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Sea Eagles team named for Warriors
The Manly Sea Eagles have been forced to name 21 players in a squad for Saturday's crucial Brookvale Oval clash with the New Zealand Warriors.
Injuries and a virus which has hit the club hard has forced coach Des Hasler to name four additional players.
Centre Terry Hill,hooker Chad Randall and prop Daniel Heckenberg have been included in the side after missing last Sunday's heavy defeat by the Sharks.
Hill (virus) and Randall (shoulder) missed the Sharks match while Heckenberg has had three games back in Premier League after returning from a six week layoff because of a knee injury.
Several players including prop Jason King have been confined to bed by the virus with lock Ben Kennedy added to the list today.
Centre Ashley Alberts has missed two weeks with the virus and has been ruled out of Saturday's match with the illness.
Fullback Brett Stewart is racing the clock to be fit for Saturday after CT scans cleared him of serious injury to his hip.Stewart was assisted from the field in the opening minutes against the Sharks.
The NRL side to play the Warriors is: Brett Stewart,Paul Stephenson,Terry Hill,Steve Matai,Chris Hicks,Steve Menzies,Michael Monaghan (C),Jason King,Chad Randall,Daniel Heckenberg,Luke Williamson,Anthony Watmough,Ben Kennedy.Replacements:Kylie Leuluai,Shayne Dunley,Mark Bryant,Sam Harris,Michael Witt,Nathan Tutt,Kane Cleal,Scott Donald. (Four to be omitted).
PREMIER League v North Sydney at North Sydney Oval 2p.m. Sunday:Mark Lennon,Mitch Creary,Jye Mullane,Jared Taylor,Darren Peachey,Jeff Robson,Travis Burns,Jim Curtis,Matt Ballin,Phil Moorwood,Nathan Hollingsworth,Adam Cuthbertson,J.P.Cherry,Replacemnts: Karl Johnson,Mailangi Styles,Aaron Trinder.
JERSEY FLEGG side to play Dragons at Brookvale Oval 5.30 p.m.Saturday is:Josh Lewis (c),Michael Smith,Tom Joseph,Sean Meaney,Terry Kelly,Brendan Crabb,Aaron Groom,Suli Koroiulileka,Ian Farnsworth,Chris Trembath,Reihana Peters,Mark Oferdahl,Josh Brown.Replacements: Sam Key,Ryan Cribb,Joab Hull,Ina Papera,Harry Berryman,John Grieve,Mitchell Taueli.