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Official team lists, updates and injury news for the 18th round of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 18 teams lists

Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs, Thursday 7.50pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 4 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Corey Allan
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 18 Chris Lawrence
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 19 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Steven Marsters
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Asu Kepaoa
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Dane Gagai
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Liam Knight
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas Mikaele
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Bayley Sironen
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Jed Cartwright
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Sam McIntyre
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Keaon Koloamatangi

Wests Tigers: Moses Mbye (knee) and Joey Leilua (ankle) have both been ruled out of Thursday night's game with injuries. Adam Doueihi will revert back to fullback, with Tommy Talau and Chris Lawrence filling both centre positions. 

Russell Packer and Josh Reynolds were the first to be left out of the squad when it was reduced from 21 to 19 by Michael Maguire on Wednesday. Wests Tigers have conceded 30 points or more in four of their past five games. 

Rabbitohs: The Rabbitohs are 1-17. Dane Gagai is set to return from a hamstring strain on the wing after being named in place of Jaxson Paulo. Tevita Tatola is out with Liam Knight starting at prop and Jed Cartwright on the bench.

Back-rower Keaon Koloamatangi has been included on the bench but must pass final HIA protocols. Centre Campbell Graham has scored six tries in his past four games.

Troy Dargan and Cory Denniss were omitted from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off.

Paulo and Ky Rodwell were cut an hour before game time.

Bulldogs v Sea Eagles, Friday 6pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tevita Funa
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Albert Hopoate
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Abbas Miski
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jake Averillo
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Cade Cust
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf To'omaga
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jack Gosiewski
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 16 Matt Doorey
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Brandon Wakeham
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey Waddell
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 19 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Chris Smith
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka

Bulldogs: Englishman Luke Thompson has been ruled out with calf soreness while prop Ofahiki Ogden suffered a fractured cheekbone during the week at training and will miss the final three games of the season. Their places are taken by Matthew Doorey and Renouf To'omaga while Dean Britt and Chris Lewis are promoted to the interchange bench.

Mass changes to the backline with Marcelo Montoya, Kerrod Holland and the injured Kieran Foran all out. Jayden Okunbor will play his first game of the year on the wing and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has moved into centre alongside the recalled Reimis Smith. Jake Averillo is named at five-eighth.

Aiden Tolman moves to prop with Dylan Napa sidelined by a knee injury. Brandon Wakeham and Sauaso Sue are the new faces on the bench.

Tuipulotu Katoa and Tim Lafai were the last two players cut an hour before game time.

The Bulldogs are aiming to avoid seven straight defeats for the first time since 2008.

Sea Eagles: The Sea Eagles are 1-17. The loss of winger Jorge Taufua (Achilles) and five-eighth Josh Schuster (ankle) for the rest of the season has forced a backline reshuffle. Abbas Miski will come in on the wing and Cade Cust has been recalled in the No.6 jersey. 

Highly-rated rookie centre/back-rower Ben Trbojevic and halfback/fullback Luke Metcalf were both included on the reserves but coach Des Hasler suggested on Thursday neither would make their debuts and they were omitted from the squad 24 hours before game time. 

Haumole Olakau'atu and Morgan Boyle were cut an hour before game time.

Hasler will reach the milestone of 250 games as Sea Eagles coach.

Panthers v Eels, Friday 7.55pm at Panthers Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Brent Naden
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jai Field
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Eels is number 14 Ray Stone
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Andrew Davey
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Kane Evans
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Eels is number 20 Will Smith

Panthers: Penrith will start 1-17 after Mitch Kenny and Kurt Capewell were omitted an hour before kick-off. Lock Isaah Yeo will return from a head knock with James Fisher-Harris returning to prop and Moses Leota to the bench. 

Matt Burton and Charlie Staines were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

The Panthers are aiming to become the third team in the NRL era to win 13 in a row in one season.

Eels: Reed Mahoney (shoulder) failed a fitness test on Thursday morning and coach Brad Arthur confirmed the hooker won't play. Ray Stone will take his place while utility Will Smith has earned a bench spot as a dummy-half back-up.

Reserves Stefano Utoikamanu and Haze Dunster were the two players dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. In other changes to the 17 which beat the Warriors, Andrew Davey has come onto the bench in place of Marata Niukore (rib).

Samuel Hughes was the other player to drop out of the squad on Thursday.

Dragons v Raiders, Saturday 3pm at WIN Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Jordan Rapana
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Cody Ramsey
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Kaide Ellis
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Ben Hunt
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 17 Jackson Ford
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Cameron McInnes
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Billy Brittain
    Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh Kerr
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Blake Lawrie
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Hudson Young
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 19 Tyrell Fuimaono
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Harawira-Naera

Dragons: Tyrell Fuimaono was a late inclusion after Jacob Host was a late scratching due to a calf injury in the warm-up. Cody Ramsey is set to make his NRL debut on the wing in place of Mikaele Ravalawa. Paul Vaughan will return from suspension in an all-new front row pairing with Kaide Ellis. Josh Kerr and Blake Lawrie have moved to the bench.

Eddie Blacker was cut from the reserves list an hour before kick-off after Brayden Wiliame and Max Feagai were omitted on Friday. The Dragons have lost four of their past five games at WIN Stadium.

Raiders: Dunamis Lui starts at prop with Ryan Sutton going back to the bench. Matt Frawley and Matthew Timoko were cut from the squad on game day after Soliola and Sam Williams were omitted from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off. Raiders captain Jarrod Croker requires two goals to become the 10th player to kick 800 NRL goals.

Titans v Broncos, Saturday 5.30pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Titans is number 19 Treymain Spry
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Richard Kennar
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Sean O'Sullivan
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Rhys Kennedy
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Issac Luke
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 3 Beau Fermor
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Sam Stone
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Alex Glenn
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Erin Clark
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jai Whitbread
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Ben Te'o
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jai Arrow
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Xavier Coates
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Joe Ofahengaue

Titans: Keegan Hipgrave has been ruled out with a groin injury so young centre Treymain Spry comes into the backline in jersey No.19 and Beau Fermor reverts from centre to the forwards to replace Hipgrave. 

Jai Whitbread has been added to the bench. Jai Arrow played long minutes in his return from a shoulder issue last week and could move into the starting side closer to game time. 

Tanah Boyd and Darius Farmer were cut from the squad on game day after Nathan Peats was omitted 24 hours before kick-off. He is still battling a calf injury.

The Titans are aiming to defeat the Broncos twice in a season for the first time.

Broncos: Captain Alex Glenn will return from a knee injury in the back row with Ben Te'o going to the bench. Suspended duo Jordan Riki and Jamil Hopoate both drop off the interchange while Joe Ofahengaue returns from a ban.

Winger Xavier Coates (foot) has replaced Ethan Bullemor on the pine. 

Jesse Arthars and Ethan Bullemor were omitted from the squad on game day after Brodie Croft and Pride Petterson-Robati made way 24 hours before kick-off.

The Broncos are aiming to avoid a club record ninth consecutive loss.

Roosters v Knights, Saturday 7.35pm at Sydney Cricket Ground

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Tex Hoy
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick Lee
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Starford To'a
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Mason Lino
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Kurt Mann
  • Prop for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Knights is number 15 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Aidan Guerra
  • Lock for Roosters is number 16 Angus Crichton
    Lock for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Knights is number 13 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams
    Interchange for Knights is number 18 Sione Mata'utia
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Mitchell Aubusson
    Interchange for Knights is number 21 Chris Randall

Roosters: Jared Wearea-Hargreaves is out of the Roosters team, with Isaac Liu moving from lock to prop and Angus Crichton elevated to the starting side. Lindsay Collins will play off the bench.

Skipper Boyd Cordner has returned to the Roosters COVID-19 bubble and took part in Friday's captain's run after being granted an NRL exemption from biosecurity protocols on family grounds. Cordner travelled to Newcastle during the week after his cousin underwent emergency brain surgery following a head knock playing in the local first-grade competition. Tragically, his cousin, Joel Dark, died on Friday, aged 19.

Jake Friend returns at hooker in place of Freddy Lussick in the only change from last week's win over Canberra. Retiring club great Mitchell Aubusson has been moved up from the reserves to the interchange bench.

Lussick and Poasa Faamausili were omitted from the reserves an hour before kick-off, while Ryan Hall and Hargreaves were the two players left out 24 hours before the match.

Knights: Kalyn Ponga, Mitch Barnett and Hymel Hunt have been rested with Tex Hoy at fullback and Edrick Lee back from injury on the wing. Daniel Saifiti will start at prop, with Jacob Saifiti moving to lock and Herman Ese'Ese dropping to the bench. Sione Mata'utia (ankle) and Chris Randall are also on the bench after initially being named as reserves.

Pasami Saulo and Tautau Moga were trimmed from the squad an hour prior to kick-off, while Phoenix Crossland and Brodie Jones were the two players omitted 24 hours before the match.

The Knights have lost three and drawn one against top-four opponents this season.

Storm v Cowboys, Sunday 4.05pm at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Brenko Lee
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reuben Cotter
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 16 Tom Gilbert
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Tino Faasuamaleaui
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Ryley Jacks
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Darryn Schonig
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Daejarn Asi
  • Interchange for Storm is number 18 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 John Asiata
  • Interchange for Storm is number 20 Tui Kamikamica
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen

Storm: Tui Kamikamica will return from a back injury on the interchange bench in jersey No.20. He and Tom Eisenhuth were both elevated from the reserves list to the game squad an hour before kick-off. Albery Vete and Isaac Lumelume were the last two players to make way.

With Ryan Papenhuyzen out with an Achilles injury, Nicho Hynes will play fullback. Winger Suliasi Vunivalu returns from a broken jaw. Nelson Asofa-Solomona is back from a calf injury to fill the hole left by Christian Welch's suspension.

Ryley Jacks is the new face on the bench with Chris Lewis omitted. Sandor Earl and Max King dropped off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. The Storm have won their past 10 games against the Cowboys.

Cowboys: As was the case last week, Tom Gilbert will start the match, with Gavin Cooper dropping back to the bench. After Shane Wright and Ben Hampton were omitted from the reserves on Saturday, Jake Granville and Peter Hola were omitted an hour before kick-off.

The Cowboys have lost eight from nine against top-eight opposition in 2020.

Sharks v Warriors, Sunday 6.30pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Adam Pompey
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Hayze Perham
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta Hiku
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 George Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Connor Tracey
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Shaun Johnson
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 10 Isaiah Papali'i
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Jack Murchie
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Teig Wilton
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Wayde Egan
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam Blair
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Lachlan Burr

Sharks: Cronulla will start 1-17 after Braydon Trindall and Mawene Hiroti were the last two players cut from the squad. Shaun Johnson (groin/hamstring) will return and play halfback in place of the suspended Chad Townsend. Johnson will be partnered in the halves by Connor Tracey.

Siosifa Talakai has moved into the starting side to replace Wade Graham (suspended) while Toby Rudolf has been named to start at lock for Scott Sorensen. Sorensen and Bill Magoulias were cut from the reserves on Saturday.

Sione Katoa will return from a chest injury on the wing and Andrew Fifita is on the bench. The Sharks have won six of their past seven games against the Warriors.

Warriors: The team will start 1-17, but Tohu Harris is now listed at prop and Isaiah Papali'i in the back row Josh Curran and Paul Turner were the last two players to be omitted.

Eels loan pair George Jennings and Daniel Alvaro both return. Lachlan Burr revered to the interchange after starting last week, while Tom Ale and Beale were trimmed from the reserves on Saturday.

The Warriors have lost nine from 10 against top-eight opposition in 2020.