HULL are without Nathan Blacklock as they look to get back to winning ways at home to engage Super League bottom side Harlequins.Blacklock is sidelined with a knee injury but Paul Cooke is available despite a court appearance on Monday. Coach John Kear is boosted by the return to fitness of Ewan Dowes (hamstring) and Chris Chester (shoulder and quad injuries).Luke Dorn returns to the Harlequins squad after overcoming a hamstring injury but a similar problem continues to rule out Mark McLinden.Filimone Lolohea also comes into contention for Tony Rea's side, who are still searching for their first win of the new campaign.Hull FC v Harlequins RL, KC Stadium, Friday March 3 2006Hull 18-man squad: Briscoe, Brough, Carvell, Chester, Cooke, Domic, Dowes, R. Horne, King, Lupton, McMenemy, Radford, Raynor, Swain, Thackray, Tony, Whiting, Yeaman.Harlequins RL 18-man squad: Bradley-Qalilawa, Dorn, Gafa, Haumono, Heckenberg, Hopkins, Leuluai, Lolohea, Lucky Luisi, Mbu, Mills, Purdham, Smith, Sykes, Temata, Tookey, Weisner, Williams.Referee: A Klein
LEEDS Rhinos coach Tony Smith welcomes Lee Smith back into his squad for the home meeting with Castleford Tigers.The winger has been included in the 18-man squad after missing last week's defeat at St Helens with an ankle injury.Danny Williams, who made his debut as Smith's deputy, has retained his place in the squad although Gareth Ellis is out following minor knee surgery.Castleford prop Danny Ward is ruled out of making an instant return to the club that sacked him in January by a knee injury although Matt Whitaker (ankle) returns for the Tigers.Richie Fa'asao misses out withdrawing from last week?s win over Catalans with a shoulder problem. Coach Terry Matterson has left out prop Keith Mason.Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers, Headingley, Friday March 3 2006Leeds 18-man squad: Mathers, Donald, Walker, Senior, Smith, McGuire, Burrow, Bailey, Diskin, Peacock, Lauitiiti, Sinfield, Millard, Poching, Feather, Ablett, Kirke, Williams.Castleford 18-man squad: Platt, Pryce, Shenton, Dyer, Blanch, Handforth, Kain, Sculthorpe, Henderson, Nutley, Haughey, Bird, Huby, Whitaker, Viane, McGoldrick, Boyle, Fletcher.Referee: P Bentham
MELBOURNE Storm prop Rodney Howe may make his return to the NRL this week after he was named in the Storm?s 20-man squad for Sunday?s clash with the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland.
ST.GEORGE Bank Dragons captain Trent Barrett and Test prop Luke Bailey will return from injury to play the Sharks in the local derby at Toyota Park this Saturday.
NEWCASTLE Knight's coach Michael Hagan has named his 1st grade side to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Saturday evening.
SOUTH Sydney's plight has fallen deeper into crisis following yesterday's 34-8 demolition at the hands of NRL heavyweights and competition leaders the Canterbury Bulldogs.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 8 to take on the Newcastle Knights this Saturday, May 1 at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
THE Vodafone Warriors have announced that second-rower Ali Lauitiiti has requested the release from his contract with the club that was offered to him last week.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to take on the Parramata Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday night at 7-30 pm.
This is a must win game for the Cowboys following their loss to the Storm last weekend.
The team is;
NO Bulldogs players are expected to be charged over allegations that six of them gang raped a woman at a Coffs Harbour hotel.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has made just the one change to the Bulldogs team that defeated the Rabbitohs yesterday for this Sunday's blockbuster at Telstra Stadium against the Brisbane Broncos.
PARRAMATA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to plat the North Queensland Cowboys at Parramata Stadium on Saturday evening.
The team is;
BACK-ROWER Awen Guttenbeil will return from a rib cartilage injury to lead the Vodafone Warriors in their Round 8 clash against the Melbourne Storm at Ericsson Stadium this Sunday. Guttenbeil has been cleared by the club?s medical staff after missing the side?s previous match against the Bulldogs.
CANBERRA Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his side for this Sunday's round 8 NRL blockbuster against the Sydney Roosters.
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 7.