REPRESENTATIVE Prop Jason Ryles will return from injury to strengthen the Dragons as they take on the Panthers at CUA Stadium this Saturday.
SQUAD: Shannon McDonnell, Taniela Tuiaki, Dene Collis, Shane Elford, Michael Crockett, Benji Marshall, Scott Prince (c), Ryan O'Hara, Robbie Farah, John Skandalis, Anthony Laffranchi, Todd Payten, Jamaal Lolesi
Interchange: Stuart Flanagan, Chris Heighington, Bryce Gibbs, Ben Galea
SQUAD: David Simmons, Darren Albert, Nigel Vagana, Phil Bailey, Luke Covell, Brett Kearney, Brett Kimmorley, James Stosic, Kevin Kingston, Luke Douglas, Lance Thompson, Greg Bird, Paul Gallen
Interchange: Hutch Maiava, Matt Hilder, Reece Williams, Beau Scott, Luke Harlen
SQUAD: Darius Boyd, Tame Tupou, Greg Eastwood, Casey McGuire, Leon Bott, Brett Seymour, Shane Perry, David Stagg, Corey Parker, Dane Carlaw, Brad Thorn, Ian Lacey, Shane Webcke (c)
Interchange: Dave Taylor, Ben Hannant, Neville Costigan, Joel Moon
SQUAD: Brent Webb, Patrick Ah Van, Tony Martin, Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Jerome Ropati, Grant Rovelli, Ruben Wiki (c), Nathan Fien, Evarn Tuimavave, Awen Guttenbiel, Louis Anderson, Sione Faumuina
Interchange:Sam Rapira, Wairangi Koopu, Michael Lick, Lance Hohaia, Clinton Toopi
WITH State of Origin stars Steve Menzies, Steve Bell and Brent Kite unavailable Des Hasler has brought Paul Stephenson and Glenn Stewart into the starting side along with George Rose. Added to the bench is Phil Morwood.
BULLDOGS coach Steve Folkes has picked Nick Kouparitsas to make his NRL debut against the Raiders this Monday at Telstra Stadium at 3:00pm.
FORMER Test and NSW fullback Garry Jack says Queensland's forward pack is full of "cream puffs".
RAIDERS Prop Michael Weyman makes his long awaited return to the NRL this weekend, after gaining selection on the bench for the Raiders match against the Bulldogs on Monday at Telstra Stadium.
Weyman will join fellow forward Trevor Thurling on a new look Raiders bench, with Alan Rothery and Terry Martin moving back into the Raiders Premier League side.
Adrian Purtell has also been named on an extended bench for the Raiders, giving Coach Matt Elliott a number of options leading into Monday?s vital clash against the Bulldogs.
Squad: Clinton Schifcofske (c), Craig Frawley, Phil Graham, Adam Mogg, David Howell, Todd Carney, Lincoln Withers, Jason Williams, Simon Woolford, Michael Hodgson, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Jason Croker, Alan Tongue
Interchange: Marshall Chalk, Ben Jones, Trevor Thurling, Michael Weyman, Adrian Purtell
SQUAD: Rhys Wesser, Michael Gordon, Danny Galea, Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower, Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Craig Stapleton, Matthew Cross, Tony Puletua (c), Trent Waterhouse
Interchange: Frank Puletua, Bryan Norrie, Matthew Bell, Paul Aiton
SQUAD:JOEL Reddy, Jarryd Hayne, Brett Delaney, Luke O?Dwyer, John Williams, John Morris, Tim Smith, Nathan Cayless (c), PJ Marsh, Fuifui Moimoi, Daniel Wagon, Chad Robinson, Glenn Morrison
Interchange: Mark Riddell, Dean Widders, Michael Vella, Justin Tsoulos
ADAM and Luke MacDougall will return to the Rabbitohs? backline this weekend, with Shane Rigon starting at lock. Ben Rogers will start from the interchange bench.
SQUAD:SHAUN Foley, Lelea Paea, Ryan Cross, Iosia Soliola, Vince Mellars, Josh Lewis, Jamie Soward, Adrian Morley, Heath L'Estrange, David Shillington, Anthony Tupou, Nigel Plum, Craig Fitzgibbon (c)
Interchange: John Doyle, Shane Shackleton, Mickey Paea, Charles Tonga
WE?RE smack bang in the middle of season 2006, and I thought I?d take the opportunity this week to draw up a mid-season report card. Let?s now take a look at how your team is faring currently, and just how they might finish up come September and October.
NEWCASTLE have signed five-eighth Kurt Gidley for another three seasons, keeping the 24-year-old at the NRL club until the end of 2009.