SKOLARS TO FACE FIRED UP ROBINS
HEAD Coach Mike Gregory has announced his side for Sunday's Tetley's Super League game away to the Huddersfield Giants at the McAlpine Stadium, 3pm kick off.
LONDON Broncos look set to field the same team from last Sunday against Warrington Wolves at Griffin Park this Sunday.
Both teams are coming off wins - Warrington defeated Whitehaven 10-42 in the Challenge Cup Quarter Final and London defeated Salford 35-30 in what was a rescheduled Super League fixture.
This fixture pits last season's fifth (London) and sixth (Warrington) placed teams in the Super League.
In the three meetings between the Broncos and Wolves in 2003, Paul Cullen's men came out ahead 2-1.
At Wilderspool Warrington put 50 points past London, and in the two games played at Griffin Park the Wolves won one 8-29, while London won the other, 19-12.
As far as selection goes, Rea has few decisions to make - the injury list speaks for itself. Currently on that list are Mat Toshack, Rob Purdham, John Kirpatrick, Nigel Roy, Jon Wells, Rob Jackson, Francis Stephenson and Lee Sanderson.
The only player who might return is Nigel Roy, who missed last Sunday's game through injury (groin). Rea will give Roy a late fitness test closer to Sunday, but remains doubtful.
"I'm pretty sure it will be the same seventeen and that's fine," commented Rea. Adding: "We'll get on with the job. It's another home game for us and for our supporters to enjoy, and it's a game everyone should be looking forward to."
There was a lot that pleased me last week and we have once again put in the work this week, and Sunday will provide us with another opportunity to put that work into practice.".
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IT'S a sad day to be a Cronulla supporter. Having watched South Sydney completely dominate the Sharks in an ill-disciplined effort, players are simply lining up to be voted off Sharks Den Survivor this week.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs will play its round ten game against the North Queensland Cowboys at Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium.
THE Penrith Panthers have backed down from the tough penalty imposed on three lower grade players last month, today confirming they would be allowed to resume training despite the fact that the trio are yet to face court on an assault charge.
THE Brisbane Broncos have overcome a 14-point deficit to defeat the Melbourne Storm by 34-26 at Suncorp Stadium this afternoon.
THE Chief Executive Officer of the Bulldogs Rugby League Club, Mr. Malcolm Noad, said today that he had initiated discussions with Deputy Commissioner, Mr. David Madden following an allegation against a Bulldog player of using recreational drugs.
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