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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

NRL 2011 - Round 3 NRL Teams 22/03/2011


]-[ NRL 2011 ]-[Round 3 NRL Teams

As released on Tuesday March 22, Each NRL Team for Round 3 will be listed below.

ROUND 3 TIPPING PREVIEW OUT WEDNESDAY

EELS v RABBITOHS
@ ANZ Friday Night
PAR: Hayne, Burt, Walker, Morgan, Uaisele, Mortimer, Robson, Mannah, McGuire, Shackleton, Hindmarsh (c), Lasalo, Smith. Bench: Keating, Horo, Rogers, MoiMoi.
[Team Changes - Chris Walker and Etu Uaisele both come back in for Paul Whatuira and Chris Hicks after missing last week and Shane Shackleton and Ben Smith start. Young prop Mitchell Allgood didn't make the 17 (he did pick up a hand injury v Penrith however) and Billy Rogers makes the bench. While Justin Horo is demoted to the bench. ]
SOU: Wesser, Merritt, Inglis, Farrell, Talanoa, Sutton, Sandow, Asotasi (c), Luke, Stuart, Pettybourne, Taylor, Tyrrell. Bench: Crocker, Ross, McPherson, McQueen.
[Team Changes - No changes for the Bunnies... if they drop to 0-3 you can bet your bottom dollar John Lang either makes mass changes for Round 4 or isn't in the job. ]


TITANS v BRONCOS
@ Skilled Friday Night
GLD: Zillman, Tonga, Michaels, Thompson, Mead, Bird, Prince (c), Bailey, Brown, White, Laffranchi, Minichiello, Harrison. Bench: Henderson, Tagataese, James, Campbell, Meyers.
[Team Changes - Luke Capewell and Clinton Toopi have been dropped, while Kevin Gordon will miss the rest of 2010 with an ACL tear. Esi Tonga gets a start on the wing, Bodene Thompson moves to the centres, Greg Bird goes to five-eighth and Anthony Laffranchi & Mark Minichiello start. Brad Meyers and Michael Henderson join a 5 man bench. ]
BRI: Hoffman, Beale, Reed, Hodges, Yow Yeh, Lockyer (c), Wallace, Thaiday, McCullough, Hannant, Glenn, Gillett, Parker. Bench: Hunt, Te'o, McGuire, Tronc.
[Team Changes - Both Ben Hannant and Justin Hodges have been named to return from injury against the Titans, Gerard Beale goes to the wing. Scott Anderson did his calf in the warm-up before the Canberra game and Dale Copely has been returned to the Toyota Cup. Ben Te'o suffered a concussion against Canberra but should play.]



PANTHERS v SHARKS
@ Centrebet Saturday Night
PEN: Coote, M Gordon, Jennings, Purtell, Simmons, Lewis, Walsh, Grant, Kingston, Civoniceva (c), Waterhouse, Plum, Bell. Bench: McKendry, Iosefa, Fatiaki, Earl.
[Team Changes - Travis Burns has been ruled out with a hamstring stain and Brad Tighe was suspended for a week for a lifting tackle, so Luke Lewis goes to five-eighth and Adrian Purtell starts at centre. Matthew Bell starts at lock while Sandor Earl and Masada Iosefa join the bench. Timana Tahu was not named but remains a chance to play after signing with the club last week. ]
CRO: Gardner, M Wright, Pomeroy, Best, Williams, Kelly, Graham, Snowden, Morris, Douglas, Smith, Tupou, Gallen (c). Bench: Cordoba, B Wright, Aiton, Collis, Mannah.
[Team Changes - Shane Flanagan is the only player dropped from the team that upset the Dragons on Monday. Paul Aiton takes his place on the bench and Dean Collis comes onto the 5 man bench after being dropped for Ben Pomeroy. ]


TIGERS v RAIDERS
@ Campbelltown Saturday Night
WTG: McKinnon, Tuqiri, Ayshford, Lawrence, Utai, Marshall, Lui, Fifita, Farah (c), Galloway, Dwyer, Payten, Heighington. Bench: Moltzen, Woods, J Schirnack, A Schirnack.
[Team Changes - Bryce Gibbs has not been named after missing the first two weeks with a knee injury. He joins Gareth Ellis and Liam Fulton on the injured list. But in saying that he might be a late starter - so be aware. Andrew Fifita starts with the Schirnack brothers (Jason and Alan) keeping their spots on the bench. There is still no Beau Ryan. ]
CAN: Milne, Ferguson, Croker, Thompson, Vidot, McCrone, Orford, Learoyd-Lahrs, Buttriss, Shillington (c), Picker, Harrison (c), Fensom. Bench: Waddell, Thurling, Tilse, White, Stuart, Robinson.
[Team Changes - Brett White returns on the bench after a one week suspension, while David Milne remains at fullback for Josh Dugan. Dugan however is a strong chance to play after training already this week. Jarrod Croker has a cork in his leg and is in some doubt which explains the presence of James Stuart and Reece Robinson on an extended bench. ]


WARRIORS v DRAGONS
@ Mt Smart Sunday Afternoon
WAR: Hohaia, Locke, Moon, Ropati, Inu, Maloney, Seymour, Rapira, Packer, Mannering (c), Mateo, Luck. Bench: Berrigan, Lillyman, Matulino, Brown, Taylor.
[Team Changes - James Maloney comes straight back in after missing a week through suspension and he replaces Isaac John who picked up an ankle injury v the Tigers. Jeremy Latimore's spot as 18th man has also gone to Elijah Taylor. Kevin Locke keeps his spot ahead of Glen Fisiiahi. ]
STI: Boyd, Morris, Gasnier, Cooper, Nightingale, Soward, Hornby (c), Hunt, Fien, Gower, Scott, Creagh, Prior. Bench: Greenfield, Green, Merrin, Stanley, Rein.
[Team Changes - Beau Scott will likely miss a week through suspension and Michael Weyman has re-aggravated the groin injury that plagued him in 2010 and has been replaced by David Gower at prop. Mitch Rein has joined the bench and a player may yet be added to the squad to cover the impending loss of Scott. ]


BULLDOGS v ROOSTERS
@ ANZ Sunday Afternoon
CBY: Barba, Turner, Lafai, Idris, Goodwin, Keating, Hodkinson, Tolman, Ennis, Kasiano, Foster, Ryan (c), Stagg. Bench: Paea, Pritchard, Payne, Halatau.
[Team Changes - The return of David Stagg who missed Sunday's match with a minor quad strain is the only change and he comes in for Chris Armit. Tim Lafai remains in the centres with Dene Halatau holding on to his spot on the bench. The club announced that Greg Eastwood may be available come Round 5. ]
SYD: Minichiello, Perrett, Linnett, Kenny-Dowall, Leilua, Carney, Pearce, Ryles, Riddell, Kennedy, Anasta (c), Aubusson, Myles. Bench: Waerea-Hargreaves, Masoe, Friend, Nu'uausala, Symonds.
[Team Changes - The addition of Tom Symonds to the bench is the only change from the team that got beaten by Manly. Todd Carney is officially listed at five-eighth and Mark Riddell starts at hooker (which he has done in both rounds despite being named on the bench). ]


SEA EAGLES v KNIGHTS
@ Brookvale Sunday Afternoon
MAN: B Stewart, Robertson, Hopoate, T Williams, D Williams, K Foran, Cherry-Evans, King (c), Ballin, Kite, Watmough, Galuvao, G Stewart. Bench: Seu Seu, Buhrer, Rose, Mauro, Robinson.
[Team Changes - The team welcomes back skipper Jason King after a one week suspension. George Rose goes back to the bench that also features Vic Mauro, Tim Robinson, Terence Seu Seu and Jamie Buhrer. Glenn Stewart has been named at lock but may still not play, expect Buhrer to start instead. Tony Williams and David Williams have been named despite picking up injuries against the Roosters. ]
NEW: Gidley (c), McManus, Sa'u, W Naiqama, Uate, Henry, Mullen, Kaufusi, Hilder, Tuimavave, Taia, Ciraldo, Houston. Bench: Rogers, Paterson, Fa'aoso, Tolar, Edwards.
[Team Changes - Kurt Gidley has been named to return from a back injury but is long odds to play - Shannon McDonnell would come back in for him. Jarrod Mullen has a sternum injury but is likely play. Adam MacDougall can't unseat Wes Naiqama at centre and Matt Hilder continues at hooker for Isaac De Gois. ]


COWBOYS v STORM
@ Dairy Farmers Monday Night
NQL: Bowen, Graham, Tupou, Tonga, Fai-Fai Loa, Thompson, Thurston (c), Scott (c), Payne, Tamou, Cooper, Hall, Johnson. Bench: Segeyaro, L Ah Mau, T Sims, A Sims.
[Team Changes - Neil Henry has finally promoted young winger Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa ahead of Michael Bani - who is punted to the QLD Cup and boom hooker James Segeyaro gets a start on the bench for Ben Jones. ]
MEL: Slater, O'Neill, Nielsen, Champion, Quinn, Widdop, Cronk, Proctor, Smith (c), Norris, Blair, Manu, Hinchcliffe. Bench: Lowrie, Lowe, Thompson, Bromwich, Duffie, Woolnough.
[Team Changes - Anthony Quinn holds his wing spot ahead of Matt Duffie who is named on the bench after missing last week with a shoulder injury. Kevin Proctor is named at prop but will likely start in the second row with Adam Blair at prop. Adam Woolnough joins an extended bench as cover for Sika Manu who has a corked calf. ]
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