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mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
SEA EAGLES V BULLDOGS
FRI 20 MAR
7.35PM
AEDT BROOKVALE OVAL


Sea Eagles
1 Brett Stewart (West Wollongong)
2 Cheyse Blair (Bilambil Jets)
3 Jamie Lyon (c) (Wee Waa Panthers)
4 Steve Matai (Richmond Rovers)
5 Peta Hiku (Manurewa Marlins)
6 Feleti Mateo (Lalor Park Kookaburras)
7 Daly Cherry-Evans (Mackay Brothers)
8 Luke Burgess (Dewsbury Moor)
9 Matt Ballin (Kingaroy Red Ants)
10 Willie Mason (Toronto)
11 Jamie Buhrer (Hills District Bulls)
12 Tom Symonds (Bondi United)
13 Dunamis Lui (Brisbane Brothers)

Interchange
14 Jesse Sene-Lefao (Penrith Brothers)
15 Blake Leary (Nerang Roosters)
16 Jake Trbojevic (Mona Vale Raiders)
17 Ligi Sao (Manurewa Marlins)
18 Justin Horo (St Clair Comets)

Coach: Geoff Toovey

Feleti Mateo is officialy playing five-eighth with Jamie Buhrer in the second-row.

Bulldogs
1 Brett Morris (Kiama Knights)
2 Curtis Rona (Joondalup Giants)
3 Josh Morris (Kiama Knights)
4 Tim Lafai (Campbelltown Warriors)
5 Sam Perrett (Burleigh Bears)
6 Moses Mbye (Noosa Pirates)
7 Trent Hodkinson (Cabramatta Two Blues)
8 Aiden Tolman (Smithtown Tigers)
9 Michael Lichaa (Yarrawarrah)
10 James Graham (c) (St Helens Crusaders)
11 Josh Jackson (Gulgong Bull Terriers)
12 Tony Williams (Cabramatta Two Blues)
13 Greg Eastwood (Manurewa Marlins)

Interchange
14 Sam Kasiano (Otahuhu Leopards)
15 David Klemmer (All Saints Liverpool)
16 Frank Pritchard (St Clair Comets)
17 Tim Browne (Raymond Terrace)
18 Lloyd Perrett (Burleigh Bears)

Coach: Des Hasler

The Bulldogs have named an unchanged squad for their blockbuster clash with Manly at Brookvale Oval. Latest odds atSportsbet.com.au.


BRONCOS V COWBOYS
FRI 20 MAR, 8:35PM AEDT (7.35PM AEST)
SUNCORP STADIUM

Broncos
1 Jordan Kahu (Petone RU)
2 Corey Oates (Baralaba Panthers)
3 Jack Reed (Bribie Island Warrigals)
4 Justin Hodges (c) (Cairns Kangaroos)
5 Lachlan Maranta (Wests Panthers)
6 Anthony Milford (Souths Acacia Ridge)
7 Ben Hunt (Blackwater Crushers)
8 Josh McGuire (Aspley Devils)
9 Andrew McCullough (Dalby Devils)
10 Adam Blair (Northland Carvers)
11 Alex Glenn (Northcote Tigers)
12 Matt Gillett (Bribie Island Warrigals)
13 Corey Parker (Logan Brothers)

Interchange
14 Jarrod Wallace (Sawtell Panthers)
15 Jo Ofahengaue (Ipswich Brothers)
16 Sam Thaiday (Townsville Brothers)
17 Kodi Nikorima (Aspley Devils)

Coach: Wayne Bennett

The Broncos have named an unchanged line-up.

Cowboys
1 Lachlan Coote (Windsor Wolves)
2 Justin O'Neill (Townsville Brothers)
3 Matthew Wright (St Pats Blacktown)
4 Kane Linnett (Port Kembla Blacks)
5 Kyle Feldt (Norths Devils)
6 Michael Morgan (Townsville Brothers)
7 Johnathan Thurston (c) (Sths Sunnybank)
8 Matthew Scott (c) (Longreach Tigers)
9 Rory Kostjasyn (Berkeley Vale Panthers)
10 Ben Hannant (Burleigh Bears)
11 Gavin Cooper (Murgon Mustangs)
12 Ethan Lowe (Goondiwindi Bears)
13 Jason Taumalolo (Otahuhu Leopards)

Interchange
14 Jake Granville (Rockhampton Brothers)
15 Kelepi Tanginoa (Cabramatta)
16 Scott Bolton (Innisfail Brothers)
17 James Tamou (Levin Knights)
18 Josh Asiata (Wentworthville Magpies)

Coach: Paul Green

Lachlan Coote comes in to fullback for his first NRL game at the Cowboys, Michael Morgan moves to replace Robert Lui at five-eighth.

WARRIORS V EELS
SAT 21 MAR, 3:00PM AEDT (5.00PM NZ TIME)
MT SMART STADIUM

Warriors
1 Sam Tomkins (Chorley Panthers)
2 Jonathan Wright (Northern Lakes)
3 Tuimoala Lolohea (Marist Saints)
4 Solomone Kata (Sacred Heart College)
5 Manu Vatuvei (Otara Scorpions)
6 Chad Townsend (Yarrawarrah)
7 Shaun Johnson (Hibiscus Coast Raiders)
8 Jacob Lillyman (Richmond Tigers)
9 Thomas Leuluai (Papatoetoe Panthers)
10 Ben Matulino (Te Aroha Eels)
11 Bodene Thompson (Tauranga City)
12 Ryan Hoffman (Campbelltown Cougars)
13 Simon Mannering (c) (Te Aroha Eels)

Interchange
14 Nathan Friend (Wests Juniors)
15 Ben Henry (Bay Roskill Vikings)
16 Sam Lisone (Otahuhu Leopards)
17 Albert Vete (St Kentigern College)18 Matthew Allwood (Farrer Memorial)

Coach: Andrew McFadden

The Warriors have named the same 17-man side that defeated Canberra in Round 2.

Eels
1 Will Hopoate (Manly Cove)
2 Vai Toutai (Campbelltown City)
3 Ryan Morgan (Greystanes)
4 Brad Takairangi (Cronulla-Caringbah)
5 Reece Robinson (Alexandria Rovers)
6 Corey Norman (Beenleigh Lions)
7 Chris Sandow (Cherbourg Hornets)
8 Darcy Lussick (Beacon Hill Bears)
9 Nathan Peats (La Perouse Panthers)
10 Tim Mannah (c) (Guildford Owls)
11 Manu Ma'u (Richmond Rovers)
12 Tepai Moeroa (St Clair Comets)
13 Anthony Watmough (Narrabeen Sharks)

Interchange
14 Isaac De Gois (All Saints Liverpool)
15 Joseph Paulo (St Clair Comets)
16 Danny Wicks (Grafton Ghosts)
17 David Gower (Holy Cross Rhinos)

Coach: Brad Arthur

Vai Toutai comes in for the injured Semi Radradra, Ryan Morgan replaces Beau Champion.

RAIDERS V DRAGONS
SAT 21 MAR, 5.30PM (AEDT)
GIO STADIUM

Raiders
1 Jordan Rapana (Tugan Seahawks)
2 Sisa Waqa (Nadera Panthers)
3 Jarrod Croker (c) (Goulburn Stockman)
4 Jarrad Kennedy (Moruya-Tuross)
5 Edrick Lee (Easts Mount Gravatt)
6 Blake Austin (Doonside Roos)
7 Mitchell Cornish (Goulburn Stockman)
8 Shannon Boyd (Cowra Magpies)
9 Josh Hodgson (East Hull)
10 Dane Tilse (Scone Thoroughbreds)
11 Josh Papalii (Logan Brothers)
12 Iosia Soliola (Ponsonby Ponies)
13 Shaun Fensom (Bellingen Dorrigo)

Interchange
14 Josh McCrone (Temora Dragons)
15 Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Mangere East)
16 Paul Vaughan (Gungahlin Bulls)
17 Luke Bateman (Miles Devils)

Coach: Ricky Stuart

Jordan Rapana replaces the injured Jack Wighton at fullback, Jarrad Kennedy moves into the centres, while Josh Papalii shifts into the back row.

Dragons
1 Peter Mata'utia (Bankstown Cougars)
2 Etonia Nabuli
3 Dane Nielsen (Norths Devils)
4 Dylan Farrell (Culburra Dolphins)
5 Jason Nightingale (c) (Renown United)
6 Gareth Widdop (King Cross Park JRL)
7 Benji Marshall (Keebra Park)
8 Leeson Ah Mau (Otahuhu Leopards)
9 Mitch Rein (Kiama Knights)
10 George Rose (Bathurst Penguins)
11 Tyson Frizell (Corrimal Cougars)
12 Joel Thompson (Forbes Magpies)
13 Jack de Belin (Cootamundra Bulldogs)

Interchange
14 Trent Merrin (Shellharbour Sharks)
15 Heath L'Estrange (Hills District Bulls)
16 Rory O'Brien (Latchford Albion)
17 Mike Cooper (Hurstville United)
19 Jake Marketo (Holy Cross)

Coach: Paul McGregor

Rory O'Brien and George Rose switch positions.

STORM V SHARKS
SAT 21 MAR 7:30PM AEDT
AAMI PARK

Storm
1 Billy Slater (Innisfail Brothers)
2 Young Tonumaipea (Northern Thunder)
3 Will Chambers (Nhulunbury Junior)
4 Kurt Mann (Winton Devils)
5 Marika Koroibete (Fiji Rugby League)
6 Blake Green (Hills District)
7 Cooper Cronk (Souths Acacia Ridge)
8 Jesse Bromwich (Manurewa Marlins)
9 Cameron Smith (c) (Logan Brothers)
10 Jordan McLean (Young Cherrypickers)
11 Kevin Proctor (Tugun Seahawks)
12 Tohu Harris (Tamatea Rugby)
13 Dale Finucane (Bega Roosters)

Interchange
14 Ryan Hinchcliffe (Temora Dragons)
15 Tim Glasby (Norths Knights)
16 Dayne Weston (Goulburn Stockman)
17 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Farrer Agricultural)

Coach: Craig Bellamy

Melbourne Storm are unchanged from the side that narrowly lost to Manly in Round 2

Sharks
1 Michael Gordon (Tweed Coast Rangers)
2 Sosaia Feki (Bay Roskill Vikings)
3 Gerard Beale (Logan Brothers)
4 Ricky Leutele (Logan Brothers)
5 Valentine Holmes (Western Lions)
6 Ben Barba (Norths Devils)
7 Jeff Robson (Leeton Raiders)
8 Andrew Fifita (Griffith Waratahs)
9 Michael Ennis (Wangi Warriors)
10 Sam Tagataese (Hutt Valley)
11 Jayson Bukuya (Norths Devils)
12 Wade Graham (Blacktown City)
13 Paul Gallen (c) (Wentworthville Magpies)

Interchange
14 Matt Prior (Thirroul Butchers))
15 Chris Heighington (Umina Bunnies)
16 Anthony Tupou (Wests Newcastle)
17 David Fifita (St Patricks Glenwood)
18 Luke Lewis (Blacktown City)
19 Tinirau Arona (St Clair)

Coach: Shane Flanagan

Luke Lewis has been named on an extended bench
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RABBITOHS V WESTS TIGERS
SUN 22 MAR, 4:00PM (AEDT)
ANZ STADIUM

Rabbitohs
1 Greg Inglis (c) (Bowraville Wests Tigers)
2 Alex Johnston (La Perouse Panthers)
3 Dylan Walker (Mascot Jets)
4 Bryson Goodwin (Gymea Gorillas)
5 Joel Reddy (Yarrawarrah Wests Tigers)
6 Luke Keary (Hills District Bulls)
7 Adam Reynolds (Alexandria Rovers)
8 George Burgess (Dewsbury Moor)
9 Issac Luke (Hawera Hawks)
10 Dave Tyrrell (Easts Wests Tigers)
11 Glenn Stewart (West Wollongong)
12 John Sutton (Kensington United)
13 Chris McQueen (Kingaroy Red Ants)

Interchange
14 Chris Grevsmuhl (Hughenden Hawks)
15 Jason Clark (Randwick Wombats)
16 Ben Lowe (Newtown Lions)
17 Thomas Burgess (Dewsbury Moor)
18 Tim Grant (St Marys)
19 Cameron McInnes (Botany Rams)
20 Darryl Millard (Renown United)

Coach: Michael Maguire

The Rabbitohs have named the same 17 players who defeated the Roosters in Round 2, however they have named a seven man bench.

Wests Tigers
1 James Tedesco (Camden Rams)
2 Kevin Naiqama (Arncliffe Scots)
3 Tim Simona (Doonside Roos)
4 Chris Lawrence (Eagle Vale St Andrews)
5 Pat Richards (Cabramatta Two Blues)
6 Mitchell Moses (Carlingford Cougars)
7 Luke Brooks (Holy Cross Rhinos)
8 Aaron Woods (Leichhardt Juniors)
9 Robbie Farah (c) (Leichhardt Wanderers)
10 Keith Galloway (Yarrawarrah)
11 Curtis Sironen (Dundas Shamrocks)
12 Sauaso Sue (Macquarie Fields Hawks)
13 Martin Taupau (Padstow Panthers)

Interchange
14 Dene Halatau (Merrylands Rams)
15 Ava Seumanufagai (Wainuiomata Lions)
16 Matthew Lodge (St Patricks Blacktown)
17 Brenden Santi (Chester Hill)
18 Lamar Liolevave (Marists Saints)

Coach: Jason Taylor

The Wests Tigers are 1-17 from the side that defeated the Dragons in Round 2.

TITANS V KNIGHTS
SUN 22 MAR
6:30PM AEDT (5.30PM AEST)
ROBINA STADIUM

Titans
1 Josh Hoffman (Norths Junior Devils)
2 Anthony Don (Grafton Ghosts)
3 James Roberts (La Perouse Panthers)
4 William Zillman (Rochedale Brothers)
5 David Mead (Marist Brothers Rams)
6 Aidan Sezer (Easts Hills Bulldogs)
7 Daniel Mortimer (Orange Cyms)
8 Luke Douglas (Yamba Dolphins)
9 Beau Falloon (Cloncurry Bulls)
10 Nate Myles (c) (Southern Suburbs)
11 Ryan James (Bilambil Jets)
12 Dave Taylor (Blackwater Crushers)
13 Greg Bird (West Maitland)

Interchange
14 Eddy Pettybourne (Mascot Jets)
15 Matt White (Inverell Hawks)
16 Ryan Simpkins (Currumbin)
17 Kieran Moseley (Cloncurry Bulls)

Coach: Neil Henry

Josh Hoffman will play fullback with William Zillman pushed to the centres. Beau Falloon, Dave Taylor and Greg Bird all return to the team.

Knights
1 Kurt Gidley (c) (Wests Newcastle)
2 James McManus (Palmerston Raiders)
3 Dane Gagai (Brisbane Wests)
4 Joseph Leilua (Hurstville United)
5 Akuila Uate (Woy Woy)
6 Jarrod Mullen (Wests Newcastle)
7 Tyrone Roberts (Wests Newcastle)
8 Kade Snowden (Belmont North)
9 Adam Clydsdale (Scone Thoroughbreds)
10 Korbin Sims (Gerringong Lions)
11 Beau Scott (Picton Magpies)
12 Robbie Rochow (East Maitland Griffins)
13 Jeremy Smith (Runaway Bay)

Interchange
14 Tyler Randell (Aberdeen Tigers)
15 Chris Houston (Narooma Devils)
16 David Fa'alogo (Mt Albert Lions)
17 Jack Stockwell (Picton Magpies)
18 Sione Mata'utia (Raymond Terrace)

Coach: Rick Stone

Tyler Randell is back on the bench, pushing Sione Mata'utia to 18th man.

ROOSTERS V PANTHERS
MON 23 MAR, 7:00PM (AEDT)
ALLIANZ STADIUM

Roosters
1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Otahuhu Saints)
2 Daniel Tupou (Berala Bears)
3 Michael Jennings (St Mary's Saints)
4 Blake Ferguson (Wellington Cowboys)
5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall (East Coast Bays)
6 James Maloney (St Edwards Gosford)
7 Mitchell Pearce (c) (Asquith Magpies)
8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (North Sydney)
9 Matt McIlwrick (Halswell Hornets)
10 Sam Moa (Mangere East Hawks)
11 Boyd Cordner (Old Bar Pirates)
12 Aidan Guerra (Townsville Brothers)
13 Isaac Liu (Otahuhu Leopards)

Interchange
14 Mitchell Aubusson (Ballina Seagulls)
15 Dylan Napa (Aspley Devils)
16 Kane Evans (Leichhardt Wanderers)
17 Sio Siua Taukeiaho (Otara Scorpions)
18 Willie Manu (North Curl Curl)
19 Martin Kennedy (Norths Ipswich)

Coach: Trent Robinson

The Roosters are relatively unchanged, naming a six-man bench.

Panthers
1 Matt Moylan (St Pats Blacktown)
2 Josh Mansour (St Johns)
3 Dean Whare (Arncliffe Scots)
4 Jamal Idris (Forster Hawks)
5 Dallin Watene Zelezniak (St Clair Comets)
6 Isaac John (Pacific Sharks)
7 Peter Wallace (c) (Lower Mountains)
8 Sam McKendry (Mount Albert)
9 James Segeyaro (Ivanhoe Knights)
10 Brent Kite (Holy Cross Rhinos)
11 Sika Manu (Randwick Kingfishers)
12 Lewis Brown (Riccarton Knights)
13 Elijah Taylor (Otahuhu Leopards)

Interchange
14 Tyrone Peachey (Cronulla-Caringbah)
15 Jeremy Latimore (Port Macquarie)
16 Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Windsor)
17 Bryce Cartwright (St Mary's Saints)

Coach: Ivan Cleary

The Panthers bring back Josh Mansour in the place of exciting youngster George Jennings, Isaac John replaces injured five-eighth Jamie Soward.
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Interesting to see Feleti Mateo named at 5/8. Be good to see how he goes. He did play there once with us.

Also good to see Isaac John get a run for the Uncle Ivans Panthers.

Looks like the Ttians are back to full strength with Beau Falloon and Aidan Sezer picked to play.

Really hard tipping week this week...
 
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stacky18

That Panthers Roosters game should be an absolute cracker. Roosters were good last week and completed at around 80%. Panthers were awful at the start but they came right and Cleary has their offense humming nicely and they have a ton of points in them. Easily the match of the round despite Sowards absence.
The other game that interests me is Raiders Dragons. A real battle of the desperados and a game I reckon will go a long way to deciding the spoon. If Dragons can't beat a depleted Raiders they are in for a long season and might be looking for a new coach come Easter.
 
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snake77

snake77

Is Fox's first pick for the round the Monday Night game?

That's a hell of a game for a Monday Night. Well anyway I can relax during that game the stressful game is 5pm NZ time; just hope I've finished my painting in time otherwise my wife is going to have one of those husbands who leaves a job half finished. Who am I kidding I do that anyway.:p

Saturday night isn't looking to appealing if it was a boxing card it would be backwards. The main event is starting first.
 
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snake77

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If Mateo goes alright at 5/8 with Foran out do you think Manly would look at him long term? A bit of a gamble with the way his form fluctuates surely they will go after 2 halves or promote someone from within.

Saw his try but been in and out of the room. How has he been going at 5/8?

On another of our former recruits did anyone see the Matty Johns show yesterday? Alexander was showing how structured the Dragons attack is and show Widdop going across field Nielsen doesn't adjust his line which causes Widdop to run back infield pretty much going sideways the width of the field. It was quite comical; easier to laugh at now that it's happening somewhere else.:D
 
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snake77

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I usually don't like the constant capatains questioning the refs voldermoorts but that Tolman conversation was funny as hell.

The ref must have been thinking I can't explain myself he has me cornered there. You've interrupted me twice no need to answer now.o_O
 
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Danpatmac

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bulldogs v manly is another really dull game… too many so far this season, whats the problem?
 
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gREVUS

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
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Steve Matai may be controversial round here for his use of the warriors as a stalking horse but god he is tuff. that hyper extension was not to be laughed at.
 
snake77

snake77

bulldogs v manly is another really dull game… too many so far this season, whats the problem?
The commentators saying or implying it's dull doesn't help either.

Gould made the cow out on the field with the moooooooooooove joke last year. Tonight it seemed set up as once he said it they seemed to turn the refs mike up to emphasise it. I found an old game I had on video, some old Grand Final and Gould may have been on the side line. He was more about what was happening on the field and factual not trying to start a comedy career.
 
Diesel

Diesel

9 commentators do nothing for the game to promote it. Just note the difference on Fox where they actually call the game and don't dick around.
You'd think if you were 9, you'd talk up and protect your product
 
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tajhay

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Its quite sad how bad the Cowboys are. The cowboys cant even do anything right and making the Donkeys look like a better team than they are.
 
koolkat

koolkat

Thurston can't carry this team on his own anymore he is missing his buddy Matty Bowen to I think
 

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