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NRL TELSTRA TEAMS & FIXTURES - ROUND 23 (Teams subject to change) 13 ? 15 August 2004 (AEST time) Fri 7:30: ROOSTERS V PANTHERS Sat 5:30: SHARKS V EELS Sat 7:30: DRAGONS V WARRIORS Sat 7:30: COWBOYS V RABBITOHS Sun 2:30: RAIDERS V STORM Sun 3:00: BRONCOS V BULLDOGS Sun 3:00: SEA EAGLES V KNIGHTS FOR LIVE SCORE UPDATES, CLICK ON LINKS=>
Friday 13th August 2004 SYDNEY ROOSTERS v PENRITH PANTHERS Aussie Stadium @ 7:30pm Referee: Sean Hampstead ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Gavin Lester, Ryan Cross, Chris Flannery, Chris Walker; Brad Fittler (c), Brett Finch, Luke Ricketson, Craig Fitzgibbon, Adrian Morley, Peter Cusack, Craig Wing, Jason Cayless. Res: Chad Robinson, Anthony Tupou, Stuart Webb, Ned Catic. PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Amos Roberts, Luke Lewis, Paul Whatuira, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower (c), Trent Waterhouse, Tony Puletua, Joe Galuvao, Martin Lang, Luke Priddis, Joel Clinton Res: Richaed Fa'aoso, Shane Rodney, Danny Galea, Garret Crossman. Last clash: Panthers 22-6 (Telstra Rnd 4, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: The Panthers finding some form but the Roosters to bounce back from last week?s loss and win a close one. Roosters by 4
Saturday 14th August 2004 CRONULLA SHARKS V PARRAMATTA EELS Toyota Park @ 5:30pm Referee: Steve Lyons 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, Chris Beattie. EELS: Wade McKinnon, Ashley Graham, Junior Langi, Luke Burt, Matt Peterson, Adam Dykes, Steve Witt; Daniel Wagon (c), Craig Stapleton, Nathan Hindmarsh, Michael Vella, Lee Hopkins, Corey Pearson. Res: Justin Tsoulos, Dean Widders, Adam Peek, James Webster. Last clash: Sharks 18-14 (Parramatta Rnd 7, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: With more stars returning, the Sharks should get the money against a struggling Eels outfit. Sharks by 18
STGEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS WIN Stadium @ 7:30pm Referee: Jason Robinson DRAGONS: Ben Hornby, Nick Youngquest, John Carlaw, Matt Cooper, Reece Simmonds, Trent Barrett (c), Matthew Head; Shaun Timmins, Dean Young, Justin Poore, Jason Ryles, Mark Riddell, Brent Kite. Res: Michael Henderson, Ashton Sims, Ben Creagh, Lincoln Withers. WARRIORS: Brent Webb, Tony Martin, Vinnie Anderson, Clinton Toopi, Francis Meli, Jerome Ropati, Stacey Jones, Monty Betham (c), Wairangi Koopu, Sione Faumuina, Richard Villasanti, Louis Anderson, Iefeta Paleaaesina. Res: Karl Temata, Evarn Tuimavave, Epalahame Lauaki, Awen Guttenbeil (one to be omitted) Last clash: Dragons 16-10 (Ericsson Stadium Rnd 2, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: A tough test for the Warriors who have been showing some heart of late. Dragons to win at home if the right team shows up to play. Dragons by 6
NTH QLD COWBOYS v STH SYDNEY RABBITOHS Dairy Farmers Stadium @ 7:30pm Referee: Tony Archer COWBOYS: Matt Bowen, Brenton Bowen, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman, Ty Williams, 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 RABBITOHS : Garth Wood, Roy Bell, Lee Hookey, John Sutton, Wes Tillot, Ashley Harrison, Joe Williams; Justin Smith, Shane Rigon, Bryan Fletcher (c), Luke Stuart, Mark Minichiello, Scott Geddes. Res: David Fa'alogo, David Thompson, Willie Manu, Brett Kearney. Last clash: 20-all (Gosford Rnd 10, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: This might get ugly for Souths supporters. The Cowboys expected to turn it on for the home fans. Fasten your seat belts. Cowboys by 20
Sunday 15th August 2004 CANBERRA RAIDERS v MELBOURNE STORM Canberra Stadium @ 2.30pm Referee: Paul Simpkins RAIDERS: Clinton Schifcofske, Joel Monaghan, Adam Mogg, Jason Bulgarelli, Matthew Gafa; Jason Croker, Mark McLinden, Tyran Smith, Ian Hindmarsh, Ruben Wiki, Troy Thompson, Simon Woolford (c), Ryan O'Hara. Res: Michael Weyman, Josh Miller, Kris Kahler, Brad Drew, Michael Robertson (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, Glen Turner, Robert Tanielu, Andrew McFadden, Dustin Cooper (one to be omitted). Last clash: Storm 22-18 (Melbourne Rnd 11, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: A tough game on paper with injuries likely to play a part. With the top eight looming in the background for both sides, the Storm should get the better of an erratic Raiders outfit. Storm by 4
BRISBANE BRONCOS V CANTERBURY BULLDOGS Suncorp Stadium @ 3.00pm Referee: Tim Mander BRONCOS: Karmichael Hunt, Scott Minto, Brent Tate, Shaun Berrigan, Stuart Kelly, Darren Lockyer, Casey McGuire, Tonie Carroll, Dane Carlaw, Gorden Tallis (c), Petero Civoniceva, Neville Costigan, Carl Webb. Res: Darren Mapp, Brad Meyers, Corey Parker, Paul Green, Carl Webb, Tom Learoyd (two to be omitted). 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: Dennis Scott, Corey Hughes, Roy Asotasi, Sonny Bill Williams. Last clash: Bulldogs 25-18 (Telstra Rnd 8, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: Definitely the match of the round and a huge turnout expected. The Bulldogs are in hot form but we tip the Broncos to overcome their home ground record and get over the line. Broncos by 6
MANLY SEA EAGLES V NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS Brookvale Oval @ 3.00pm Referee: Stephen Clark SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Scott Donald, Chris Hicks, Albert Torrens, Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, Andrew Walker, Michael Monaghan (c), Steve Menzies, Sam Harris, Anthony Watmough, Jason King, Chad Randall, Daniel Heckenberg. Res: Kylie Leuluai, Luke Williamson, Solomon Haumono, Shayne Dunley KNIGHTS: Robbie O'Davis, Craig Hall, Matt Gidley, George Carmont, Anthony Quinn, Kurt Gidley, Steve Witt; Michael Ennis, Ben Kennedy, Clint Newton, Adam Woolnough, Danny Buderus (c) Josh Perry. Res: Andrew Price, Regan Tanner, Adam Woolnough, Matt Parson. Last clash: Knights 56-12 (Newcastle Rnd 16, 2004) Leagueunlimited.com tip: After being slaughtered last week, the Sea Eagles should step up to the crease this Sunday. But it won?t be enough with the Knights eyeing off a top eight spot. Knights by 24
Wests Tigers have the bye.