ST George Illawarra Coach Nathan Brown has named the same starting team this week as the Dragons chase their sixth consecutive win when they take on the Cowboys at WIN Stadium this Saturday night.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the NRL club until at least the end of 2009.
SHARKS: David Simmons, Darren Albert, Nigel Vagana, Beau Scott, Luke Covell, Adam Dykes, Brett Kimmorley, James Stosic, Kevin Kingston, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Lance Thompson, Paul GallenInterchange: Hutch Maiava, Reece Williams, Matt Hilder, Brett Kearney
KNIGHTS: David Seage, Brian Carney, Matthew Gidley, George Carmont, Anthony Quinn, Kurt Gidley, Andrew Johns (c), Craig Smith, Danny Buderus, Josh Perry, Steve Simpson, Clint Newton, Reegan Tanner
Interchange: Luke Davico, Adam Woolnough, Todd Lowrie, Kirk Reynoldson
STORM: Steve Turner, Matt Geyer, Matt King, Jake Webster, Chris Walker, Scott Hill, Cooper Cronk, Garret Crossman, Cameron Smith, Brett White, David Kidwell, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson
Interchange: Ian Donnelly, Jeremy Smith, Antonio Kaufusi, Nathan Friend, Ben Cross, Jamie Feeney (two to be omitted)
UNDER-PRESSURE Sydney Roosters halfback Brett Finch has received a major setback in his bid to retain the NSW No.7 jersey after being shifted to hooker for Sunday's NRL match with Canberra.
WINNING form and a good run with injuries has enabled the New Zealand Warriors to take an unchanged line-up into their NRL clash against South Sydney at Telstra Stadium on Sunday.
TRENT Cutler has been named on the wing in place of the suspended Matt Utai. Earlier today Utai took the early guilty plea with regard to the grade one dangerous throw charge he incurred on the weekend.
THE Sea Eagles will go into this weekends match against the Broncos without Stephen Bell and Luke Williamson.
THE Rabbitohs welcome back Shane Rigon and Joe Galuvao for this weekend?s clash. Rigon is returning from a virus which kept him out of last weekend?s match against the Eels and Galuvao is coming back from an Achilles tendon injury.
NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray has wielded the axe ahead of this weekend's NRL clash against St George Illawarra in Wollongong. Murray has dropped Kiwi international David Faiumu and Queensland State of Origin forward Matt Scott as well as prop Mitchell Sargent.
Giant prop Ray Cashmere will make his first grade debut while Clint Amos and Robert Tanielu have been promoted. Fullback Matt Bowen is in doubt for the Dragons game after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday. He will have scans on the injury today.
DARIUS Boyd has claimed the fullback position for the Brisbane Broncos vacated by injured custodian Karmichael Hunt. The full squad is:
JASON Smith is set to make his return to the Raiders line-up on Sunday, after being named at five-eighth for the green machines important clash with the Roosters at Canberra Stadium.
HERE is the Panthers NRL side to play Wests Tigers at Credit Union Australia Stadium Penrith on Saturday night:
THE NRL has announced its intention to remove the existing anti-tampering rules for players coming off contract.