Knights team for Warriors clash


Sharks side for Rabbitohs clash

1- David Simmons 2- Darren Albert 3- Beau Scott 4- Phil Bailey 5- Luke Covell 6- Adam Dykes 7- Brett Kimmorley 8- Ben Ross 9- Kevin Kingston 10- Hutch Maiava 11- Reece Williams 12- Lance Thompson 13- Greg Bird

Panthers team for Raiders clash

1. Rhys Wesser, 2. Lee Hookey, 3. Danny Galea, 4. Luke Lewis, 5. Luke Rooney, 6. Preston Campbell, 7. Craig Gower, 8. Joel Clinton, 9. Luke Priddis, 10. Matthew Cross, 11. Shane Rodney, 12. Tony Puletua (c), 13. Trent Waterhouse, 14. Frank Puletua, 15. Craig Stapleton, 16. Frank Pritchard, 17. Luke Swain

Vodafone Warriors team to face Knights


Broncos side for Dragons clash

BRISBANE Broncos: 1: Karmichael Hunt 2: Tame Tupou 3: Justin Hodges 4: Shaun Berrigan 5: Darius Boyd 6: Darren Lockyer (c) 7: Brett Seymour 13: Tonie Carroll 12: Corey Parker 11: Dane Carlaw 10: Petero Civoniceva 9: Michael Ennis 8: Shane Webcke

Raiders name side to face Panthers

THE Raiders have named an injury ravaged side to take on the undefeated Panther at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

Sides for Eels and Cowboys clash

NQ Toyota Cowboys 1. Matt Bowen 2. Neil Sweeney 3. Josh Hannay 4. Paul Bowman 5. Matt Sing 6. Johnathan Thurston (VC) 7. Brett Firman 8. Shane Tronc 9. Clint Amos 10. Mitchell Sargent 11. Steve Southern 12. Luke O'Donnell 13. Travis Norton (c) Interchange 14. Rod Jensen 15. Justin Smith 16. Matthew Scott 17. Carl Webb 18. Gavin Cooper

Sea Eagles side for Roosters clash

COACH Des Hasler has stuck with the same line-up that defeated the Sharks with the exception of Steve Matai for Paul Stephenson who was ruled out last week with injury. Stephenson is named at 18.

Rabbitohs anounce Teams for Round 4

THE South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks in round four of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 1 April at 5:30pm at Toyota Park.Head Coach Shaun McRae has made a number of changes to his line up after suspensions to Stuart Webb and Yileen Gordon. Adam MacDougall and Joe Williams will play their first games for the Rabbitohs NRL side this season, with Shane Walker returning to the side after recovering from a groin injury.Rabbitohs? Mark Minichiello, Ben Walker, Scott Geddes, Beau Champion, Stuart Webb, Yileen Gordon and Luke MacDougall were not considered for selection. Minichiello is recovering from a shoulder reconstruction, Walker sustained a knee injury against the Roosters in round one, Scott Geddes has a torn pectoral muscle, Beau Champion is suffering from an ankle injury, and Luke MacDougall, Webb and Gordon are suspended.The NRL fixture will commence at 5:30pm, Premier League at 3:30pm and Jersey Flegg at 1:45pm.The referee for the NRL fixture is Shayne Hayne.The Rabbitohs NRL side is:1) Todd Polglase2) Nathan Merritt3) Paul Mellor4) Adam MacDougall5) Shannon Hegarty6) John Sutton7) Joe Williams8) Peter Cusack ?9) Shane Walker10) Jaiman Lowe11) David Fa?alogo12) Luke Stuart13) Ben RogersInterchange:14) Joe Galuvao15) Manase Manuokafoa16) Shane Rigon17) Shannan McPhersonCoach ? Shaun McRae

Jets hang on against Raiders

THE Newtown Jets claimed two valuable competition points when they defeated the Canberra Raiders 34-24 in Saturday?s hard-fought VB Premier League match at Henson Park. Newtown had led by 18-10 at half-time and looked to be in command with a 34-20 lead midway through the second half. Canberra soon narrowed the margin to 34-24 and really put it to the Jets for the remainder of the match. Only a couple of narrowly-missed scoring opportunities by the Raiders prevented what could have a desperately close finish to this fiercely-contested encounter. Jets half-back Josh Lewis had an outstanding game, in the sort of display that gives truth to the old adage of having ?an old head on young shoulders?. His on-field generalship and territory-finding kicking game were major factors in Newtown?s win, not to mention yet another excellent goal kicking performance. Lock forward Setaimata Sa?s first half class-act proved beyond doubt what a fine prospect this young player is. Sa scored three tries and might have claimed a fourth barring a marginal forward pass ruling. Second rowers Steve Meredith and Mark Edmondson impressed with their work-rate and both really stood up against well-organised and determined opposition. Edmondson, formerly with UK champion club St. Helens, is starting to stake a claim for an NRL position. Forwards Ritchie Parker and David Vial were late call-ups from the Jim Beam Cup ranks and both contributed well in the tough going in the second half. Newtown?s coach Paul Young expressed guarded satisfaction at his team?s continued improvement in the past three weeks. Young observed that this was a valuable win against an opposition that had plenty of players with recent NRL experience and a team that is likely to be a contender for a competition top four position. The Jets? Jim Beam Cup squad had been weakened by several late changes and went down 26-18 in Saturday?s trial match at Henson Park against Wentworthville. Newtown coach Greg Matterson was looking for fewer errors despite the impact made by the late team changes, but is confident that the Jets will field a strong side for the competition?s opening round. Newtown plays away to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles next Saturday evening (April 1st) at Brookvale Oval, with this fourth round VB Premier League match due to start at 5.15pm. Newtown?s Jim Beam Cup squad will play their final trial match against Belrose at the Lionel Watts Reserve next Saturday, with this game kicking off at 2.00pm. There?s still time to get your entries in for the Bumper Farrell Autumn Golf Classic at Marrickville Golf Course on Wednesday, 5th April, teeing off at 8.00am. Call the Newtown RLFC office on 1300 36 36 90 to obtain more details about reserving your team?s place. Photo caption:Newtown Jets centre Lelea Paea tries to break free of the Canberra Raiders defence.Photo courtesy of Gary Sutherland Photography.

Creagh and Cooper return for Dragons

KANGAROO tourists Ben Creagh and Matt Cooper will make their return from injury against the Broncos this Sunday at WIN Stadium in the Illawarra Heritage Match.Creagh has been recovering from a knee injury and will play his first game for 2006, while Cooper has missed the past two rounds with a hamstring injury.Players from the 1978 Illawarra Division team will be recognised on the day, with this teams achievements considered the catalyst for the Steelers entering the NSWRL competition.The Dragons will wear their alternate jersey that incorporates the traditions of the former Steelers jersey in this round 4 match.Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Wes Naiqama (ankle), Shaun Timmins (knee), Mathew Head (knee), Luke Bailey (Knee) and Jason Ryles (Hand).DRAGONS NRL TEAM LIST v Broncos 3:00pm Sunday 2 April WIN Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown 1. Clint GREENSHIELDS2. Reece SIMMONDS3. Mark GASNIER4. Matt COOPER5. Colin BEST6. Trent BARRETT (c)7. Ben HORNBY8. Justin POORE9. Dean YOUNG10. Michael HENDERSON11. Corey PAYNE12. Ashton SIMS13. Matt BICKERSTAFF14. Andrew PRICE15. Ben CREAGH16. Sam ISEMONGER17. Aaron GORRELL DRAGONS JERSEY FLEGG TEAM LIST v Bulldogs 1:00am Sunday 2 AprilWIN Stadium Coach: Corey Pearson 1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Luke IRWIN6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Matt SEAMARK8. Charlie LEAENO9. Brad DAVIDSON10. Chris FARRELL11. Lagi SETU12. James GREHAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Luke YOUNG15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Lewis McPHAIL17. Nathan WYNN18. James KEELAN(Premier League team has the bye)

Rabbitohs, Storm cop suspensions

SOUTH Sydney will be without hooker Stuart Webb until round seven of the NRL competition after he pleaded guilty to a grade one reckless high tackle charge. In a further blow to the Rabbitohs, promising centre Yileen Gordon will also miss this weekend's clash with Cronulla after pleading guilty to a grade one careless high tackle.

Clubs agree cap needs to rise

CLUB chief executives have agreed in principle to an increase in the salary cap at a meeting at NRL headquarters today.

Round 3 Team of the Week

AN electrifying week 3 of NRL has seen some new faces and some all too familiar ones etch their names into the Round 3 League Unlimited Team of the Week. In an unprecedented turn of events we have seen Johnathan Thurston and Andrew Johns team up in the halves for a third straight week, with both players delivering breathtaking, yet consistent, performances over the past three matches. Wouldn?t it be great to see these two guys in action for Australia in the Anzac Day Test match?

Gallop to meet clubs over cap

NRL boss David Gallop will meet with the chief executives of all 15 clubs in Sydney today to discuss increases to the salary cap. Gallop believes the game can sustain a small increase to the cap, but clubs are split on the issue.

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