Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
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All teams have been named for round four of the NRL Telstra Premiership with some interesting clashes sure to have the fans flocking to the game especially the traditional clash of arch-rivals Parramatta and Canterbury.
BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Nigel Vagana, Willie Talau, Matt Utai, Corey Hughes, Brent Sherwin, Mark O'Meley, Adam Perry, Steve Price (c), Glen Hughes, Willie Mason, Travis Norton. Subs: Andrew Ryan, Adam Brideson, Dennis Scott, Jamie Feeney.
EELS: Brett Hodgson, Pat Richards, Jamie Lyon, David Vaealiki, Jason Moodie, Adam Dykes, Paul Green, Nathan Cayless (c), John Morris, Michael Vella, Steve Crouch, Dean Widders, Daniel Wagon. Subs: Shayne Dunley, Lee Hopkins, Daniel Heckenberg, Alex Chan, Andrew Meads (one to be omitted).
Referee: Paul Simpkins
KNIGHTS: Robbie O'Davis, Timana Tahu, Matthew Gidley, Kurt Gidley, Craig Hall, Sean Rudder, Andrew Johns (c), Josh Perry, Danny Buderus, Adam Woolnough, Steve Simpson, Matthew Jobson, Daniel Abraham. Subs: Matthew Kennedy, Todd Bates, Luke Quigley, Mark Hughes.
STORM: Robbie Ross, Semi Tadulala, David Kidwell, Billy Slater, Marcus Bai, Matt Geyer, Matt Orford, Robbie Kearns, Cameron Smith, Mitchell Sargent, Peter Robinson, Stephen Kearney (c), Dallas Johnson. Subs: Danny Williams, Aaron Moule, Kirk Reynoldson, Keith Mason.
Referee: Shayne Hayne.
COWBOYS: Matthew Bowen, Ty Williams, Josh Hannay, David Myles, Matt Sing, Shane Muspratt, Chris Sheppard, Jamie McDonald, Leigh McWilliams, John Buttigieg, Kevin Campion (c), Paul McNicholas, Glenn Morrison. Subs: Brenton Bowen, Chris Muckert, David Thompson, Jaiman Lowe.
BRONCOS: Darren Lockyer, Michael DeVere, Brent Tate, Tonie Carroll, Stuart Kelly, Ben Ikin, Shaun Berrigan, Shane Webcke, Richard Swain, Petero Civoniceva, Gorden Tallis (c), Brad Meyers, Dane Carlaw. Subs: Corey Parker, Andrew Gee, Brett Seymour, Casey McGuire.
Referee: Sean Hampstead.
vs Sat Apr 5, Penrith Stadium, 7:30pm
PANTHERS: Rhys Wesser, Brett Howland, Geoff Bell, Paul Whatuira, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower (c), Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Ben Ross, Joe Galuvao, Tony Puletua, Scott Sattler. Subs: Colin Ward, Trent Waterhouse, Luke Swain, Shane Rodney.
RAIDERS: Clinton Schifcofske, Joel Monaghan, Phil Graham, Adam Mogg, Jamaal Lolesi, Jason Croker, Brad Drew, Ryan O'Hara, Simon Woolford (c), Luke Davico, Ruben Wiki, Ian Hindmarsh, Terry Martin. Subs: Troy Thompson, Sean Rutgerson, Tyran Smith, Alan Tongue, Michael Hodgson (one to be omitted).
Referee: Steve Lyons
WARRIORS: Motu Tony, Henry Fa'afili, John Carlaw, Clinton Toopi, Francis Meli, Lance Hohaia, Stacey Jones, Jerry Seuseu, PJ Marsh, Mark Tookey, Logan Swann, Wairangi Koopu, Monty Betham (c). Subs: Justin Murphy, Evarn Tuimavave, Sione Tuimavave, Vinnie Anderson, Iafeta Paleaaesina.
RABBITOHS: Brad Watts, Nathan Merritt, Lee Hookey, Owen Craigie, Ahmad Bajouri, Brett Kearney, Willie Peters, Frank Puletua, Shane Walker (c), Paul Stringer, Luke Stuart, Justin Smith, Ashley Harrison. Subs: Jamie Fitzgerald, Wade McKinnon, Mark Minichiello, Fili Lolohea, Stacey Katu (one to be omitted).
Referee: Steve Clark.
vs Sun Apr 6, Brookvale Oval, 2:30pm
SEA EAGLES: Sam Murphy, Scott Donald, Kevin McGuinness, Ben MacDougall, John Hopoate, Ben Walker, Jason Ferris, Jason King, Chad Randall, Grant Wooden, Luke Williamson, Anthony Watmough, Steve Menzies (c). Subs: Tony Jensen, Danny Lima, Luke Dorn, Solomon Haumono, Mark Shipway (one to be omitted).
WESTS TIGERS: Joel Caine, Mark O'Halloran, Daniel Fitzhenry, Terry Hill, Robert Miles, Michael Buettner, Lincoln Withers, John Skandalis, Darren Senter (c), Corey Pearson, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark O'Neill, Ben Galea. Subs: Robert Mears, Troy Wozniak, Willie Manu, Steve Trindall, Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, John Wilson, Chris Paterson (three to be omitted).
Referee: Tim Mander.
SHARKS: David Peachey, Nick Youngquest, Jason Kent, Paul Franze, Matt Rieck, Greg Bird, Brett Kimmorley (c), Jason Stevens, Dean Treister, Chris Beattie, Matt Bickerstaff, Phil Bailey, Nick Graham. Subs: Danny Nutley, Shaun Wessell, Dean Bosnich, Matt Hilder.
ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Ryan Cross, Justin Hodges, Lelea Paea, Todd Byrne, Brad Fittler (c), Brett Finch, Jason Cayless, Craig Wing, Peter Cusack, Adrian Morley, Craig Fitzgibbon, Luke Ricketson. Subs: Anthony Tupou, Andrew Lomu, Chad Robinson, Michael Crocker.
Referee: Bill Harrigan.