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NRL round 20 squad announcements

Official team lists, updates and injury news for round 20 of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 20 team lists

Roosters v Eels, Thursday 7.50pm at BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Adam Keighran
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Joseph Manu
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Jake Arthur

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Shaun Lane
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Will Smith
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Interchange for Eels is number 19 Ray Stone

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 19 Fletcher Baker
    Reserve for Eels is number 18 Haze Dunster

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Roosters: The Roosters are 1-17 with Siosiua Taukeiaho returning from a hamstring injury via the interchange bench.

Veteran centre Josh Morris returns to the side in place of the luckless Billy Smith, who is gone for the season with an ankle injury.

Joey Manu shifts to the wing to replace Matt Ikuvalu, who also suffered an ankle injury against the Knights with Adam Keighran a goal-kicking option at centre.

Fletcher Baker is 18th man. Moala Graham-Taufa dropped off the reserves list an hour before kick-off after Ben Marschke and Naufahu Whyte were omitted from the squad on Wednesday.

The Roosters have won four of their past five games against the Eels.

Eels: Centre Tom Opacic is back after being rested in round 19. Ray Stone replaces Bryce Cartwright on the bench, with Haze Dunster the 18th man.

Marata Niukore is out with a knee injury. Will Penisini was relegated to the reserves and omitted from the squad on Wednesday along with Joey Lussick. 

The Eels have not defeated the Roosters twice in the same season since 2007.

Wests Tigers v Warriors, Friday 6pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece Walsh
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Warriors is number 18 Viliami Vailea
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo Montoya
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Peta Hiku
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Taniela Otukolo
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 14 Alex Twal
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Shawn Blore
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 4 Euan Aitken
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Warriors is number 12 Bayley Sironen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Tom Amone
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Kodi Nikorima
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tukimihia Simpkins
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee Kam
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Kane Evans
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Kelma Tuilagi
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jazz Tevaga

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 20 Zac Cini
    Reserve for Warriors is number 21 Pride Petterson-Robati

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: James Tamou is out, with the returning Alex Twal to start at prop after overcoming a shoulder injury.

Kelma Tuilagi moves from the reserves list to the interchange bench, with Zac Cini the 18th man.

Jock Madden and Jake Simpkin were the first two players omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Wests Tigers five-eighth Adam Doueihi has scored 42 points in his past three games at Suncorp Stadium.

Warriors: In changes announced an hour before kick-off, Euan Aitken moves from the centres into the second row with Viliami Vailea (No.18) to start at centre. Bayley Sironen moves to lock and Jazz Tevaga back to the bench.

Pride Petterson-Robati will be the 18th man.

Eliesa Katoa has passed concussion protocols and will play. 

Peta Hiku returns from a shoulder injury and has been named to captain the side in the wake of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's decision to return home to New Zealand. 

Taniela Otukolo will start at hooker.

The Warriors have won three of their past four games against Wests Tigers.

Broncos v Cowboys, Friday 8.05pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Tesi Niu
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Jake Granville
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Murray Taulagi
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Connelly Lemuelu
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Kane Bradley
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tyson Gamble
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Keenan Palasia
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Kobe Hetherington
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Danny Levi
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Tom Gilbert
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Rhys Kennedy
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Heilum Luki
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Coen Hess
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Xavier Willison
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Ben Hampton

Reserves

  • Reserve for Broncos is number 17 TC Robati
    Reserve for Cowboys is number 19 Daejarn Asi

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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Broncos: Teenage forward Xavier Willison has been promoted to the bench and will make his NRL debut on Friday with TC Robati dropping to 18th man.

“I feel it's the right opportunity for Xavier to make his debut for the Broncos,” Broncos coach Kevin Walters said on Thursday.

“He's been training really well, he's keen, he's a big young thing, so looking forward to seeing him get his first opportunity at NRL level.”

Rhys Kennedy has a minor back problem and failed to finish training on Thursday but will play.

Jake Turpin has been named at hooker despite breaking his thumb against the Panthers last week and will need to tick some boxes to play.

Danny Levi is on the bench as back-up for Turpin.

Albert Kelly and Xavier Coates were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Jesse Arthars was cut an hour before kick-off.

The Broncos have won seven of their past nine games against the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium.

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

Ben Hampton will play after he was held back from a return last week. 

Coach Todd Payten has stuck with the same starting 13 that pushed Melbourne all the way last start.

Peter Hola and Ben Condon were the first two players cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Lachlan Burr was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Daejarn Asi is 18th man.

Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt will make his 150th NRL appearance.

Knights v Raiders, Sunday 1.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Jordan Rapana
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Enari Tuala
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Harley Smith-Shields
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Semi Valemei
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Phoenix Crossland
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Raiders is number 17 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Knights is number 14 Sauaso Sue
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Hudson Young

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 13 Connor Watson
    Interchange for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 David Klemmer
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Matthew Timoko
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 20 Tex Hoy
    Reserve for Raiders is number 19 Dunamis Lui

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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Knights: In a minor change announced an hour before kick-off, Sauaso Sue will start at lock with Connor Watson moving back to the bench. Tex Hoy will be the 18th man.

Mitchell Pearce was named among the reserves on Tuesday but was ruled out due to his hamstring problem. Simi Sasagi was the other player to drop out of the squad on Friday.

Kalyn Ponga dismissed any concerns around a sternum injury suffered against the Roosters last week during a media conference on Tuesday. 

Teenage young gun Bradman Best also said he was confident of playing after being named to return three weeks early from syndesmosis surgery.

Prop David Klemmer (head knock) returns to claim a place on the interchange, pushing Jack Johns out of the 21.

The Knights have won only one of their past five games at Suncorp Stadium.

Raiders: Joe Tapine moves from the bench to the starting side, with Josh Papalii now on the interchange. Dunamis Lui will be the 18th man for the Green Machine.

Bailey Simonsson (foot) and Dunamis Lui (calf) returned to full training but Simonsson was omitted from the 21-man squad on Friday.

Jack Wighton (ribs) was restricted to no contact training on Monday but took part in the side's skills session. 

English forward Elliott Whitehead (shoulder) trained strongly and will play.

Ryan James was the other player omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

The Raiders have conceded only 44 points in their past three games.

Storm v Panthers, Sunday 4.05pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Dean Ieremia
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Stephen Crichton
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Robert Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Jarome Luai

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 Liam Martin
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Panthers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Izack Tago
  • Interchange for Storm is number 19 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
  • Interchange for Storm is number 20 Jordan Grant
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 J'maine Hopgood

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 22 Tepai Moeroa
    Reserve for Panthers is number 18 Paul Momirovski

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Storm: Harry Grant will return from a hamstring injury via the bench. He joins Jordan Grant, Chris Lewis and Ryan Papenhuyzen as the interchange players.

The 1-13 named on Tuesday will start the match with Tepai Moeroa the 18th man for Melbourne.

In changes announced on Friday, Aaron Pene, Tui Kamikamica and Tom Eisenhuth were the three players to drop out.

Nicho Hynes holds on to the No.1 jersey with Ryan Papenhuyzen on the bench.

The Storm have won their past 11 games at Suncorp Stadium.

Panthers: Penrith will start 1-17 with Paul Momirovski the 18th man.

Robert Jennings comes on to the wing to replace Origin star Brian To'o, who is expected to undergo syndesmosis surgery and miss around six weeks.

Tyrone May (knee) also faces a significant stint on the sideline. His absence sees Matt Burton move to five-eighth, with Brent Naden replacing him in the centres.

Lindsay Smith and Kurt Falls were the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

The Panthers have won three of their past five games against the Storm.

Dragons v Rabbitohs, Sunday 6.25pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Tyrell Sloan
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Mathew Feagai
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Josh Mansour
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Corey Norman
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Talatau Amone
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 18 Taane Milne
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Gerard Beale
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Jayden Sullivan
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Poasa Faamausili
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Mark Nicholls
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Dragons is number 17 Kaide Ellis
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Billy Burns
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
  • Lock for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 8 Josh Kerr
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Blake Taaffe
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Adam Clune
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Jaiyden Hunt
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jacob Host
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Jackson Ford
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Davvy Moale

Reserves

  • Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Cody Ramsey
    Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 21 Braidon Burns

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

Last updated:

Dragons: Interchange forward Kaide Ellis gets a start at prop in a late swap with Josh Kerr.

Cody Ramsey has been named 18th man while Jordan Pereira is the final cut from the 17-man squad.

Talatau Amone has taken over Ramsey's starting spot while Corey Norman has also been listed in the centres.

Dragons quartet Jack de Belin, Jack Bird, Josh McGuire and Blake Lawrie are the four players serving their bans this week for the Shellharbour BBQ incident earlier this month.

Jaiyden Hunt and Jackson Ford come on to the bench.

Matt Dufty and Brayden Wiliame were omitted from the reserves 24 hours out from kick-off.

Dragons second-rower Tariq Sims will reach the milestone of 200 NRL games.

Rabbitohs: There are no late changes with halfback Adam Reynolds (hamstring) a confirmed starter. Halves partner Cody Walker (knee) is also good to go.

Braidon Burns is the 18th man with Dean Hawkins the final omission from the squad.

Lingering concussion symptoms mean that centre Campbell Graham, who Bennett said is "still getting some headaches", and prop Liam Knight have been ruled out for the second consecutive week.

Taane Milne replaces Graham while teenage prop Davvy Moale has been called on to the interchange to make his NRL debut.

NSW representative Cameron Murray has accepted a one-game ban for a crusher tackle charge with Jai Arrow moving into the starting side.

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

Bulldogs v Titans, Monday 6.05pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Corey Allan
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Greg Marzhew
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jake Averillo
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Toby Sexton

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Jack Hetherington
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 15 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Adam Elliott
    2nd Row for Titans is number 16 Beau Fermor
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
    Interchange for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Matt Doorey
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tyrone Peachey
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 21 Chris Patolo
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Renouf Atoni
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jaimin Jolliffe

Reserves

  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 22 Falakiko Manu
    Reserve for Titans is number 20 Sam McIntyre

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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Bulldogs: English international Luke Thompson failed in his judiciary bid on Tuesday night and received a three-match ban.

With Thompson suspended, Dylan Napa starts at prop with Renouf Atoni joining the bench. Chris Patolo has also joined the bench.

Ava Seumanufagai was the other player omitted from the squad when the team was cut back to 19. Joe Stimson was the last player cut an hour before kick-off and Falakiko Manu is 18th man.

Recalled halfback Kyle Flanagan gets another chance after being dropped in round 16 with Lachlan Lewis relegated to the extended bench. 

Titans: As he did last week against the Dragons, Justin Holbrook has moved David Fifita to the bench and Beau Fermor will start the game.

Jamal Fogarty was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Sam McIntyre is 18th man.

Recalled centre Esan Marsters replaces Patrick Herbert (suspension) on the right edge while Brian Kelly takes his place on the left side after overcoming an ankle injury suffered last week.

Sam Stone and Anthony Don were the first two players cut from the squad.

The Titans have won three of their past four games against the Bulldogs.

Sharks v Sea Eagles, Monday 8.05pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Will Chambers
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Sharks is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Connor Tracey
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan Walker
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Karl Lawton
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 19 Luke Metcalf
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Curtis Sironen

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sharks is number 20 Billy Magoulias
    Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 18 Moses Suli

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Sharks: Cronulla have been granted an exemption to replace Jesse Ramien due to an ear infection. Siosifa Talakai will switch to the centres, bench forward Jack Williams has been elevated to start in the second row with Luke Metcalf the new face on the interchange.

Bill Magoulias is the 18th man and Joaniah Lualua was the last man cut an hour before kick-off.

Matt Moylan, who was initially named among the reserves, won't make his return from a calf injury.

Veteran prop Aiden Tolman is back from suspension, triggering a pack reshuffle that sees Toby Rudolf return to lock.

The Sharks were dealt a blow losing Shaun Johnson for the season with his hamstring tear.

The Sharks have not defeated the Sea Eagles in consecutive games since 2004.

Sea Eagles: In a late switch an hour before kick-off Toafofoa Sipley comes into the starting side and Taniela Paseka reverts to the bench.

Dylan Walker and Lachlan Croker have passed the concussion protocols and both will play.

Curtis Sironen (knee) got through a week's worth of conditioning training last week and has been included on the bench. Karl Lawton (back) will play after missing last week.

Cade Cust and Jack Gosiewski were dropped from the squad when it was reduced to 19 players 24 hours out from the new kick-off time. Kurt De Luis was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Moses Suli is 18th man.