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Late Mail: Round 22

Late Mail: Round 22

All the likely changes for this weekend's NRL teams.

Official Round 22 NRL team lists
Casualty ward: The NRL injury list

Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles

Rabbitohs: Sam Burgess remains in doubt with the shoulder injury that kept him out of the side last week. Brother Luke or Joe Picker will come in should the English superstar be ruled out.

Sea Eagles: Steve Matai (concussion) and Anthony Watmough (knee) have both been cleared to play. Jorge Taufua is in doubt to recover from his ankle injury, with Cheyse Blair on standby.

Broncos v Bulldogs

Broncos: Martin Kennedy is set to replace Todd Lowrie on the bench.

Bulldogs: Josh Morris, Aidan Tolman and Mitch Brown have been cleared to return from their injuries, with the Bulldogs likely to run out as named.

Knights v Storm

Knights: Jarrod Mullen is a likely starter and Kade Snowden is certain to play, while Chris Houston could come into the side after being named 18th man.

Storm: Expected to be 1-17.

Cowboys v Wests Tigers

Cowboys: James Tamou could be a late inclusion if he is cleared to return from his neck injury, with Sam Hoare the man most likely to drop out. Paul Green will make a decision

Tigers: (Updated) The Tigers have lost Luke Brooks (shoulder) and Pat Richards (hamstring) to injury. Chris Lawrence will replace the suspended Bodene Thompson at centre, with Kurtis Rowe replacing Richards on the wing and Curtis Sironen moving to the halves, while Cory Paterson will come into the side after recovering from a broken finger.

Eels v Raiders

Eels: No changes expected.

Raiders: Edrick Lee and Jack Wighton have been cleared to return from injury, while Terry Campese, Reece Robinson, Brenko Lee and Sami Sauiluma will all miss at least a week. Shaun Fensom has been ruled out for 6-9 months after rupturing an ACL last week.

Warriors v Sharks

Warriors: Injured stars Shaun Johnson and Konrad Hurrell are unlikely to be risked this week.

Sharks: Paul Gallen will return from his bicep injury as named, and Sosaia Feki is also back from a foot injury on the wing.

Dragons v Panthers

Dragons: Tyson Frizell could be a late inclusion as he races to recover from an ankle injury.

Panthers: Three players are still to be cut from the bench, with Penrith likely to be 1-17.

Roosters v Titans

Rossters: Should be 1-17, with Mitch Aubusson expected to come back from his ankle injury on the bench. Hooker Jake Friend (hamstring) will miss at least a week.

Titans: Aiden Sezer is on track to return from his pec injury in time for Monday night's game, which would presumably bump Brad Takairangi out of the halves and into the forward pack. William Zillman and Kalifa Faifai Loa are both confirmed starters.
UPDATE: Sezer completed the team's final training session on Sunday and is set to take his place in the side, pending final clearance on Monday night.

Official Round 22 NRL team lists
Casualty ward: The NRL injury list

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