NRL: Round four team line-ups

Brent Tate (pictured) is heading back to Auckland to face the Vodafone Warriors on Easter Monday. Check out the North Queensland team and all the line-ups for the fourth round of the NRL season. Photo: Photosport.


Former Vodafone Warrior Brent Tate will edge closer to his 200-game career milestone when he returns to Auckland with North Queensland to face his former club at Mount Smart Stadium on Easter Monday (6.00pm kick-off; game day sponsor: Red Bull).


Now in his 13th NRL season, 2008-2010 Vodafone Warrior Tate (31) is set to play his 198th NRL match when he runs onto his old home ground.


Like the Vodafone Warriors, the Cowboys wont lack motivation to win this week.


Both clubs are coming into the game on the back of disappointing form. While the Vodafone Warriors showed improvement in their 14-16 second-round loss to the Sydney Roosters, they suffered a 4-28 reverse against Cronulla last Sunday.


The Cowboys started the 2013 with a 24-12 away win over beaten 2012 grand finalist Canterbury-Bankstown but have since been beaten 32-10 at home by Melbourne and 34-6 by the Knights in Newcastle on Monday night.


As well as Tate, the Cowboys will again have the brilliant Johnathan Thurston guiding a side which includes Matt Bowen, Ashley Graham, Matt Scott, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper and Dallas Johnson as well as the explosive New Zealander Jason Taumalolo on the bench.


THURSDAY


Sea Eagles v Tigers, Bluetongue Stadium, 8.05pm

Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon (c), Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Brenton Lawrence, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Jamie Buhrer. Interchange: Jesse Sene-Lefao, Joe Galuvao, David Gower, Tom Symonds

Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Joel Reddy, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Matthew Utai, Benji Marshall, Jacob Miller, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Jack Buchanan, Braith Anasta, Liam Fulton, Adam Blair. Interchange: Ben Murdoch-Masila, Ava Seumanufagai, Matthew Bell, Eddy Pettybourne, Masada Iosefa


FRIDAY


Bulldogs v Rabbitohs, ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm

Bulldogs: Ben Barba, Mitch Brown, Josh Morris, Krisnan Inu, Sam Perrett, Josh Reynolds, Kris Keating, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis (c), Martin Taupau, Tony Williams, Josh Jackson, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: Dene Halatau, Dale Finucane, David Klemmer, Frank Pritchard, Tim Browne, Drury Low

Rabbitohs: Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Dylan Farrell, Bryson Goodwin, Andrew Everingham, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, Sam Burgess, Issac Luke, Jeff Lima, Chris McQueen, Ben Teo, Michael Crocker (c). Interchange: Nathan Peats, Ben Lowe, Dave Tyrrell, George Burgess, Roy Asotasi, Justin Hunt, Jason Clark


Broncos v Storm, Suncorp Stadium, 8.05pm

Broncos: Corey Norman, Josh Hoffman, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Lachlan Maranta, Scott Prince, Peter Wallace, Ben Hannant, Andrew McCullough, Sam Thaiday (c), Alex Glenn, Matt Gillett, Corey Parker. Interchange: Ben Hunt, Dunamis Lui, David Stagg, Scott Anderson, Nick Slyney

Storm: Billy Slater, Matt Duffie, Will Chambers, Junior Sa'u, Mahe Fonua, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Bryan Norrie, Tohu Harris, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange: Jason Ryles, Lagi Setu, Slade Griffin, Junior Moors, Siosaia Vave


SATURDAY


Sharks v Dragons, Sharks Stadium, 7.30pm

Sharks: Michael Gordon, Jonathan Wright, Ben Pomeroy, Matthew Wright, Beau Ryan, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Andrew Fifita, John Morris, Ben Ross, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Chris Heighington, Jayson Bukuya, Isaac De Gois, Anthony Tupou, Sam Tagataese

Dragons: Gerard Beale, Brett Morris, Daniel Vidot, Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Nathan Fien, Dan Hunt, Mitch Rein, Michael Weyman, Tyson Frizell, Ben Creagh (c), Trent Merrin. Interchange: Bronson Harrison, Jack Stockwell, Matt Prior, Cameron King, Leeson Ah Mau, Chase Stanley


SUNDAY


Panthers v Titans, Centrebet Stadium, 3.00pm

Panthers: Dean Whare, Josh Mansour, Wes Naiqama, Brad Tighe, David Simmons, Tom Humble, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Kevin Kingston (c), Tim Grant, Sika Manu, Lewis Brown, Cameron Ciraldo. Interchange: Adam Docker, Nigel Plum, James Segeyaro, Clint Newton, Nathan Smith, Matt Robinson

Titans: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Brad Takairangi, Jamal Idris, David Mead, Aidan Sezer, Albert Kelly, Luke Douglas, Matt Srama, Nate Myles (c), Greg Bird (c), Ben Ridge, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: David Taylor, Luke Bailey, Ryan James, Beau Falloon, Luke ODwyer, Steve Michaels


Knights v Raiders, Hunter Stadium, 6.30pm

Knights: Darius Boyd, James McManus, Anthony Quinn, Alex McKinnon, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, Kade Snowden, Danny Buderus, David Faalogo, Robbie Rochow, Chris Houston (c), Jeremy Smith. Interchange: Timana Tahu, Neville Costigan, Adam Cuthbertson, Korbin Sims

Raiders: Reece Robinson, Sandor Earl, Jarrod Croker, Blake Ferguson, Jack Wighton, Josh McCrone (c), Sam Williams, David Shillington (c), Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Shaun Berrigan, Joe Picker, Dane Tilse, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Matt McIlwrick


MONDAY


Vodafone Warriors v Cowboys, Mount Smart Stadium, 4.00pm

Vodafone Warriors: Kevin Locke, Glen Fisiiahi, Dane Nielsen, Konrad Hurrell, Ngani Laumape, Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Elijah Taylor, Ben Matulino, Ben Henry, Simon Mannering (c), Todd Lowrie. Interchange: Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Pita Godinet, Bill Tupou

Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston (c), Michael Morgan, Matthew Scott (c), Scott Moore, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Anthony Mitchell, Ashton Sims, Scott Bolton, Jason Taumalolo, Blake Leary


Roosters v Eels, Allianz Stadium, 7.00pm

Roosters: Anthony Minichiello (c), Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuausala. Interchange: Daniel Mortimer, Martin Kennedy, Mitchell Aubusson, Aidan Guerra, Kane Evans

Eels: Jarryd Hayne (c), Ken Sio, Ryan Morgan, Jacob Loko, Vai Toutai, Luke Kelly, Chris Sandow, Mitchell Allgood, Matt Keating, Tim Mannah, Reni Maitua (c), Ben Smith, Joseph Paulo. Interchange: Ben Roberts, Darcy Lussick, Fuifui Moimoi, Kelepi Tanginoa