Thursday, July 24, 2008

Melbourne Storm Squad Players NRL Round 20

Team players and squad members for the Melbourne Storm NRL Round 20 to face the NZ Warriors in Auckland

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has made one change to the 17-man squad from last night’s game against the Dragons for this Sunday’s Round 20 clash against the New Zealand Warriors. The game will be played at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland from 2.00pm (NZST).


Anthony Quinn has been named to start on the wing in place of Brett Anderson. Quinn missed the Dragons game after suffering from concussion sustained in the Round 18 clash against Wests Tigers.


Front-rower Jeff Lima comes back into the starting line-up in place of Adam Blair who returns to the interchange bench.


NRL squad for Sunday’s game:


Starting team:

1. Billy Slater

2. Steve Turner

3. Matt Geyer

4. Israel Folau

5. Anthony Quinn

6. Greg Inglis

7. Cooper Cronk

8. Jeff Lima

9. Cam Smith

10. Brett White

11. Michael Crocker

12. Ryan Hoffman

13. Dallas Johnson



14. Jeremy Smith, 15. Adam Blair, 16. Sika Manu, 17. Antonio Kaufusi.


Coach: Craig Bellamy.


Under-20’s squad for Sunday’s game:


Starting team:


1. Gareth Widdop

2. Mack Fawcett

3. Sam Joe

4. Michael Faamausili

5. Malo Feterika

6. Luke Kelly

7. Liam Foran

8. Pulou Vaituutuu

9. Jay Aston

10. Louis Fanene

11. Kevin Proctor

12. Zeb Tawha ©

13. Vili Faingaa



14. Will Naitoro, 15. Aidan Guerra, 16. Theo Stuart, 17. Matt Croker.


Coach: Brad Arthur

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cronulla Sharks a Chance of NRL Top 4 2008

Its oh so close, the Cronulla Sharks under Ricky Stuart are a chance at not only securing a Top 8 berth (already done) but are capable of grabbing a home final or even a top 2 spot as this years NRL finals approach.

Toyota Park would be an ideal launch pad for a Grand Final assault in the weeks following for the solid, gritty Sharks.

In a year with few setbacks, the discipline of Paul Gallen seems to be on the improve and Greg Bird is expected back in the weeks ahead.

Cross your fingers Shire folks, the Cronulla mob could be a real chance after so much pain over their Rugby League lives.