SHARKS captain Brett Kimmorley has been sidelined for four to six weeks with an ankle injury.
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BULLDOGS Coach Steve Folkes has made one change to the 17 man squad that played against the Raiders last week.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have named their line-up for Easter Monday?s clash with the Bulldogs:
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BRISBANE fullback Karmichael Hunt won't be playing for New Zealand in the Anzac rugby league Test in Brisbane next month. Hunt says his dream of playing Origin for Queensland hasn't changed which means he won't be available for Test selection for his native New Zealand.
PARRAMATTA utility Mark Riddell has accepted a one-match suspension for striking Penrith hooker Luke Priddis in Sunday's NRL match.
THE Sydney Roosters have been ravaged by injury for Friday night's match against Brisbane with forwards Craig Fitzgibbon and Adrian Morley both ruled out.
THE Guru had his work cut out for him this week with North Queensland and Newcastle again putting in splendid performances, dominating talk at the selection table like most previous weeks. Again our halves combination of Thurston and Johns come together, forming the most potent attack known to mankind. Will it come to an end in on Sunday when the two wily playmakers, each brilliant in their own way, lock horns at Marathon Stadium for what is without doubt the most anticipated clash of the season? We?ll just have to wait and see. For now, let me present the Round 5 League Unlimited Team of the Week.
ROUND 3 Results - Bartercard CupCounties Manukau Jetz vs Tamaki LeopardsEricsson Stadium, AucklandCounties Manukau Jetz 24Tries: M. Ah Voa, G. Eliki, E. Uasi, S. Foketi, L. FaleonoGoals: E. Uasi (2)Tamaki Leopards 24Tries: T. Leaunoa, C. Vuna, W. Heta, T. BecroftGoals: W. Heta (4)Halftime: 12-4 Tamaki Leopards.Northern Storm vs Harbour LeagueJubilee Park, WhangareiHarbour League 54Tries: P. Tafea, J. Vaifale, H. Fisher, J. Kamareira, T. Samoa (3),S. Heslop (3)Goals: J. Trott (7)Northern Storm 18Tries: J. Fagavo, I. Taufa (2)Goals: D. Were (3)Halftime: 28 - 2 Harbour League.Wellington Orcas vs Canterbury BullsHutt Recreation Ground, WellingtonWellington Orcas 20Tries: D. Buchanan, L. Boyd, D. RennieGoals: L. Boyd (4)Canterbury Bulls 16Tries: L. Fidow, D. Metcalf, D. Aitken, L. TamakahaHalftime: 12-8 Wellington OrcasCentral Falcons vs Waicoa Bay StallionsArena Manawatu, Palmerston NorthCentral Falcons 42Tries: V. Tia, P. Packer, K. Savage, B. Tupou, R. Packer, T. Cahill(2)Goals: H. Robson (7)Waicoa Bay Stallions 30Tries: H. Samson, M. Rayner, H. Karena, P. Prime, S. BealeGoals: H. Karena (5)Halftime: 24-10 Waicoa Bay StallionsMonday Night FootballAuckland Lions vs Waitakere RangersEricsson Stadium, AucklandAuckland Lions 46Tries: M. Taulapapa, M. Solomona, R. Baxter, D. Fisi'iahi (2), P. Ale(2)Goals: S. Buckingham (9)Waitakere Rangers 18Tries: B. Nelson, B. Perenara, D. Shepherd, B. TamatoaGoals: B. NelsonHalftime: 24-6 Auckland LionsStandings - Round 31. Auckland Lions P3 W3 L0 D0 +54 6 Points2. Waicoa Bay Stallions P3 W2 L1 D0 +46 4 Points3. Harbour League P3 W2 L1 D0 +36 4 Points4. Central Falcons P3 W2 L1 D0 +11 4 Points5. Tamaki Leopards P3 W1 L1 D1 +8 3 Points6. Counties Manukau Jets P3 W1 L1 D1 -36 3 Points7. Canterbury Bulls P3 W1 L2 D0 +28 2 Points8. Wellington Orcas P3 W1 L2 D0 -13 2 Points9. Waitakere Rangers P3 W1 L2 D0 -32 2 Points10. Northern Storm P3 W0 L3 D0 -102 0 Points
ENGLISH rugby league club Hull has hired Australian Peter Sharp as new head coach.Head coach of NRL sides the Northern Eagles and Manly from 1999-2003, Sharp is currently assistant to former Hull boss Brian Smith at Parramatta. The 51-year-old is expected to be able to take up the position immediately, subject to obtaining a work permit.He takes over from John Kear, who left the last week after a string of poor results in Super League.
WESTS Tigers have exploited the NRL judiciary rules to make it harder for injured five-eighth Benji Marshall to be suspended as a result of future charges.
PENRITH halfback Craig Gower will be released from Hills Private hospital later today after tests cleared him of any serious chest damage.
CANBERRA has announced that Neil Henry will take over from Matthew Elliott as head coach at the NRL club from next season. Henry, currently the assistant to head coach Graham Murray at North Queensland, has agreed to a three-year term.