WIGAN Warriors Coach Stuart Raper has announced the following side for Friday's home Tetley's Super League clash against Castleford Tigers, 8pm at the JJB Stadium.
NEW South Wales second rower Ben Kennedy has been ruled out State of Origin Three after he was found guilty of a grade one reckless high tackle at the Australian Rugby League judiciary.
THE veteran Kiwis forward has phoned coach Daniel Anderson to tell him he is available to play the world champions on July 25.
ROUND 12 of the NSWRL Premier League.
A split round in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition with only 3 games this week, with the remaining three games of Round 10 to be played next weekend.
HOPEFULLY, the Roosters and Broncos will provide a better spectacle than Origin II as the Broncos look to focus on the job at hard, which will be inherently difficult considering the pounding they took on Wednesday night.
THE squads for next Wednesday's Origin Game at Odsal have been announced, with a total of nine debutants selected, including Castleford duo Andy Lynch and Ryan Hudson and Lancashire pair Steve Prescott and Mike Forshaw.
Yorkshire will host Lancashire at Odsal on 2 July in a bid to end their three-game losing run against their Red Rose rivals since the Origin concept returned in 2001.
WIGAN Warriors will hand a debut to new signing Quentin Pongia in their clash with Castleford Tigers at The JJB Stadium on Friday night, while they also welcome back Paul Johnson from a hamstring injury.
Former New Zealand captain Pongia, 32, arrived in Great Britain at the start of the week to start a six-month contract with Wigan.
HULL moved up to third place in Super League by thrashing Wakefield 44-4, full back Steve Prescott grabbing two tries in his 20-point haul.
IN Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Robbie Paul, look at tomorrow's clash of the champions at Odsal when Tetley's Super League champions, St Helens take on Powergen Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls in another magic night at Odsal.
SYDNEY Roosters and NSW rugby league forward Craig Fitzgibbon Friday night became the latest victim of the Suncorp Stadium sand as the Brisbane Broncos finally cracked a win at their new home ground.
THE Cronulla Sharks fought hard for a 34-28 win over the North Queensland Cowboys at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have come away with the points following 42-28 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale this evening.
THE Melbourne Storm have run out 16-8 winners over the Wests Tigers at Olympic Park this evening. In a match that never reached any great heights, the Melbourne Storm did enough to get the two points while the Tigers continued to shoot themselves in the foot with an error riddled performance.
IT remains unclear when New Zealand Warriors hooker PJ Marsh will be ready to play rugby league again.