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Official team lists, updates and injury news for the 16th round of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 16 team lists

Eels v Rabbitohs, Thursday 7.50pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Corey Allan
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 19 Steven Marsters
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Bayley Sironen
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Andrew Davey
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Liam Knight
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Kane Evans
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Keaon Koloamatangi

Eels: Andrew Davey replaces the suspended Marata Niukore on the bench. Stefano Utoikamanu and Haze Dunster dropped off the extended bench an hour before kick-off after Will Smith and Brad Takairangi were cut from the squad on Wednesday.

The Eels have won four of their past five games at Bankwest Stadium.

Rabbitohs: Centre Dane Gagai (hamstring) dropped out of the 17 on Wednesday with the club erring on the side of caution with his injury. Rookie Steven Marsters comes into the backline. Alex Johnston (head knock) is out with Corey Allan taking his place on the wing. Liam Knight returns on the bench in place of Kurt Dillon.

Jed Cartwright was the other player to drop out of the squad 24 hours before kick-off while Troy Dargan and Kurt Dillon dropped off the extended bench on game day.

Dragons v Titans, Friday 6.00pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Corey Thompson
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Ben Hunt
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Josh Kerr
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Sam Stone
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Jacob Host
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Cameron McInnes
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Kaide Ellis
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Erin Clark
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Trent Merrin
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Jackson Ford
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Billy Brittain
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jai Whitbread

Dragons: The Dragons are 1-17. Hooker Billy Brittain remains on the bench with interim coach Dean Young planning to play him at hooker at some point to give Ben Hunt a break.

Back-rower Jackson Ford and Brittain replace Korbin Sims (calf) and Paul Vaughan (suspension) on the bench. Rookie prop Eddie Blacker has been named on the reserves and remains an option if Young wants another big man. 

Jayden Sullivan and Max Feagai were omitted from the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off.

Blacker and Tristan Sailor were cut an hour before game time.

The Dragons have won their past five games against the Titans.

Titans: The Titans are 1-17 with coach Justin Holbrook deciding not to take the chance on winger Anthony Don (rib cartilage) this week. Halfback Jamal Fogarty is back training after a knee to the ribs, while forward Keegan Hipgrave should be fine despite ankle ligament damage.

Ash Taylor returns in the halves with Tanah Boyd dropping to the reserves. Tyrone Peachey is named at lock for the suspended Moeaki Fotuaika with Erin Clark recalled on the bench. Mitch Rein replaces Nathan Peats at hooker and Beau Fermor starts in the second row with Keegan Hipgrave reverting to the pine.

Treymain Spry and Darius Farmer were cut from the extended bench on Thursday. Boyd and Don were the last two players cut an hour before kick-off.

The Titans have not won in Sydney since round 11 of 2019.

Roosters v Broncos, Friday 7.55pm at Sydney Cricket Ground

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Richard Kennar
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jordan Kahu
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Herbie Farnworth
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Sean O'Sullivan
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Joe Ofahengaue
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Cory Paix
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Rhys Kennedy
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Ben Te'o
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Brodie Croft
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Freddy Lussick
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Jordan Riki
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jamil Hopoate

Roosters: A late switch an hour before game time with retrurning skipper Boyd Cordner moving to the bench and Nat Butcher taking his place in the starting side.

Coach Trent Robinson said on Thursday that Cordner was right to make his much-anticipated return from a series of head knocks. "He's trained well for a few weeks now, he's trained physically. He's ready to go."

Winger Daniel Tupou (ankle) is also set to return from injury with Matt Ikuvalu and Daniel Fifita out and Nat Butcher dropping to the bench. Max Bailey and Egan Butcher were the players to make way on Thursday.

Fifita and Ryan Hall were omitted an hour before game time.

The Roosters have won 11 of their past 13 games at the SCG.

Broncos: The Broncos are 1-17. Anthony Milford (hamstring) is out with Sean O'Sullivan at five-eighth for his first game of the year. Cory Paix starts at hooker for the suspended Issac Luke with Brodie Croft earning a recall on the interchange.

Winger/second-rower Corey Oates has been included on the extended bench six weeks after suffering a leg injury.

Tyson Gamble and Corey Oates were omitted 24 hours before before kick-off and Jesse Arthars and Pride Petterson-Robati were cut an hour before game time.

Centre Kotoni Staggs has scored eight tries in nine games this year. Peter Gentle will coach the side for the remainder of 2020 after Anthony Seibold's time at the helm ended.

Warriors v Knights, Saturday 3pm at Scully Park, Tamworth

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Adam Pompey
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Hayze Perham
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 George Jennings
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Mason Lino
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Kurt Mann
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Lachlan Burr
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Aidan Guerra
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Wayde Egan
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam Blair
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Pasami Saulo
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie
    Interchange for Knights is number 19 Chris Randall

Warriors: Will start 1-17 after Isaiah Papali'i and Paul Turner were the two players left out an hour before kick-off. Halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita returns from a week off due to a head knock in place of Turner. Eliesa Katoa is back and starting in the second row. The Warriors have won three of their past four games.

Gerard Beale and Josh Curran were omitted from the squad 24 hours from kick-off.

Knights: Chris Randall (No.19) will start on the bench with Phoenix Crossland joining Brodie Jones as the last two players to be omitted. Mason Lino comes in at five-eighth after the season-ending knee injury to late-season recruit Blake Green. He also provides another goal-kicking option. 

Tex Hoy was omitted from the reserves on Friday along with Jirah Momoisea. Prop Daniel Saifiti (knee) will miss another week with coach Adam O'Brien having said he needed to be "120 percent" fit for selection. Enforcer David Klemmer will make his 150th NRL appearance.

Sharks v Cowboys, Saturday 5.30pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Cowboys is number 20 Connelly Lemuelu
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Valentine Holmes
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Connor Tracey
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Daejarn Asi
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 23 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reuben Cotter
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Mitchell Dunn
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
  • Lock for Sharks is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Siosifa Talakai
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 John Asiata
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Tom Gilbert
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 21 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen

Sharks: Shaun Johnson (groin) is replaced by rookie halfback Braydon Trindall, while Andrew Fifita returns from a badly broken finger on the bench. Connor Tracey replaces Matt Moylan at five-eighth. 

Briton Nikora returns in the back row pushing Siosifa Talakai to the interchange. Scott Sorensen starts at lock with Toby Rudolf coming off the interchange.

Jack Williams and Bryson Goodwin dropped off the extended bench an hour before kick-off after Moylan and Teig Wilton were trimmed from the reserves on Friday.

Cowboys: Murray Taulagi was ruled out on Friday with a knee injury and is replaced by Connelly Lemuelu in the centres.

Valentine Holmes returns from an ankle injury on the wing with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Tom Opacic out. Daejarn Asi returns at five-eighth in place of Ben Hampton.

Francis Molo starts at prop with Josh McGuire moving to lock for the injured Jason Taumalolo (calf) and Tim Gilbert added to the pine. Peta Hola was cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off and Shane Wright and Jake Clifford were omitted on game day.

Panthers v Wests Tigers, Saturday 7.35pm at Panthers Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Brent Naden
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Luke Brooks
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Benji Marshall

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas Mikaele
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Panthers is number 13 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Panthers is number 11 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 10 Moses Leota
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Jacob Liddle
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Billy Burns
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Shawn Blore
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 19 Sam McIntyre

Panthers: Second-rower Viliame Kikau is suspended and hooker Api Koroisau has a calf injury. Billy Burns is called up on the bench and Mitch Kenny at dummy half. Brian To'o makes his comeback from an ankle injury on the wing with Brent Naden shifting to centre.

In a late shuffle Tyrone May starts in the second row with Isaah Yeo shifting to lock, James Fisher-Harris to prop and Moses Leota to the bench. Daine Laurie and Matt Burton dropped off the reserves list an hour before kick-off.

The Panthers have won six of their past seven games against the Tigers.

Wests Tigers: Harry Grant returns from a knee injury at hooker with Jacob Liddle dropping to the bench and Josh Reynolds to the reserves. Alex Twal starts at lock, while Matt Eisenhuth has come into the starting side in place of Josh Aloiai. Tom Mikaele is the other prop with Russell Packer dropped and Shawn Blore recalled on the bench.

Reynolds was cut from the reserves on Friday while Chris Lawrence and Asu Kepaoa dropped off the extended bench an hour before kick-off.

Wests Tigers have not won at Panthers Stadium since 2013.

Storm v Sea Eagles, Sunday 4.05pm at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tevita Funa
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Marion Seve
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Storm is number 21 Isaac Lumelume
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 18 Albert Hopoate
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Cade Cust
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Nicho Hynes
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 4 Jack Gosiewski
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Darryn Schonig
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
  • Interchange for Storm is number 19 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Interchange for Storm is number 20 Albert Vete
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka

Storm: Isaac Lumelume has been named to make his NRL debut in the centres replacing Brenko Lee. In the other late change Chris Lewis has been added to the bench and Ryley Jacks drops out.

Cameron Smith (shoulder), Cameron Munster (knee) and Jahrome Hughes (groin) make timely returns with Brandon Smith (broken jaw) out and Jacks and Cooper Johns making way in the halves. Jesse Bromwich is also back after a one-game suspension but his brother Kenny is out with a calf injury.

On Saturday Tom Eisenhuth was ruled out with a calf strain and Sandor Earl also dropped out of the squad with Tino Fa'asuamaleaui starting in the second row and Albert Vete joining the interchange.

The Storm have won six of their past eight games against the Sea Eagles.

Sea Eagles: A couple of late changes for Des Hasler with Albert Hopoate to make his NRL debut at centre in jersey No.18 with Jack Gosiewski going to the bench. Corey Waddell dropped off the bench an hour before kick-off and Abbas Miski was the other player to drop out.

Tevita Funa is named at fullback with Reuben Garrick on the wing and Gosiewski was originally named at centre with Moses Suli out for the season with a foot injury. Martin Taupau starts at prop with Taniela Paseka benched and Joel Thompson returns from a tongue injury in the back row.

Hopoate, who was recalled from a short-lived loan stint with the Warriors, is the son of Sea Eagles premiership winner John Hopoate.

Morgan Boyle and Haumolo Olakau'atu dropped off the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off.

Hasler is the only current coach with a winning record against Craig Bellamy (17 from 30).

Raiders v Bulldogs, Sunday 6.30pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Kerrod Holland
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Ofahiki Ogden
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
  • Prop for Raiders is number 16 Ryan Sutton
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  • Lock for Raiders is number 15 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Aiden Tolman

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Sione Katoa
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf To'omaga
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Hudson Young
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Dean Britt
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Matthew Timoko
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Matt Doorey

Raiders: Josh Papalii, Siliva Havili and Hudson Young have all been moved back to the bench an hour before kick-off with Ryan Sutton, Tom Starling and Joseph Tapine coming into the starting side.

Corey Harawira-Naera is out of the side and 20-year-old centre Matthew Timoko will debut from the bench.

Harley Smith-Shields and Matt Frawley were omitted from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Sam Williams and Kai O'Donnell were the final cuts an hour before game time.

The Raiders have won five of their past six games against Canterbury.

Bulldogs: The Bulldogs are 1-17. British recruit Luke Thompson plus Jack Cogger, winger Reimis Smith, centre Tim Lafai and bench players Jake Averillo and Sauaso Sue have all been left out of the side. In their places, Lachlan Lewis is at halfback, Marcelo Montoya at centre, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak wing, Dylan Napa is back from suspension at prop, Aiden Tolman at lock, Josh Jackson returns to an edge, Matt Doorey reverts to the bench and Renouf To'omaga and Dean Britt join the interchange.

Luke Thompson and Tim Lafai were the players cut from the reserves on Saturday. Reimis Smith and Jack Cogger were the cut an hour before game time.