[Round 2 teams] Titans unchanged for Mount Smart visit

All the official team lists for the second round of the 2018 Telstra Premiership season.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v St George Illawarra Dragons

Thursday March 15, 8.05pm AEDT, Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sharks: 3 Josh Dugan, 2 Sosaia Feki, 5 Aaron Gray, 4 Ricky Leutele, 1 Valentine Holmes, 6 Matthew Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matthew Prior, 11 Jayson Bukuya, 12 Wade Graham, 13 Paul Gallen (c)

Interchange: 14 Kurt Capewell, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Avagalu Seumanufagai, 17 Joseph Paulo

Josh Dugan will wear No.3 but start at fullback, with Valentine Holmes moving to the wing and Aaron Gray into the centres. Captain Paul Gallen will start the match.

Dragons: 1 Matthew Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale, 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack De Belin

Interchange: 14 Luciano Leilua, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 18 Jeremy Latimore

Heme Sele, Zach Lomax, Reece Robinson and Blake Lawrie have been dropped from the reserves bench. Jeremy Latimore will start from the bench in jersey No.18. 

Bulldogs back-rower Josh Jackson.
Bulldogs back-rower Josh Jackson. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos

Sydney Roosters v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Friday March 16, 6pm AEDT, Allianz Stadium

Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 16 Ryan Matterson, 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange: 12 Mitchell Aubusson, 14 Dylan Napa, 15 Zane Tetevano, 17 Victor Radley

Luke Keary returns at five-eighth and Boyd Cordner has been named to start after coming off the bench in round one. Mitchell Cornish and Lindsay Collins have been dropped off the reserves bench.

Bulldogs: 1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Matthew Frawley, 7 Kieran Foran, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Michael Lichaa, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Joshua Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 14 Adam Elliott

Interchange: 13 Danny Fualalo, 15 Aiden Tolman, 17 Jeremy Marshall-King, 19 Asipeli Fine

Adam Elliott will start the match, with Danny Fualalo dropping back to the bench. Greg Eastwood was named in reserve grade earlier in the week.

 

Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys

Friday March 16, 7.05pm AEST (8.05pm AEDT), Suncorp Stadium

Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Corey Oates, 3 James Roberts, 4 Jordan Kahu, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Kodi Nikorima, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Tevita Pangai Jnr, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 Matt Gillett, 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange: 14 Sam Thaiday, 15 Joe Ofahengaue, 16 Korbin Sims, 17 Tom Opacic

Sam Tagataese and Jonus Pearson have been dropped off the bench 24 hours prior to kick-off. Andrew McCullough returns to the starting side with Sam Thaiday moving to the bench, while Tom Opacic replaces the suspended Jaydn Su'a on the interchange.

Cowboys: 1 Ben Hampton, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O'Neill, 4 Javid Bowen, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Te Maire Martin, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Jordan McLean, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Ethan Lowe, 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14 John Asiata, 15 Coen Hess, 16 Scott Bolton, 17 Corey Jensen

Michael Morgan (injured) was ruled out on Thursday and Francis Molo was the other man taken out as the squad was reduced from 21 to 19.

 

Warriors v Gold Coast Titans

Saturday March 17, 5.05pm NZ (3.05pm AEDT), Mt Smart Stadium

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2 David Fusitua, 3 Peta Hiku, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Blake Green, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 James Gavet, 9 Issac Luke, 10 Adam Blair, 11 Isaiah Papali'i, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Ligi Sao

Interchange: 14 Sam Cook, 15 Leivaha Pulu, 16 Sam Lisone, 17 Bunty Afoa

No changes are expected from the victorious round one 17. Jazz Tevaga and Anthony Gelling were omitted from the bench on Friday afternoon.

Titans: 1 Michael Gordon, 2 Anthony Don, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Phillip Sami, 13 Bryce Cartwright, 6 Kane Elgey, 8 Jai Arrow, 9 Nathan Peats, 10 Leilani Latu, 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 Ryan James (c), 17 Morgan Boyle.

Interchange: 14 Mitch Rein, 15 Max King, 16 Will Matthews, 18 Keegan Hipgrave 

Ash Taylor has been ruled out of the side after suffering a hamstring injury in the win over the Canberra Raiders on Sunday. Bryce Cartwright has been switched to the halves alongside Kane Elgey with Will Matthews elevated to the starting lock's position. Keegan Hipgrave has moved from the reserves to the bench. The Titans are confident Taylor will be back on deck next week.

  

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Saturday March 17, 5.30pm AEDT, Panthers Stadium

Panthers: 1 Dylan Edwards, 2 Josh Mansour,  3 Waqa Blake, 20 Dean Whare, 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 6 James Maloney, 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 James Tamou, 9 Peter Wallace (c), 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 17 James Fisher-Harris, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 Trent Merrin

Interchange: 4 Tyrone Peachey, 11 Viliame Kikau, 14 Corey Harawira-Naera, 15 Sam McKendry

Tyrone Peachey and Viliame Kikau move back to the bench with Dean Whare starting at centre and James Fisher-Harris joining the starting pack. Moses Leota drops off the bench.

Rabbitohs:  1 Alex Johnston, 2 Richie Kennar, 3 Dane Gagai, 4 Greg Inglis (c), 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Doueihi, 8 Thomas Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 Sam Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14 Tyrell Fuimaono, 15 Mark Nicholls, 16 George Burgess, 17 Tevita Tatola

Adam Doueihi replaces the injured Adam Reynolds (knee) at halfback, Sam Burgess moves to prop, Cameron Murray starts at lock and Mark Nicholls moves back to the bench. Tyrell Fuimaono replaces Hymel Hunt on the interchange.

 

Melbourne Storm v Wests Tigers

Saturday March 17, 7.35pm AEDT, AAMI Park

Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 19 Joe Stimson, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14 Tim Glasby, 15 Kenny Bromwich, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Sam Kasiano

Felise Kaufusi is out of the Storm side due to a hamstring injury, with Joe Stimson replacing him in the pack. Billy Slater returns at fullback, with Cameron Munster moving to five-eighth and Ryley Jacks dropping out of the side. 

Wests Tigers: 19 David Nofoaluma, 2 Corey Thompson, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Pita Godinet, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Matt McIlwrick 15 Alex Twal, 17 Matthew Eisenhuth, 18 Josh Aloiai

David Nofoaluma replaces the injured Tuimoala Lolohea at fullback while Josh Aloiai replaces Michael Chee Kam on the bench.

 

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels

Sunday March 18, 4.10pm AEDT, Lottoland

Sea Eagles: Matthew Wright and Frank Winterstein were omitted from the final squad announced an hour before kick-off on Sunday. Brad Parker has been selected ahead of Wright at centre from last week's starting side. Lewis Brown and Jack Gosiewski had already been dropped off the extended bench. 

1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Brad Parker, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Lachlan Croker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Curtis Sironen, 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14 Jackson Hastings, 15 Shaun Lane, 16 Lloyd Perrett, 17 Kelepi Tanginoa

 Eels: The Eels have brought Kane Evans and Brad Takairangi into their starting side, sending Daniel Alvaro and Tepai Moeroa back to the bench. Beau Scott and David Gower have been omitted from the final bench cull.

1 Bevan French, 2 Josh Hoffman, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Jarryd Hayne, 5 Kirisome Auva'a, 6 Corey Norman, 7 Mitchell Moses, 17 Kane Evans, 9 Cameron King, 10 Tim Mannah (c), 15 Brad Takairangi, 11 Manu Ma'u, 13 Nathan Brown.

Interchange: 8 Daniel Alvaro, 16 Suaia Matagi, 12 Tepai Moeroa, 18 Will Smith.

 

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Sunday March 18, 6.30pm AEDT, GIO Stadium

Raiders: Craig Garvey and Michael Oldfield missed the cut when Ricky Stuart finalised his 17-man squad an hour before kick-off. Joseph Tapine is out with a broken finger, with Stuart confirming on Friday the Kiwi international will be sidelined for at least three weeks. Elliott Whitehead moves to the second row and Luke Bateman starts at lock. Jarrod Croker has passed his HIA assessment this week and is right to play. Royce Hunt and Jack Murchie had already dropped off the extended bench.

1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Josh Papalii, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Luke Bateman

Interchange: 14 Aiden Sezer, 15 Junior Paulo, 16 Dunamis Lui, 17 Charlie Gubb

Knights: Jamie Buhrer is out with a foot injury and Danny Levi was also removed from the extended bench on Saturday. Ken Sio and Luke Yates were omitted in the final squad submitted an hour before kick-off. Jacob Saifiti has been included on the four-man interchange.

1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3 Sione Mata'utia, 4 Tautau Moga, 5 Nathan Ross, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Mitchell Pearce (c), 8 Herman Ese'ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Jacob Lillyman, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra, 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange: 14 Brock Lamb, 15 Chris Heighington, 17 Daniel Saifiti, 19 Jacob Saifiti

 

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