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Late Mail: Round 13

Late Mail: Round 13
James Segeyaro is battling an ankle injury ahead of the Panthers' clash with the Titans on the Gold Coast. Credit: Grant Trouville. Copyright: NRL Photos.

All the late changes and injury talk ahead of Round 13 of the Telstra Premiership season.

Sea Eagles v Bulldogs

Sea Eagles: Jason King is out (ribs), replaced on the bench by James Hasson in jersey No.21. Anthony Watmough has been cleared to return from injury, while Daly Cherry-Evans passed a final fitness test on Friday and will start at halfback. Kieran Foran sat out training on Wednesday due to niggling ankle and knee injuries but will play.

Bulldogs: No changes, with NSW Origin trio Trent Hodkinon, Josh Reynolds and Tony Williams all returning to the side.

Eels v Cowboys

Eels: The home side is 1-17. Jarryd Hayne and Willie Tonga will make their return as named, with Luke Kelly getting his first chance in the No.9 jersey after the season-ending ACL injury to Nathan Peats. 

Cowboys: Are 1-17. Joel Riethmuller has dropped off the bench, with John Asiata to debut.

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Titans v Panthers

Titans: James Roberts could make his club debut after being named 18th man. Nate Myles, Albert Kelly, Kevin Gordon and Brad Takairangi all return from injury.

Panthers: James Segeyaro and Sam McKendry are in some doubt with ankle injuries, while Dean Whare is battling a cork. Kevin Kingston could be a late inclusion after overcoming his foot injury.

Dragons v Sharks

Dragons: Shane Pumipi is likely to move into the starting line-up at hooker to replace the suspended Mitch Rein. Josh Dugan is again on track to play at right centre as named, with Adam Quinlan at fullback.

Sharks: Andrew Fifita has been touted as long odds to make his planned return from an ankle injury, while Luke Lewis is set to miss out with a knee injury. Hooker John Morris is also a possible omission. Skipper Paul Gallen could be a late inclusion if he recovers in time from a neck injury. David Fifita is battling an ankle injury but is likely to play.

Rabbitohs v Warriors

Rabbitohs: Alex Johnston is expected to make his return after being ruled out with a quad injury last weekend.

Warriors: Halfback Shaun Johnson may miss out with a nagging groin injury. Tuimoala Lolohea and Charlie Gubb are likely to drop off the extended bench.

Knights v Wests Tigers

Knights: No changes expected, with Jarrod Mullen, Beau Scott and Akuila Uate all set to shake off injury concerns.

Tigers: The Tigers are at near full strength, with big names James Tedesco, Robbie Farah, Aaron Woods, Liam Fulton and Curtis Sironen all available.

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Storm v Roosters

Storm: Ben Hampton is free to play after his suspension and could slot into the halves despite being named in the NSW Cup, which would push Tohu Harris back into the forward pack.

Roosters: No changes expected for the in-form Tricolours.

Raiders v Broncos

Raiders: No changes expected.

Broncos: Justin Hodges is likely to make his return from an ankle injury as named. If Hodges is fit, Lachlan Maranta would drop off the extended bench.

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