Round 18 Teams and Fixtures

Friday, 8th July 2005

Parramatta v St George Illawarra at Parramatta Stadium, 7.30pm

EELS: Wade McKinnon, Matt Petersen, Ben Smith, Timana Tahu, Eric Grothe, John Morris, Tim Smith, Nathan Cayless (c), Mark Riddell, Paul Stringer, Nathan Hindmarsh, Glenn Morrison, Chad Robinson. Interchange: PJ Marsh, Dean Widders, Michael Vella, Aaron Cannings, Luke Burt, Adam Peek (two to be omitted).

DRAGONS: Clint Greenshields, Colin Best, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Wes Naiqama, Trent Barrett (c), Chris Sheppard, Lance Thompson, Michael Ennis, Justin Poore, Dean Young, Corey Payne, Shaun Timmins. Interchange: Ashton Sims, Michael Henderson, Ben Creagh, Aaron Gorrell.

Referee: Tim Mander.

Saturday, 9th July 2005 South Sydney v Cronulla at Aussie Stadium, 5.30pm

RABBITOHS: Luke MacDougall, Brad Watts, Adam MacDougall, Yileen Gordon, Shannon Hegarty, John Sutton, Mick Moran, Peter Cusack, Shane Walker, Scott Logan, David Fa'aloga, Luke Stuart, Ashley Harrison (c). Interchange: Mark Minichiello, Scott Geddes, Beau Champion, Manase Manuokafoa.

SHARKS: David Peachey, David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Vince Mellars, Luke Covell, Adam Dykes, Brett Kimmorley (c), Jason Stevens, Matt Hilder, Danny Nutley, Reece Williams, Phil Bailey, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Hutch Maiava, Phil Leuluai, Keith Galloway, Michael Sullivan, Paul Mellor (one to be omitted).

Referee: Shayne Hayne.

Penrith v Manly at Penrith Stadium, 7:30pm

PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Brett Howland, Danny Galea, Paul Franze, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower (c), Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Ben Ross, Shane Rodney, Frank Pritchard, Trent Waterhouse. Interchange: Garret Crossman, Frank Puletua, Luke Swain, Joe Galuvao, Ben Rogers (one to be omitted).

SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Scott Donald, Terry Hill, Ashley Alberts, Chris Hicks, Travis Burns, Michael Monaghan (c), Jason King, Shane Dunley, Brent Kite, Steve Menzies, Sam Harris, Ben Kennedy. Interchange: Nathan Tutt, Steve Matai, Kylie Leuluai, Glenn Stewart, Mark Bryant (one to be omitted).

Referee: Russell Smith.

Melbourne v Canberra at Olympic Park, 7:30pm

STORM: Billy Slater, Matt Geyer, Steve Bell, Matt King, Jake Webster, Cooper Cronk, Matt Orford, Robbie Kearns (c), Cameron Smith, Ian Donnelly, David Kidwell, Glen Turner, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Dennis Scott, Antonio Kaufusi, Jamie Feeney, Brett White, Greg Inglis, Nathan Friend (two to be omitted).

RAIDERS: Clinton Schifcofske, Michael Robertson, David Howell, Adam Mogg, David Milne, Jason Smith, Lincoln Withers, Josh Miller, Simon Woolford (c), Troy Thompson, Kris Kahler, Ian Hindmarsh, Jason Croker. Interchange: Alan Tongue, Ben Cross, Michael Hodgson, Matt Gafa, Craig Frawley, Jason Williams (two to be omitted).

Referee: Steve Clark.

Sunday, 10th July 2005 New Zealand v Canterbury at Ericsson Stadium, 2.00pm

WARRIORS: Brent Webb, Francis Meli, Clinton Toopi, Jerome Ropati, Todd Byrne, Nathan Fien, Stacey Jones (c), Ruben Wiki, Lance Hohaia, Richard Villasanti, Sione Faumuina, Wairangi Koopu, Monty Betham. Interchange: Iafeta Paleaaesina, Karl Temata, Awen Guttenbeil, Simon Mannering.

BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Jamaal Lolesi, Cameron Phelps, Matt Utai, Braith Anasta, Brent Sherwin, Mark O'Meley, Corey Hughes, Roy Asotasi, Nate Myles, Andrew Ryan, Tony Grimaldi. Interchange: Chris Armit, Adam Perry, Dallas McIlwain, Adam Brideson.

Referee: Paul Simpkins.

Wests v Sydney at Telstra Stadium, 2.30pm

TIGERS: Brett Hodgson, Daniel Fitzhenry, Shane Elford, Paul Whatuira, Pat Richards, Benji Marshall, Scott Prince (c), Bryce Gibbs, Robbie Farah, John Skandalis, Anthony Laffranchi, Liam Fulton, Ben Galea. Interchange: Dean Collis, Dene Halatau, Chris Heighington, Todd Payten.

ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Amos Roberts, Joel Monaghan, Iosia Soliola, Chris Walker, Craig Wing, Brett Finch, Jason Cayless, Heath L'Estrange, Anthony Tupou, Chris Flannery, Craig Fitzgibbon, Luke Ricketson (c). Interchange: Michael Crocker, Richard Fa'aoso, Stuart Webb, Jamie Soward, Ned Catic, Mickey Paea (two to be omitted).

Referee: Sean Hampstead.

Newcastle v North Queensland at EnergyAustralia Stadium, 3.00pm

COWBOYS: Matt Bowen, Ty Williams, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman, Matt Sing, Travis Norton (c), Johnathan Thurston, Paul Rauhihi, Aaron Payne, Shane Tronc, Steve Southern, Luke O'Donnell, Justin Smith. Interchange: Rod Jensen, David Faiumu, Mitchell Sargent, Jacob Lillyman, Matthew Scott, Brenton Bowen, Neil Sweeney (three to be omitted).

KNIGHTS: Milton Thaiday, Anthony Quinn, George Carmont, Brad Tighe, Trent Salkeld, Jarrod Mullen, Andrew Johns (c), Craig Smith, Danny Buderus, Adam Woolnough, Steve Simpson, Clint Newton, Reegan Tanner. Interchange: Josh Perry, Todd Lowrie, Daniel Tolar, Andrew Price, Luke Quigley (one to be omitted).

Referee: Tony Archer.

The Brisbane Broncos have the bye this week.

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