TRANS-TASMAN PREVIEWS | We've got a look over and made our picks for the opening night of the rep ro...
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Friday, 30th March 2007
Brisbane v Penrith at Suncorp Stadium, 8.00pm
BRONCOS: Karmichael Hunt, Steve Michaels, Brent Tate, Justin Hodges, Darius Boyd, Darren Lockyer (captain), Shane Perry, Dane Carlaw, Shaun Berrigan, Petero Civoniceva, Sam Thaiday, Brad Thorn, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: Nick Kenny, Ben Hannant, Andrew Lomu, Ian Lacey.
PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Michael Gordon, Michael Jennings, Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Peter Wallace, Craig Gower, Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Frank Puleta, Frank Pritchard, Tony Puletua, Trent Waterhouse. Interchange: Junior Moors, Nathan Smith, Matthew Bell, Paul Aiton, Tim Grant (one to be omitted).
Referee: Tony Archer
Parramatta v Wests at Parramatta Stadium, 8.00pm
EELS: Luke Burt, Jarryd Hayne, Ben Smith, Timana Tahu, Eric Grothe, Brett Finch, Tim Smith, Nathan Cayless (captain), Mark Riddell, Aaron Cannings, Nathan Hindmarsh, Chad Robinson, Daniel Wagon. Interchange: P.J. Marsh, Josh Cordoba, Ian Hindmarsh, Todd Lowrie, Feleti Mateo (one to be omitted).
TIGERS: Brett Hodgson (captain), Shannon McDonnell, Dean Collis, Daniel Fitzhenry, Jason Moodie, Benji Marshall, John Morris, Keith Galloway, Robbie Farah, Bryce Gibbs, Ben Galea, Todd Payten, Liam Fulton. Interchange: Dene Halatu, Chris Heighington, Taniela Tuiaki, Bronson Harrison. Referee: Steve Clark.
Saturday, 31st March 2007
St George-Illawarra v North Queensland at WIN Stadium, 5.30pm
DRAGONS: Josh Morris, Luke MacDougall, Keith Lulia, Matt Cooper, Wes Naiqama, Ben Hornby (captain), Mathew Head, Justin Poore, Tony Caine, Jason Ryles (captain), Ashton Sims, Corey Payne, Ben Creagh. Interchange: Adam Peek, Danny Wicks, Dan Hunt, Rangi Chase, Lagi Setu, Chase Stanley, Chris Houston (three to be omitted).
COWBOYS: Matt Bowen, Brenton Bowen, Ashley Graham, Paul Bowman, Neil Sweeney, Jason Smith, Johnathan Thurston (captain), Matthew Scott, Aaron Payne, Carl Webb, Steve Southern, Luke O'Donnell, Justin Smith. Interchange: Rod Jensen, Jacob Lillyman, Sione Faumuina, Shane Tronc, Scott Bolton (one to be omitted).
Referee: Jared Maxwell
Cronulla v South Sydney at Toyota Park, 7.30pm
SHARKS: Brett Kearney, Fraser Anderson, Ben Pomeroy, Josh Hannay, Luke Covell, Adam Dykes, Brett Kimmorley (captain), Ben Ross, Kevin Kingston, Luke Douglas, Reece Williams, Lance Thompson, Greg Bird Interchange: Craig Stapleton, Jacob Selmes, Cameron Ciraldo, Isaac De Gois, Dustin Cooper (one to be omitted).
RABBITOHS: David Peachey, Nathan Merritt, Nigel Vagana, Shannon Hegarty, Paul Mellor, Jeremy Smith, Joe Williams, Peter Cusack (captain), Daniel Irvine, Roy Asotasi, David Kidwell (captain), David Fa'alogo, John Sutton Interchange: Shane Rigon, Dean Widders, Luke Stuart, Scott Geddes
Referee: Paul Simpkins
Sunday, 1st April 2007 Melbourne v New Zealand at Olympic Park, 12.00pm
STORM: Billy Slater, Matt Geyer, Matt King, Anthony Quinn, Israel Folau, Greg Inglis, Cooper Cronk, Antonio Kaufusi, Cameron Smith, Brett White, Jeremy Smith, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson Interchange: Michael Crocker, Jeff Lima, Ben Cross, James Aubusson, Ryan Shortland (one to be omitted)
WARRIORS: Wade McKinnon, Michael Crockett, Tony Martin, Lance Hohaia, Manu Vatuvei, Michael Witt, Grant Rovelli, Ruben Wiki, George Gatis, Steve Price (captain), Simon Mannering, Logan Swann, Micheal Luck Interchange: Nathan Fien, Evarn Tuimavave, Epalahame Lauaki, Sam Rapira, Todd Byrne (one to be omitted)
Referee: Shayne Hayne
Canterbury v Gold Coast at Telstra Stadium, 2.00pm
BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Daryl Millard, Willie Tonga, Trent Cutler, Daniel Holdsworth, Ben Roberts, Mark O'Meley, Corey Hughes, Willie Mason, Nick Kouparitsas, Andrew Ryan (captain), Reni Maitua Interchange: Dallas McIlwain, Chris Armit, Kane Cleal, Jarrad Hickey.
TITANS: Preston Campbell, Lelea Paea, Mat Rogers, Jake Webster, Matthew Petersen, Matt Hilder, Scott Prince (captain), Luke Bailey (captain), Clint Amos, Kris Kahler, Anthony Laffranchi, Gavin Cooper, Luke Swain Interchange: Josh Graham, Michael Henderson, Mark Minichiello, Nathan Friend, Brad Meyers (one to be omitted).
Referee: Gavin Badger
Sydney v Manly at Aussie Stadium, 3.00pm
ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Joel Monaghan, Amos Roberts, Sam Perrett, Braith Anasta, Mitchell Pearce, David Shillington, Craig Wing, Danny Nutley, Nate Myles, Craig Fitzgibbon (captain), Nigel Plum Interchange: Chris Beattie, Shane Shackleton, Mitchell Aubusson, Lopini Paea
SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, Jamie Lyon, Chris Hicks, Travis Burns, Michael Monaghan, Jason King, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite (captain), Anthony Watmough, Glenn Stewart, Luke Williamson Interchange: Clint Halden, Glenn Hall, George Rose, Mark Bryant, Adam Cuthbertson (one to be omitted)
Referee: Sean Hampstead
Monday, 2nd April 2007
Canberra v Newcastle at Canberra Stadium, 7.00pm
RAIDERS: William Zillman, Colin Best, Phil Graham, Marshall Chalk, Adrian Purtell, Todd Carney, Michael Dobson, Scott Logan, Lincoln Withers, Dane Tilse, Glen Turner, Ben Jones, Alan Tongue (captain) Interchange: Trevor Thurling, Joe Picker, Josh Miller, Neville Costigan, Terry Campese, Craig Frawley (two to be omitted)
KNIGHTS: Kurt Gidley, James McManus, George Carmont, Brad Tighe, Adam MacDougall, Jarrod Mullen, Andrew Johns (captain) Josh Perry, Riley Brown, Adam Woolnough, Steve Simpson, Clint Newton, Daniel Abraham Interchange: Terrence Seu Seu, Cory Paterson, Matthew White, Daniel Tolar
Referee: Ben Cummins.