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globalrugbyleague - Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:05:00 GMT
Sydney looks set to be the big winner in round 13 of the NRL, hosting 5 of the 7 games being played. Officials are hoping for record poncho sales.
FRIDAY
New Zealand Warriors v rabbitohs
Friday 06 June 2008 6:00pm
Mt Smart Stadium
Referee: Tony De Las Heras
Touch Judges: Michael Jones, Jeff Younis
Video Referee: Russell Smith
GRL Tip: New Zealand
This game is not surprisingly on delay on Channel 9 and it’s doubtful if many people will stay up past their bed-time for this one. It’s the battle for the sympathy shield with the Warriors running in as strong favourites for the first time in a long time. Can Ivan Cleary’s men grab their first back to back win since round 3? I think they can. The Rabbitohs are fielding Chris Sandow as their halfback. Described as a livewire halfback with a “terrific kicking game”, we can only wait and see. Bet your house on the Warriors
WARRIORS: 1. Patrick Ah Van 2. Michael Crockett 3. Aidan Kirk 4. Jerome Ropati 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Nathan Fien 7. Grant Rovelli 8. Ruben Wiki 9. Ian Henderson 10. Sam Rapira 11. Simon Mannering 12. Epalahame Lauaki 13. Micheal Luck Interchange:14. Lance Hohaia 15. Evarn Tuimavave 16. Russell Packer 17. Sonny Fai Coach: Ivan Cleary
RABBITOHS: 1. Luke Capewell 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Jamie Simpson 4. Fetuli Talanoa 5. John Tamanika 6. John Sutton 7. Chris Sandow 8. Scott Geddes 9. Issac Luke 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Luke Stuart 12. David Fa'alogo 13. Ben Lowe Interchange: 14. George Ndaira 15. Shannan McPherson 16. David Kidwell 17. Manase Manuokafoa 18. Michael Greenfield Coach: Jason Taylor
St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos
Friday 06 June 2008 7:45pm
WIN Stadium
Referee: Ben Cummins
Touch Judges: David Abood, Steve Lyons
Video Referee: Phil Cooley
GRL Tip: St George Dragons
Wendell Sailor makes his return to the NRL against his former teammates. Wayne Bennett is hoping his baby Broncos can do the unthinkable and bring down the team he’ll be herding next year. What a drama packed night we’re in for at WIN Stadium. The Dragons have too much depth to cover for the absence of their Origin stars while the Broncos are missing the blood and oxygen that is Darren Lockyer and Peter Wallace.
DRAGONS: 1. Brett Morris 2. Jason Nightingale 3. Josh Morris 4. Chase Stanley 5. Wendell Sailor 6. Jamie Soward 7. Ben Hornby 8. Justin Poore 9. Dean Young 10. Jason Ryles 11. Beau Scott 12. Ben Creagh 13. Stuart Webb Interchange: 14. Jarrod Saffy 15. Dan Hunt 16. Lagi Setu 17. Rangi Chase 18. Kirk Reynoldson 19. Ricky Thorby Coach: Nathan Brown
BRONCOS: 1. Josh Hoffman 2. Denan Kemp 3. Joel Moon 4. Nick Emmett 5. Reece Robinson 6. David Stagg 7. PJ Marsh 8. Dave Taylor 9. Michael Ennis 10. Joel Clinton 11. Corey Parker 12. Ashton Sims 13. Tonie Carroll Interchange: 14. Greg Eastwood 15. Nick Kenny 16. Isaak Ah Mau 17. Shane Perry Coach: Wayne Bennett
SATURDAY

Canterbury Bulldogs v knights
Saturday 07 June 2008 5:30 - ANZ Stadium
Referee: Sean Hampstead
Touch Judges: Matt Cecchin, Luke Potter
Video Referee: Bill Harrigan
GRL Tip: Bulldogs
Newcastle are not famous for bouncing back quickly from losses this season. After starting the season with back—to-back wins over Canberra and Manly, they went onto lose their next three games. They did the exact same thing after going down to the Storm 18-4 in round 9.Without Danny Buderus, Steve Simpson and Kurt Gidley, it’s going to be hell watching this game for Knights fans. Canterbury must surely turn around their 46-0 whipping at the hands of Melbourne last week.
BULLDOGS: 1. Nick Youngquest 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Daryl Millard 4. Tim Winitana 5. Matthew Utai 6. Daniel Holdsworth 7. Ben Roberts 8. Charlie Leaeno 9. Corey Hughes 10. Brad Morrin 11. Nick Kouparitsas 12. Andrew Ryan 13. Reni Maitua Interchange: 14. Frank Winterstein 15. Lee Te Maari 16. Fred Briggs 17. Michael Sullivan Coach: Steve Folkes
KNIGHTS: 1. Wes Naiqama 2. James McManus 3. Keith Lulia 4. Adam MacDougall 5. Cooper Vuna 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Scott Dureau 8. Danny Wicks 9. Matt Hilder 10. Jesse Royal 11. Chris Houston 12. Cory Paterson 13. Zeb Taia Interchange: 14. Chris Bailey 15. Daniel Tolar 16. Richard Fa'aoso 17. Cameron Ciraldo Coach: Brian Smith
Wests Tigers v cowboys
Saturday 07 June 2008 7:30pm
Campbelltown Stadium
Referee: Gavin Badger
Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Brett Suttor
Video Referee: Graeme West
GRL Tip: Wests Tigers
Nothing is going the way of the Cowboys. If they haven’t lost Johnathan Thurston to Origin II, they’ve lost Luke O’Donnell for seven weeks due to striking. No Matt Bowen either. The Tigers probably have the best team to play football at this time of the year along with the Eels and Manly. A big win for the Tigers is coming.
TIGERS: 1. Brett Hodgson 2. Taniela Tuiaki 3. Dean Collis 4. Chris Lawrence 5. Shannon McDonnell 6. Benji Marshall 7. Mathew Head 8. Bryce Gibbs 9. Robbie Farah 10. Keith Galloway 11. Ben Te'o 12. Chris Heighington 13. Dene Halatau Interchange: 14. John Morris 15. Danny Galea 16. Corey Payne 17. Bronson Harrison 18. Beau Ryan Coach: Tim Sheens
COWBOYS: 1. Ashley Graham 2. Mark Henry 3. Ben Harris 4. Ben Farrar 5. John Williams 6. Daniel Abraham 7. Travis Burns 8. Ray Cashmere 9. Aaron Payne 10. Carl Webb 11. Nick Slyney 12. Jacob Lillyman 13. Sam Faust Interchange: 14. Anthony Watts 15. Matthew Bartlett 16. Sione Faumuina 17. Shane Tronc 18. Scott Bolton Coach: Ian Millward
eels v Canberra Raiders
Saturday 07 June 2008 19:30 - Parramatta Stadium
Referee: Alan Shortall
Touch Judges: Steve Chiddy, Gavin Reynolds
Video Referee: Paul Simpkins
GRL Tip: Parramatta
Can the Eels please play like they did for the first 60 minutes last week? Despite losing, that was their best game of the season and finally they started to look like the same side that went within a hair’s length of the 2007 Grand Final. This game should be a piece of cake for them against the Raiders but with the Eels this year you can never be certain.
EELS: 1. Luke Burt 2. Taulima Tautai 3. Krisnan Inu 4. Joel Reddy 5. Tony Williams 6. Feleti Mateo 7. Brett Finch 8. Nathan Cayless 9. Mark Riddell 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Nathan Hindmarsh 12. Daniel Wagon 13. Chad Robinson Interchange: 14. Matthew Keating 15. Josh Cordoba 16. Weller Hauraki 17. Junior Paulo Coach: Michael Hagan
RAIDERS: 1. Bronx Goodwin 2. Colin Best 3. Adrian Purtell 4. Joel Monaghan 5. David Milne 6. Terry Campese 7. Todd Carney 8. Scott Logan 9. Alan Tongue 10. Dane Tilse 11. Glen Turner 12. Nigel Plum 13. Joe Picker Interchange: 14. Josh Miller 15. Glen Buttriss 16. Trevor Thurling 17. Troy Thompson 18. Ben Jones 19. Brett Kelly 20. Michael Weyman Coach: Neil Henry
SUNDAY
panthers v Cronulla Sharks
Sunday 08 June 2008 2:00pm
CUA Stadium
Referee: Jared Maxwell
Touch Judges: Chris James, Peter Kirby
Video Referee: Steve Clark
GRL: Penrith
The Panthers are sitting in sixth spot and seem to be enjoying their football while the Sharks are coming off their biggest win of the season after downing the Titans by 16-points. The home side will be missing Petero Civoniceva while Cronulla will be without Greg Bird and Paul Gallen. An anything goes game for my money. I’m going to slightly favour the Panthers care of Rhys Wesser, Michael Jennings and Luke Lewis.
PANTHERS: 1. Rhys Wesser 2. Jarrod Sammut 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Tighe 5. Luke Rooney 6. Maurice Blair 7. Luke Lewis 8. Matthew Bell 9. Luke Priddis 10. Tony Puletua 11. Frank Pritchard 12. Trent Waterhouse 13. Nathan Smith Interchange: 14. Paul Aiton 15. Sam McKendry 16. Shane Rodney 17. Josh Bateman Coach: Mathew Elliot
SHARKS: 1. Mitch Brown 2. Misi Taulapapa 3. Ben Pomeroy 4. David Simmons 5. Luke Covell 6. Brett Seymour 7. Brett Kimmorley 8. Adam Peek 9. Isaac De Gois 10. Ben Ross 11. Fraser Anderson 12. Luke Douglas 13. Jayson Bukuya Interchange: 14. Danny Nutley 15. Kade Snowden 16. Grant Millington 17. Terence Seu Seu 18. Bryan Norrie Coach: Ricky Stuart

Manly Sea Eagles v roosters
Sunday 08 June 2008 3:00pm
Brookvale Oval
Referee: Shayne Hayne
Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Paul Holland
Video Referee: Chris Ward
GRL Tip: Manly Sea Eagles
Normally this would be a game reserved for Friday night footy. But not when the Roosters are missing four key players to Origin. At home the Sea Eagles always put up a fight but the Roosters seem to thrive on a challenge. Manly lose Brett Stewart but will be too strong attitudinally wise.

SEA EAGLES: 1. Michael Robertson 2. Steven Bell 3. Jamie Lyon 4. Steve Matai 5. David Williams 6. Steve Menzies 7. Matt Orford 8. Brent Kite 9. Matt Ballin 10. Josh Perry 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Glenn Stewart 13. Luke Williamson Interchange: 14. Heath L'Estrange 15. Glenn Hall 16. Vic Mauro 17. Mark Bryant 18. Nick Bradley-Qalilawa 19. Shane Neumann Coach: Des Hasler
ROOSTERS: 1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 3. Brent Grose 4. Iosia Soliola 5. Sam Perrett 6. Braith Anasta 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Mark O'Meley 9. Riley Brown 10. David Shillington 11. Lopini Paea 12. Setaimata Sa 13. Mitchell Aubusson Interchange: 14. Mickey Paea 15. Frank Paul Nuuausala 16. Anthony Cherrington 17. James Aubusson 18. Steve Meredith Coach: Freddy Fittler
MONDAY

Gold Coast Titans v Melbourne Storm
Monday 09 June 2008 19:00 - Skilled Park
Referee: Jason Robinson
Touch Judges: Adam Devcich, Mohamad Fajajo
Video Referee: Tim Mander
GRL Tip: Gold Coast Titans

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