The official team lists for round 12 of the 2018 Telstra Premiership season.
Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels, Thursday 7.50pm at 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 Sam Thaiday, 11 Tevita Pangai jnr, 12 Jaydn Su'A, 13 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange: 14 Sam Tagataese, 15 George Fai, 16 Kotoni Staggs, 17 Patrick Mago
Centre Jordan Kahu makes his return from a broken jaw at centre in place of Tom Opacic, who drops to the reserves with last week's impressive debutant Kotoni Staggs retaining his bench spot. George Fai replaces Korbin Sims (broken jaw) on the bench. Tom Opacic and David Fifita were the last two men to drop off the bench after Troy Dargan and Josh McGuire were the two players dropped from the reserves list 24 hours out from kick-off.
Eels: 1 Corey Norman, 2 Bevan French, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Brad Takairangi, 5 George Jennings, 6 Clint Gutherson (c), 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Daniel Alvaro, 9 Cameron King, 10 Siosaia Vave, 11 Manu Ma'u, 12 Tepai Moeroa, 13 Peni Terepo
Interchange: 14 Will Smith, 15 Suaia Matagi, 16 David Gower, 17 Marata Niukore
Brad Arthur has finally lost patience with his underperforming team and swapped fullback Clint Gutherson with five-eighth Corey Norman. Beau Scott's season-ending ACL injury forces a reshuffle with Manu Ma'u moving back to second row, Peni Terepo to lock and Siosaia Vave recalled at prop. Kane Evans and Josh Hoffman were dropped from the squad an hour out from kick-off after Raymond Stone and Jaeman Salmon were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.
Canberra Raiders v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Friday 6pm at GIO Stadium
Raiders: 1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Dunamis Lui, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Josh Papalii, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Iosia Soliola
Interchange: 14 Ata Hingano, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Charlie Gubb, 17 Liam Knight
The Raiders are 1-17, with Josh Papalii filling a back-row role for the suspended Joseph Tapine. Sia Soliola will play lock, Dunamis Lui is the starting prop and Liam Knight is on the bench. Shannon Boyd has been named to start for Charlie Gubb (bench). Emre Guler and Michael Oldfield were omitted an hour before kick-off, while Sam Williams and Craig Garvey were dropped from the bench on Thursday.
Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Moses Suli, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Trent Hodkinson, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Lewis Brown, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Shaun Lane, 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14 Matthew Wright, 15 Frank Winterstein, 16 Lloyd Perrett, 17 Toafofoa Sipley
The Sea Eagles are also 1-17. Winger Jorge Taufua returns from a broken collarbone in place of Matt Wright, who drops to the bench. Trent Hodkinson moves into the starting team for Dylan Walker (broken eye socket). Lewis Brown starts at hooker for the suspended Api Koroisau. Tom Wright and Jack Gosiewski were cut an hour before kick-off, while Brad Parker and Tevita Funa were omitted 24 hours out from game time.
North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm, Friday 7.55pm at 1300SMILES Stadium
Cowboys: 1 Michael Morgan, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O'Neill, 4 Ben Hampton, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Te Maire Martin, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Scott Bolton, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Coen Hess, 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange: 14 Enari Tuala, 15 Shaun Fensom, 16 Corey Jensen, 17 Francis Molo
North Queensland are 1-17, with Te Maire Martin again the five-eighth and Michael Morgan at fullback. Matt Scott has been named despite suffering a knee injury last week. Lachlan Coote and Sam Hoare were dropped from the squad an hour prior to kick-off, while Ethan Lowe and Javid Bowen were cut on Thursday night.
Storm: 18 Jahrome Hughes, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Young Tonumaipea, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Ryley Jacks, 15 Tim Glasby, 9 Cameron Smith, 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Joe Stimson, 13 Dale Finucane
Interchange: 8 Jesse Bromwich, 14 Brandon Smith, 16 Kenny Bromwich, 17 Sam Kasiano
Billy Slater won't face the Cowboys after being ruled out 24 hours prior to kick-off due to hamstring tightness. Jahrome Hughes will start at fullback. Jesse Bromwich (knee) finally returns and will come off the bench, with Tim Glasby the preferred option to start. Young Tonumaipea replaces the suspended Curtis Scott in the centres while skipper Cameron Smith is back from a one-week suspension. Joe Stimson starts in the back row, with Sam Kasiano back from suspension on the bench. Patrick Kaufusi and Justin Olam were omitted an hour before kick-off, while Christan Welch was cut on Thursday night.
Sydney Roosters v Gold Coast Titans, Saturday 3pm at Central Coast Stadium
Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Joseph Manu, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Mitchell Aubusson, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Dylan Napa, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 13 Isaac Liu, 14 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Interchange: 15 Zane Tetevano, 16 Kurt Baptiste, 17 Victor Radley, 18 Nat Butcher
Back-rower Ryan Matterson is a late withdrawal. Coach Trent Robinson has moved Isaac Lui to Matterson's spot and made Jared Waerea-Hargreaves the new starting lock. Nat Butcher is on the interchange bench, while Eloni Vunakece was omitted an hour before kick-off. Sitili Tupouniua and Mitch Cornish were cut from the squad on Friday afternoon.
Titans: 1 Michael Gordon, 2 Anthony Don, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Brenko Lee, 19 Konrad Hurrell, 6 AJ Brimson, 7 Ashley Taylor, 8 Jarrod Wallace, 9 Nathan Peats, 10 Ryan James (c), 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 Keegan Hipgrave, 13 Jai Arrow
Interchange: 14 Mitch Rein, 15 Max King, 17 Bryce Cartwright, 18 Moeaki Fotuaika
Konrad Hurrell has earned a game-day promotion from the reserves to the starting 13, with winger Phillip Sami dropping out. Kevin Proctor's return from a groin strain pushes Ryan James to prop and Max King to the bench. Moeaki Fotuaika has been elevated to the bench at the expense of Jack Stockwell, while Kane Elgey and Morgan Boyle were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.
New Zealand Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Saturday 5.30pm at Mt Smart Stadium
Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c) 2 David Fusitu'a, 18 Gerard Beale, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 3 Peta Hiku, 6 Blake Green, 8 James Gavet, 9 Issac Luke, 10 Agnatius Paasi, 11 Simon Mannering, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Adam Blair
Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga, 15 Chris Satae, 16 Bunty Afoa, 20 Karl Lawton
Karl Lawton is the only game-day change for the Warriors, moving from the reserves to the bench in place of Isaiah Papali'i. Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns at fullback after sitting out last week due to the birth of his child. Mason Lino is out, prompting coach Stephen Kearney to push Blake Green to halfback and Peta Hiku from centre to five-eighth. Gerard Beale will start in the centres in Hiku's spot. Albert Vete was omitted on Friday night and Anthony Gelling was cut an hour before kick-off.
Rabbitohs: 1 Greg Inglis (c), 2 Campbell Graham, 3 Adam Doueihi, 4 Dane Gagai, 19 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Thomas Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 George Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Sam Burgess
Interchange: 5 Hymel Hunt, 14 Cameron Murray, 16 Jason Clark, 17 Tevita Tatola
Alex Johnston (hamstring) is replaced at fullback by skipper Greg Inglis, with utility Adam Doueihi coming into the three-quarter line. Robert Jennings has returned to the starting side on the wing with Hymel Hunt dropping to the bench. Braidon Burns and Kyle Turner were trimmed from the squad an hour before kick-off, while Robbie Farah and Mark Nicholls were omitted on Friday night.
Penrith Panthers v St George Illawarra Dragons, Saturday 7.35pm at Panthers Stadium
Panthers: 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 2 Christian Crichton, 3 Tyrone Peachey, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Tyrone Phillips, 6 James Maloney (c), 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Trent Merrin, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Corey Harawira-Naera, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris
Interchange: 14 Wayde Egan, 15 Jack Hetherington, 16 Viliame Kikau, 17 James Tamou
The Penrith Panthers will run out 1-17 as named on Tuesday. Jarome Luai, Kaide Ellis, Tyrone May and Thomas Eisenhuth dropped off the extended bench.
Dragons: 1 Matt 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 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Blake Lawrie
Reserves: 18 Reece Robson, 22 Reuben Garrick.
The Dragons are also unchanged 17 after last week's win over Canberra. Reece Robson, Reuben Garrick, Luciano Leilua and Hame Sele were omitted from the initial 21-man squad.
Newcastle Knights v Cronulla Sharks, Sunday 2pm at McDonald Jones Stadium
Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Ken Sio, 3 Sione Mata'utia, 4 Nathan Ross, 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Jack Cogger, 8 Herman Ese'ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Daniel Saifiti, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Mitchell Barnett, 13 Aidan Guerra (c)
Interchange: 14 Danny Levi, 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Jamie Buhrer (c), 18 Jacob Lillyman
Jacob Lillyman has been preferred ahead of Josh King for the last spot on the interchange in the final squad. Cory Denniss has also been omitted from the bench an hour before kick-off. Coach Nathan Brown cut Luke Yates and Brent Naden from the extended 21-man squad 24 hours out from kick-off. Jack Cogger starts at halfback for Brock Lamb (cheekbone, four weeks). Herman Ese'ese starts at prop. Jamie Buhrer replaces Jacob Saifiti (shoulder, 12 weeks) on the interchange. .
Sharks: 1 Josh Dugan, 2 Edrick Lee, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Valentine Holmes, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 16 Ava Seumanufagai, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Luke Lewis, 12 Wade Graham, 13 Paul Gallen (c)
Interchange: 14 Joseph Paulo, 15 James Segeyaro, 17 Jayson Bukuya, 18 Kurt Capewell
Sharks fans will be ecstatic to hear Luke Lewis (calf) and Wade Graham (hamstring) will return in the pack, with Joseph Paulo benched and Kurt Capewell and Jack Williams dropping to the reserves. Sosaiai Feki and Braden Uele were cut from the squad on Saturday afternoon. Andrew Fifita has been rested with a knee injury, while Jack Williams has also been omitted an hour before kick-off. Luke Capewell has been elevated to the interchange with Ava Seumanafagai called into the run-on side.
Wests Tigers v Canterbury Bulldogs, Sunday 4.10pm at ANZ Stadium
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor
Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Reynolds, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 18 Josh Aloiai
Coach Ivan Cleary has recalled fullback Tui Lolohea and centre Mahe Fonua, with Corey Thompson moving to wing in place of Malakai Watene-Zelezniak and Michael Chee-Kam named as a back-rower. Josh Reynolds comes back from a fractured scapula on the bench. Josh Aloiai moves from the reserves to the bench in place of Sauaso Sue and Chris McQueen was cut 24 hours before kick-off. Tim Grant and Kevin Naiqama were omitted an hour before the match.
Bulldogs: 1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 John Olive, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Matt Frawley, 7 Kieran Foran, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Jeremy Marshall-King, 14 Adam Elliott, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13 Rhyse Martin
Interchange: 10 David Klemmer, 15 Clay Priest, 16 Renouf Toomaga, 17 Kerrod Holland
In a late change to the run-on team, Adam Elliott will start at prop with David Klemmer to start on the interchange bench. Reimis Smith and Asipeli Fine were dropped off the bench an hour before kick-off. Josh Morris is out for eight weeks with a knee injury so John Olive gets a chance at centre. Michael Lichaa and Greg Eastwood were given the chop from the squad on Saturday afternoon.