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Round 5 NRL squad announcements

The NRL has postponed Sunday's Canterbury v Sydney Roosters game at Bankwest Stadium until Monday due to ensure player safety in relation to a potential biosecurity problem.

Sunday's 6.30pm game between St George Illawarra and Cronulla at Campbelltown Stadium will now be held at 4.05pm. 

Here are the official 21-man squads for all 16 clubs for this week's matches, updated with 19-man line-ups 24 hours before each game and with the final 17-man sides one hour before kick-off.

Round 5 team lists

Sea Eagles v Broncos, Thursday 7.50pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Darius Boyd
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 20 Tevita Funa
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Herbie Farnworth
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Cory Paix
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Corey Oates
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey Waddell
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Joe Ofahengaue
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Tesi Niu
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Ben Te'o
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Rhys Kennedy
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 19 Jack Gosiewski
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Thomas Flegler

Sea Eagles: With Jorge Taufua (quad) and Curtis Sironen (bone bruising) ruled out with injury, Tevita Funa debuts on the wing and Corey Waddell is in the second row, with Taniela Paseka starting at prop, Addin Fonua-Blake moving back to the bench and Sean Keppie and Jack Gosiewski joining the interchange. Brendan Elliot and Morgan Boyle dropped out of the playing squad on game day. Manly have a fondness for Gosford – they have won eight of their past nine games at Central Coast Stadium.

Broncos: Corey Oates moves to the back row with Xavier Coates on the wing, Kotoni Staggs returns in place of Jesse Arthars, Matt Lodge and Joe Ofahengaue join the starting pack, Ben Te'o is added to the bench and Jamil Hopoate and Ethan Bullemor are shifted to the reserves. Bullemor and utility back Richie Kennar were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off, and Jamil Hopoate and Tom Dearden dropped out of the 19-man squad on game day. The Broncos have won four of their past five games against the Sea Eagles.

Warriors v Cowboys, Friday 6pm (8pm NZT) at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Patrick Herbert
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Gerard Beale
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Warriors is number 20 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Adam Pompey
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Lachlan Burr
    Prop for Cowboys is number 13 Josh McGuire
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Mitchell Dunn
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Adam Blair
    Lock for Cowboys is number 20 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Karl Lawton
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Reuben Cotter
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 King Vuniyayawa
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Tom Gilbert
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Gavin Cooper

Warriors: Peta Hiku will start at centre for Hayze Perham with Angatius Paasi dropping out of the reserves list on Thursday. Lachlan Burr replaces Isaiah Papali'i in the starting pack in the Warriors' other change. Papali'i and Chanel Harris-Tavita were omitted an hour before kick-off. The Warriors have won only two of their past 13 games against the Cowboys in Australia.

Cowboys: The Cowboys announced on Thursday that Jason Taumalolo would be part of the team to face the Warriors. The Tonga representative missed round four due to bone bruising on his knee. Taumalolo will play lock with Josh McGuire shifting to prop and Francis Molo going to the bench. Ben Hampton, Jake Granville and John Asiata are out, with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow debuting on the wing, Reece Robson at hooker, Coen Hess in the second row and Gavin Cooper moving to the bench.

Reuben Cotter joins the interchange. Corey Jensen and Peter Hola were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off and Shane Wright and Tom Opacic were cut an hour before game time. Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt has scored nine tries in six games against the Warriors.

Eels v Panthers, Friday 7.55pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

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

Forwards

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

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Matt Burton
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Marata Niukore
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Zane Tetevano
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Kane Evans
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Peni Terepo
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin

Eels: Parramatta will start 1-17 after Brad Takairangi and Oregon Kaufusi were the two players to drop out an hour before the match. Nathan Brown returns at lock, bumping Marata Niukore to the bench. Ray Stone joins the interchange with Brad Takairangi and Oregon Kaufusi dropping out. George Jennings and Will Smith were omitted from the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off. The Eels are aiming for their first 5-0 start since 1986.

Panthers: Penrith will start 1-17 after Mitch Kenny and Billy Burns were omitted 60 minutes before kick-off. Dylan Edwards won't be rushed back for Friday night's Battle of the West against Parramatta. Nathan Cleary's return in the halves means Matt Burton moves back to the bench. Jack Hetherington and Edwards were the players cut from the extended bench on Thursday night. Panthers captain James Tamou will play his 250th NRL game.

Rabbitohs v Titans, Saturday 3pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Phillip Sami
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Dale Copley
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 20 Braidon Burns
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Brian Kelly
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Tom Amone
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Bayley Sironen
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Tyrone Peachey

Rabbitohs: Wayne Bennett said on Friday that James Roberts would not be making his comeback, meaning Braidon Burns has earned a reprieve in the centres. Cody Walker returns from suspension with rookie Troy Dargan dropping out of the 17. Patrick Mago and Bayley Sironen replace Mark Nicholls and Keaon Koloamatangi on the interchange. Nicholls and Koloamatangi dropped out of the 19-man squad an hour before kick-off and Bryson Goodwin was the other player cut from the squad when it was reduced to 19 on Friday. 

Titans: The Titans are 1-17, as named on Tuesday. Jai Whitbread and Tyrone Roberts dropped out of the playing squad on game day and Jarrod Wallace and Beau Fermor were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. 

Knights v Storm, Saturday 5.30pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick Lee
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Justin Olam
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Brenko Lee
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Ryley Jacks

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Aidan Guerra
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Sione Mata'utia
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Herman Ese'ese
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Tex Hoy
    Interchange for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Tim Glasby
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Storm is number 18 Tom Eisenhuth

Knights: The Knights are 1-17, with Kurt Mann passed fit despite picking up an ankle injury last week. Lachlan Fitzgibbon (hamstring) failed to come up and he was omitted on Friday night along with Josh King. Tautau Moga and Phoenix Crossland dropped off the extended bench on game day. 

Storm: Ryley Jacks starts at No.7 to replace Jahrome Hughes (broken hand) and Nelson Asofa-Solomona replaces Chris Lewis on the interchange. Brandon Smith will start again with Christian Welch coming off the bench, while Tom Eisenhuth replaces Max King on the interchange. Marion Seve, Cooper Johns and Nicho Hynes were the other players omitted from the initial 21-man squad named on Tuesday. 

Wests Tigers v Raiders, Saturday 7.35pm at Campbelltown Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Raiders is number 17 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Zane Musgrove
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Russell Packer
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Raiders is number 20 Ryan Sutton

Wests Tigers: The Tigers are 1-17 as named on Tuesday. Michael Maguire has rung the changes after last week's loss to the Titans with Robert Jennings, Benji Marshall, Luke Garner, Oliver Clark and Billy Walters making way. Marshall and Garner were trimmed from the extended bench on game day and Billy Walters and Corey Thompson were the two players omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

Raiders: Young lock Corey Horsburgh has a case of gastro and will not play. Sia Soliola (No.16) moves into the starting side. Jordan Rapana starts on the wing, Bailey Simonsson moves to the bench and Ryan Sutton comes into the squad.  Tom Starling and Kai O'Donnell dropped out of the playing squad an hour before kick-off and Matt Frawley and Michael Oldfield were the two players left out on the eve of the match.

Dragons v Sharks, Sunday 4.05pm at Campbelltown Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 17 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Sharks is number 19 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Mawene Hiroti
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 1 Corey Norman
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Josh Kerr
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tyrell Fuimaono
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Dragons is number 14 Trent Merrin
    Lock for Sharks is number 16 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 6 Ben Hunt
    Interchange for Sharks is number 13 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 13 James Graham
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Tracey
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Blake Lawrie
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 18 Jacob Host
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Scott Sorensen

Dragons: In a major reshuffle, Ben Hunt and James Graham will both start the match on the interchange bench. Corey Norman moves to five-eighth from fullback with Matt Dufty to start at fullback. Trent Merrin will start at lock. Jackson Ford and Jason Saab were the last two players omitted from the squad.

The Dragons are aiming to avoid a 0-5 start for the first time in the history of the joint venture. Blake Lawrie and Korbin Sims were omitted 24 hours before kick-off with Jacob Host moving onto the interchange in jersey No.18.

Sharks: In one late change, Toby Rudolf will start the match, with Jack Williams dropping back to the interchange bench. Siosifa Talakai and Jackson Ferris were the last two players dropped from the squad. Matt Moylan and Royce Hunt were the players left out 24 hours out from kick-off. William Kennedy (No.19) will start at fullback. Only five Sharks players have experienced an NRL victory at Campbelltown.

Bulldogs v Roosters, Monday 7pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 14 Christian Crichton
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 17 Sauaso Sue
    Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf To'omaga
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 19 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 21 Morgan Harper
    Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Mitchell Aubusson

Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman has been cleared on his COVID- 19 test but will undergo a period of quarantine of up to 14 days and therefore will not train with the team or be available for selection during that period. As a result, Sauaso Sue moves into the starting side at prop. Reimis Smith, who was suspended on Tuesday, is the other player missing from the squad that was initially named.

Dallin Watene Zelezniak shifted from the wing to Smith's centre spot. Ofahiki Ogden and Morgan Harper have been elevated to the interchange with Jack Cogger omitted from the reserves.

Roosters: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is out due to a minor back complaint, with Lindsay Collins replacing him in the starting pack. Lachlan Lam and Sam Verrills have been omitted from the squad with Mitch Aubusson to make his return via the interchange bench.

Victor Radley was cleared of a serious elbow injury and will play. Roosters winger Daniel Tupou has scored nine tries in his past 10 games against the Bulldogs.