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globalrugbyleague - Fri, 27 Jun 2008 18:27:00 GMT
Will you turn your back on the cold, the stress of living and your recliner to see the game live in round 16 of the NRL? We hope so.

roosters v Bulldogs
Friday 27th June, 7:45pm
Sydney Football Stadium
Referee: Jared Maxwell
GRL Tip: Bulldogs

The Bulldogs know they cannot make the top eight after last week’s shellacking. But if they can salvage a bit of pride in their individual performances, they are capable of plucking a weakened Roosters outfit that is missing it’s halves pairing and their best players up-front. Sonny Bill Williams returns for the blue and white foot soldiers. If they can’t win this game, it’s time to throw up the white flag and start planning a European vacation with the Grizwalds during the early off-season.

ROOSTERS
1. Amos Roberts, 2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3. Mitchell Aubusson, 4. Iosia Soliola, 5. Sam Perrett, 6. Setaimata Sa, 7. James Aubusson, 8. Mark O'Meley, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Frank Paul Nuuausala, 11. Lopini Paea, 12. Sean Rudder, 13. Riley Brown. Reserves: 14. David Shillington, 15. Mickey Paea, 16. Anthony Cherrington, 17. Brent Grose, 18. Shaun Foley. (1 to be omitted). Coach: Brad Fittler.
BULLDOGS
1. Nick Youngquest, 2. Hazem El Masri, 3. Daryl Millard, 4. Tim Winitana, 5. Heka Nanai, 6. Arana Taumata, 7. Ben Roberts, 8. Jarrad Hickey, 9. Corey Hughes,10. Fred Briggs, 11. Sonny Bill Williams, 12. Andrew Ryan, 13. Reni Maitua Reserves: 14. Lee Te Maari, 15. Danny Williams, 16. Brad Morrin, 17. Michael Sullivan Coach: Steve Folkes.
Penrith V Brisbane
Friday June 27th, 7:45pm
Penrith Football Stadium
Referee: Gavin Badger
GRL Tip: Penrith

The Panthers have a terrific opportunity to end their mid-season three week losing streak with a strong showing against the Brisbane Broncos at home. It’s a chance to re-write the ugly 48-12 scoreline that was dished up back in round 1. Penrith haven’t scored a second-half point in their last two losses. If they can fix that up and get off to a strong start, it’s their game for the taking.

PANTHERS
1. Rhys Wesser, 2. Luke Rooney, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Maurice Blair, 5. Brad Tighe, 6. Wade Graham, 7. Luke Lewis, 8. Tony Puletua, 9. Keith Peters, 10. Matthew Bell, 11. Frank Pritchard, 12. Trent Waterhouse, 13. Nathan Smith. Reserves: 14. Masada Iosefa, 15. Tim Grant, 16. Junior Moors, 17. Shane Rodney, 18. Jarrod Sammut. (1 to be omitted).
BRONCOS
1. Josh Hoffman, 2. Denan Kemp, 3. Joel Moon, 4. Nick Emmett, 5. Kaine Manihera, 6. PJ Marsh, 7. Shane Perry, 8. Nick Kenny, 9. Michael Ennis, 10. Ashton Sims, 11. Corey Parker, 12. Greg Eastwood, 13. Tonie Carroll. Reserves: 14.Joel Clinton, 15. Dave Taylor, 16. Isaak Ah Mau, 17. Andrew McCullough, 18. Derrick Watkins. (1 to be omitted)
Gold Coast V St George-Illawarra
Saturday June 28th, 5:30pm
Skilled Park
Referee: Bernard Sutton
GRL Tip: Dragons

The Titans can rack up loss number six on the road when they play the Dragons at Skilled Park on Saturday night. They’ve never beaten the red v army and without Scott Prince, Anthony Laffranchi or Ashley Harrison, it could be lights out very early in this game. This is the sort of game which will make you learn how to set the timer on your DVD-recorder and go out for a night on the town with some long lost friends who you found on facebook.

TITANS
1. Preston Campbell, 2. Ben Jeffery, 3. Luke O'Dwyer, 4. Brett Delaney, 5. Jordan Atkins, 6. Mat Rogers, 7. Brad Davis, 8. Michael Henderson, 9. Nathan Friend, 10. Michael Hodgson, 11. Brad Meyers, 12. Mark Minichiello, 13. Josh Graham. Reserves: 14. James Stosic, 15. Will Mathews, 16. Gavin Cooper, 17. Luke Swain, 18. Clint Amos. (1 to be omitted). Coach: John Cartwright.
DRAGONS
1. Brett Morris, 2. Jason Nightingale, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Chase Stanley, 5. Michael Lett, 6. Jamie Soward, 7. Ben Hornby, 8. Justin Poore, 9. Dean Young, 10. Jason Ryles, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Ben Creagh, 13. Stuart Webb. Reserves: 14. Jarrod Saffy, 15. Dan Hunt, 16. Lagi Setu, 17. Rangi Chase, 18. Kirk Reynoldson. (1 to be omitted). Coach: Nathan Brown
Manly V Newcastle
Saturday June 28th, 7:30pm
Bluetongue Stadium
Referee: Shayne Hayne
GRL Tip: Manly

What’s more fun then watching the Sea Eagles play at Brookvale? Using more petrol in the car or paying another hefty train fare to travel to Bluetongue Stadium on the train, that’s what. Newcastle will be hoping to end their winless streak against Manly at this venue while trying desperately to hold onto their spot in the top eight with teams like Parramatta, Canberra and Penrith behind them. Newcastle concede too many points on average (20.2) compared to the home side (13.2) and that about explains why the two teams are positioned where they are.

SEA EAGLES
1. Michael Robertson, 2. Michael Bani, 3. Steven Bell, 4. Steve Matai, 5. David Williams, 6. Jamie Lyon, 7. Matt Orford, 8. Brent Kite, 9. Matt Ballin, 10. Josh Perry, 11. Anthony Watmough, 12. Glenn Stewart, 13. Luke Williamson. Reserves: 14. Heath L'Estrange, 15. Glenn Hall, 16. Mark Bryant, 17. Steve Menzies, 18. Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, 20. Adam Cuthbertson. (2 to be omitted). Coach: Des Hasler

KNIGHTS
1. Wes Naiqama, 2. James McManus, 3. Junior Sau, 4. Adam MacDougall, 5. Cooper Vuna, 6. Chris Bailey, 7. Jarrod Mullen, 8. Steve Simpson, 9. Matt Hilder, 10. Jesse Royal, 11. Chris Houston, 12. Cory Paterson, 13. Zeb Taia Reserves: 15. Daniel Tolar, 16. Richard Fa'aoso, 17. Danny Wicks, 20. Scott Dureau Coach: Brian Smith.

North Queensland V South Sydney
Saturday June 29th, 7:30pm
Dairy Farmers Stadium
Referee: Tony De Las Heras
GRL Tip: South Sydney

This will make for compelling television on Saturday night. There is nothing better than sitting on the lounge, getting hammered while watching the two worst teams in the competition completely slaughter each other to make the world a better place. Who will win the round 16 Sympathy cup? My money is on North Queensland….to score less points.

COWBOYS
1. Anthony Watts, 2. Mark Henry, 3. Ashley Graham, 4. Ben Harris, 5. John Williams, 6. Sione Faumuina, 7. Chris Sheppard, 8. Ray Cashmere, 9. Aaron Payne, 10. Carl Webb, 11. Nick Slyney, 12. Scott Bolton, 13. Steven Southern. Reserves: 14. Brandon Boor, 15. Ben Vaeau, 16. Greg Byrnes, 17. Shane Tronc Coach: Ian Millward
RABBITOHS:
1. Luke Capewell, 2. Nathan Merritt, 3. Jamie Simpson, 4. Beau Champion, 5. Fetuli Talanoa, 6. Craig Wing, 7. Chris Sandow, 8. Scott Geddes, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Roy Asotasi, 11. Luke Stuart, 12. David Fa'alogo, 13. John Sutton Reserves: 14. George Ndaira, 15. Shannan McPherson, 16. David Kidwell, 17. Manase Manuokafoa, 18. Ben Lowe, 19. Shannon Hegarty, 20. Michael Greenfield. (3 to be omitted). Coach: Jason Taylor.
Wests Tigers V Warriors
Sunday June 29th, 2:00pm
Leichardt Oval
Referee:Steve Lyons
GRL Tip: Warriors

The crowd attendance for this one will depend on what’s more frightening. Watching the Warriors play away from home or encountering peak hour traffic on a Sunday night? Both sides are coming off losses yet the Warriors have won three of their last four clashes against the Tigers. It’s 12th versus 13th. Arguably the most exciting game of the round…not! I don’t particularly care who wins this battle but for the hell of it I’ll tip the Warriors in an upset. That’ll mess the experts tips.

TIGERS
1. Brett Hodgson, 2. Taniela Tuiaki, 3. Dean Collis, 4. Chris Lawrence, 5. Beau Ryan, 6. Benji Marshall, 7. Mathew Head, 8. Bronson Harrison, 9. Robbie Farah, 10. Bryce Gibbs, 11. Ben Te'o, 12. Chris Heighington, 13. Liam Fulton. Reserves: 14. John Morris, 15. Dene Halatau, 16. Corey Payne, 17. Daine Laurie, 18. Ryan Tandy. (1 to be omitted). Coach: Tim Sheens
WARRIORS
1. Lance Hohaia, 2. Aidan Kirk, 3. Jerome Ropati, 4. Simon Mannering, 5. Malo Solomona, 6. Michael Witt, 7. Nathan Fien, 8. Ruben Wiki, 9. Ian Henderson, 10. Sam Rapira, 11. Ben Matulino, 12. Logan Swann, 13. Micheal Luck Reserves: 14. Patrick Ah Van, 15. Evarn Tuimavave, 16. Epalahame Lauaki, 17. Sonny Fai Coach: Ivan Cleary
Parramatta V Melbourne
Sunday June 29th, 3:00pm
Parramatta Stadium
Referee: Ben Cummins
GRL Tip: Eels
Rugby League can be so cruel and didn’t the Eels find out last week when they were denied the chance to string together 3 straight wins because of a late penalty given away by the suspended Fuifui Moimoi. They’ll win 13+ against a Melbourne outfit which is 0-2 when missing their Origin stars. A big win for the Eels will help their for and against and perhaps help them cement eighth or possibly seventh spot.

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. Josh Cordoba, 11. Nathan Hindmarsh, 12. Daniel Wagon, 13. Chad Robinson. Reserves: 14. Matthew Keating, 15. Todd Lowrie, 16. Weller Hauraki, 17. Brendan Oake.
STORM
1. Steve Turner, 2. Brett Anderson, 3. Joseph Tomane, 4. Jeremy Smith, 5. Sam Joe, 6. Matt Geyer, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jeff Lima, 9. Russell Aitken, 10. Scott Anderson, 11. Antonio Kaufusi, 12. Sika Manu, 13. Adam Blair Reserves: 14. Liam Foran, 15. Kevin Proctor, 16. Aiden Tolman, 17. Clifford Manua, 18. Sinbad Kali, 19. Lucas Miller. (2 to be omitted).

Canberra V Cronulla
Monday June 30th, 7:00pm
Canberra Stadium
Referee: Sean Hampstead
GRL Tip: Canberra

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