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CANTERBURY BULLDOGS vs PARRAMATTA EELS Fri Aug 16, Sydney Showground, 7:30pm
BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Nigel Vagana, Willie Talau, Matt Utai, Jonathan Thurston, Brent Sherwin, Darren Smith, Steve Reardon, Willie Mason, Steven Price (c), Corey Hughes, Mark O'Meley. Subs: Tony Grimaldi, Glen Hughes, Jamie Feeney, Paul Rauhihi.
*EELS: Luke Burt, Matthew Peterson, Ashley Graham, David Vaealiki, Jason Moodie, Ben Kusto, Brad Drew, Daniel Wagon, Ian Hindmarsh, Nathan Hindmarsh, Michael Vella, Daniel Irvine, Nathan Cayless (c). Subs: Michael Buettner, Dean Widders, Andrew Ryan, Daniel Heckenberg, Andrew McFadden, Trent Robinson, Nathan Hollingsworth (three to be omitted). * Team subject to change.
Referee: Steve Clark FootyTAB: Eels 8.5 SportsTAB: Bulldogs $1.38, Eels $2.85
MELBOURNE STORM vs PENRITH PANTHERS Sat Aug 17, Olympic Park, 3:00pm
STORM: Junior Langi, Fifita Moala, Aaron Moule, Steven Bell, Marcus Bai, Scott Hill, Matt Orford, Willie Leyshon, Stephen Kearney, Danny Williams, Rodney Howe (c), Richard Swain, Peter Robinson. Subs: Shane Walker, Ian Sibbit, Matt Rua, Kirk Reynoldson.
PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Chris Hicks, Luke Lewis, Paul Whatuira, Luke Rooney, Ryan Girdler, Craig Gower, Scott Sattler, Ben Roarty, Lee Hopkins, Martin Lang, Luke Priddis, Colin Ward. Subs: Joel Clinton, Trent Waterhouse, Chad Halliday, Shannon Donato, Danny Galea (one to be omitted).
Referee: Sean Hampstead FootyTAB: Panthers 8.5 SportsTAB: Storm $1.33, Panthers $3.05
CANBERRA RAIDERS vs SYDNEY ROOSTERS Sat Aug 17, Canberra Stadium, 5:30pm
RAIDERS: Clinton Schifcofske, Phil Graham, Jason Croker, Joel Monaghan, Jamaal Lolesi, Mark McLinden, Brett Finch, Terry Martin, Michael Hodgson, Ruben Wiki, Ryan O'Hara, Simon Woolford (c), Todd Payten. Subs: Alan Tongue, Michael Monaghan, Darren Mapp, Sean Rutgerson, Darren Porter (one to be omitted).
ROOSTERS: Luke Phillips, Eric Grothe, Brett Mullins, Justin Hodges, Anthony Minichiello, Brad Fittler (c), Craig Wing, Luke Ricketson, Craig Fitzgibbon, Chris Flannery, Peter Cusack, Simon Bonetti, Jason Cayless. Subs: Michael Crocker, Dallas Hood, Chad Robinson, David Kidwell.
Referee: Paul Simpkins FootyTAB: Raiders 4.5 SportsTAB: Raiders $2.20, Roosters $1.60
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS vs NORTHERN EAGLES Sat Aug 17, EnergyAustralia Stadium, 7:30pm
KNIGHTS: Kurt Gidley, Timana Tahu, Matthew Gidley, Anthony Quinn, Neil Sweeney, Sean Rudder, Andrew Johns (c), Bill Peden, Daniel Abraham, Steve Simpson, Matt Parsons, Danny Buderus, Josh Perry. Subs: Adam Woolnough, Clint Newton, John Morris, Jarrod O'Doherty, Julian Bailey (one to be omitted).
EAGLES: Brendon Reeves, Robert Miles, Albert Torrens, Ben MacDougall, John Hopoate, Luke Williamson, Jason Ferris, Steve Menzies (c), Nik Kosef, Mark Shipway, Nathan Long, Jamie Goddard, Jason King. Subs: Mal Kaufusi, Danny Lima, Wade Forrester, Chad Randall.
Referee: Bill Harrigan FootyTAB: Eagles 14.5 SportsTAB: Knights $1.16, Eagles $4.60
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS vs BRISBANE BRONCOS Sun Aug 18, Ericsson Stadium, 4:00pm (NZ), 2:00pm (QLD)
WARRIORS: Ivan Cleary, Henry Fa'afili, John Carlaw, Clinton Toopi, Francis Meli, Lance Hohaia, Stacey Jones (c), Kevin Campion, Awen Guttenbeil, Ali Lauiti'iti, Mark Tookey, PJ Marsh, Jerry Seuseu. Subs: Motu Tony, Justin Morgan, David Myles, Logan Swann, Brent Webb, Wairangi Koopu (two to be omitted).
BRONCOS: Darren Lockyer, Lote Tuqiri, Brent Tate, Michael De Vere, Chris Walker, Casey McGuire, Brett Seymour, Dane Carlaw, Carl Webb, Gorden Tallis (c), Petero Civoniceva, Shaun Berrigan, Shane Webcke. Subs: Corey Parker, Brad Meyers, Phil Lee, Stuart Kelly, Shane Walker (one to be omitted).
Referee: Tim Mander FootyTAB: Warriors 0.5 SportsTAB: Warriors $1.90, Broncos $1.85
ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA DRAGONS vs SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS Sat Aug 18, Win Stadium, 2:30pm
DRAGONS: Jason Kent, Lee Hookey, Mark Gasnier, Shaun Timmins, Matt Cooper, Trent Barrett (c), Ben Hornby, Brent Kite, Lance Thompson, Justin Smith, Jason Ryles, Mark Riddell, Luke Bailey, Subs: Chris Leikvoll, Jason Hooper, Shane Millard, Willie Peters, Nathan Tutt (one to be omitted).
RABBITOHS: Brad Watts, John Olzard, Andrew King, Andrew Hinson, Brent Grose, Owen Craigie, Brett Sheehan, Shane Rigon, Andrew Hart (c), Luke Stuart, Paul Stringer, Jason Death, Scott Geddes. Subs: Gerald Symonds, Frank Puletua, Jamie Fitzgerald, Adam Muir, Adam Peek (one to be omitted).
Referee: Matthew Cecchin FootyTAB: Rabbitohs 22.5 SportsTAB: Dragons $1.05, Rabbitohs $8.00
WESTS TIGERS vs CRONULLA SHARKS Sat Aug 19, Campbelltown Stadium, 3:00pm
WESTS TIGERS: Daniel Fitzhenry, Hassan Saleh, Kevin McGuinness, Matt Seers, Joel Caine, John Wilson, Lincoln Withers, Ben Galea, Willie Manu, Mark O'Neill, John Skandalis, Darren Senter (c), Corey Pearson. Subs: Robert Mears, Anthony Laffranchi, Troy Wozniak, Steve Crouch.
SHARKS: David Peachey (c), Matthew Rieck, Chris McKenna, Paul Franze, Paul Mellor, Jye Mullane, Brett Kimmorley, Nick Graham, Phil Bailey, Matt Bickerstaff, Chris Beattie, Dean Treister, Jason Stevens. Subs: Danny Nutley, Paul Gallen, Dean Bosnich, Pat Gibson.