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Official team lists, updates and injury news for round seven of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 7 team lists

Panthers v Knights, Thursday 7.50pm at BlueBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 21 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
  • Centre for Panthers is number 1 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt Burton
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Brayden Musgrove
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Connor Watson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Sauaso Sue
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones

Reserves

  • Reserve for Panthers is number 18 Robert Jennings
    Reserve for Knights is number 20 Gehamat Shibasaki

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Panthers: Fullback Dylan Edwards makes his return from a broken hand allowing Stephen Crichton to go back to his preferred centre position to replace Paul Momirovski (suspended).

Kurt Capewell was named in the centres earlier in the week but he now reverts to the back row and Liam Martin goes back to the bench.

Hooker Api Koroisau (wrist) dropped out of the squad an hour before kick-off and Robert Jennings is the 18th man.

Momirovski and Scott Sorensen were the two players to drop out of the squad on Wednesday.

The Panthers have conceded only two second-half tries this season.

Knights: The Knights will line up 1-17 with Pasami Saulo the last man omitted an hour before kick-off and Gehemat Shibasaki 18th man.

Hymel Hunt suffered a hamstring injury against the Sharks and is out of the side, replaced on the wing by Starford To'a.

Playmaker Phoenix Crossland (knee) was included on the extended bench but dropped out of the side 24 hours before kick-off along with Simi Sasagi.

Tex Hoy (hamstring) remains sidelined.

The Knights were one of only three teams who did not lose to the Panthers in 2020 (drew 14-all in round three).

Titans v Rabbitohs, Friday 6pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex Johnston
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji Marshall
  • Winger for Titans is number 21 Phillip Sami
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita Tatola
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Erin Clark
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Liam Knight
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai Arrow
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Sam McIntyre
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 18 Jacob Host

Reserves

  • Reserve for Titans is number 18 Beau Fermor
    Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 3 Steven Marsters

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Michael Wise
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Titans: Phillip Sami (head knock) will return on the wing after being named on an extended bench with veteran Anthony Don, who has been hampered by a hip injury, making way. Beau Fermor has been retained as 18th man in the final squad announced an hour before kick-off.

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui's suspension for a shoulder charge brings Moeaki Fotuaika into the starting side and Sam McIntyre onto the bench.

Pearson and Herman Ese'ese were the first two players cut from the squad on Thursday.

The Titans have not defeated the Rabbitohs at Cbus Super Stadium since 2009.

Rabbitohs: Wayne Bennett has pulled a late selection surprise by bringing Benji Marshall into the centres for Friday's clash with the Titans.

Steven Marsters, who was named in the starting side, has been relegated to 18th man duties. Jacob Host has been brought onto Marshall's interchange spot.

Latrell Mitchell's suspension had created a back-line reshuffle with Alex Johnston moving to fullback and Jaxson Paulo coming on the wing.

Dane Gagai has moved from the centres to the wing to replace Josh Mansour (hamstring). 

After slicing his knee open in a mishap following his debut in round five, versatile playmaker Dean Hawkins was listed in the reserves but dropped out of the squad 24 hours before kick-off along with Hame Sele.

Marshall will equal Adam Blair’s record for most premiership games by a Kiwi-born player.

Eels v Broncos, Friday 7.55pm at TIO Stadium, Darwin

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Herbie Farnworth
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Marata Niukore
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 David Mead
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Corey Oates
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Brodie Croft
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 17 Jordan Riki
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Danny Levi
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Will Smith
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Wiremu Greig
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright
    Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Rhys Kennedy

Reserves

  • Reserve for Eels is number 18 Haze Dunster
    Reserve for Broncos is number 19 Tyson Gamble

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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Eels: The Eels will start 1-17 with Haze Dunster the 18th man. Keegan Hipgrave was the last player to be left out.

Dylan Brown will return from suspension at five-eighth so Will Smith has moved to the interchange bench with Keegan Hipgrave on the reserves list.

Back-rower Ryan Matterson (concussion) was again a late withdrawal in round six and while the club is working hard to bring him back coach Brad Arthur has reiterated Matterson's health and safety was the Eels' priority.

Matterson and Jordan Rankin were trimmed from the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off.

The Eels have won five of their six games at Darwin’s TIO Stadium.

Broncos: Brisbane will start 1-17 with Rhys Kennedy the 18th man. Tyson Gamble was omitted an hour before the match.

Centre Herbie Farnworth returns from a shoulder injury and new hooker recruit Danny Levi comes straight into the side on the interchange bench.

Levi joined the club on Tuesday for the remainder of 2021 after starting the year with the Broncos' affiliate club Norths Devils.

In a further boost for Brisbane, Kotoni Staggs's rehabilitation is ahead of schedule and he could be back in action as soon as Magic Round next month.

John Asiata and Jesse Arthars were omitted from the extended bench on Thursday night.

The Broncos have lost their past 12 games away from home.

Sharks v Bulldogs, Saturday 5.30pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 21 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Corey Allan
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Connor Tracey
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Tuipulotu Katoa
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 15 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jake Averillo
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Dylan Napa
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Adam Elliott
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Chris Smith
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Corey Waddell

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Billy Magoulias
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bradley Deitz
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Siosifa Talakai
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Ava Seumanufagai
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Braydon Trindall
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Matt Doorey

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sharks is number 20 Franklin Pele
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 25 Brandon Wakeham

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Sharks: Matt Moylan (quad) is out of the Cronulla side, with Shaun Johnson returning from his Achilles injury and starting at five-eighth while Braydon Trindall is added to the bench. Franklin Pele is the 18th man.

Josh Dugan will return in the centres after missing last week's game due to a head knock suffered in round five so Teig Wilton has gone back to the second row and Jack Williams to the bench.

Former Storm star Will Chambers was included as a reserve for his new club but was omitted on Friday, along with Jenson Taumoepau, and is likely to play for Newtown to gain match fitness.

Skipper Wade Graham remains sidelined as he continues his concussion recovery while Aiden Tolman will miss the match after taking an early guilty plea on a crusher tackle charge.

The Sharks have won six of their past seven games against the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs: Nick Meaney has been promoted from the reserves to fullback for the injured Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. 

Dylan Napa and Luke Thompson are the new starting props with Jack Hetherington suspended and Renouf Atoni named on the bench after starting last week in the front row.

Chris Smith has been promoted from the bench to start in the second row while Jackson Topine is out with bone bruising on his knee and Ofahiki Ogden has been left out.

The three new faces on the bench are Brad Deitz, Ava Seumanufagai and Matt Doorey.

Brandon Wakeham is the 18th man, with Lachlan Lewis, Joe Stimson and Aaron Schoupp dropping out of the initial 21-man squad named on Tuesday.

Winger Nick Cotric will make his 100th NRL appearance.

Cowboys v Raiders, Saturday 7.35pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Sebastian Kris
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Connelly Lemuelu
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Ben Hampton
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Coen Hess
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Ryan James
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 20 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Ben Condon
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 15 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Lachlan Burr
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Mitchell Dunn
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Francis Molo
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Josh Papalii

Reserves

  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 18 Esan Marsters
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Iosia Soliola

Match Officials

  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Nick Morel
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

Last updated:

Cowboys: The Cowboys will line up 1-17 as named.

Jason Taumalolo is still sidelined by a hand injury but the club is hopeful he can return in round eight.

Taumalolo, who hasn't played since round one, had his comeback from an injury to his other hand aborted when he suffered another training accident.

Peter Hola and Jake Clifford were left out 24 hours before the match. Tom Gilbert was omitted an hour before kick-off and Esan Marsters is 18th man.

The Cowboys have scored 64 points in their past two games.

Raiders: Corey Harawira-Naera has come into the starting side and Hudson Young goes to the bench.

Co-captain Josh Hodgson is out with a calf injury, replaced by young gun Tom Starling at hooker, while a number of other forwards appear to have paid the price for last week's heavy loss to Parramatta.

Prop Josh Papalii has been dropped to the interchange with Ryan James returning at prop after missing a week with Ryan Sutton sliding back from the front row to lock and Emre Guler promoted from the bench to partner James.

After initially being dropped to the reserves list, Joe Tapine was left out altogether 24 hours before kick-off. Matt Frawley was the other player omitted on the eve of the game.

Corey Horsburgh comes onto the bench for his first game of the season with Sia Soliola dropping from the interchange to be 18th man.

Sebastian Kris has comes on to the wing for Bailey Simonsson who failed a HIA last weekend.

Forward Siliva Havili will play his 100th NRL game.

Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles, Sunday 1.45pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Michael Chee Kam
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 15 Josh Aloiai
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Joe Ofahengaue
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Moses Mbye
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Luke Garner
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Cade Cust
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Zane Musgrove
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Jacob Liddle
    Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 19 Tevita Funa

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: Michael Maguire's team will start 1-17 with Joey Leilua the 18th man. Veteran utility Michael Chee Kam has moved into the centres to replace Asu Kepaoa, with the youngster facing six to nine months on the sideline after suffering an ACL tear against the Rabbitohs.

Joey Leilua (head knock), returning after missing a week, has taken Chee Kam's spot in the reserves while Alex Seyfarth will move from the reserves to the interchange in a swap with Thomas Mikaele.

Jacob Liddle and Tom Amone dropped off the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off.

Wests Tigers have won only one of their past six games at Bankwest Stadium.

Sea Eagles: In a couple of positional changes announced an hour before kick-off, Josh Aloiai and Sean Keppie move from the bench into the starting 13 with Martin Taupau and Haumole Olakautu doing the opposite. Tevita Funa is the 18th man, while Zac Saddler the last player omitted.

There would have been much holding of breath and crossing of fingers when Tom Trbojevic finally made his return to action but the fullback's comeback could not have gone any better.

Back-rower Curtis Sironen (knee) remains sidelined and Morgan Boyle (shoulder) is yet to have his situation clarified. 

Christian Tuipulotu and Ben Trbojevic dropped off the extended bench on Saturday.

The Sea Eagles have won 15 of their past 20 games with Tom Trbojevic in their line-up.

Roosters v Dragons, Sunday 4.05pm at Sydney Cricket Ground

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Dragons is number 20 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Ben Marschke
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 18 Billy Burns
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Interchange for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh McGuire
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 19 Matt Ikuvalu
    Reserve for Dragons is number 14 Kaide Ellis

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Roosters: With Siosiua Taukeiaho (ribs) out, Lindsay Collins will start at prop with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves on the bench. In a positional change announced an hour before kick-off, Ben Marschke will start at hooker with Sam Verrills' return from a knee injury to come from the bench. Matt Ikuvalu is the 18th man.

Lock Victor Radley has been cleared to play after challenging the grading of a careless high tackle charge at the judiciary on Tuesday night.

The NRL's leading tryscorer Brett Morris (calf tightness) was a late withdrawal from the clash with the Storm last week will return.

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

Dragons: In a series of changes announced an hour before kick-off, Jack Bird moves from centre to halfback and Adam Clune from halfback to the bench.

Cody Ramsey goes from the wing into the centres and Jordan Pereira (No.20) will start on the wing. Billy Burns goes from the bench into the second row, with Josh Kerr to start the game on the bench. Kaide  Ellis is the 18th man.

Halfback and captain Ben Hunt won't return from a fractured fibula this week, dropping off the reserves list on Saturday along with Brayden Wiliame. 

Prop Blake Lawrie will return after missing the Warriors game with a cork.

The Dragons have won 11 Anzac Day games to the Roosters' seven.

Storm v Warriors, Sunday 6.15pm at AAMI Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Warriors is number 21 Reece Walsh
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Warriors is number 18 Rocco Berry
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Warriors is number 17 Bayley Sironen

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Kane Evans
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 4 Jack Murchie
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Josh Curran
  • Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Lock for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Warriors is number 12 Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Leeson Ah Mau
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Dale Finucane
    Interchange for Warriors is number 20 Tom Ale

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 22 Chris Lewis
    Reserve for Warriors is number 23 Edward Kosi

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Storm: Melbourne will start 1-17 with one wrinkle. Coach Craig Bellamy has brought Tui Kamikamica into the starting side with lock Nelson Asofa-Solomona dropping back to the bench.

Ryley Jacks is the match-day omission with Chris Lewis named as 18th man.

Representative forward Dale Finucane will play his first match of the year after doing everything asked of him in the lead-up to the match.

Red-hot fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen (shoulder) is out of this week's squad with Nicho Hynes promoted from the interchange to take over in the No.1 jersey.

Trent Loiero, Dean Ieremia and Aaron Pene came out of the extended squad on Saturday and Chris Lewis was recalled to the reserves list.

The Storm have won their past 12 games at home venues.

Warriors: Boom youngster Reece Walsh will make his NRL debut in the biggest of a rash of late changes.

Walsh will start at fullback with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck moving to the wing and teenage debutant Rocco Berry goes into centre after being brought into the side on Saturday to replace David Fusitu'a, who remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Jack Murchie moves from centre to the second row and Ben Murdoch-Masila drops back to the bench.

And last, but by no means least, Bayley Sironen makes a shock appearance at halfback in place of Sean O'Sullivan. Edward Kosi is the 18th man

With Tohu Harris out of the side Jazz Tevaga moves into the starting side at lock and Tom Ale joins the bench.

Injuries to Peta Hiku (dislocated shoulder) and Adam Pompey (ankle) forced a backline reshuffle with Marcelo Montoya moving to the centres where he will be joined by Jack Murchie.

The Warriors have not defeated the Storm on Anzac Day since 2014.