pm Referee: Sean Hampstead Weather forecast at kickoff: 40% chance rain, 14kph NE wind, approx 18?C COWBOYS: Matt Bowen, Ty Williams, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman, Neil Sweeney, David Myles, Nathan Fien, Travis Norton (c), Steve Southern, Luke O'Donnell, Shane Tronc, Aaron Payne, Paul Rauhihi. Res: David Faiumu, Rod Jensen, Leigh McWilliams, Mitchell Sargent, Kevin Campion, Glenn Morrison, Matt Sing (three to be omitted). SHARKS: David Peachey, Nathan Merritt, Nigel Vagana, Ryan McGoldrick, Matthew Rieck, Greg Bird, Brett Kimmorley (c), Phil Bailey, Paul Gallen, Sam Isemonger, Danny Nutley, Matt Hilder, Jason Stevens. Res: Michael Sullivan, Matt Bickerstaff, Keith Galloway, Andrew Lomu. Last clash: Cowboys 36-10 (Rnd 5, Toyota) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Cowboys by 8.
CANBERRA RAIDERS V STH SYDNEY RABBITOHS Canberra Stadium @ 7:30pm Referee: Tony Archer Weather forecast at kickoff: 5% chance rain, 5kph ESE wind, approx 3?C RAIDERS: Clinton Schifcofske, Marshall Chalk, Adam Mogg, Joel Monaghan, Phil Graham, Jason Croker, Brad Drew; Tyran Smith, Ian Hindmarsh, Ruben Wiki, Troy Thompson, Simon Woolford (c), Ryan O'Hara. Res: Josh Miller, Michael Hodgson, Terry Martin, Mark McLinden, Matthew Gafa, Nathan Smith (two to be omitted). RABBITOHS: Roy Bell, Garth Wood, Chris Enahoro, Shane Marteene, Wes Tilliott, John Sutton, Joe Williams, Ashley Harrison, Mark Minichiello, Bryan Fletcher (c), Luke Stuart, Shane Walker, Scott Geddes. Res: Justin Smith, Willie Manu, Scott Logan, Steve Skinnon. Last clash: Raiders 34-12 (Rnd 8, 2003, Aussie) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Raiders by 10.
Sunday 5th September 2004 NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS v CANTERBURY BULLDOGS Ericsson Stadium @ 12:00 (AEST), 2:00pm (NZ) Referee: Jason Robinson Weather forecast at kickoff: 50% chance rain, 32kph W wind, approx 12?C WARRIORS: Jerome Ropati, Tony Martin, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Francis Meli, Brent Webb, Stacey Jones; Monty Betham (c), Wairangi Koopu, Awen Guttenbeil, Richard Villasanti, Louis Anderson, Iefeta Paleaaesina. Res: Evarn Tuimavave, Epalahame Lauaki, Karl Temata, Vinnie Anderson, Lance Hohaia, Jerry SeuSeu. BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Ben Harris, Willie Tonga, Matt Utai, Braith Anasta, Brent Sherwin, Tony Grimaldi, Andrew Ryan, Willie Mason, Mark O'Meley Adam Perry, Steve Price (c). Res: Corey Hughes, Roy Asotasi, Sonny Bill Williams, Reni Maitua. Last clash: Bulldogs 24-18 (Rnd 6, Wellington) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Bulldogs by 24.
MANLY SEA EAGLES V MELBOURNE STORM Brookvale Oval @ 2:30pm Referee: Steve Lyons Weather forecast at kickoff: 20% chance rain, 18kph E wind, approx 14?C SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart; Scott Donald, Paul Stephenson, Albert Torrens, Nick Bradley-Qalilawa; Andrew Walker, Michael Monaghan (c); Steve Menzies, Glen Stewart, Solomon Haumono, Kylie Leuluai, Chad Randall, Daniel Heckenberg. Res: Shayne Dunley, Ian Donnelly, Sam Harris, Luke Williamson, Phil Morwood (one to be omitted). STORM: Billy Slater, Matt Geyer, Steve Bell, Ben MacDougall, Matt King; Scott Hill, Matt Orford, Dallas Johnson, Stephen Kearney (c), David Kidwell, Rodney Howe, Cameron Smith, Robbie Kearns. Res: Ryan Hoffman, Cooper Cronk, Alex Chan, Glen Turner. Last clash: Storm 40-10 (Rnd 26, 2003, Melbourne) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Storm by 6.
SYDNEY ROOSTERS v PARRAMATTA EELS Aussie Stadium @ 3:00pm Referee: Stephen Clark Weather forecast at kickoff: 10% chance rain, 16kph E wind, approx 14?C ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Shannon Hegarty, Ryan Cross, Justin Hodges, Chris Walker, Brad Fittler (c), Brett Finch, Luke Ricketson, Craig Fitzgibbon, Michael Crocker, Adrian Morley, Craig Wing, Jason Cayless. Res: Chris Flannery, Chad Robinson, Stuart Webb, Anthony Tupou, Ned Catic (one to be omitted). EELS: Wade McKinnon, Ashley Graham, Junior Langi, Luke Burt, Matt Peterson, Chris Thorman, Michael Witt, Daniel Wagon, Nathan Cayless (c), Nathan Hindmarsh, Michael Vella, Lee Hopkins, Corey Pearson. Res: Justin Tsoulos, Dean Widders, Adam Peek, James Webster. Last clash: Eels 26-12 (Rnd 18, Parramatta) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Roosters by 14.