Updated: Round 9 Team Lists

FRIDAY: Test Match:  Australia v New Zealand at Skilled Park, 7:30pm

Australia: Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Greg Inglis,  Justin Hodges, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren Lockyer (c), Johnathan Thurston,  Petero Civoniceva, Cameron Smith, Matt Scott, Ben Creagh, Sam Thaiday, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Cooper Cronk, Ben Hannant, Jamal Idris, Kade Snowden. 18th man: Beau Scott.

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Justin Hodges is in doubt after suffering back spasms, Willie Tonga is on standby. Paul Gallen is also in some doubt, with Beau Scott on standby for him.

New Zealand : Lance Hohaia, Matthew Duffie, Simon Mannering, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Jason Nightingale, Benji Marshall (c), Kieran Foran, Sam Rapira, Nathan Fien, Sam Mckendry, Adam Blair, Bronson Harrison, Jeremy Smith, Interchange:  Issac Luke, Ben Matulino, Fuifui Moimoi, Greg Eastwood. 

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Lewis Brown is on standby for Adam Blair, while Nathan Fien is also a doubt with a hamstring injury. Issac Luke will move into the starting lineup if Fien is out.

Country Origin v City Origin at Lavington Sports Ground, Albury NSW, 7:35pm. 

City: Jarryd Hayne, Will Hopoate, Michael Jennings, Beau Champion, Nathan Merritt, Kris Keating , Mitchell Pearce, Keith Galloway, Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah, Mark Minichiello, Simon Dwyer, Liam Fulton. Interchange: Tim Grant, Adam Cuthbertson, Tom Symonds, Shane Shackleton. 18th man: Joseph Leilua.

Country: Josh Dugan, Michael Gordon, Josh Morris, Joel Thompson, Akuila Uate, Jamie Soward, Jarrod Mullen, Dan Hunt, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Aidan Tolman, Chris Houston, Glenn Stewart, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Tim Moltzen, Trent Merrin, Matt Prior. 18th man: Mitchell Aubusson.

SATURDAY: 

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm 
at Suncorp Stadium, 
7:30pm

Broncos: Corey Norman, Dane Gagai, Jack Reed, Dale Copley, Shea Moylan, Ben Hunt, Peter Wallace, Nick Kenny, Andrew McCullough, Mitchell Dodds, Alex Glenn, Dane Carlaw, Corey Parker (c). Interchange: Kurt Baptise, Scott Anderson, Dunamis Lui, David Hala, Justin Hunt.

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Justin Hodges and Sam Thaiday won't back up on Saturday night, with the pair battling niggling injuries, the other three internationals are still a chance of playing.

Storm: 
Billy Slater, Anthony Quinn, Dane Nielsen, Beau Champion, Matt Duffie, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith, Bryan Norrie, Adam Blair, Kevin Proctor, Todd Lowrie. Interchange: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Atelea Vea, Adam Woolnough, Jaiman Lowe. 

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: The Storm will take a 25-man squad to Brisbane to cover all bases for their Test and City-Country players. Adam Blair is likely to be ruled out.

Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors at Skilled Park, 2:00pm

Titans: Preston Campbell, Steve Michaels, Esi Tonga, Bodene Thompson, David Mead, William Zillman, Scott Prince, Luke Bailey, Riley Brown, Matthew White, Greg Bird, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison.  Interchange (from): Michael Henderson, Ryan James, Ben Ridge, Luke O'Dwyer, Kayne Lawton. 

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Mark Minichiello has been cleared to play.

Warriors: Lance Hohaia, Kevin Locke, Lewis Brown, Simon Mannering, Krisnan Inu, James Maloney, Brett Seymour, Sam Rapira, Aaron Heremaia, Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Elijah Taylor, Michael Luck. Interchange: Alehana Mara, Russell Packer, Ben Matulino, Ukuma Ta'ai.

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Manu Vatuvei has made the trip from Auckland and may return in place of Kevin Locke.

SUNDAY: 

St. George Illawarra Dragons v North QLD Cowboys at WIN Jubilee Oval, 3:00pm

Dragons: Kyle Stanley, Brett Morris, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby, Dan Hunt, Dean Young, Michael  Weyman, Beau Scott, Ben Creagh, Matt Prior.  Interchange: Jon Green, Nathan Fien, Adam Cuthbertson, Trent Merrin. 

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: The Dragons have 10 players involved in Friday's rep games and could be a very different-looking side by Sunday afternoon. Mark Gasnier and Dean Young will play despite being ruled out of the City-Country match.

Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Antonio Winterstein, Willie Tonga, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Ray Thompson, Johnathan Thurston, Matthew Scott, Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Scott Bolton, Leeson Ah Mau, Tariq Sims, Ashton Sims.

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: James Segeyaro is the Cowboys' 18th man, while Michael Morgan is on standby for Kangaroos halfback Johnathan Thurston.

MONDAY: 

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval, 7:00pm

Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Jamie Lyon (c), Steve Matai, Will Hopoate, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason King (c), Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Joe Galuvao, Glenn Stewart.  Interchange (from): Vic Mauro, Jamie Buhrer, George Rose, Tony Williams, David Williams, Michael Oldfield, Tim Robinson.

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Brett Stewart has trained well and is rated a good chance of playing, while Anthony Watmough is expected to play despite carrying an injury, but Jason King is expected to be ruled out. David Williams is back, but unlikely to beat the in-form Will Hopoate to a spot on the wing. 

Raiders:  Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Reece Robinson, Josh McCrone, Matt Orford, Dane Tilse, Alan Tongue (C), Brett White, Danny Galea, Bronson Harrison, Shaun Fensom.  Interchange (from):  Glen Buttriss, Josh Miller, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Trevor Thurling, Sam Mataora.  


Bye: 
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Penrith Panthers
Sydney Roosters
Parramatta Eels
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Cronulla Sharks
Wests Tigers
Newcastle Knights

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