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To determine why Anthony Mundine, Nathan Blacklock and David Peachey were not selected for the 1999 Tri-Nations Series.
TEST prop Jason Ryles will make his 2005 season debut this weekend when he returns from a shoulder injury for the Dragons clash with the Panthers at Penrith Stadium.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith will be hoping for a change of fortune as well as attitude for his team following last weekends poor showing against South Sydney.
He has named his team to play the Cronulla Sharks at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday evening.
The team is;
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his side to take on the St George Illawara Dragons at Penrith Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Lang has named the same side now for 3 consecutive games so must be feeling reasonably confident with his mix and his chances of securing his first win of season 2005.
His team is;
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to take on the Warriors at Erricson Stadium in Auckland this Sunday.
With confidence riding high for both the Cowboys and the Warriors after last weekends respective performances this clash promises to be the game of the round.
The Cowboys will be without captain, Travis Norton.
Coach Murrays team is;
CANBERRA coach Matthew Elliott has rushed veteran Jason Croker into the starting line-up for Monday's NRL match against South Sydney at Aussie Stadium.
COACH Stuart Raper has named a modified team to play the Parramatta Eels this weekend. Keith Galloway will miss the game with concussion, which sees James Stosic come into the team to make his first grade debut. Brett Kimmorley also returns to the fold from a one match suspension while Paul Mellor has been added to the bench.
GOOD Friday, 25th March 2005.
BRONCOS' international front rower, Petero Civoniceva has been chosen to start against Sydney Roosters at Aussie Stadium on Good Friday. Civoniceva missed last week's 24-12 loss to the Warriors due to a knee injury suffered in the season opener against the Cowboys.
PROP Iafeta Paleaaesina moves into the starting line-up to replace the suspended Ruben Wiki for the Vodafone Warriors? NRL home encounter with North Queensland on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Wiki faced a grade three careless high tackle charge on Brisbane?s David Stagg in the 72nd minute of Saturday night?s clash with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
SYDNEY Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has stuck with his team who beat the Panthers last weekend and has named them to take on the Brisbane Broncos at Aussie Stadium on Friday night.An interesting match up will be Amos Roberts against Justin Hodges who will no doubt get a warm reception from the Roosters faithful.
Coach Stuarts line up is;
MANLY Sea Eagles NRL club have sacked winger John Hopoate after he was suspended for 17 matches by NRL judiciary panel for his forearm king-hit to the head of Sharks forward Keith Galloway.
WARRINGTON Wolves coach Paul Cullen looks back at the two points gained over the Huddersfield Giants and looks towards a busy Easter period.
BRADFORD Bulls have received a major boost ahead of Thursday?s game against Leeds Rhinos with the news that Winger Lesley Vainikolo has signed a four year contract that will keep him at Odsal until the end of the 2009 Super League season.