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The Manly Sea Eagles have named the following teams for the opening of the 2005 premiership matches in the NRL and NSWRL.
NRL v Warriors Ericsson Stadium Auckland- Sunday 2pm (NZ)
1 - Brett Stewart 2 - Scott Donald 3 - Terry Hill 4 - Paul Stephenson 5 - John Hopoate 6 - Michael Witt 7 - Michael Monaghan (c) 8 - Brent Kite 9 - Shayne Dunley 10 - Jason King 11 - Steve Menzies 12 - Sam Harris 13 - Ben Kennedy Replacements: 14 - Luke Williamson 15 - Anthony Watmough 16 - Daniel Heckenberg 17 - Kylie Leuluai 18 - Chad Randall
PREMIER LEAGUE(Coach: Geoff Toovey) v Eels Brookvale Oval March 12 2 p.m.
Mark Lennon,Mitch Creary,Steve Matai,Karl Johnson,Jared Taylor,J.P.Cherry (c),Jeff Robson,Mark bryant,Matt Ballin,Adam Cuthbertson,Kane Cleal,Nathan Tutt,Nathan Hollingsworth.Replacements: Jordan Macey,Matt Austin,Darren peachey,Gary White,Brad Dempsey,Daniel Watkins,Luke Sweeney,Sean Dalton,Mailangi Styles.
JERSEY FLEGG (Coach:Josh White)v Eels Brookvale Oval March 12,3.45 p.m. Josh Lewis,Ryan Cribb,Sean Meaney,Simon Yeo,Tom Joseph,Sam Key (c),Brendan Crabb,Dan Molenaar,Joab Hull,Bobby Bright,Jacob Martin,Chris Trembath,Josh Brown. Replacements: Ina Papera,Grant Jessop,Corey Kinsella,Michael Bowen,Mitch Taueli,James Donlan,Bryce Gearin,Wade Gilmore,Jesse Shelley,Rob Clarkson,Erhyn Taylor
NOTE: SG Ball and Matthew Shield will play Penrith in round three of the Junior Representative premiership at Brookvale Ovalon Saturday,March 12 prior to the Premier League and Jersey Flegg matches.Kick off times are SG Ball 12.30 p.m. and Matthews Shield 11 a.m.The times above for the Premier League and Flegg matches are correct with the Premier League game being played first.
Players unavilable in senior grades through injury are Ashley Alberts,Jye Mullane,Glenn Stewart,Chris Hicks,Phil Moorwood. Travis Byrne is unavilable for round one because of suspension.