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NRL round 16 squad announcements

Official team lists, updates and injury news for round 16 of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 16 team lists

Roosters v Storm, Thursday 7.50pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Roosters is number 21 Joseph Suaalii
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Aaron Booth
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Drew Hutchison
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Aaron Pene

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Reserve for Storm is number 21 Trent Loiero

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Chris Butler
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Roosters: Two late changes with Drew Hutchison added to the bench for his first game since suffering a punctured lung in round nine and teenager Joseph Suaalii coming in on the wing. Matt Ikuvalu goes to 18th man.

Sam Walker returns at halfback after two weeks to rest his shoulder issues so Lachlan Lam shifts to No.6 and Joey Manu returns to the centres.

Sitili Tupouniua (foot) is back so Fletcher Baker goes to the bench. James Tedesco and Angus Crichton will both back up from Origin II.

Adam Keighran and Freddy Lussick were the first two players omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Ben Thomas was the last player cut an hour before kick-off.

The Roosters have won four of their past five games at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Storm: No late changes for the Storm with Queensland forwards Christian Welch and Felise Kaufusi backing up on a five-day turnaround from Sunday's Origin II clash. Welch will come from the bench with Tui Kamikamica promoted to start.

The return of Kenny Bromwich from a rib injury and brother Jesse from an elbow problem helps cover for the loss of Nelson Asofa-Solomona to suspension.

Cooper Johns and Jordan Grant were the first two players cut 24 hours before kick-off. Dean Ieremia was the last man omitted an hour before kick-off.

Warriors v Dragons, Friday 6.00pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Brayden Wiliame
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Marcelo Montoya
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Jack Bird
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Edward Kosi
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Gerard Beale
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 22 Sean O'Sullivan
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Kane Evans
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Ben Murdoch-Masila
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Tohu Harris
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jack De Belin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Josh McGuire
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Leeson Ah Mau
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Billy Burns
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Bayley Sironen
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Tyrell Fuimaono

Reserves

  • Reserve for Warriors is number 18 Rocco Berry
    Reserve for Dragons is number 19 Jackson Ford

Match Officials

  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Warriors: Mid-season recruits Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (wing) and Chad Townsend (halfback) have been rushed into the side while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck shifts back to fullback in the absence of Reece Walsh (hamstring).

Five-eighth Kodi Nikorima dropped out of the side on Thursday and his place is taken by Sean O'Sullivan.

Rocco Berry will be the 18th man.

Euan Aitken and Josh Curran are set to miss the next two rounds after being on a flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney in which a cabin crew member has since tested positive to COVID-19. Marcelo Montoya moves from wing to centre to replace Aitken and Edward Kosi is the new winger. Eliesa Katoa comes into the starting side to fill the void left by Curran.

Interchange forward Bayley Sironen suffered a head knock in round 15 but is good to go. Bunty Afoa joins the bench with Kane Evans promoted to start.

Taniela Otukolo was the other player to drop out of the squad on Thursday.

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

Dragons: Will start 1-17 with Jackson Ford the 18th man.

The return of fullback Matt Dufty (shoulder) sees exciting youngster Tyrell Sloan drop out of the side. Jack Bird shifts from back row to centre and Gerard Beale pushes out to the wing to replace the suspended Mikaele Ravalawa.

Bird is replaced in the back row by Josh Kerr, while Paul Vaughan will start at prop. Josh McGuire and Tyrell Fuimaono both return fom suspension on the bench.

Tariq Sims, Ben Hunt and Andrew McCullough came through Origin II without incident and have been named to play.

Kaide Ellis and Jordan Pereira were the first two players omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Brayden Wiliame has scored a try in three consecutive games.

Panthers v Eels, Friday 7.55pm at BlueBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Charlie Staines
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Brent Naden
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Tyrone May
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Haze Dunster
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Jarome Luai
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Joey Lussick
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Eels is number 14 Marata Niukore
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
    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 Mitch Kenny
    Interchange for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Shaun Lane
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright

Reserves

  • Reserve for Panthers is number 18 Izack Tago
    Reserve for Eels is number 19 Will Smith

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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Panthers: Penrith will start 1-17 with Izack Tago the 18th man.

Nathan Cleary will miss the next month due to the shoulder injury he suffered in Origin II. Blues teammate Jarome Luai has been named at halfback with Matt Burton moving from centre to five-eighth and Tyrone May coming into the centres.

Fullback Dylan Edwards (foot) is out so Charlie Staines goes to fullback and Brent Naden comes onto the wing for his first game of 2021 with Paul Momirovski (hip) and Robert Jennings (hamstring) also unavailable.

Viliame Kikau returns from a hamstring strain in the back row so Liam Martin goes to the interchange and Spencer Leniu to the reserves.

Brian To'o, Isaah Yeo and Kurt Capewell have all been named to back up from Origin II along with Luai. 

Jaeman Salmon and Taylan May were omitted from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off.

The Panthers have won 16 consecutive games at BlueBet Stadium.

Eels: In a change announced an hour before kick-off, Junior Paulo moves back to the bench with Marata Niukore named to start at prop. Will Smith is the 18th man.

Maika Sivo's return from suspension means two-try debutant Sean Russell makes way.

The other changes are on the bench where Nathaniel Roache (knee) and Keegan Hipgrave make way for Oregon Kaufusi and Bryce Cartwright.

Sean Russell and Jake Arthur dropped off the extended bench on Thusday night.

Reed Mahoney (shoulder) is unlikely to be back before round 18.

Eels prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard will play his 150th NRL game.

Bulldogs v Sea Eagles, Saturday 3.00pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey Allan
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Falakiko Manu
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Tuipulotu Katoa
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kyle Flanagan
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Jack Hetherington
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Jackson Topine
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Matt Doorey
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Karl Lawton
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Sean Keppie

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan Walker
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Joe Stimson
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Ben Trbojevic
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Ava Seumanufagai
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Kurt De Luis
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Patolo
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves

  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 19 Lachlan Lewis
    Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 18 Moses Suli

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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Bulldogs: The Bulldogs will line up 1-17 with no late changes.

Corey Allan (shoulder) returns on the wing for his first game since round nine and is part of a new-look backline which also features debutant Falakiko Manu in the centres and Kyle Flanagan at five-eighth.

With Adam Elliott sidelined by a cheekbone injury, Jackson Topine comes into the side.

Dylan Napa, Brandon Wakeham, Aaron Schoupp, Corey Waddell and Sione Katoa's immediate futures are under a cloud after they breached biosecurity protocols by visiting a pub in Eastern Sydney on the weekend.

Joe Stimson also gets a recall on the bench alongside two more debutants in Bailey Biondi-Odo and Christopher Patolo.

Ofahiki Ogden and Watson Heleta were omitted from the squad on Friday. Renouf Atoni was the last man cut on game day and Lachlan Lewis is 18th man.

Jake Averillo has scored four tries in his past three games at Stadium Australia.

Sea Eagles: Winning form is good form and Des Hasler has the luxury of naming the same 17 that produced a devastating second-half display against the Titans. No late changes on game day with Cade Cust the last man cut and Moses Suli 18th man.

Origin stars Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans will play but Tom's brother Jake remains sidelined with a glute injury.

Jack Gosiewski and Tevita Funa were dropped when the squad was trimmed to 19 players 24 hours out from kick-off.

The Sea Eagles have won five of their past six games against the Bulldogs.

Raiders v Titans, Saturday 5.30pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Bailey Simonsson
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
    Lock for Titans is number 16 Moeaki Fotuaika

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Beau Fermor
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Joseph Tapine
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jaimin Jolliffe

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Matthew Timoko
    Reserve for Titans is number 18 Sam Stone

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Raiders: The Raiders are 1-17 with no late changes.

Veteran centre and co-captain Jarrod Croker (knee) returns for the first time since round seven with rookie Matthew Timoko shifting to the extended bench.

The only other change to the 17 is Ryan Sutton being named at lock and Sia Soliola on the interchange after the pair were involved in a pre-match swap last round. Josh Papalii and Jack Wighton will both back up after playing in Origin II.

Matt Frawley and Ryan James were the two players omitted 24 hours before the match. Hudson Young was cut an hour before kick-off and Timoko is 18th man.

The Raiders have won their past five games against the Titans.

Titans: Maroons forward Moeaki Fotuaika has been promoted to the starting side and Tyrone Peachey goes to the bench in a late switch.

AJ Brimson (knee) returns to displace the impressive Jayden Campbell at fullback while Corey Thompson (ankle) is also back on the wing with last-start two-try rookie Greg Marzhew (elbow) dropping out of the squad.

Kevin Proctor returns from a one-game suspension to push Sam Stone from the second row to the extended bench. Beau Fermor (hamstring) and Sam Lisone (pectoral, out since round 7) claim places on the interchange with Mitch Rein joining Stone and Campbell in the reserves and Jai Whitbread out of the 21.

David Fifita, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and Moeaki Fotuaika are all named to back up from Origin II.

Rein and Campbell were dropped from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Sam McIntyre was cut an hour before kick-off and Stone is 18th man.

Titans winger Corey Thompson will play his 100th NRL game.

Knights v Cowboys, Saturday 7.35pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Javid Bowen
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Cowboys is number 16 Lachlan Burr
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Mitchell Barnett
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Sauaso Sue
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 8 Coen Hess
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 David Klemmer
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 21 Heilum Luki

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 18 Jack Johns
    Reserve for Cowboys is number 19 Daejarn Asi

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Knights: Newcastle will start 1-17, with Kalyn Ponga (groin) to make his long-awaited return while Kurt Mann, who filled in last round at fullback, returns to the centres despite concerns about an ankle injury.

Mann's move sees Brodie Jones slide back to the interchange with Jack Johns dropping to the reserves.

Daniel Saifiti backs up from Origin to join twin Jacob and Jayden Brailey in the Newcastle front row.

Phoenix Crossland and Jirah Momoisea were the two players omitted 24 hours before the match.

The Knights are aiming for back-to-back home wins for the first time in 2021.

Cowboys: In a minor change announced an hour before kick-off, Lachlan Burr has been moved into the starting 13 with Coen Hess going back to the bench.

Daejarn Asi will be the 18th man.

Coach Todd Payten named the same 17 that lost narrowly to Cronulla in round 15 but bench forward Tom Gilbert has been ruled out as he continues to isolate after Magnetic Island was declared a COVID-19 hotspot.

Gilbert returned a negative COVID-19 test, but is still in isolation as ordered by QLD Health. His place in the 17 will be taken by Heilum Luki.

Maroons trio Val Holmes, Kyle Feldt and Francis Molo will play after getting through Origin II on Sunday.

Corey Jensen and Connelly Lemuelu were left out on the eve of the match.

Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt requires two tries to reach a century of NRL tries.

Broncos v Sharks, Sunday 2.00pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Tesi Niu
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Sharks is number 2 Connor Tracey
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Sharks is number 19 Sione Katoa
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tyson Gamble
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 14 Braydon Trindall
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aiden Tolman
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Broncos is number 19 Rhys Kennedy
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 TC Robati
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 15 Teig Wilton
  • Lock for Broncos is number 15 Kobe Hetherington
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Keenan Palasia
    Interchange for Sharks is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jesse Arthars
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Jordan Riki
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 22 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Sharks is number 21 Mawene Hiroti

Reserves

  • Reserve for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
    Reserve for Sharks is number 18 Billy Magoulias

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Michael Wise
  • Touch Judge: Tyson Brough
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Broncos: A late switch an hour before game time wiith Jordan Riki added to the bench and Cory Paix going back to 18th man.

Matt Lodge won't play after making an immediate switch to the Warriors on Thursday. His place in the front row is taken by Rhys Kennedy.

Kotoni Staggs replaces Jesse Arthars in the centres for his first game this year, with Arthars dropping to the interchange, while Jamayne Isaako and Corey Oates come in for Xavier Coates and Selwyn Cobbo on the wings.

With Tevita Pangai jnr suspended, rookie TC Robati shifts to the second row and Kobe Hetherington is lock. John Asiata (neck) is replaced on the bench by Keenan Palasia while Ethan Bullemor also joins the bench.

Brodie Croft (knee) comes in at halfback with Tyson Gamble switching to five-eighth and veteran Karmichael Hunt sidelined by a calf injury picked up at training.

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

Sharks: Matt Moylan injured his calf in the warm-up and is out of the side, with his place taken by Braydon Trindall.

Will Chambers will miss the trip to Brisbane to be with his wife in Melbourne who is due to give birth. The backline reshuffle sees Connor Tracey move to centre and Sione Katoa come in on the wing.

Teig Wilton has been promoted to the starting side and Siosifa Talakai goes to the bench.

Andrew Fifita was cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Mawene Hiroti joined the bench when Moylan dropped out. Bill Magoulias is 18th man.

The Sharks are aiming for five straight wins for the first time since 2018.

Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs, Sunday 4.05pm at Leichhardt Oval

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Adam Doueihi
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane Milne
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Moses Mbye
    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 James Tamou
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Mark Nicholls
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Hame Sele
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jai Arrow
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Seyfarth
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji Marshall
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Liam Knight
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Thomas Burgess
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Joe Ofahengaue
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jacob Host

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam
    Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 18 Braidon Burns

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: The Tigers are 1-17 with no late changes.

Coach Michael Maguire made just three changes to his 17 in the wake of last round's capitulation to Melbourne.

Adam Doueihi (head knock) makes his return to the centres in place of Tommy Talau, who drops out of the squad, while interchange forward Alex Seyfarth swaps places with starting lock Joe Ofahengaue and Thomas Mikaele earns a recall to the bench with Tom Amone being relegated to the reserves.

Shawn Blore (ankle) has been named on the interchange despite concerns about his availability.

Amone and Jake Simpkin were the first two players cut from the squad on Saturday. Fatalaiga Pauga was the last man cut one hour before kick-off and Michael Chee Kam is 18th man.

Wests Tigers five-eighth Moses Mbye will play his 150th NRL game.

Rabbitohs: The Rabbitohs are 1-17 with Jaydn Su'A the last man cut and Braidon Burns 18th man.

Benji Marshall (birth of child) returns in the No.14 jumper, with Blake Taaffe dropping to reserves, while Hame Sele is promoted from the interchange to take the place of starting prop Tevita Tatola (knee) and Liam Knight is the new forward on the bench.

The club's five Origin players - Latrell Mitchell, Dane Gagai, Damien Cook, Jai Arrow and Cameron Murray - got through Sunday night without injury and have been named to start.

Blake Taafe and Josh Mansour were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston has scored eight tries in his past three games.