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52 NT NEWS. Wednesday, March 14, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -M A R -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 5 2 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au ROUND3 FRIDAY STGEORGE ILLAWARRADRAGONSvWESTSTIGERS AtWIN JubileeOval, 6.15pm DRAGONS:Kyle Stanley, BrettMorris, Beau Scott,Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby (capt), Jeremy Latimore, Mitch Rein, Michael Weyman, Matt Prior, Ben Creagh, Dean Young. Interchange: Nathan Fien, Leeson Ah Mau, Trent Merrin, Jack De Belin. TIGERS: Tom Humble, Beau Ryan, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Joel Reddy, Benji Marshall, Tim Moltzen, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah (capt), Matt Groat, Adam Blair, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Liam Fulton, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Matt Bell, SeanMeaney, JuniorMoors (one tobe omitted). Referees:TonyArcher, Phil Haines. NEWCASTLEKNIGHTS vBRISBANEBRONCOS AtHunter Stadium, 7pm KNIGHTS: Darius Boyd, James McManus, Timana Tahu, Wes Naiqa ma, Akuila Uate, Ryan Stig, Jarrod Mullen, Kade Snowden, Danny Buderus (capt), Adam Cuthbertson, Chris Houston, Zeb Taia, Neville Costigan. Interchange: Matt Hilder, Richie Faaoso, Joel Edwards, AlexMcKinnon, EvarnTuimavave,Marvin Filipo (two to be omitted). BRONCOS: Josh Hoffman, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Jharal YowYeh, CoreyNorman, PeterWallace, BenHannant, Andrew McCullough, Petero Civoniceva, Alex Glenn, SamThaiday (capt), Ben Teo. Interchange: Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett, Scott Anderson. Referees: ShayneHayne, GavinMorris. SATURDAY GOLDCOASTTITANSvMELBOURNESTORM At SkilledPark, 4pm TITANS: William Zillman, Steve Michaels, Jamal Idris, Beau Champ ion, Dominique Peyroux, Jordan Rankin, Scott Prince (capt), Luke Bailey, Kayne Lawton, Nate Myles, Greg Bird, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: Luke Douglas, Matt White, Ben Ridge, Matt Srama, Brenton Lawrence, LukeODwyer (two to be omitted). STORM: Billy Slater, Matt Duffie, Dane Nielsen, Justin ONeill, Anthony Quinn, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (capt), Bryan Norrie, Sika Manu, Ryan Hoffman, Todd Lowrie. Interchange: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Kevin Proctor, Siosaia Vave, JasonRyles, Rory Kostjasyn (one tobe omitted). Referees: JasonRobinson, Gavin Reynolds. NORTHQUEENSLANDCOWBOYSvPARRAMATTAEELS At Dairy Farmers Stadium, 6pm COWBOYS: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston (capt), Ray Thompson,MatthewScott (capt), AaronPayne, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: James Segeyaro, Joel Riethmuller, Ashton Sims, Jason Taumalolo, Cory Paterson, TysonMartin (two to be omitted). EELS: Luke Burt, Ken Sio, Ryan Morgan, Willie Tonga, Cheyse Blair, Ben Roberts, Chris Sandow, TimMannah, Matthew Keating, Mitchell Allgood, Nathan Hindmarsh (capt), Taniela Lasalo, Reni Maitua. Interchange: Casey McGuire, Fuifui Moimoi, Justin Poore, Joseph Paulo. Referees:AdamDevcich, Chris James. SUNDAY NEWZEALANDWARRIORSvCANTERBURYBULLDOGS AtMt Smart Stadium, 10.30am WARRIORS: Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou, Konrad Hurrell, Krisnan Inu, Manu Vatuvei, James Maloney, Shaun Johnson, Sione Lousi, Nathan Friend, Ben Matulino, Feleti Mateo, Simon Mannering (capt), Elijah Taylor. Interchange: Russell Packer, Ukuma Taai, Ben Henry, Lewis Brown, Glen Fisiiahi, Alehana Mara, Sebastine Ikahihifo (three to be omitted). BULLDOGS: Ben Barba, Steve Turner, Josh Morris, Jonathan Wright, Bryson Goodwin, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis (capt), Sam Kasiano, Frank Pritchard, Dene Halatau, David Stagg. Interchange: James Graham, Greg Eastwood, Corey Payne, Joel Romelo,Martin Taupau (one tobe omitted). Referees:Matt Cecchin, Ashley Klein. SYDNEYROOSTERS vCANBERRARAIDERS AtAllianz Stadium, 12.30pm ROOSTERS:AnthonyMinichiello, Justin Carney, Joseph Leilua, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sam Perrett, Braith Anasta (capt), Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Martin Kennedy, Aidan Guerra, Mitchell Aubusson, Frank Paul Nuuausala. Interchange: Boyd Cordner, Mose Masoe, Lama Tasi, Anthony Mitchell, Daniel Mortimer, TinirauArona (two tobe omitted). RAIDERS: Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Shaun Berrigan, JackWighton, Terry Campese (capt), JoshMcCrone, David Shillington, Travis Waddell, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Bronson Harrison, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Glen Buttriss, Joel Thompson, Trevor Thurling, SamMataora, Joe Picker (one to be omitted). Referees: Steve Lyons, Alan Shortall. PENRITHPANTHERS vSOUTHSYDNEYRABBITOHS At Centrebet Stadium, 1.30pm PANTHERS: Lachlan Coote, Etu Uaisele, Michael Jennings, Brad Tighe, Sandor Earl, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Kevin Kingston, Dayne Weston, Luke Lewis (capt), Clint Newton, Nathan Smith. Interchange: Nafe Seluini, Chris Armit, Cameron Ciraldo, BlakeAustin, DannyGalea (one tobe omitted). RABBITOHS: Dylan Farrell, Andrew Everingham, Matt King, Greg Inglis, Shaune Corrigan, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, Scott Geddes, Issac Luke, Roy Asotasi, Sam Burgess, Dave Taylor, Michael Crocker (capt). Interchange: Dave Tyrell, Chris McQueen, Eddy Pettybourne, JasonClark, NathanPeats (one tobe omitted). Referees:Gavin Badger, Brett Suttor. MONDAY CRONULLASHARKS vMANLYSEAEAGLES At Toyota Stadium, 5.30pm SHARKS: Nathan Gardner, Stewart Mills, Ben Pomeroy, Colin Best, JohnWilliams, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Bryce Gibbs, Isaac De Gois, Ben Ross, Jeremy Smith, Jayson Bukuya, Paul Gallen (capt). Interchange: Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham, John Morris, Anthony Tupou,Mark Taufua, SamTagataese (two tobe omitted). SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Michael Oldfield, Jamie Lyon (capt), DeanWhare, DavidWilliams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason King (capt), Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Tony Williams, Daniel Harrison. Interchange: Jamie Buhrer, Vic Mauro, Darcy Lussick, TimRobinson. Referees:BenCummins, Gerard Sutton. Sheens douses Dragons fire over Moltzen HAVING already survived two grudge matches without incident, Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens is refusing to fuel a third with jilted NRL rival St George Illawarra. Sheens No. 7, Tim Moltzen, will be public enemy No. 1 at WIN Jubilee Stadium on Friday night in his first clash against the club with whom he signed last year only to renege. The common theory is Moltzen stayed with the Tigers only after the club upgraded his contract when it became obvious Robert Luis days at Tigerland were numbered. No explanation would be enough to appease Dragons fans, who feel his U-turn left them undermanned for 2012, but Sheens refused to buy into speculation players would seek retribution on the field. I dont want to discuss Tim Moltzen. Its been discussed for weeks and weeks, Sheens said. Were thinking about playing football. Were one and one, and its an important game for both clubs. Asked why he didnt want to comment on the match-up, Sheens said: Because I dont want to add fuel to the fire. Its just ridiculous the way you guys (media) go on and on about it. We are just concentrating on footy. The Dragons claimed they do not hold any grudges against Moltzen. Not from me, Dragons skipper Ben Hornby said. Thats all behind us as well now. Were happy with the side weve got. Relief as Hayne, Gidley avoid long layoffs TWO NRL teams received positive news yesterday, with Parramattas Jarryd Hayne and Newcastles Kurt Gidley both relieved to have avoided longterm injuries. Gidley will be out for three to five weeks as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder. Veteran hooker Danny Buderus has been named skipper to face Brisbane in his absence. Hayne who initially feared he had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that would have required a full knee reconstruction remains uncertain about just how long he will be sidelined but he was confident his knee issue wasnt ove rly serious. He damaged scar tissue from the knee injury he suffered in last months trial match against Penrith, but he said he was relieved at news he had not done his ACL. I dont know (how long Ill be out). Its just about getting that stability (in the knee) back, Hayne said. As soon as I get that back, I know Ill be sweet. It feels all right. It is a bit shaky walking, but I can walk and thats probably a good sign. Eels centre Esi Tonga is set for a stint on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in the 79th minute against the Warriors. Sharks shake up Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has reshuffled his halves combination after a disappointing loss RUGBY LEAGUE CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan has reacted to Sundays dismal loss to Newcastle by dumping five-eighth Wade Graham to the bench while promoting recruit Jeff Robson for Mondays clash with Manly. Star signing Todd Carney, who played the first two rounds at halfback, has been shifted to five-eighth to accommodate Robson after Flanagan blasted the performance of his halves in the 18-6 loss to the Knights. Todd and Wade never played that well, Flanagan said. They didnt combine that well. They seemed to be working against each other on each side of the field. Weve got to do some work there. Parramatta recalled fullback Luke Burt and centre Ryan Morgan for the injured Jarryd Hayne (knee) and Esi Tonga (hamstring). Winger Ken Sio filled in at fullback when Hayne went down injured in the first half against the Warriors on Monday night, but said Burts experience would be a big plus for the side heading into Saturdays clash with North Queensland. Burty brings a lot of confidence to the back five and the whole team with his talk, Sio said. I would be ready to play fullback if they asked me, (but) Ive got to learn more of what I need to do in that position. Brisbane have been forced to do some reshuffling of their own following a thumb injury to lock Corey Parker, which will force him out of action for up to eight weeks. Veteran Petero Civoniceva returns to the starting line-up moving skipper Sam Thaiday to the backrow, while Ben Teo takes over the No. 13 jersey to face Newcastle. The Knights have picked youngster Ryan Stig to step into Kurt Gidleys five-eighth role following the shoulder injury to the NSW representative, and centre Timana Tahu (suspension) comes back in place of Junior Sau. New Zealand international Shaun Kenny-Dowall returns from a lacerated kidney to play his first match of the year for the Sydney Roosters when they face Canberra on Sunday. Canterbury were boosted by the inclusion of physical second-rower Frank Pritchard, who has served a one-match suspension for a high shot. The Wests Tigers will give Joel Reddy his run-on debut for the club against St George Illawarra, with the former Eel picked on the wing to step in for Matt Utai, who will miss four to six weeks with a knee injury. The Dragons named centres Beau Scott (cork) and Matt Cooper (ankle), despite neither tak ing part in the teams training session yesterday. Gold Coast off-season recruit Beau Champion will face his former team, Melbourne, in a reshuffled backline to account for the loss of winger David Mead (broken jaw).