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.
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;
THE Real Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its team to play the Canberra Raiders in round 3 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Easter Monday, March 28, kicking off at 3pm at Aussie Stadium.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named Chris Armit in his starting 13 for this Sunday's round 3 clash with the Wests Tigers. Armit has been impressive off the bench in his first two outings for the Bulldogs since moving from Parramatta in the off-season.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Bulldogs Game at Telstra Stadium, kick off at 3.00pm.
FULLBACK - B Slater (Storm) Second week in a row for Billy and what else can be said. He carved up the Dragons and looks in great touch early.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named a 19-man squad for this weekend's Easter Sunday clash against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
The Storm, which is seeking its third straight win after beating the Knights and the Dragons in the first two games of the Telstra Premiership season, was forced to make two changes to its unbeaten line-up, with prop Alex Chan (suspended for two games) and second rower Dennis Scott (knee) unavailable.
Squad for Sunday's game:
1. Billy Slater, 2. Matt Geyer, 3. Steve Bell, 4. Matt King, 5. Jake Webster, 6. Scott Hill, 7. Matt Orford, 8. Robbie Kearns (c), 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Brett White, 11. David Kidwell, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Dallas Johnson.
Interchange: 14. Antonio Kaufusi, 15. Glen Turner, 16. Cooper Cronk, 17. Jamie McDonald, 18. Ian Donnely, 19. Nathan Friend.
Coach: Craig Bellamy.
THE NRL has decided to bring forward Manly winger John Hopoate's judiciary appearance following a request by the club. His case will now be heard tonight, whilst all other hearings will take place as usual on Wednesday night.