NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
REDCLIFFE Dolphins Coach Neil Wharton has named 14 members of of his 2003 Premiership winning side for the first round encounter with Norths at Bishop Park in the ABC Television match on Saturday.
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
THE 2004 Concept Constuctions Development Squad was launched last Monday night at the Redcliffe Leagues Club. The squad had been introduced to the 11,000 strong crowd at the Roosters vs Broncos trial at Dolphin Oval the previous Saturday.
Then last Saturday they travelled down to Pizzy Park to take on the Burleigh Bears in the annual begining of the season clash. The Bears came out on top 40-22 in a seven tries to five victory.
Coach Neil Bishop said "that everybody showed their ability in patches". It was a tough physical encounter with the punishing defence causing plenty of spilt ball.
Best for the Dolphins were under 17 team members Khan Kelly, Jamie O'Dea, Ryan Guest and Tim Yee from the under 16's.
The full squad is
Dominic Fallini, Ashley Reilly, Wayne Bond, Chris Torrington, Michael Pares, Rodney Carr, Henry Coutts, Mitchell Simpson, Nathan Morris, Adam Turnbull, Tim Yee, Andrew Rickert, Nathan Hughes, Foisa Peni, Jamie O'Dea, Stuart May, Khan Kelly, Jordon Brown and Michael Lorrigan.
Coach Neil Bishop Trainer Wayne Miller
LONDON Broncos centre Nigel Roy wants more of the same please on Sunday when the Wildcats come to Griffin Park. Roy, who scored a try and was voted man of the match, was buoyed by the enthusiasm his home crowd displayed on Saturday night against St Helens.
ROOKIE centre Paul Stephenson is a shock selection in the Sea Eagles side for the opening NRL premiership clash with the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville on Saturday night.
AS host of 2SER?s rugby league program, ?A View From The Hill?, I decided to attend the opening of the Legends? Walk at Kogarah?s Jubilee Oval (06/03/2004).
IT'S an exciting team named by Ricky Stuart to take on the Rabbitohs this Sunday evening, with all but 3 players in the starting lineup having played at a representative level.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach, Steve Folkes, has named young sensation Sonny Bill Williams in the centres for this Saturday's round one NRL blockbuster against the Parramatta Eels. Williams will make his first grade debut alongside new recruit Willie Tonga in the centres.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams to take on the Sydney Roosters this Sunday, March 14 at Aussie Stadium.
EELS coach Brian Smith has named a strong , no nonsense team to take on the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium, 7-30 pm on Saturday March 13.
The team is
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has gone for experience in this weekends game against the reigning Premiers, The Penrith Panthers.
Captained by Andrew Johns in his first competion game since sustaining a serious neck injury the team is long on experience and short on youth.
The team is:
THE Bulldogs have lost a sponsorship deal potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of the sex scandal that continues to trouble the club.
WHILE many good critics have anticipated a drastic rise in fortune for the Tigers this season, Cronulla have sneaked through the pre-season with barely a hint of publicity. Both clubs have stocked up on new players to complement those already on their roster and both clubs experienced a surge in good form towards the latter half of 2003. However, despite the parallels between both clubs, all the weight of expectation sits heavily across gold, black and white shoulders in 2004.
BULLDOGS Chief Executive Steve Mortimer says he was not aware that Police were investigating the possibility of a seventh player having information about last month's alleged sexual assault in Coffs Harbour.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has the luxury of naming a near full strength team to take on the Newcastle Knights at Penrith Stadium this Friday night.