Kiwi winger Jason Nightingale (pictured) is one of four New Zealanders named in St George Illawarra’s squad for Saturday’s second-round NRL clash against the Vodafone Warriors at Eden Park (5.00pm kick-off).
Nightingale is joined by former Kiwis Gerard Beale and Bronson Harrison plus ex-Vodafone Warrior Leeson Ah Mau.
Nightingale, Harrison and Ah Mau will be at Eden Park for the second time in four weeks after appearing there for the Dragons at the NRL Auckland Nines.
Also in that Nines team was one-time Vodafone Warriors sharpshooter Michael Witt but he won’t be making this trip to line up against his old club. A try scorer in the Dragons’ 44-24 win over Wests Tigers on Sunday, Witt was forced off with a shoulder injury and will miss the return to Eden Park.
Sea Eagles v Rabbitohs, Bluetongue Stadium, 7:40pm local time
Sea Eagles: Peta Hiku, Cheyse Blair, Jamie Lyon (c), Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: James Hasson, Dunamis Lui, Jamie Buhrer, Jason King, Jesse Sene-Lefao
Rabbitohs: Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Beau Champion, Bryson Goodwin, Lote Tuqiri, Dylan Walker, Adam Reynolds, George Burgess, Issac Luke, Sam Burgess, Chris McQueen, Ben Te’o, John Sutton (c). Interchange: Ben Lowe, Joe Picker, David Tyrrell, Luke Burgess, Joel Reddy, Kyle Turner
Broncos v Cowboys, Suncorp Stadium, 7:40pm local time
Broncos: Ben Barba, Daniel Vidot, Jack Reed, Dale Copley, Lachlan Maranta, Josh Hoffman, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Corey Parker (c), Alex Glenn , Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett. Interchange: Ben Hannant, Martin Kennedy, Todd Lowrie, Jarrod Wallace, David Hala
Cowboys: Michael Morgan, Kyle Feldt, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston (c), Robert Lui, Matt Scott (c), Ray Thompson, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Jason Taumalolo, Joel Riethmuller. Interchange: Rory Kostjasyn, Tariq Sims, Glenn Hall, Scott Bolton, Ashton Sims
Vodafone Warriors v Dragons, Eden Park, 5:00pm local time
Vodafone Warriors: Sam Tomkins, Glen Fisiiahi, Dane Nielsen, Jerome Ropati, Manu Vatuvei, Chad Townsend, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Nathan Friend, Ben Matulino, Jayson Bukuya, Simon Mannering (c), John Palavi. Interchange: Jacob Lillyman, Suaia Matagi, Ben Henry, Feleti Mateo, Sione Lousi
Dragons: Adam Quinlan, Brett Morris, Dylan Farrell, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop, Sam Williams, Tyson Frizell, Mitch Rein, Dan Hunt, Leeson Ah Mau, Ben Creagh (c), Trent Merrin. Interchange: Bronson Harrison, Kyle Stanley, Joel Thompson, Mike Cooper
Storm v Panthers, AAMI Park, 5:30pm local time
Storm: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Mahe Fonua, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Hampton, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange: Kenny Bromwich, Tohu Harris, Jordan McLean, George Rose, Ben Roberts
Panthers: Matt Moylan, Josh Mansour, Dean Whare, Isaah Yeo, David Simmons, Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Brent Kite, Kevin Kingston, Nigel Plum, Lewis Brown, Elijah Taylor, Adam Docker. Interchange: James Segeyaro, Jeremy Latimore, Tyrone Peachey, Sam McKendry
Roosters v Eels, Allianz Stadium, 7:30pm local time
Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Aubusson, Frank Paul Nuuausala. Interchange: Daniel Mortimer, Aidan Guerra, Remi Casty, Kane Evans, Dylan Napa, Sio Siua Taukeiaho
Eels: Jarryd Hayne (c), Semi Radradra, Will Hopoate, Willie Tonga, Vai Toutai, Corey Norman, Luke Kelly, Tim Mannah (c), Kaysa Pritchard, Fuifui Moimoi, Ben Smith, Manu Ma’u, Kenny Edwards. Interchange: Joseph Paulo, Kelepi Tanginoa, Peni Terepo, Darcy Lussick, Mitch Allgood, David Gower
Titans v Tigers, Robina Stadium, 2:00pm local time
Titans: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Brad Tighe, Maurice Blair, David Mead, Aidan Sezer, Albert Kelly, Luke Douglas, Beau Falloon, Nate Myles, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: Matt White, Luke Bailey, Mark Minichiello, Paul Carter, Ryan James
Tigers: James Tedesco, Marika Koroibete, Keith Lulia, Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Braith Anasta, Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Martin Taupau, Liam Fulton, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair. Interchange: Cory Paterson, Ava Seumanufagai, Sauaso Sue, James Gavet, Keith Galloway, David Nofoaluma
Knights v Raiders, Hunter Stadium, 6:30pm local time
Knights: Kurt Gidley (c), James McManus, Dane Gagai, Joey Leilua, Aku Uate, Michael Dobson, Tyrone Roberts, Kade Snowden, Travis Waddell, Willie Mason, Beau Scott, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith. Interchange: Alex McKinnon, Chris Houston, David Fa’alogo, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Minto, Jake Mamo.
Raiders: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Matt Allwood, Edrick Lee, Jack Wighton, Terry Campese (c), Dane Tilse, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Josh McCrone, Jarrad Kennedy, Paul Vaughan, Shannon Boyd
Bulldogs v Sharks, ANZ Stadium, 7:00pm local time
Bulldogs: Sam Perrett, Mitch Brown, Josh Morris, Chase Stanley, Corey Thompson, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis, James Graham, Frank Pritchard, Tony Williams, Dale Finucane. Interchange: Josh Jackson, Pat O’Hanlon, Tim Browne, David Klemmer, Moses Mbye
Sharks: Michael Gordon, Sosaia Feki, Blake Ayshford, Ricky Leutele, Jonathan Wright, Todd Carney, Daniel Holdsworth, Andrew Fifita, John Morris, Bryce Gibbs, Matt Prior, Wade Graham, Tinirau Arona. Interchange: Isaac De Gois, Sam Tagataese, Tupou Sopoaga, Siosaia Vave, Chris Heighington