Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
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FRIDAY 2nd April 2004
PENRITH V SYDNEY at Telstra Stadium at 7.30pm
PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Amos Roberts, Ryan Girdler, Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower (c), Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Martin Lang, Joe Galuvao, Tony Puletua, Trent Waterhouse. Interchange: Ben Ross, Shane Rodney, Luke Swain, Paul Whatuira.
ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Todd Byrne, Chris Flannery, Justin Hodges, Chris Walker, Brad Fittler (c), Brett Finch, Peter Cusack, Stuart Webb, Ned Catic, Adrian Morley, Craig Fitzgibbon, Luke Ricketson. Interchange: Chad Robinson, Michael Crocker, Lelea Paea, Anthony Tupou.
Referee: Tim Mander.
SATURDAY 3rd April 2004
CANBERRA v PARRAMATTA at Canberra Stadium at 5.30pm
RAIDERS: Clinton Schifcofske, Joel Monaghan, James Evans, Adam Mogg, Michael Robertson, Mark McLinden, Brad Drew, Ryan O'Hara, Simon Woolford (c), Luke Davico, Ruben Wiki, Michael Hodgson, Ian Hindmarsh. Interchange: Tyran Smith, Terry Martin, Ben Cross, Alan Tongue, Terry Campese, Matthew Gafa (two to be omitted).
EELS: Luke Burt, Ronald Prince, Matt Petersen, David Vaealiki, Eric Grothe, Daniel Wagon, Adam Dykes, Chris Armit, John Morris, Michael Vella, Nathan Hindmarsh, Nathan Cayless (c), Luke O'Dwyer. Interchange: James Webster, Craig Stapleton, Adam Peek, Dean Widders, Corey Pearson (one to be omitted).
Referee: Steve Lyons.
NORTH QUEENSLAND v WESTS TIGERS at Dairy Farmers Stadium at 7.30pm
COWBOYS: Matt Bowen, Ty Williams, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman (c), Matt Sing, Travis Norton, Nathan Fien, Paul Rauhihi, Leigh McWilliams, Daniel Strickland, Kevin Campion, Luke O'Donnell, Glenn Morrison. Interchange: David Myles, Micheal Luck, Mitchell Sargent, Jamie McDonald.
TIGERS: Brett Hodgson, Jason Moodie, Benji Marshall, Shane Elford, Robert Miles, John Wilson, Scott Prince, Bryce Gibbs, Daniel Fitzhenry, John Skandalis, Nick Graham, Mark O'Neill, Scott Sattler. Interchange: Robbie Farah, Dene Halatau, Todd Payten, Ben Reynolds.
Referee: Shayne Hayne.
SOUTH SYDNEY v CRONULLA at Aussie Stadium at 7.30pm.
SHARKS: David Peachey, David Simmons, Ryan McGoldrick, Paul Franze, Matt Rieck, Greg Bird, Brett Kimmorley (c), Jason Stevens, Dean Bosnich, Danny Nutley, Sam Isemonger, Phil Bailey, Matt Hilder. Interchange: Chris Beattie, Matt Bickerstaff, Keith Galloway, Michael Sullivan.
RABBITOHS: Brad Watts, Luke MacDougall, Lee Hookey, Adam MacDougall, Shane Marteene, Brett Kearney, Willie Peters, Luke Stuart, Jason Death, Glenn Hall, Bryan Fletcher (c), Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: Shane Rigon, Willie Manu, David Fa'alogo, Justin Smith, Jamie Russo (one to be omitted).
Referee: Tony Archer.
SUNDAY 4th April 2004
BRISBANE v MELBOURNE at Suncorp Stadium at 2.30pm.
BRONCOS: Karmichael Hunt, Michael DeVere, Brent Tate, Shaun Berrigan, Stuart Kelly, Darren Lockyer, Brett Seymour, Shane Webcke, Barry Berrigan, Dane Carlaw, Gorden Tallis (c), Petero Civoniceva, Tonie Carroll. Interchange: Corey Parker, Brad Meyers, Craig Frawley, Casey McGuire, Michael Ryan (one to be omitted).
STORM: Billy Slater, Steve Turner, Matt King, Ben MacDougall, Dustin Cooper, Scott Hill, Matt Orford, Robbie Kearns, Cameron Smith, Rodney Howe, Peter Robinson, Stephen Kearney (c), David Kidwell. Interchange: Danny Williams, Kirk Reynoldson, Antonio Kaufusi, Ryan Hoffman.
Referee: Steve Clark.
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA v NEWCASTLE at WIN Stadium at 3pm.
DRAGONS: Ben Hornby, Nathan Blacklock, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Reece Simmonds, Trent Barrett (c), Mathew Head, Luke Bailey, Mark Riddell, Ashton Sims, Dean Young, Lance Thompson, Shaun Timmins. Interchange: Justin Poore, Brent Kite, Michael Howell, Lincoln Withers, Ben Creagh, Ryan Powell (two to be omitted).
KNIGHTS: Robbie O'Davis, Craig Hall, Timana Tahu, Russell Richardson, George Carmont, Matthew Gidley, Kurt Gidley, Josh Perry, Danny Buderus, Adam Woolnough, Todd Lowrie, Daniel Abraham, Ben Kennedy (c). Interchange: Matt Parsons, Matthew Kennedy, Andrew Price, Riley Brown.
Referee: Sean Hampstead.
MANLY v NEW ZEALAND at Brookvale Oval at 3pm.
SEA EAGLES: Andrew Walker, Scott Donald, Albert Torrens, Steve Menzies (c), Chris Hicks, Jye Mullane, Michael Monaghan, Daniel Heckenberg, Chad Randall, Ian Donnelly, Sam Harris, John Hopoate, Luke Williamson. Interchange: Jason King, Kane Cleal, Anthony Watmough, Shayne Dunley, Kylie Leuluai (one to be omitted).
WARRIORS: Brent Webb, Henry Fa'afili, Tony Martin, Clinton Toopi, Francis Meli, Jerome Ropati, Stacey Jones, Jerry Seuseu, Tevita Latu, Richard Villasanti, Ali Lauiti'iti, Awen Guttenbeil (c), Sione Faumuina. Interchange: Epalahame Lauaki, Danny Sullivan, Karl Temata, Justin Murphy, Matthew Jobson, Louis Anderson (two to be omitted).
Referee: Paul Simpkins.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have the bye.