THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition.
Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 12.
MATT Cooper has overcome a knee injury and is clear to play on Saturday night when the Dragons take on the Cowboys at WIN Stadium. Cooper will start at centre in place of John Carlaw, who has a fractured eyesocket.
IT?S been a long time since North Sydney Oval has seen first grade football, but the South Sydney Rabbitohs are out to change that after announcing their round 24 match with Manly will be moved to the famous ground.
PENRITH Panthers coach Johnny Lang has had to do a spot of re-shuffling within his team for this weekends Rd 13 clash with the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval this weekend.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his team to take on the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday at 3 pm.
This will be a huge game for halfback Brett Kimmorley who must take the opportunity to impress the NSW Origin selectors who are looking for a new halfback to replace the injured Craig Gower.
Coach Rapers team is;
THE National Rugby League are set to crack down on the controversial ?grapple tackle?, today warning clubs that they are unhappy with its use.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to take on the Parramatta Eels at home on Saturday night.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Storm, on Saturday 5th June 2004 at Olympic Park. Kick off is at 5.30pm.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named an 18 man squad to meet the competition leaders, the Sydney Roosters, this Friday night at Telstra Stadium. Folkes has included all 17 players that played in the narrow loss to Penrith last week and has added Corey Hughes to the interchange.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smiths task does not get any easier when his team takes on the Newcastle Knights at Energy Australia Stadium on Saturday evening.
The injury ravaged Eels will have to pull one out of the bag to get up for this one.
Coach Smiths team is;
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has today named his side for this Sunday's round 13 away clash with the New Zealand Warriors.
WANT to get fit for 2004? Wanting to play in a park football style competition? Or just want to play League for the first time? Well the Pennant Hills-Cherrybrook Stags registrations for season 2004 are almost here.
THE Dragons will have a tough start to their World Sevens campaign?drawing the Bulldogs as their first opponents at 2.20pm on Sat, Jan 24. They?will also play?Storm (5.25pm, Sat) and Lebanon (11.25am, Sun Jan 25).
THE first provisional draw for the 2004 European Nations Cup and Tri-Series tournaments has been released, and whilst no venues have been announced, there is the indication that Australia and New Zealand will play their respective fixtures against each other downunder.
A Rugby League resurgence isn?t only happening in Britain and Australia for 2004, with Papua New Guinea seeing the return of many former clubs which have collapsed in recent years, launching come back campaigns.