Price to play, Martin re-sign's &
Websters not happy

  • by NRL
  • July 20 2005 12:00AM

New Zealand Warriors captain Steve Price has been cleared to make his NRL comeback from a long-term knee injury in this Saturday's clash with Canberra at Ericsson Stadium.

The 31-year-old prop hasn't played since damaging his right knee in late May. Price says he hopes the Warriors can continue their good form while he regains full match fitness.

The Raiders sit just outside the top eight on 22 points ? four clear of the 12-placed Warriors. Canberra received some good news with backrower Terry Martin has signed a new 12-month contract with the National Rugby League club and is on track to surpass 100 first grade games with the Raiders next year.

Since making his first grade debut for Canberra in 2000, the 25-year-old Martin has clocked up 86 NRL matches with the Raiders but has missed the entire 2005 season because of a shoulder reconstruction.

Born and raised in Canberra, Martin said it would mean a lot to him to surpass 100 games with his hometown team.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Storm winger Jake Webster's parents have blasted the NRL judiciary after Broncos prop Shane Webcke avoided suspension over a spear tackle on their son.

Steve and Jodi Webster accused the three-member judiciary panel of sending a poor message to junior footballers.

The Brisbane-based Websters said they were shocked when Webcke avoided suspension due to his previously clean record. They wrote in a letter to the Brisbane Courier Mail newspaper that they expected a suspension.

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