BULLDOGS Coach Steve Folkes has kept the same 17 man squad for the Round 7 game against the Sea Eagles this Sunday, that were victorious against the Rabbitohs yesterday.The full team for the Bulldogs home game against the Sea Eagles at Telstra Stadium on Sunday, April 23 at 2.30pm is:1. Luke Patten2. Hazem El Masri3. Andrew Emelio4. Willie Tonga5. Trent Cutler6. Reni Maitua7. Daniel Holdsworth8. Chris Armit 9. Corey Hughes10. Roy Asotasi11. Willie Mason12. Andrew Ryan (C)13. Tony GrimaldiInterchange:14. Adam Perry15. Mark O'Meley 16. Nate Myles*17. Sonny Bill Williams* Nate Myles faces a two week ban unless he successfully challenges a grade three careless high tackle charge. He will face a one week suspension if he takes the early guilty plea.
BACKROWER Lee Te Maari is set for his NRL debut and international front rower Jason Ryles will return from injury for the Dragons traditional ANZAC Day match against the Roosters at Aussie Stadium next Tuesday.Te Maari 20, has been named on the interchange bench and Ryles will start at Prop having missed the past three matches with a broken hand.Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Luke Bailey (Knee), Sam Isemonger (Knee) and Corey Payne (Eye Socket).Supporters are advised to purchase tickets in advance through Ticketek for this historic clash.NRL Dragons teamv Sydney Roosters3.00pm Tuesday 25 AprilAussie StadiumCoach: Nathan Brown 1. Ben HORNBY 2. Wes NAIQAMA 3. Mark GASNIER 4. Matt COOPER 5. Colin BEST 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Justin POORE 9. Dean YOUNG 10. Jason RYLES 11. Ben CREAGH 12. Ashton SIMS 13. Shaun TIMMINS Interchange:14. Michael HENDERSON15. Matt BICKERSTAFF 16. Lee TE MAARI17. Aaron GORRELL Premier Leaguev Newtown Jets7.00pm Friday 21 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Steven Price 1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Josh MORRIS 3. Brett MORRIS 4. Daryl MILLARD 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Chris SHEPPARD (c)7. Reece BLAYNEY 8. Charlie LEAENO 9. George NDAIRA 10. Chris HOUSTON (c) 11. Tom HABERECHT 12. Danny WICKS 13. Aaron WHEATLEY 14. Damon ALLEY-TOVIO 15. Willie TUPOU 16. James JIMENEZ 17. Beau RYAN 18. Jamie KEITH 19. Bryson GOODWIN 20. Beau MUNDINE Jersey Fleggv Sydney Roosters5.30pm Friday 21 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Luke IRWIN6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Matt SEAMARK8. Peter WAKLEY9. Scott SABLOWSKI10. Chris FARRELL11. James GREHAN12. James KEELAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Dan HUNT15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Nathan WYNN17. Blake DUREAU18. Daniel JARVIS19. Tyson MUSCAT20. Peter REEVES
NO SHANE Perry? So what? That was the response from Redcliffe on Saturday as the Wizard Cup pacesetters handed a 64-26 pasting to Norths on the back of a near faultless first half.
Observers were interested to see whether the Dolphins would fumble without their captain and playmaker Perry, elevated to NRL duty with the Brisbane Broncos on Friday.
FRIDAY night football saw the Brisbane Broncos travel to Sydney to overcome the Roosters by 24-6. Leading 8-6 at half time, the Broncos went on with it in the second half while the home side didn?t trouble the score board attendants for the rest of the day.Saturday afternoon took us to a close fought match in Brookvale with the St George Illawarra Dragons defeating the Manly Sea Eagles by 26-24. Saturday night saw the Melbourne Storm triumph over the Penrith Panthers by 40-18. The Adelaide crowd were treated to 11 tries with both Greg Inglis (Storm) and Lee Hookey (Panthers) posting hat tricks. Also on Saturday, the Canberra Raiders came from behind to defeat the New Zealand Warriors by 18-14, Alan Tongue scoring the match winner with just minutes remaining.Sunday kicked off in front of huge crowd in Townsville with the North Queensland Cowboys defeating a determined Newcastle Knights by 18-16. In doing so, the Cowboys have beaten off their main rival rivals for competition favouritism and continue their unbeaten run on top of the NRL ladder. Meanwhile, reigning premiers Wests Tigers thrashed the Cronulla by 42-16 in Campbelltown.Round six rounded up with the Bulldogs overcoming the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 26-18. The Rabbitohs led 18-8 at half time but were simply outclassed in the second half.All match results and details are listed below.After six rounds of football, Johnathan Thurston continues to lead the field in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. The Cowboys five-eighth picked up one point on the Easter weekend to move up to 16 points and extend his lead by four.His nearest rival, Andrew Johns failed to score with the Live Updaters on the weekend and sits in second place on 12 points. News that Johns has suffered a torn ankle ligament couldn?t have come at a worst time for the Newcastle halfback. Last year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Year, Johns is expected to be sidelined for 1-2 weeks.In third place, Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) and Cameron Smith (Storm) are all still well in contention on eight points. The full leader board is below.The Leagueunlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.League Wrap: Round 6, 14 ? 17 April 2006MATCH RESULTS:Sydney Roosters: 6Tries: Amos RobertsGoals: Amos Roberts 1/1Brisbane Broncos: 24Tries: Petero Civoniceva, Sam Thaiday, Greg EastwoodGoals: Corey Parker 6/6Half time: Broncos 8-6Venue: Aussie StadiumCrowd: 21,246Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Corey Parker (Broncos)2 - Petero Civoniceva (Broncos)1 - Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)Manly Sea Eagles: 24Tries: Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Brett Stewart, Michael RobertsonGoals: Matt Orford 4/5St George Illawarra Dragons: 26Tries: Matt Cooper(2), Dean Young, Matthew BickerstaffGoals: Mathew Head 5/5Half time: Sea Eagles 14-12Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 18,069Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mathew Head (Dragons)2 - Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles)1 - Matt Cooper (Dragons)Penrith Panthers: 18Tries: Danny Galea, Lee Hookey(3)Goals: Preston Campbell 1/4Melbourne Storm: 40Tries: Michael Crocker, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Inglis(3), Matt King, Cameron SmithGoals: Cameron Smith 6/8Half time: Storm 12-10Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, AdelaideCrowd: 7,017Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Cameron Smith (Storm)1 - Lee Hookey (Panthers)Canberra Raiders: 18Tries: Alan Tongue(2), Lincoln WithersGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 3/3New Zealand Warriors: 14Tries: Wairangi Koopu, Brent WebbGoals: Tony Martin 3/4Half time: Warriors 6-0Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 7,174Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)2 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)1 - Lincoln Withers (Raiders)Wests Tigers: 42Tries: Ben Galea, Paul Whatuira(2), Ryan O'Hara, Michael Crockett(2), Rocky TrimarchiGoals: Brett Hodgson 6/7, Scott Prince 1/1Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 16Tries: David Simmons, Nigel Vagana, Brett KearneyGoals: Luke Covell 2/3Half time: Tigers 24-16Venue: Campbelltown Sports StadiumCrowd: 15,550Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Brett Hodgson (Tigers)2 - John Skandalis (Tigers)1 - Scott Prince (Tigers)Newcastle Knights: 16Tries: Danny Buderus, George Carmont, Matthew GidleyGoals: Andrew Johns 2/3North Queensland Cowboys: 18Tries: Matthew Bowen, Mitchell Seargent, Johnathan ThurstonGoals: Johnathan Thurston 3/3Half time: Knights 10-6Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 26,048Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Danny Buderus (Knights)1 - Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: John Sutton, Nathan Merritt, Joe GaluvaoGoals: Nathan Merritt 3/3, John Sutton 0/1Canterbury Bulldogs: 26Tries: Corey Hughes, Luke Patten, Andrew Ryan, Willie TongaGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/6Half time: Rabbitohs 18-8Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 19,529Referee: Russell SmithLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs)1 - Luke Patten (Bulldogs)Parramatta Eels - ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HERENext weekend?s matches:Round 7, 21-25 (Anzac Day) April 2006 Fri 7:30 - EELS v TIGERS - Parramatta Stadium Sat 7:30 (NZ); 5:30 (NSW) - WARRIORS v RABBITOHS - Ericsson StadiumSat 7:30 - STORM v KNIGHTS - Olympic ParkSat 7:30 - SHARKS v COWBOYS - Toyota Park Sun 2:30 - BULLDOGS v SEA EAGLES - Telstra StadiumSun 3:00 - BRONCOS v PANTHERS - Suncorp StadiumTue 3:00 - DRAGONS v ROOSTERS - Aussie Stadium RAIDERS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK HERELEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.16 pointsJohnathan Thurston (Cowboys)12 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)8 pointsMark Gasnier (Dragons), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders), Cameron Smith (Storm)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles)6 pointsKarmichael Hunt (Broncos), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Craig Gower (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)5 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Danny Buderus (Knights), Adam Dykes (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Storm), Ben Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles), Amos Roberts (Roosters)4 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsCraig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Mathew Head (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Corey Parker (Broncos), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)2 pointsGeorge Carmont (Knights), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Luke Covell (Sharks), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Josh Perry (Knights), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Jason Smith (Raiders), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders), Dean Young (Dragons)1 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Paul Bowman (Cowboys), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tony Martin (Warriors), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)