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Late Mail: Round 11

Late Mail: Round 11

Bulldogs v Roosters

Bulldogs: A late shuffle for the Dogs, with Corey Thompson brought on to the wing, Chase Stanley moving to five-eighth and Reni Maitua pushing to the bench, meaning Pat O'Hanlon is omitted. Moses Mbye is at halfback due to the absence of Blues duo Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson. 

Roosters: Big prospect Nene Macdonald will debut on the wing, with Shaun Kenny-Dowall shifting to the centres, Mitch Aubusson to the back-row and Dylan Napa to the bench. Utility Daniel Mortimer is a late omission. The premiers are missing four Origin players, but do have the services of axed NSW halves Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney. French prop Remi Casty will make his NRL debut.

Titans v Warriors

Titans: Centre Brad Takairangi is a late injury omission, with Brad Tighe coming into the side. Ben Ridge will start in the pack, pushing Mark Minichiello to the bench. Albert Kelly is out with a leg injury, with Maurice Blair moving to five-eighth and Beau Henry to halfback. William Zillman will play fullback with David Mead in the centres.

Warriors: Halfback Shaun Johnson will play despite doubts over a groin injury, yet may hand kicking duties to Chad Townsend. Kevin Locke (ankle) will miss out on his first start of the season on the wing, replaced by David Fusitua.

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Wests Tigers v Broncos

Wests Tigers: No changes from the 17 named on Tuesday. Robbie Farah and Aarons Woods are in NSW camp, while James Tedesco, James Gavet and Curtis Sironen could make their return in the Tigers' next NRL game in Round 13.

Broncos: Young prop Francis Molo will debut off the bench in jersey No.20, while Ben Hannant will play after overcoming a groin injury. Jake Granville is 18th man. Martin Kennedy and Jordan Kahu drop off the extended bench for Queensland Cup duties.

Raiders v Cowboys

Raiders: Promising halfback Mitchell Cornish has been confirmed to make his NRL debut, having been named on the bench. 18th man Shannon Boyd has recovered from a sternum injury and could bump hooker Matt McIlwrick off the bench.

Cowboys: Ashton Sims has been given the captaincy of the Cowboys with Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott on Origin duty along with Brent Tate and James Tamou. Curtis Rona (ankle), Ray Thompson (knee) and Jason Taumalolo (ankle) are all expected to play despite carrying niggling injuries.

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Sharks v Rabbitohs

Sharks: No changes expected, with injured trio Todd Carney (hamstring), Anthony Tupou (ribs) and Beau Ryan (neck) all ruled out. Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis are in NSW Origin camp.

Rabbitohs: Souths are likely to be 1-17, with Nathan Merritt replacing Greg Inglis at fullback. With the benefit of a Monday night start Issac Luke is some chance of making his return from his shoulder injury, and if he came into the side Cameron McInnes would be the man to make way.

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