Updated: Round 1 Team Lists
The official team lists for Round 1 of the 2011 Telstra Premiership. Now updated with the late mail from NRL.com contributor Peter Sterling.
FRIDAY, March 11
Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Football Stadium, 7.30pm
Sydney Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Sam Perrett, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Kane Linnett , Joseph Leilua, Braith Anasta, Mitchell Pearce, Jason Ryles, Jake Friend, Martin Kennedy, Frank Nu-Uasala, Mitchell Aubusson, Nate Myles. Interchange (From): Jared Waerea-Hargeaves, Mose Masoe, Mark Riddell, Tom Symonds, Tinarau Arona.
Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Todd Carney still unlikely to play despite rumours he could return early.
South Sydney Rabbitohs: Rhys Wesser, Nathan Merritt, Dylan Farrell, Greg Inglis, Fetuli Talanoa, John Sutton, Chris Sandow, Luke Stuart, Issac Luke, Roy Asotasi (C), Sam Burgess, David Taylor, Ben Lowe. Interchange (From): Scott Geddes, Ben Ross, Eddy Pettybourne, Shannan Mcpherson, Dave Tyrrell
Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Rhys Wesser in some doubt with an Achilles problem. If Wesser is out, Merritt likely to replace him at fullback, with Kane Morgan the best bet to come onto the wing.
Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium, 7.30pm (8.30pm AEST)
Brisbane Broncos: Josh Hoffman, Jharal Yow Yeh, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed, Dane Gagai, Darren Lockyer (c), Peter Wallace, Sam Thaiday, Andrew McCullough, Scott Anderson, Alex Glenn, Matt Gillett, Corey Parker. Interchange: Ben Hunt, Ben Te'o, Josh McGuire, Shane Tronc.
North Queensland Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Will Tupou, Willie Tonga, Michael Bani, Ray Thompson, Johnathan Thurston, Matthew Scott, Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Scott Bolton, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson, Interchange (from): Ben Jones, Leeson Ah Mau, Gavin Cooper, Ashton Sims, Tariq Sims.
New Zealand Warriors v Parramatta Eels at Eden Park, 7.30pm (5.30pm AEST)
New Zealand Warriors: Lance Hohaia, Glen Fisiiahi, Joel Moon, Jerome Ropati, Manu Vatuvei, James Maloney, Brett Seymour, Sam Rapira, Aaron Heremaia, Russell Packer, Simon Mannering (c), Feleti Mateo, Micheal Luck.
Interchange (from): Shaun Berrigan, Jacob Lillyman, Ben Matulino, Lewis Brown, Steve Rapira
Parramatta Eels: Jarryd Hayne, Luke Burt, Chris Walker, Ryan Morgan, Etu Uaisele, Daniel Mortimer, Jeff Robson, Tim Mannah, Casey McGuire, Mitchell Allgood, Nathan Hindmarsh (C), Taniela Lasalo, Justin Horo. Interchange (from): Matt Keating, Shane Shackleton, Ben Smith, Carl Webb, Billy Rogers.
Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Fuifui Moimoi has made the trip to New Zealand so is a very good chance to play.
Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons at Skilled Park, 6.30pm (7.30pm AEST)
Gold Coast Titans: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Steve Michaels, Clinton Toopi, David Mead, Luke Capewell, Scott Prince (c), Luke Bailey, Riley Brown, Matthew White, Greg Bird, Bodene Thompson, Ashley Harrison. Interchange (from): Michael Henderson, Sam Tagataese, Ryan James, Preston Campbell, Mark Minichiello.
Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Mark Minichiello is a chance of playing, will have a late fitness test. Ryan James would be the man to drop out.
St George Illawarra Dragons: Darius Boyd, Brett Morris, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby (c), Dan Hunt, Nathan Fien, Michael Weyman, Beau Scott, Ben Creagh, Matt Prior. Interchange: Michael Greenfield, Jon Green, Trent Merrin, Kyle Stanley.
Sydney Morning Herald: Brett Morris expected top play despite nursing a hip injury from the World Club Challenge.
Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park, 7.30pm
Melbourne Storm: Billy Slater, Matt Duffie, Dane Nielson, Chase Stanley, Anthony Quinn, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Bryan Norrie, Cameron Smith (c), Jaiman Lowe, Adam Blair, Sika Manu, Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange (from): Todd Lowrie , Kevin Proctor, Troy Thomson. Jesse Bromwich, Beau Champion.
Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Injury concern Beau Champion a chance of coming into the starting side to replace Dane Nielsen, who is under an injury cloud. Sika Manu and Chase Stanely are also in doubt with knee injuries.
Manly Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Jamie Lyon (c), Tony Williams, Will Hopoate, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason King (c), Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Joe Galuvao, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: (from): Terence Seuseu, Jamie Buhrer, George Rose, Vic Mauro, Tim Robinson
SUNDAY, March 13
Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium, 2.00pm
Canberra Raiders: Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Daniel Vidot, Josh McCrone, Matt Orford, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Alan Tongue, Dave Shillington, Joe Picker, Bronson Harrison, Shaun Fensom. Interchange (from): Glen Buttriss, Trevor Thurling, Dane Tilse, Brett White, Danny Galea, Josh Miller.
Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Matt Orford not expected to play. Youngster Sam Williams set to replace him. Glen Buttriss could also move into the halves.
Cronulla Sharks: Nathan Gardner, Matthew Wright, Dean Collis, Colin Best, John Williams, Albert Kelly, Wade Graham, Kade Snowden, John Morris, Luke Douglas, Jeremy Smith, Anthony Tupou, Paul Gallen (c). Interchange (from): Josh Cordoba, Broderick Wright, Paul Aiton, Jayson Bukuya, Johnny Mannah, Ben Pomeroy.
Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights at Centerbet Stadium, 3.00pm
Penrith Panthers: Lachlan Coote, Michael Gordon,Brad Tighe, David Simmons, Sandor Earl, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Tim Grant, Kevin Kingston, Petero Civoniceva, Trent Waterhouse, Nigel Plum, Luke Lewis. Interchange: Sam McKendry, Matthew Bell, Adrian Purtell, Masada Iosefa.
Newcastle Knights: Kurt Gidley (C), James McManus, Junior Sa’u, Wes Naiqama, Akuila Uate, Beau Henry, Jarrod Mullen, Antonio Kaufusi, Isaac De Gois, Evarn Tuimavave, Zeb Taia, Neville Costigan, Chris Houston. Interchange (from): Matt Hilder, Cory Paterson, Richie Fa’aoso, Dan Tolar, Joel Edwards.
Monday, March 14
Canterbury Bulldogs v Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium, 7.00pm
Canterbury Bulldogs: Ben Barba, Steve Turner, Josh Morris, Jamal Idris, Bryson Goodwin, Kris Keating, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis, Sam Kasiano, Jake Foster, Andrew Ryan, David Stagg. Interchange: Mickey Paea, Frank Pritchard, Corey Payne, Ben Roberts.
Wests Tigers: Wade McKinnon, Lote Tuqiri, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Matt Utai, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Bryce Gibbs, Robbie Farah (c), Keith Galloway, Liam Fulton, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Tim Moltzen, Simon Dwyer, Andrew Fifita, Todd Payten.
SMH: Todd Payten (calf) and Bryce Gibbs (knee) still to be cleared of injuries, but expected to play.