PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named a strong squad to take on the North Queensland Cowboys despite losing some of his regular first graders to origin.
Played up at Townsville this Saturday night the Panthers will face a charged up Cowboys outfit looking to make it 3 games without a loss.
Coach Lang has made some interesting positional changes, slotting his star centre Ryan Girdler into the 5/8th position and Amos Roberts at fullback.
Saturdays game will also see 2 Puletuas on the feild with Tony named in the run on and Frank making the bench.
Coach Langs team is;
MELBOURNE?S Steve Turner and Nathan Friend will get their chance to impress coach Craig Bellamy this week after both players were called into the Storm side to cover the loss of Queensland State of Origin stars Billy Slater and Cameron Smith.
THE Fone Zone Canberra Raiders will welcome back their 'big three' when they take on the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park this Saturday night.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has made a number of changes to the team that defeated the Dragons last week for this weeks match with Wests Tigers at Gosford on Saturday afternoon. The changes have been forced on Folkes due to the selection of four Bulldogs forwards for the first State of Origin fixture.
BRISBANE Magistrate Matt McLaughlin this morning put Sydney Roosters outside back Chris Walker on a $500 bond for one year after he pleaded guilty to assaulting and obstructing police and creating a public nuisance earlier this month.
HOT on the heels from their seventh, and possibly most disappointing loss of the year, New Zealand Warriors chief executive Mick Watson has assured club coach Daniel Anderson that his position at the helm is secure despite an atrocious run of form and the departure of star forward Ali Lauiti'ti.
A number of Bulldogs players have today been fined significant amounts for breaching the club?s Code of Conduct during a trip to Coffs Harbour earlier this year.
EELS forward Adam Peek has been suspended for six weeks following an early guilty plea to a dangerous throw on Melbourne forward Steve Kearney on Sunday. Foul play really isn't Peek's go at all, but there's never a good time to drive an opponent's head towards the ground.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 11 to take on the New Zealand Warriors this Sunday, May 23 at 2:30pm at Aussie Stadium.
NZ Warriors coach Daniel Anderson has not made the expected wholesale changes to his side for the NRL clash with South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday but injuries and a suspension have forced his hand slightly.
THE St.George Bank Dragons will field one of their youngest sides ever and their youngest captain for their round 11 clash with the Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.
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 10.
THE NRL have confirmed that the St.George Bank Dragons will play the Wests Tigers at Kogarah on Sunday, June the 20th. Kick-off has been scheduled for 3:00pm, as it's the Channel Nine game. The round 15 match follows the second State Of Origin, but hopefully the Dragons' representative players will be available for this all-important game.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his squad to take on the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
The Sharks team is;
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the St George/Illawara Dragons at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.
The Eels have a lot to make up for this week after being soundly beaten by a rampant Melbourne Storm on Sunday last.
Coach Smiths team is;