Player changes: Broncos & Cowboys

  • by NRL
  • May 12 2006 12:00AM

Halfback Shane Perry is out of Brisbane's side for tomorrow night's NRL match against Manly at Suncorp Stadium. Perry has withdrawn with a knee injury with Brett Seymour recalled as his replacement after being dropped a month ago.

Test fullback Karmichael Hunt is back in the Broncos side after missing last weekend's loss to Newcastle due to concussion. Former Test centre Shaun Berrigan to be a big success as a hooker - even if it's only a temporary move.

Dumped to the bench earlier this week, Berrigan and halfback Brett Seymour have been drafted into the Broncos starting side for tomorrow night's match with Manly at Suncorp Stadium with Shane Perry and Casey McGuire ruled out.

Berrigan becomes the fifth player to start at hooker for the Broncos this season. But Bennett says a lot of judges believe hooker could be Berrigan's best position.

North Queensland workhorse Luke O'Donnell has been ruled out of tomorrow night's NRL clash against Melbourne and is in some doubt for the opening game of the State of Origin series. O'donnell has not fully recovered from a rib cartilage injury suffered during last week's Trans-Tasman Test match against New Zealand.

He missed last weekend's win over Penrith and Cowboys and NSW coach Graham Murray says the injury is a concern for both club and state. Gavin Cooper will move off the bench and into the second-row in O'Donnell's absence with former "Baby Bronco" Robert Tanielu to make his first grade debut for the club as a substitute.

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