Balmain’s Matts team to play Norths @ Leichhardt Oval 4:30pm Kick Off
1. Mason Farrell 2. Alex Apps 3. Lolo Funaki 4. Nick Paul 5. Max Dimarco 6. Michael Mouawad 7. Luke Brooks 8.
Luke Georgas 9. Andrew Kazzi 10. Dane Horne 11. Fasio Tatola 12. Tony Bazouni 13. Alex Vlahos ( C ) 14. Harrison
Jackson 15. Taylor Bennett 16. Paea Manukia 17. Jacob Goss 18. Daniel Gianese 19. Mark Daoud 20. Chad Rennie 21. Salesi Funaki 22. Shaq Tuapola 23. Scott Bunch COACH: Ken Stapleton
Balmain’s Ball team to play Norths @ Leichhardt Oval 5:50pm Kick Off
1. Jay Bonnell 2. William Tufui 3. Keliti Vaingalo 4. Lochlan Piper 5. George Khoury 6. Curtis Sironen 7. Braeden Batiste 8. Adrian Tatola 9. Ben Saunders 10. Myles Bruce 11. Hayden Crocket 12. Joel Luani 13. Kyle Lovett 14. Ben Jarvis 15. Josh Radford 16. Tala Semu 17. Rob Morgan 18. Palu Mahe 19. Joel Brooks 20. James Coote 21. Robbie Mortimer COACH: David Brooks
Ball Preview from NSW Rugby League
NSWRL’s game of the week sees a battle between two of Rugby League’s traditional clubs who are both desperate for two points. Balmain was beaten by a Western Australian outfit playing on emotion while the Bears were comprehensively beaten by the Sydney Roosters. Balmain five-eighth Curtis Sironen was best in a defeated side in Perth and should the North Sydney defence lapse Sironen will make them pay. North Sydney captain Ray Schuster was also the best in a beaten bunch for the Bears. His tireless work in defence kept the score respectable last weekend.
Matts Preview from NSW Rugby League
This will be the first time Tiger’s fans will get a look at their Harold Matthews squad after they enjoyed a bye week in Round one. The Tigers impressed in trials, especially in a game against the Bulldogs at Auburn. Half-back Luke Brooks tore the Dogs apart that day. He scored a 60 metre runaway try and set up three others in a dominant performance. North Sydney coach Kevin Nicholls will be sending plenty of traffic Brooks’ way in order to nullify the shifty young number seven. Front-rower Shaun Moe is worth also worth a look for the North Sydney outfit.