3 days ago
Chris Hicks has been named at fullback for Saturday night's crucial clash with Canberra in Canberra.
With the medical staff unable to clear regular fullback Brett Stewart because of a hip injury, coach Des Hasler has named the same side which was beaten 22-20 by the new Zealand Warriors last Saturday.
Hicks deputised well for Stewart as fullback and Hasler has had no hesitation in naming the specialist winger in the number one jersey.
"Hicksy did the job well and I have no worries about him playing there against the Raiders," he said.
The Manly NRL side to play Canberra is: Chris Hicks, Paul Stephenson, Terry Hill, Steve Matai, Scott Donald, Steve Menzies, Michael Monaghan (c), Jason King, Chad Randall, Daniel Heckenberg, Luke Williamson, Anthony Watmough, Ken Kennedy. Replacements: Kylie Leuluai, Shayne Dunley, Mark Bryant, Brent Kite.
The PREMIER League side to play Canberra on Saturday is: Mark Lennon, Mitch Creary, Jye Mullane, Ashley Alberts, Jared Taylor, Michael Witt, Travis Burns, Jim Curtis, Matt Ballin, Phil Moorwood, Nathan Tutt, Kane Cleal, J.P. Cherry. Replacements: Karl Johnson, Mailangi Styles, Aaron Trinder, Nathan Hollingsworth, Adam Cuthbertson, Darren Peachey.