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globalrugbyleague - Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:32:00 GMT
The NRL returns to Sydney for the first time in 2008 this weekend while fans right around the country still get to see their city heroes live in action.

Six trial games will be played with the real football kicking-off on Friday night when Parramatta clash with arch-rivals Penrith in Albury.

West Tigers will battle the defending Foundation Cup premiers roosters at Aussie Stadium on Saturday, kicking-off at 7pm.

The Foundation Cup is the one piece of silverware the Wests Tigers have not been able to get their hands on.

Many Wests Tigers fans have had sleepless nights knowing this trophy is the one that that continues to elude their team.

Can you handle all the excitement this weekend?

Will you need to bar all things featuring the colour ‘red’ to ensure you don’t lose control of your emotions at the game?

If so, this is perfectly understandable.

Rugby League is back in town and soon there will be no more excuses for going to bed early at the end of the working week.

Friday

Parramatta v Penrith
Lavington Sports Ground, Albury
KO: 7pm
GRL Tip: Penrith by 4

Penrith: R Wesser, J T Kilifi, B Tighe, R Williams, G Daniela, L.Lewis, J Sammut, T Waterhouse, T Puletua, M Bell, P Civoniceva ©, L Priddis, A Woolnough. Res: P Aiton, F Puletua, B Worth, J Moors, J Bateman, D Georgiou, J McCrone, M O’Halloran, L Rooney.

Parramatta: E Uaisele, T Tautai, K Inu, J Hayne, J Reddy, F Mateo, B Finch, W Hauraki, T Lowrie, J Galuvao, J Paulo, M Riddell, B Oak. Reserves: K Keating, J Grehan, B Wright, J Horo, M Keating, T Mannah, T Williams, J Latimore, M Raftery.

Saturday:

Foundation Cup:

roosters V Wests Tigers
Sydney Football Stadium
KO: 7pm

GRL Tip: roosters by 8

Roosters: A Minichello, A Roberts, B Grose, S Sa, S Kenny-Dowall, B Anasta, M Pearce, C Fitzgibbon ©, W Mason, A Tupou, D Shillington, R Brown, L Paea. Reserves: N Myles, S Shackleton, R Kostyasyn, S Foley, B Jones, A Winterstein, S Waqa, A Cherrington.

Wests Tigers: B Hodgson ©, N Youngquest, D Halatau, C Lawrence, T Tuiaki, B Marshall, J Morris, L Fulton, B Te’o, B Harrison, K Galloway, R Farah, T Payten.Reserves: S Flanagan, T Moltzen, R’ O’Hara, C Payne, R Trimarchi, P Tagive, B Ryan, T Metuisela, L Harlen, D Rysko.

Cronulla V South Sydney
BlueTongue Stadium
KO: 7:30pm

GRL Tip: Cronulla by 10

Cronulla: B Kearney, M Talauapapa, D Simmons, K Filiga, B Goodwin, B Green, B Kimmorley, G Milligan, F Anderson, P Stephenson, E Su’a, B Seymour, J Selmes. Reserves: M Brown, K Kingston, J Storer, A Peek, B Norrie, Sam M (two to be omitted).

South Sydney: F Talanoa, S Hegarty, Y Gordon, G Paulson, S Huihahahau, B Rogers, J Smith, J Sutton, L Stuart, B Lowe, M Manuokafoa, I Luke, M Greenfield. Reserves: C Wing, E Paea, B Falloon, G Ndaira, D Widders, E Pettybourne, J Lowe,S Geddes, L Grant, B Champion, J Simpson, J Tamanika.

Brisbane V Canberra
Wade Park, Orange
KO: 7:30pm

GRL Tip: Brisbane by 18


Brisbane: K Hunt, D Kemp, S Michaels, J Hodges, D Boyd, S Perry, P Wallace, D Stagg, C Parker, S Thaiday, A Sims, M Ennis, J Clinton. Reserves: D Taylor, G Eastwood, N Kenny, PJ Marsh, J Moon, T Carroll, Gerard Beale.

Canberra: C Best, T Campese, M Chalk, M Dobson, B Goodwin, P Graham, M Herbert, R Hinchcliffe, B Jones, B Kelly, S Logan, J Miller, D Milne, J Monaghan, J Picker, A Purtell, J Thompson, T Thompson, T Turling, D Tilse, A Tongue, G Turner, M Weyman, L Withers.

St Geo Illa V Canterbury Bulldogs
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
KO: 7:30pm

GRL Tip: Dragons by 6

Dragons: To Be Announced

Bulldogs: L Patten, H El Masri, A Emelio, C Phelps, M Utai, B Roberts, D Holdsworth, L T Maari, A Ryan ©, K Cleal, C Leaeno, C Hughes, J Hickey. Reserves: J Tsoulos, A Groom, T Winitana, M Sullivan, H Nanai, D Williams, G Warburton.

North Queensland V Gold Coast
Barlow Park, Cairns
KO: 7:30pm

GRL Tip: Titans by 8

North Queensland: M Bowen, T Williams, B Harris, A Graham, M Henry, T Burns, A Watts, L O’Donnell, J Lillyman, S Faust, M Scott, D Faiumu, R Cashmere. Reserves: A Payne, J Smith, C Webb, D Weston.

Gold Coast: P Campbell, M Peterson, L O’Dwyer, B Delaney, J Atkins, M Rogers, S Prince ©, L Swain, M Minichello, A Laffranchi, M Hodgson, N Friend, L Bailey © Reserves: D Conn, A Cannings, I Donnelly, J Stosic, J Graham, A Harrison, S Samau, C Amos, B Bowen, K Kahler, B Jeffery, S Walker. - Read More, Here