PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith will be hoping his forwards lead the way on Saturday night when they take on the NZ Warriors at Ericsson Stadium.
He will be missing star Nathan Hindmarsh from the lineup because of Origin 3 duty and has placed a high expectation on Hindmarsh's replacement, Lee Hopkins.
WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp has made several changes made to the starting line-up for this weekend's clash against Parramatta at Ericsson Stadium on Saturday evening.
THE Auckland Rugby League (ARL) which provides half the New Zealands players, has set their sights on regaining a controlling interest in the Warriors.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has been forced to make several changes to this weeks team to play Manly at Brookvale Oval due to Origin commitments.
MELBOURNE Storm will field a different look side when Friday night football returns to Olympic Park for the first time in four years this week, as the Storm hosts reigning premiers the Penrith Panthers.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Raiders, on Saturday 3rd July 2004 at Canberra Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has announced his lineup for Sunday afternoons game against the Newcastle Knights at Energy Australia Stadium.Coach Rapers team looks to have a lot of pace in the backs which will be needed against the exceptionally quick Knights.The Sharks bench looks absolutely fearsome.
The Sharks team is;
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his first grade side to take on the Cronulla Sharks at EnergyAustralia stadium on Sunday afternoon.
CLEVER halfback Michael Monaghan has been given the all clear by his specialist to return to the Sea Eagles side for Sunday's NRL clash with the Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named a strong squad to take on the Sydney City Roosters at Express Advocate Stadium, 7-30 pm on Saturday.
Coach Murrays team is;
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MICHAEL Hodgson is set to make a return to the playing field this Saturday, after spending a fornight on the sidelines with a rib injury he sustained in the Raiders round 14 home win over Cronulla.
BRISBANE will tackle NRL strugglers Souths this weekend minus suspended lock Tonie Carroll and the five players chosen for the Queensland State of Origin team, yet have still named a squad boasting seven players who have represented their respective states.
SYDNEY Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to face the North Queensland Cowboys at Express Advocate Stadium on Saturday 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 16.
PENRITH will have skipper Craig Gower back before the finals after he had successful knee surgery yesterday afternoon.