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NRL Round 12 squad announcements

Official team lists, updates and injury news for round 12 of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 12 team lists

Broncos v Storm, Thursday 7.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jesse Arthars
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 David Mead
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 21 Cooper Johns
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Albert Kelly
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Broncos is number 15 John Asiata
    Prop for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Keenan Palasia
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Tom Eisenhuth
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Thomas Flegler
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Kobe Hetherington
    Interchange for Storm is number 6 Chris Lewis
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Aaron Booth
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 TC Robati
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Dale Copley
    Interchange for Storm is number 20 Aaron Pene

Reserves

  • Reserve for Broncos is number 19 Selwyn Cobbo
    Reserve for Storm is number 16 Trent Loiero

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Chris Butler
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Broncos: Rhys Kennedy will not play due to a leg infection so John Asiata moves into the starting side at prop with Dale Copley promoted to the interchange. Selwyn Cobbo is the 18th man.

Last week's 18th man Teui Robati has been named to make his debut off the bench to make up for the absence of suspended prop Matt Lodge in the front row.

Walters has given Anthony Milford a third chance, naming the five-eighth to replace suspended No.7 Tyson Gamble with last round's comeback story Albert Kelly shifting to halfback.

Centre Herbie Farnworth is back in the line-up after his late withdrawal last week.

Kotoni Staggs (knee) and Alex Glenn (calf) are at least another week away from returning. 

The Broncos are aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time since rounds 1-2 of 2020.

Storm: Cooper Johns starts at five-eighth with Chris Smith moving to the bench, while Nelson Asofa-Solomona starts in place of Christian Welch (swollen knee).

Aaron Pene joins the bench and Trent Loero is the 18th man, with Dean Ieremia dropping out of the playing squad on game day.

Welch and Isaac Lumelume dropped out of the squad on Wednesday.

Jahrome Hughes (calf) is back in the No.7 after his late withdrawal from the Raiders clash but back-rower Kenny Bromwich (hamstring) will spend at least another week on the sideline.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy expects Ryan Papenhuyzen to be sidelined for 3-4 more weeks which means in-form understudy Nicho Hynes remains at fullback.

Cowboys v Warriors, Friday 6pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece Walsh
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Javid Bowen
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Euan Aitken
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Tom Gilbert
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Kane Evans
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Jack Murchie
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 16 Corey Jensen
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Tohu Harris

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 13 Coen Hess
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Leeson Ah Mau
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Peter Hola
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Heilum Luki
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Ben Murdoch-Masila

Reserves

  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 20 Daejarn Asi
    Reserve for Warriors is number 20 Rocco Berry

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Tyson Brough
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Cowboys: Coen Hess will come from the bench in his return from a head knock with Corey Jensen promoted to the starting side. Ben Condon was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Daejarn Asi is the 18th man.

Jason Taumalolo (suspended) and centre Connolly Lemuelu (thumb) are out but Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow's return from a leg injury is a boost for Todd Payten's men.

The absence of bench forwards Lachlan Burr (suspended) and Francis Molo (head knock) opens up places on the interchange for Peter Hola and Hess with try-scoring debutant Heilum Luki retaining his spot in the 17.

Justin O'Neill and Emry Pere were the first two players cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Warriors: The Warriors will line up 1-17 with Sean O'Sullivan the last man cut and Rocco Berry 18th man.

Teen sensation Reece Walsh has retained the No.1 jersey with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck staying on the wing. 

Prop Bunty Afoa and second-rower Ben Murdoch-Masila drop back to the interchange, swapping places with Kane Evans and Jack Murchie.

Taniela Otukolo and Jackson Frei were the first two cuts from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Back-rower Josh Curran (elbow) and prop Tom Ale (ankle) are at least another week away from returning. 

The Warriors have won four of their past five games against the Cowboys.

Wests Tigers v Dragons, Friday 7.55pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Cody Ramsey
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Brayden Wiliame
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Adam Doueihi
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Gerard Beale
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 James Roberts
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Moses Mbye
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Dragons is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Billy Burns
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jackson Ford

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Tom Amone
    Interchange for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Talatau Amone
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jaiyden Hunt

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 21 Kiah Cooper
    Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Kaide Ellis

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: They'll start 1-17 with Kiah Cooper the 18th man. James Roberts is back after four weeks on the sideline with a pectoral injury. He comes onto the wing with Tommy Talau moving into centre and Joey Leilua dropping out of the squad.

Last week's late inclusion, dummy-half Jake Simpkin, drops off the interchange with Tom Amone taking his place.

Simpkin and Stefano Utoikamanu were omitted from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off.

Dragons: In a late positional change, Poasa Faamausili will start at prop with Paul Vaughan moving back to the bench. Apart from that, the Dragons are 1-17 with Kaide Ellis the 18th man.

Forward Josh Kerr (shoulder charge) misses a week after entering an early guilty plea and is replaced by Tariq Sims, who returns after serving a one-game ban.

Fullback Cody Ramsey, interchange forward Jaiyden Hunt and winger Max Feagai all failed HIAs during the loss to the Sharks with the first two named this week and Feagai replaced by the returning Brayden Wiliame (calf).

Late call-up Talatau Amone drops back to the interchange with recently signed veteran Gerard Beale earning the first start of his Dragons return in the centres.

Jayden Sullivan and Billy Brittain dropped off the extended bench on Thursday.

Panthers v Bulldogs, Saturday 3pm at BlueBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Stephen Crichton
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt Burton
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Nick Meaney
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Brandon Wakeham
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Jack Hetherington
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 14 Bradley Deitz
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Adam Elliott
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Matt Doorey
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 9 Jackson Topine
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Joe Stimson
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Dylan Napa
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Ava Seumanufagai

Reserves

  • Reserve for Panthers is number 21 Izack Tago
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 20 Corey Waddell

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Mark Bohan
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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Panthers: Maroons back-rower Kurt Capewell (crusher) accepted a one-week ban with an early plea, allowing Moses Leota (shoulder) to slot back in after his late withdrawal last week. Liam Martin shifts back to the second row.

Dylan Edwards (hamstring) has failed to recover so Stephen Crichton stays at fullback and Paul Momirovski partners hat-trick hero Matt Burton in the centres.

Izack Tago is the 18th man, with Robert Jennings dropping off the extended bench on game day. Mitch Kenny and Lindsay Smith were omitted when the squad was trimmed to 19 players 24 hours out from kick-off.

The Panthers have won their past 14 games at BlueBet Stadium.

Bulldogs: In a late change, Brad Deitz starts at hooker with Jackson Topine moving to the bench.

Jack Hetherington returns at prop and captain Josh Jackson is back locking the scrum in a major revamp of the Canterbury pack.

Ava Seumanufagai drops back to the interchange, Adam Elliott moves from No.13 to the second row in place of Chris Smith (suspended) and Topine returns from injury to replace Sione Katoa (suspended) in the squad.. 

Fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will play despite suffering a foot injury in the loss to Gold Coast and rookie centre Aaron Schoupp retains his place.

Corey Waddell is the 18th man with Tui Katoa omitted from the reserves an hour before kick-off. Kyle Flanagan and Renouf Atoni were dropped from the bench on Friday.

Bulldogs winger Nick Meaney has scored tries in his past three games.

Rabbitohs v Eels, Saturday 5.30pm at Stadium Australia

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane Milne
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jakob Arthur
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Jai Arrow
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jacob Host
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Marata Niukore
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji Marshall
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Shaun Lane
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Hame Sele
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Joey Lussick
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Thomas Burgess
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright

Reserves

  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 19 Jaydn Su'A
    Reserve for Eels is number 20 Will Penisini

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Rabbitohs: Cameron Murray (ankle) and Jacob Host (quad) will make their returns, with Liam Knight and Jaydn Su'A relegated from the side humbled by Penrith.

Murray moves to an edge forward role with Mark Nicolls starting at lock and Host to come off the bench. 

Josh Mansour (head knock) will miss this week's game and his place on the wing is taken by Taane Milne.

Jai Arrow has been promoted to start at prop with Thomas Burgess going to the bench. Hame Sele joins the bench and Jed Cartwright misses out.

Su'A is the 18th man with Braidon Burns dropping off the extended bench an hour before kick-off. Knight and Patrick Mago were the first two players cut from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Eels: Prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard took an early plea on a high tackle charge and will miss this weekend's game. Oregon Kaufusi moves into the starting side and Marata Niukore joins the bench in his comeback game from a two-week suspension.

Will Penisini is the 18th man with Makahesi Makatoa dropping off the reserves list on game day. Haze Dunster and Jordan Rankin were the first two players omitted from the extended squad on Friday.

Five-eighth Dylan Brown has another week of his ban to serve. Utility Will Smith (thumb) is likely at least another week away from a return.

Roosters v Raiders, Saturday 7.35pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian Kris
  • Centre for Roosters is number 21 Joseph Suaalii
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Ben Marschke
    Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
    Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Elijah Anderson

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Roosters: Several late changes with halfback Sam Walker dropping out of the side to 18th man and Joey Manu shifting to five-eighth and Lachlan Lam to halfback.

Manu's shift away from the centres sees teenager Joseph Suaalii return to the starting side in jersey 21.

Egan Butcher joins the bench and Tuku Hau Tupuha is out.

Nat Butcher was moved into the starting side in place of the suspended Angus Crichton 24 hours before kick-off. Naufahu Whyte was left out on the eve of the match.

Both Victor Radley (five matches) and Crichton (two matches) were suspended after being unsuccessful at the judiciary on Tuesday night.

With Radley out, Isaac Liu moves from prop to lock and Siosiua Taukeiaho is promoted to start at prop. Daniel Suluka Fifita joins the bench.

Raiders: Josh Hodgson has been promoted to the starting side in his comeback game from suspension and Tom Starling goes to the bench.

Five-eighth Jack Wighton also returns from suspension and winger Jordan Rapana is back from a hamstring injury. 

Sam Williams is the new halfback after Englishman George Williams was granted an immediate release by the club during the week.

Veteran Sia Soliola has been named on the bench and Hudson Young drops out. Also gone from last week's bench is Brad Schneider, who made his NRL debut last week.

Elliott Whitehead suffered a gruesome finger injury during the deflating loss to Melbourne but will play. 

Harry Rushton and Brad Schneider were left out 24 hours before kick-off. Elijah Anderson is 18th man.

Sharks v Titans, Sunday 2pm at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Connor Tracey
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Will Chambers
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tanah Boyd
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Shaun Johnson
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Braydon Trindall
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Erin Clark
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Siosifa Talakai
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Beau Fermor
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 20 Franklin Pele
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Sam McIntyre

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sharks is number 19 Billy Magoulias
    Reserve for Titans is number 18 Esan Marsters

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Sharks: One late change on the bench, with Franklin Pele (No.20) moving into the 17. Billy Magoulias will be the 18th man.

The absence of suspended trio Mawene Hiroti, Josh Dugan and Teig Wilton has forced a reshuffle. Hiroti's wing spot is taken by Ronaldo Mulitalo, who returns from a knee injury.

Wilton is replaced on the interchange bench by Siosifa Talakai, who returns from a four-game suspension. Jesse Ramien is back from an eye injury to fill the centre spot vacated by Dugan.

Shaun Johnson has again been named to return from a hamstring injury for his 200th career game with halfback Chad Townsend dropped to the reserves list.

Franklin Pele replaces Andrew Fifita on the bench, with Jensen Taumoepeau the other player omitted from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off.

Titans: Gold Coast will start 1-17 with Esen Marsters the 18th man. The return of David Fifita from suspension pushes Beau Fermor to the bench and Sam Stone out of the squad.

Patrick Herbert is back from a calf injury in the centres.

Jai Whitbread and Ash Taylor (hip) dropped off the extended bench on Saturday.

Knights v Sea Eagles, Sunday 4.05pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 18 Tex Hoy
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Brayden Musgrove
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 19 Tevita Funa
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Phoenix Crossland
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Karl Lawton
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Sean Keppie
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Moses Suli
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Zac Saddler
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley
  • Interchange for Knights is number 19 Josh King
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 18 Ben Trbojevic

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 20 Simi Sasagi
    Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 20 Christian Tuipulotu

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

Last updated:

Knights: Star fullback Kalyn Ponga (groin injury) and five-eighth Kurt Mann are both out. Tex Hoy replaces Ponga at fullback with Connor Watson replacing Mann.

Watson will partner Phoenix Crossland in the halves after veteran Blake Green announced his immediate retirement from rugby league earlier this week. New signing Jake Clifford will be available next week.

Simi Sasagi is the 18th man.

Ponga and Jack Johns were trimmed from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Lock Mitch Barnett plays his 100th game for the club.

Sea Eagles: Josh Schuster is out after sustaining a leg injury at the captain's run with Tevita Funa the new five-eighth. Christian Tuipulotu is the 18th man.

A big in for Manly with Curtis Sironen named to return early from a knee injury via the interchange bench. Karl Lawton retains his spot in the side after playing his first game for the club last weekend and has been promoted from the bench to the run-on side in the back row.

Haumole Olakau'atu has been sidelined by a hand injury. 

Toafofoa Sipley (dangerous contact) and Lawton (high tackle) have both escaped with fines after entering early guilty pleas.

Dylan Walker (hamstring) and Kieran Foran (hand) are not expected back until after the bye.

Toafofoa Sipley (dangerous contact) and Lawton (high tackle) have both escaped with fines after entering early guilty pleas.

Dylan Walker (hamstring) and Kieran Foran (hand) are not expected back until after the bye.