Simmons to start for Cronulla

David Simmons will play only his second first grade game this weekend, having been named by Cronulla coach Stuart Raper in the team to play Manly. Simmons replaced Nathan Merritt who injured his ankle last week against the Bulldogs.

Simmons made his debut in the final twenty minutes of the game against the Roosters late last season. He delivered a flick pass on his first touch in first grade to send outside winger Jarrad Anderson down the field for a try.

The full team listing is:

1. David Peachey 2. David Simmons 3. Ryan McGoldrick 4. Paul Franze 5. Matthew Rieck 6. Greg Bird 7. Brett Kimmorley (c)

8. Jason Stevens 9. Dean Bosnich 10. Danny Nutley 11. Andrew Lomu 12. Phil Bailey 13. Matt Hilder

14. Chris Beattie 15. Sam Isemonger 16. Keith Galloway 17. Michael Sullivan