Bulldogs hardworking prop forward Chris Armit will again start in the front row. Armit will again be joined in the starting team by talented utility player Blake Green, after Moore surprised everyone by starting him in the backrow against the Roosters last Sunday. Green went to on ensure that decision was the correct one by receiving the Coaches Award for a great all round performance in the Bulldogs solid victory over the Roosters. Moore has rewarded 2009 NSW Cup Player of the Year Danny Williams by naming him on the bench for injured forward Dean Halatau (medial ligament).

Michael Crocker will play his first game for South Sydney in the 2010 season, replacing Dave Tyrrell on the interchange bench who suffered a fractured cheekbone in the win over the Sharks last night.

Ben Cross, Junior Sa’u and Cooper Vuna return for the Newcastle Knights round 4 match against the Penrith Panthers. Sa’u returns this week after a broken rib in round 1, while both Cross and Vuna were given one week off following a series of head knocks and cramping in the calf, respectively.

Ashton Sims has been called straight into the WOW Brisbane Broncos team for the Good Froday clash against the Roosters. Sims was today named to partner Sam Thaiday in the second row, with Ben Te’o moving to the centres. Te’o spent some time in the pre-season training at centre and now gets the gig full time with Israel Folau to miss at least two games with a finger injury. Gerard Beale comes back into the starting team on the wing to cover for Denan Kemp (broken ribs). That leaves Ben Hunt with his first NRL selection of the year as utility on the bench. He joins fellow former under-20 player Mitch Rivett on a five-man bench.

Roosters coach Brian Smith has given most of the side that copped a flogging against the Bulldogs a chance for redemption in Friday night’s tussle with the Broncos at the SFS. Centre Phil Graham, who missed the Bulldogs debacle with concussion, is the only change to the team with Ben Jones making way.

Teenage winger Bill Tupou has been named to make his NRL debut in the Warriors’ clash with Manly at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday. Tupou, 19, comes in on the left wing for the injured Manu Vatuvei while Lewis Brown replaces captain Simon Mannering, who is also sidelined with injury. As well as Mannering and Vatuvei, others out of contention for the Manly fixture include Steve Price (heel), Brett Seymour (hand), Sione Lousi (leg), Isaac John (foot) and Elijah Taylor (knee).

The Sea Eagles, coming off their first win of the season against Newcastle, have an unchanged starting lineup although interchange prop George Rose is missing for six weeks with a knee injury. The versatile Chris Bailey has been named on the bench after missing the last two weeks with a hand injury.

Cooper Cronk returns to the starting line-up, with stand-in halfback Cameron Smith returning to his customary place at hooker. Ryan Hinchcliffe moves to the interchange bench. Adam Blair returns to the starting line-up in the backrow after his one-week suspension, with Hep Cahill making way and lining up on the interchange bench.

Jetstar Gold Coast Titans dynamo Preston Campbell has been named to replace injured captain Scott Prince in Saturday night’s clash against North Queensland at Dairy Farmers Stadium with flyer William Zillman promoted from the interchange bench to fullback in Campbell’s place. In other team changes, Queensland State of Origin forward Ashley Harrison has been named to return from a back injury which sidelined him from Saturday night’s 24-4 win over the Raiders. Utility Riley Brown has been added to the interchange bench to cover for forward Bodene Thompson, who was today suspended for three matches after the club elected to take an early guilty plea to a careless high tackle charge from the NRL judiciary.

North Queensland Cowboys return to home soil where Ray Thompson comes into the five-eighth position for Grant Rovelli, Will Tupou replaces Michael Bani on the wing, Steve Rapira returns to the starting side with Willie Mason dropping back to the bench and James Tamou replaces Steve Southern on the bench in changes made by Cowboys Coach Neil Henry following a 33-8 loss against the Dragons last Friday night.

Meanwhile, journeyman halfback Tim Smith is set to make his NRL comeback inside Trent Barrett in the halves for Cronulla against his former club Parramatta on Saturday as the Sharks try to avoid their 14th straight loss. Smith, who’s been playing for Brisbane Easts in the Queensland Cup and training with the Broncos, was only signed by the Sharks this week. Smith’s inclusion sees John Morris move back to hooker with Paul Aiton onto the bench.

The Eels have Daniel Mortimer back after he missed last Friday’s loss to the Tigers with a virus.

The Tigers have back rower Liam Fulton back after he missed the last two games with a chest injury. Fulton has been added to the Tigers bench which coach Tim Sheens will need to trim before kickoff. Beau Ryan has been named at full-back after a strong performance there against in the win over the Eels last Friday night with Mitch Brown partnering the in-form Lote Tuqiri on the flanks.

The Raiders will be boosted by the return of NSW forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs for their clash with the Wests Tigers at Canberra Stadium on Sunday. Learoyd-Lahrs, who has missed the first three games of the season with a knee injury, comes into the side for Travis Waddell who suffered a double fracture of his broken jaw in the loss to the Titans on Saturday night.

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