Burt to play 250th, Roberts dropped, Maitua suspended
Parramatta point scoring record holder Luke Burt will this Sunday play his 250th game in the Blue and Gold against the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.by NRL
Parramatta point scoring record holder Luke Burt will this Sunday play his 250th game in the Blue and Gold against the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.
Coach Steve Kearney has named the wily veteran on the wing and reinstated Cheyse Blair to the centres after he passed fit from a hamstring strain suffered against the Tigers in Round 8.
Blair replaces Willie Tonga who today received positive news regarding his ankle injury suffered against the Bulldogs last week.
Scans have cleared him of a broken ankle but the Club is awaiting further results to determine the extent of ligament damage. It is unclear at this stage how long he will be sidelined.
In other team changes, Chris Sandow returns to the starting halfback position while Casey McGuire replaces Ben Roberts at five-eighth.
Meanwhile, Reni Maitua has tendered an early guilty plea to a Grade 1 careless high tackle and will miss this Sunday's game. He is replaced by Matt Ryan, with Taulima Tautai earning his first NRL appearance of the year from the interchange.
CANBERRA v PARRAMATTA
Sun 13/05/12, Canberra Stadium, 2.00pm
Referees: Gavin Badger, Adam Devcich
Sideline Officials: Jason Walsh, Luke Potter
Video Referee: Phil Cooley
Canberra: 1 Josh Dugan, 2 Blake Ferguson, 3 Jarrod Croker, 4 Jack Wighton, 5 Reece Robinson, 6 Josh McCrone, 7 Sam Williams, 8 David Shillington [c], 9 Travis Waddell, 10 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, 11 Josh Papalii, 12 Joel Thompson, 13 Shaun Fensom. Subs: 14 Shaun Berrigan, 15 Joe Picker, 16 Sam Mataora, 17 Dane Tilse, 18 Bronson Harrison (one to be omitted).
Parramatta: 1 Jarryd Hayne, 2 Luke Burt, 3 Ryan Morgan, 4 Cheyse Blair, 5 Ken Sio, 6 Casey McGuire, 7 Chris Sandow, 8 Tim Mannah, 9 Matthew Keating, 10 Fuifui Moimoi, 11 Nathan Hindmarsh [c], 12 Joseph Paulo, 13 Matthew Ryan. Subs: 14 Taniela Lasalo, 15 Mitchell Allgood, 16 Justin Poore, 17 Taulima Tautai.
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