Round 5 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY, 7th April 2006

Eels side to face Panthers

THE Parramatta Eels have made several changes to their side to face the Penrith Panthers at Parramatta Stadium this Sunday.

Sharks side to take on Roosters

THE Sharks have named their team to face the Sydney Roosters this weekend.

Sherwin dropped for Raiders clash

BULLDOGS Coach Steve Folkes has made four changes to the 17 man squad that played against the Knights in Round three.

Raiders name side to take on Bulldogs

THE Canberra Raiders have named their line-ups for this weekend's round of matches against the Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium.

Dragons name same 17 for Knights clash

ST George Illawarra Coach Nathan Brown has selected the same 17 players who defeated Brisbane last weekend for the Dragons clash with Newcastle at WIN Stadium this Saturday night.The only change to the starting side from last week will see Sam Isemonger start the game in the second row with Corey Payne to come from the interchange.Mathew Head will make a much anticipated and welcomed return to rugby league having injured his knee in Rnd 14 last season.Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Wes Naiqama (ankle), Shaun Timmins (knee), Luke Bailey (Knee) and Jason Ryles (Hand).Dragons NRL Team Listv Newcastle Knights7.30pm Saturday 8 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Nathan Brown1. Ben HORNBY2. Reece SIMMONDS3. Daryl MILLARD 4. Matt COOPER5. Colin BEST6. Mark GASNIER7. Trent BARRETT (c)8. Justin POORE9. Dean YOUNG10. Michael HENDERSON11. Sam ISEMONGER12. Ashton SIMS13. Matt BICKERSTAFFInterchange:14. Andrew PRICE 15. Ben CREAGH16. Corey PAYNE 17. Aaron GORRELL Premier League Squadv Newcastle Knights5.30pm Saturday 8 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Steven Price 1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Josh MORRIS3. Brett MORRIS4. Beau RYAN5. Tom HEWITT6. Chris SHEPPARD (c)7. Mathew HEAD8. Charlie LEAENO9. George NDAIRA10. Chris HOUSTON (c)11. Tom HABERECHT12. Lee TE MAARI13. Aaron WHEATLEY14. Danny WICKS15. Jamie DUNNING16. James JIMENEZ17. Reece BLAYNEY18. Jamie KEITH19. Bryson GOODWIN20. Beau MUNDINE21. Willie TUPOU22. Damon ALLEY-TOVIOJersey Flegg Squadv Newcastle Knights3.50pm Saturday 8 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Luke IRWIN6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Matt SEAMARK8. Luke HOWELL9. Brad DAVIDSON10. Chris FARRELL11. Lagi SETU12. James GREHAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Luke YOUNG15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Lewis McPHAIL17. Blake DUREAU18. James KEELAN19. Nathan WYNN20. Peter REEVES21. Peter WAKLEY

Knights side for clash with Dragons

TUESDAY, April 04, 2006 - Newcastle Knights

Judiciary news ? all clubs

MELBOURNE Storm is expected to seek a downgrade in fullback Billy Slater's six match ban on a kicking charge at the National Rugby League Judiciary tomorrow night.

Instant parting for coach Kear and Hull

HULL have announced that coach John Kear is to leave with immediate effect after being told he would not have his contract renewed earlier on Monday.

Four Reds agree new contracts

SALFORD Reds quartet Karl Fitzpatrick, Ian Sibbit, David Hodgson and Stuart Littler have all signed new deals to extend their stay at The Willows.

C Cup R4: Wigan v Wakefield

WIGAN cast aside their engage Super League blues with a dramatic fightback to clinch a place in the last 16 of the Powergen Challenge Cup courtesy of a 32-22 win over Wakefield.One-time Cup kings Wigan, bottom of the table after winning just one of their opening seven games, looked to be heading out of the famous knockout tournament when they trailed 22-6 just before half-time.But they got their act together, inspired by skipper Sean O?Loughlin and the experienced Dennis Moran, to run in 26 unanswered points and book their place in Tuesday?s fifth-round draw.The win will lift the pressure on coach Ian Millward but increase the gloom at Belle Vue, where the Wildcats let slip a 21-0 lead against Warrington a week earlier.Wigan, who gave a debut to 18-year-old prop Eamonn O?Carroll, now have seven weeks to prepare for their next Cup task and will be hoping this result can kick-start their League campaign, starting with another trip to Belle Vue next Friday. Wakefield, who like Wigan were without five regulars through injury, made good use of the stiff breeze to build a 16-point lead but the turning point came just before the break thanks to an act of petulance.The Wildcats had defended stoically to force a handover near their own line but full-back Colum Halpenny, with an eye on half-time, tossed the ball away to waste time and was rightly penalised by referee Karl Kirkpatrick.Wigan ran the ball and full-back Chris Ashton took Bryan Fletcher?s pass to go through a gap in the home defence for a try which gave his side a lifeline.Ashton had earlier gifted Wakefield a score when he failed to gather Jamie Rooney?s grubber kick and substitute Paul White pounced for his second try in five minutes.White had finished off a fine break by fellow substitute Mark Applegarth to grab his first while scrum-half Sam Obst scored one try with a jinking run and created another for second rower Jamie Field with a pinpoint kick.Wigan created several chances, particularly through the darting runs from dummy half by Mick Higham, but ruined most of them through slipshod handling in the difficult conditions.Higham scored the other first-half try, his first for the Warriors, after Sean O?Loughlin?s kick had eluded Wakefield centre Jason Demetriou.But it was a different story in the second half as O?Loughlin and Moran seized the initiative.O?Loughlin went over within 90 seconds of the restart, brushing off the attempted tackle from Field, and when Moran successfully chased his own kick to the line it brought the scores level.Rooney tried to break the deadlock with a drop goal which sailed wide and Wigan edged in front for the first time on 65 minutes with a penalty from Tickle after Field had been punished for interference at the play-the-ball.Wakefield left winger Semi Tadulala crossed on 68 minutes but was brought back for a forward pass earlier in the move and, at the other end, Wigan?s Pat Richards dropped the ball with the line open.The tie was finally settled through another comedy of errors, with Tadulala failing to clear the danger caused by Moran?s kick and centre David Vaealiki pounced on the loose ball to score.Wakefield: (22) 22Tries: Field, Obst, White 2Goals: Rooney 3Wigan: (12) 32Try: Higham, Ashton, O?Loughlin, Moran VaealikiGoals: Tickle 3, Godwin, Richards 2Wakefield: Halpenny, Buchanan, Demetriou, Whittle, Tadulala, Rooney, Obst, Griffin, March, Korkidas, Elima, J. Field, Betham. Replacements: White, Wrench, Applegarth, Catic.Wigan: Ashton, Calderwood, Vaealiki, Richards, Dallas, Brown, Moran, Seu Seu, Higham, Hargreaves, Tickle, Fletcher,O?Loughlin. Replacements: Prescott, O?Carroll, Godwin, Tomkins.Referee: K Kirkpatrick (Warrington)Att: 3,123

Round 12 preview

NOW that Origin I has passed, will this round be a bit of a letdown for the fans and the players? Only time will tell I guess but there are some interesting match ups to analyse in round 12.

Storm skipper to celebrate 250 matches

STORM skipper to celebrate unique double record.

3 Warriors sent to Prison

A rising rugby league star and two team-mates have been sentenced to prison for trying to kill an unborn baby.

SportOdds Weekend Wrap (Round 11)

RUGBY LEAGUE Results & Dividends: NRL Rd 11 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Parramatta 6, St George Illawarra 37 To Win: St George Illawarra $2.55 Line: +6.5 St George Illawarra $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ St George Illawarra $6.25 Half/Full Time Double: St George Illawarra/St George Illawarra $4.00 First Scoring Play: St George Illawarra Try $2.60 First Try Scorer: Reece Simmonds $13.00 Bulldogs 26, Wests Tigers 30 To Win: Wests Tigers $2.70 Line: +6.5 Wests Tigers $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Wests Tigers $4.15 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $8.50 First Scoring Play: Bulldogs Try $2.05 First Try Scorer: Ben Harris $13.00 Cowboys 18, Penrith 22 To Win: Penrith $1.57 Line: +4.5 Cowboys $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Penrith $3.10 Half Time/Full Time Double: Cowboys/Penrith $6.75 First Scoring Play: Cowboys Goal $6.25 First Try Scorer: Paul Whatuira $16.00 Melbourne 22, Canberra 18 To Win: Melbourne $1.40 Line: +7.5 Souths $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Melbourne $3.05 Half Time/Full Time Double: Melbourne/Melbourne $1.80 First Scoring Play: Melbourne Try $2.08 First Try Scorer: Scott Hill $16.00 Souths 12, Warriors 26 To Win: Warriors $1.57 Line: +5.5 Warriors @1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Warriors $2.90 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $8.00 First Scoring Play: Souths Try $2.65 First Try Scorer: Luke MacDougall $13.00 Manly 28, Cronulla 30 To Win: Cronulla $1.95 Line: +1.5 Cronulla $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Cronulla $3.45 Half Time/Full Time Double: Cronulla/Cronulla $2.90 First Scoring Play: Cronulla Try $2.55 First Try Scorer: Paul Gallen $26.00

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