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Official team lists, updates and injury news for the 17th round of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 17 team lists

Broncos v Panthers, Thursday 7.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Brent Naden
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Richard Kennar
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Sean O'Sullivan
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Payne Haas
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Issac Luke
    Hooker for Panthers is number 18 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Rhys Kennedy
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 Moses Leota
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 David Fifita
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Ben Te'o
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 James Fisher-Harris

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Jordan Riki
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Kurt Capewell
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jamil Hopoate
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Zane Tetevano

Broncos: The Broncos are 1-17. Prop Payne Haas, hooker Issac Luke and winger Corey Oates are named to return. Herbie Farnworth shifts to centre with Jordan Kahu out, Cory Paix drops to the bench with Brodie Croft bumped out of the 17, and Joe Ofahengaue is suspended. 

Tyson Gamble and Croft were cut from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off. Jesse Arthars and Pride Petterson-Robati were omitted an hour before kick-off.

The Broncos have won their past four games against the Panthers.

Panthers: Hooker Api Koroisau makes his return from a calf injury in jersey No.18. He replaces Mitch Kenny in the starting side. Billy Burns was the other player cut an hour before kick-off.

Viliame Kikau returns from suspension in the back row but lock Isaah Yeo is out due to a head knock. Moses Leota starts at prop with James Fisher-Harris in No.13 and Tyrone May reverting to the pine. Kurt Capewell is set to make his long-awaited return from a knee injury on the bench. 

Matt Burton and Pat Hollis were omitted from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off.

The Panthers are aiming to become the first team to win 12 consecutive games since Cronulla in 2016.

The Magic of Mr Morgan

Knights v Sharks, Friday 6pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Gehamat Shibasaki
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Sharks is number 19 Bryson Goodwin
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Mason Lino
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Braydon Trindall
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Kurt Mann
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Aidan Guerra
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett
    Lock for Sharks is number 15 Scott Sorensen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix Crossland
    Interchange for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Tracey
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Siosifa Talakai
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt

Knights: The Knights will line up 1-17. Two changes to the bench from last week with Phoenix Crossland replacing Chris Randall and Brodie Jones in for the suspended Pasami Saulo.

Tautau Moga and Randall were trimmed from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Tex Hoy and Jirah Momoisea were cut an hour before game time.

The Knights have won their past three games at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Sharks: A late switch an hour before kick-off with Scott Sorensen moving into the starting side and Toby Rudolf going to the bench.

Halfback Chad Townsend will return from a calf injury, Josh Dugan is over his knee and turf toe issues and Jesse Ramien's eye problem is no longer a worry, according to coach John Morris on Thursday.

Bryson Goodwin replaces Sione Katoa on the wing with Andrew Fifita also dropping out of the extended squad on Thursday. Jack Williams and Teig Wilton were cut an hour before game time.

Connor Tracey will definitely fill the bench utility role. The Sharks have lost all five games against teams currently in the top eight.

Rabbitohs v Storm, Friday 7.55pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex Johnston
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Corey Allan
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Isaac Lumelume
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Brenko Lee
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 19 Steven Marsters
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Bayley Sironen
    2nd Row for Storm is number 21 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Tino Faasuamaleaui

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Storm is number 12 Chris Lewis
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Nicho Hynes
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Albert Vete
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Keaon Koloamatangi
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Darryn Schonig

Rabbitohs: Dane Gagai was ruled out after training on Thursday and his place taken by Steven Marsters. Apart from that South Sydney are 1-17 after Jed Cartwright and Troy Dargan were the two players dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off.

Alex Johnston has been cleared to return from a head knock at fullback with Latrell Mitchell gone for the season with a hamstring injury. Ky Rodwell was the other player omitted from the squad on Thursday.

Storm: Kenny Bromwich returns from a calf injury and will start in the second row. As a result, Chris Lewis drops back to the interchange bench. Sandor Earl and Aaron Pene were the two players omitted an hour before the game.

Brenko Lee replaces Marion Seve (knee, season) at centre. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui will start at lock with Nelson Asofa-Solomona out with a calf strain.

The other player omitted 24 hours before kick-off was Max King.

Bulldogs v Titans, Saturday 3pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Corey Thompson
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Marcelo Montoya
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Titans is number 20 Anthony Don
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Ofahiki Ogden
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Sam Stone
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Aiden Tolman
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jake Averillo
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Erin Clark
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf To'omaga
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Matt Doorey
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Luke Thompson
    Interchange for Titans is number 19 Jai Arrow

Bulldogs: Luke Thompson and Jake Averillo (both rested last week) return on the bench in place of Sione Katoa and Dean Britt. Reserves duo Jack Cogger and Tim Lafai were cut from the squad 24 hours from kick-off and Sauaso Sue and Reimis Smith dropped out on game day.

The Bulldogs have won four of their past five games against the Titans.

Titans: Jai Arrow returns from a shoulder injury after being elevated from the reserves to the interchange while winger Anthony Don has recovered from a rib injury and starts in place of Phillip Sami.

Prop Moeaki Fotuaika will return from suspension on the bench while prop Sam Lisone will make his 100th NRL appearance after securing a not guilty verdict at the judiciary.

Keegan Hipgrave and Jai Whitbread were omitted from the squad on Friday and Tanah Boyd dropped out of the squad an hour before kick-off.

Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers, Saturday 5.30pm at Lottoland

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tevita Funa
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 19 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 4 Albert Hopoate
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Asu Kepaoa
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 18 Josh Schuster
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas Mikaele
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jack Gosiewski
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey Waddell
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Jacob Liddle
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Sam McIntyre

Sea Eagles: Some late changes for Manly with Morgan Harper in the centres, Albert Hopoate on the wing and Josh Schuster making his debut at five-eighth, with Abbas Miski and Haumole Olakau'atu out of the side.

Cade Cust and Morgan Boyle were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Reuben Garrick (shoulder) and Joel Thompson (ankle) are out with Jack Gosiewski starting in the back row and Corey Waddell joining the interchange.

The Sea Eagles have lost four of their five games at Lottoland in 2020.

Wests Tigers: After the club's backline woes against Penrith, coach Michael Maguire has moved Adam Doueihi from fullback to centre with Moses Mbye shifting to fullback while winger Tommy Talau has been dropped for AJ Kepaoa.

Josh Aloiai returns at prop, Matt Eisenhuth goes to the bench and Shawn Blore drops out. 

Chris Lawrence and Russell Packer were cut from the reserves on game day after Tommy Talau and Josh Reynolds were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

Wests Tigers have conceded 192 points in their past six games - the same amount as Manly.

Raiders v Roosters, Saturday 7.35pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 21 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Freddy Lussick
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Ryan Sutton
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Lindsay Collins
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Hudson Young
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Harawira-Naera
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Angus Crichton

Raiders: Late changes for the Raiders with Semi Valemei to play wing in jersey No.21 and Nick Cotric going to centre. Matt Timoko is out of the side. Tom Starling will start at hooker and Siliva Havili moves to the bench. Sam Williams dropped off the reserves an hour before kick-off.

Curtis Scott has been ruled out with a leg injury despite being cleared of a fracture last week. Prop Josh Papalii returns to the run-on side with Dunamis Lui going back to the bench. Corey Harawira-Naera will return on the interchange.

Kai O'Donnell was cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

The Raiders are aiming for two wins in a season against the Roosters for the first time since 1990.

Roosters: Skipper Jake Friend will miss the match as the club takes a cautious approach following the head knock he received in round 16. Friend's place is taken by Freddy Lussick.

Two huge names join the team sheet with five-eighth Luke Keary returning from a rib injury in place of Drew Hutchison and superstar Sonny Bill Williams to play his first NRL game since 2014 on the bench.

Second-rower Boyd Cordner will start after getting through his injury comeback last week with Nat Butcher dropping to the interchange. Poasa Faamausili dropped to the reserves and was cut from the squad on Friday while Mitch Aubusson and Hutchison were cut an hour before game time.

Angus Crichton also makes his return from the bench after missing six games with a knee injury.

Centre Josh Morris will make his 300th NRL appearance.

Warriors v Eels, Sunday 4.05pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Adam Pompey
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Hayze Perham
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Gerard Beale
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jai Field
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Lachlan Burr
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Jack Murchie
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Wayde Egan
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Ray Stone
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam Blair
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Marata Niukore
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Josh Curran
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Kane Evans
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Isaiah Papali'i
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Oregon Kaufusi

Warriors: The team based on NSW's Central Coast will start 1-17 after Paul Turner and Tom Ale were left out an hour before the match.

Eels loan players George Jennings and Daniel Alvaro can't play against Parramatta and Eliesa Katoa (hand) is out injured. Gerard Beale comes in on the wing, Jack Murchie starts in the back row and Josh Curran and Isaiah Papali'i join the bench.

Adam Keighran dropped out of the team's initial 20-man squad on Saturday. Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored four tries in his past three games.

Eels: Parramatta will start 1-17 after Haze Dunster and Andrew Davey were the two players omitted an hour before kick-off. Jai Field comes in at five-eighth after the ankle injury to Dylan Brown. Marata Niukore returns from suspension in place of Andrew Davey on the bench.

Brad Takairangi and Stefano Utoikamanu were omitted from the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off. The Eels have scored only 40 points in their past four games.

Cowboys v Dragons, Sunday 6.30pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reuben Cotter
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Ben Hunt
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Josh Kerr
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 16 Tom Gilbert
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Jacob Host
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Josh McGuire
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Cameron McInnes

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Billy Brittain
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Daejarn Asi
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Jackson Ford
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 John Asiata
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Kaide Ellis

Cowboys: Tom Gilbert will start in the back-row with Gavin Cooper dropping back to the bench. Jake Granville and Peter Hola were the last two players omitted from the squad. Jake Clifford is recalled in place of halfback Michael Morgan, who is out with a calf injury. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is back from a hamstring strain on the wing with Valentine Holmes returning to fullback, Scott Drinkwater shifting to five-eighth and Daejarn Asi to the interchange.

Esan Marsters is recalled at centre in place of Connelly Lemuelu. Ben Hampton and Shane Wright were omitted from the reserves on Saturday. The Cowboys have lost their past four games at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Dragons: St George Illawarra will start 1-17 after Eddie Blacker and Tristan Sailor were the two players dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. Forward Tyrell Fuimaono returns from suspension in place of Trent Merrin on the bench. Playmaker Ben Hunt will make his 250th NRL appearance. Jayden Sullivan and Max Feagai were trimmed from the reserves on Saturday.