THE mental health of Bears supporters was the greatest concern for Burleigh coach Rick Stone after the Gold Coast club staged its third come-from-behind victory in a row.
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Great Britain international Lee Gilmour is looking forward to locking horns with his old club when St Helens take on Bradford Bulls in engage Super League on Monday.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named an unchanged line-up from the victory over the Warriors last Sunday to take on the Newcastle Knights at home on Saturday night.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named a 19-man squad for this weekend's blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos at Olympic Park.
Both teams have two wins from three matches and the twilight contest in Melbourne gives each an opportunity to consolidate its position in the top three teams in the Telstra Premiership after round 4.
The Storm, which defeated the Knights and the Dragons in the first two games of the Telstra Premiership season and lost to the Sea Eagles on Saturday, has made one change to its 19-man line-up; Jeremy Smith replaces Jamie McDonald and Ian Donnelly moves up the list to 17.
Prop Alex Chan (suspended for two games) and second rower Dennis Scott (knee) are still unavailable for Melbourne Storm.
Squad for Saturday'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. Ian Donnely, 18. Jeremy Smith, 19. Nathan Friend.
Coach: Craig Bellamy.
PENRITH Panther coach John Lang has named a strong line up to take on the Parramatta Eels on Friday night
IT was a week for backs, in particular our custodians in the competition, who have been shifted around to accommodate each other's good form. Not much up front, but this side oozes creativity.
WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp has named his side for Sunday's NRL clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
CANBERRA Raiders halfback Lincoln Withers has been named to play against his old club the St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday night, despite having facial scans this afternoon.
THE combined total for their two games last year against Wests reads 78-0, but two of the Roosters? standout performers in 2005 say they are expecting a torrid affair on Sunday afternoon against the in-formTigers at Aussie Stadium.
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PARRAMATTA coach Brian Smith will be welcoming back his fullback Wade McKinnon for Friday nights
showdown with the Penrith Panthers at Parramatta Stadium.
Coach Smiths full line-up is;
DRAGONS captain Trent Barrett will make his 2005 season debut this weekend when he returns from injury for the Dragons clash with the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to travel up to Dairy Farmers Stadium to face the in form Cowboys on Saturday night at 7.30 pm.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Roosters Game at Aussie Stadium, kick off at 3.00pm.
MELBOURNE Storm will honour two of rugby league's all-time greats before it battles the Brisbane Broncos at Olympic Park on Saturday, Storm chief executive Brian Waldron announced today.