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globalrugbyleague - Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:52:00 GMT
The race for twelfth spot in the NRL is still very much up for grabs as we head into round 6 of the National Rugby League.

Since 2000, 7 NRL teams avoided the finals by 4 spots on the competition ladder after finishing with an average of 20.75 points per season.

For Rugby League fans who may think their team is out of contention for this most prestigious title, the statistics suggest that despite a good start to the season, it’s not always the slow starters who get rewarded come the final round.

In 2007 the Gold Coast Titans finished it’s debut season in 12th position after recording 3 wins from their first five games much like the panthers did during the previous season.

Only one team has gone onto win the premiership the following season. Penrith – who after earning the big 12 in 2002 – climbed 11 spots the following season to win the 2003 NRL Premiership.

Canterbury – Bankstown – who won their 8th premiership in 2004 – did the opposite the following year and dropped 10 spots to record another piece of history to be proud of.

Whether you’re team is struggling at the moment or they’re setting the world on fire and getting TV commentators more hyperactive then a Jack Russell Terrier, don’t give up. Twelfth spot will still be up for grabs for quite some time.

Here ends the football sermon.

Teams who finished Twelfth [since 2000]
Gold Coast (2007)
Penrith (2006)
Canterbury (2005)
Parramatta (2004)
Cronulla (2003)
Penrith (2002)
Wests Tigers (2001)
Northern Eagles (2000)

FRIDAY

PARRAMATTA V MANLY
Friday April 18th, Parramatta Stadium
Kick-off: 7:30pm
Referee: Shayne Hayne
GRL Tip: Manly

eels: 1.Luke Burt, 2.Taulima Tautai,3. Joel Reddy, 4.Jarryd Hayne, 5.Eric Grothe, 6.Feleti Mateo, 7.Brett Finch, 8.Nathan Cayless (capt), 9.Matt Keating, 10.Fuifui Moimoi, 11.Nathan Hindmarsh, 12.Daniel Wagon,13. Chad Robinson. Interchange:14. Kris Keating, 15.Josh Cordoba, 16.Weller Hauraki, 17.Junior Paulo. Coach: Michael Hagan

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: 1.Brett Stewart, 2.Michael Robertson, 3.Steve Bell, 4.Jamie Lyon, 5.Michael Bani, 6.Luke Williamson, 7.Matt Orford (capt), 8.Jason King, 9.Matt Ballin, 10.Brent Kite, 11.Adam Cuthbertson, 12.Glenn Stewart, 13.Steve Menzies. Interchange: 14.Josh Perry, 15.Glenn Hall, 16.Jack Afamasafga,17. Mark Bryant, 18.Heath L'Estrange (one to be omitted) Coach: Des Hasler
GOLD COAST V BRISBANE
Friday April 18th, Skilled Stadium
Kick-off: 7:30pm
Referee: Tony Archer
GRL Tip: Gold Coast

Brisbane Broncos: 1 Karmichael Hunt, 2 Denan Kemp, 3 Steve Michaels, 4 Justin Hodges (c), 5 Darius Boyd, 6 David Stagg, 7 Peter Wallace, 8 Ben Hannant, 9 Michael Ennis, 10 Joel Clinton, 11 Sam Thaiday, 12 Ashton Sims, 13 Tonie Carroll. Subs: 14 Corey Parker, 15 Nick Kenny, 16 Greg Eastwood, 17 David Taylor, 18 Joel Moon (one to be omitted). Coach: Wayne Bennett

Gold Coast Titans: 1.Preston Campbell, 2.Ben Jeffery, 3.Luke O'Dwyer, 4.Brett Delaney, 5.Matt Petersen, 6.Ashley Harrison, 7.Scott Prince (capt), 8.Michael Hodgson, 9.Nathan Friend, 10.Brad Meyers, 11.Anthony Laffranchi,12. Mark Minichiello, 13.Daniel Conn. Interchange: 14.Aaron Cannings, 15.James Stosic, 16.Josh Graham, 17.Brenton Bowen, 18.Gavin Cooper (one to be omitted). Coach: John Cartwright
SATURDAY
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS V SGI DRAGONS
Saturday April 19th, Stadium Australia
Kick-off: 7:30pm
Referee: Bernard Sutton
GRL Tip: Dragons

Bulldogs: 1.Luke Patten, 2.Heka Nanai, 3.Tim Winitana, 4.Willie Tonga, 5.Matt Utai, 6.Ben Roberts, 7.Daniel Holdsworth, 8.Jarrad Hickey, 9.Corey Hughes, 10.Chris Armit, 11.Sonny Bill Williams, 12.Andrew Ryan (capt),13. Lee Te Maari. Interchange: 14.Danny Williams, 15.Brad Morrin, 16.Justin Tsoulos, 18.Gary Warburton Coach: Steve Folkes

St.George-Illawarra Dragons: 1.Brett Morris, 2.Jason Nightingale,3. Chase Stanley, 4.Matt Cooper, 5.Michael Lett, 6.Rangi Chase, 7.Ben Hornby (capt), 8.Justin Poore, 9.Stuart Webb, 10.Jason Ryles, 11.Kirk Reynoldson, 12.Ben Creagh, 13.Dean Young. Interchange:14. Simon Woolford, 15.Dan Hunt, 16.Lagi Setu, 17.Beau Scott Coach: Nathan Brown
CRONULLA SHARKS V panthers
Friday April 18th, Toyota Park
Kick-off: 7:30pm
Referee: Sean Hampstead
GRL Tip: Sharks

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks: 1.Brett Kearney, 2.Bryson Goodwin, 3.Ben Pomeroy,4. David Simmons,5. Luke Covell, 6 Brett Seymour, 7. Brett Kimmorley, 8.Adam Peek,9. Kevin Kingston,10. Luke Douglas, 11.Fraser Anderson, 12.Lance Thompson, 13.Greg Bird. Interchange:14. Jacob Selmes,15. Bryan Norrie, 16.Isaac De Gois, 17.Dustin Cooper, 18.Paul Stephenson, 19.Misi Taulapapa (two to be omitted). Coach: Ricky Stuart

panthers: 1.Rhys Wesser, 2.Luke Rooney, 3.Michael Jennings, 4.Brad Tighe, 5.Michael Gordon, 6.Maurice Blair, 7.Jarrod Sammut, 8.Tony Puletua, 9.Luke Priddis, 10.Petero Civoniceva (capt), 11.Frank Pritchard, 12.Luke Lewis, 13.Nathan Smith. Interchange: 14.Paul Aiton, 15.Joseph Paulo, 16.Brendon Worth, 17.Matthew Bell, 18.Geoff Daniela, 19.Frank Puletua, 20.Junior Moors (three to be omitted) Coach: Matt Elliott

NORTH QLD COWBOYS V New Zealand Warriors
Saturday April 19th, Dairy Farmers Stadium
Kick-off: 7:30pm
Referee: Jason Robinson
GRL Tip: North Queensland

cowboys: 1 Ashley Graham, 2 Ty Williams, 3 Mark Henry, 4 Ben Harris, 5 John Williams, 6 Justin Smith, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Ray Cashmere, 9 Aaron Payne (vc), 10 Carl Webb, 11 Steve Southern, 12 Jacob Lillyman, 13 Luke O'Donnell. Subs: 14 Anthony Watts, 15 Sam Faust, 16 Shane Tronc, 17 Dayne Weston, 18 Matthew Bartlett (one to be omitted). Coach: Graham Murray

New Zealand Warriors: 1 Lance Hohaia, 2 Patrick Ah Van, 3 Brent Tate, 4 Jerome Ropati, 5 Manu Vatuvei, 6 Michael Witt, 7 Grant Rovelli, 8 Sam Rapira, 9 Nathan Fien, 10 Ruben Wiki (c), 11 Simon Mannering, 12 Logan Swann, 13 Micheal Luck. Subs: 14 Ian Henderson, 15 Evarn Tuimavave, 16 Epalahame Lauaki, 17 Sonny Fai, 18 Wairangi Koopu (one to be omitted). Coach: Ivan Cleary

roosters V knights
Sunday April 20th, BlueTongue Stadium
Kick-off: 2:00pm
Referee: Steve Lyons
GRL Tip: Newcastle

roosters: 1.Sam Perrett, 2.Amos Roberts, 3.Mitchell Aubusson, 4.Setaimata Sa, 5.Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6.Braith Anasta, 7.Mitchell Pearce, 8.Mark O'Meley, 9.Riley Brown, 10.Nate Myles, 11.Willie Mason , 12.Anthony Tupou, 13.Craig Fitzgibbon (capt). Interchange: 14.Lopini Paea, 15.Frank Paul-Nuuausala, 16.Sia Soliola, James Aubusson, 17.David Shillington,18. Brent Grose (two to be omitted) Coach: Brad Fittler

knights: 1. Wes Naiqama, 2. James McManus, 3. Keith Lulia, 4. Adam MacDougall, 5. Cooper Vuna, 6. Chris Bailey, 7. Kurt Gidley, 8. Daniel Tolar, 9. Danny Buderus (c), 10. Ben Cross, 11. Chris Houston, 12. Cory Paterson, 13. Zeb Taia. Subs: 14. Matt Hilder, 15. Jesse Royal, 16. Richard Fa'aoso, 17. Danny Wicks, 18. Cameron Ciraldo, (one to be omitted). Coach: Brian Smith

Wests Tigers V rabbitohs
Sunday April 20th, Sydney Cricket Ground
Kick-off: 3pm
Referee: Ben Cummings
GRL Tip: South Sydney

Wests Tigers: Brett Hodgson (capt), Taniela Tuiaki, Dean Collis, Chris Lawrence, Shannon McDonnell, John Morris, Mathew Head, Bryce Gibbs, Stuart Flanagan, Keith Galloway, Todd Payten, Chris Heighington, Liam Fulton. Interchange: Dene Halatau, Danny Galea, Corey Payne, Ben Te'o. Coach: Tim Sheens

rabbitohs: 1. Fetuli Talanoa, 2. Nathan Merritt, 3. Germaine Paulson, 4. Beau Champion, 5. Shannon Hegarty, 6. John Sutton, 7. Jeremy Smith, 8. Manase Manuokafoa, 9. George Ndaira, 10. Roy Asotasi (c), 11. David Kidwell (c), 12. David Fa'alogo, 13. Ben Lowe. Subs: 14. Beau Falloon, 15. Dean Widders, 16. Luke Stuart, 17. Shannan McPherson, 18. Eddie Paea, 19. Ben Rogers (two to be omitted). Coach: Jason Taylor

Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm
Monday April 21st, Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7pm
Referee: Jared Maxwell
GRL Tip: Melbourne (just)

Canberra Raiders: 1. Bronx Goodwin, 2. Colin Best, 3. Marshall Chalk, 4. Joel Monaghan, 5. Adrian Purtell, 6. Terry Campese, 7. Todd Carney, 8. Scott Logan, 9. Lincoln Withers, 10. Dane Tilse, 11. Joe Picker, 12. Nigel Plum, 13. Alan Tongue (c) . Subs: 14. Trevor Thurling, 15. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, 16. Ben Jones, 17. Troy Thompson, 18. David Milne, 19. Joel Thompson (two to be omitted). Coach: Neil Henry

Melbourne Storm: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Steve Turner, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Israel Folau, 5. Anthony Quinn, 6. Greg Inglis, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jeff Lima, 9. Cam Smith (c), 10. Adam Blair, 11. Jeremy Smith, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Dallas Johnson. Subs: 14. Matt Geyer, 15. Antonio Kaufusi, 16. Michael Crocker, 17. Clifford Manua, 18. Sika Manu (one to be omitted). Coach: Craig Bellamy - Read More, Here