Updated: Round 26 team lists

The official team lists for Round 26 of the Telstra Premiership season, now updated with the Friday late mail.

FRIDAY

St George Illawarra Dragons v Penrith Panthers at WIN Stadium, 7:35pm.

Dragons: Darius Boyd, Brett Morris, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby (c), Dan Hunt, Dean Young, Michael Weyman, Beau Scott, Ben Creagh, Matt Prior. Interchange (from): Jon Green, Nathan Fien, Adam Cuthbertson, Trent Merrin, Mitch Rein

Late Mail: Adam Cuthbertson is likely to drop off the bench.

Panthers: Lachlan Coote, David Simmons, Junior Vai Vai, Brad Tighe, Adrian Purtell, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Nafe Seluini, Matthew Bell, Nathan Smith, Nigel Plum, Luke Lewis. Interchange: Kevin Kingston, Dayne Weston, Tim Grant, Blake Austin, Petero Civoniceva, Trent Waterhouse

Late Mail: Update - Petero Civoniceva and Trent Waterhouse both passed fitness tests on Friday and will play their final games for the Panthers tonight.


Newcastle Knights v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Ausgrid Stadium, 7:35pm.

Knights: Kurt Gidley (c), James McManus, Siuatonga Likiliki, Adam MacDougall, Akuila Uate, Ryan Stig, Jarrod Mullen, Evarn Tuimavave, Isaac De Gois, Antonio Kaufusi, Chris Houston, Neville Costigan, Joel Edwards. Interchange (from): Matt Hilder, Cameron Ciraldo, Richie Fa’aoso, Mark Taufua, Zane Tetevano

Late Mail: Matt Hilder has trained well this week and will return from a head knock.

Rabbitohs: Nathan Merritt, Dylan  Farrell, Shaun Corrigan, Chris McQueen, Fetuli Talanoa, John Sutton, Chris Sandow, Ben Ross, Issac Luke, Shannan McPherson, Eddy Pettybourne, David Taylor, Michael Crocker (c). Interchange (from): Luke Burgess, David Tyrrell, Jason Clark, Nathan Peats, James Roberts

Late Mail: John Sutton is likely to take a pain-killing injection and play despite a broken hand. Nathan Merritt is also a strong chance after training well this week.


SATURDAY

New Zealand Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys at Mt Smart Stadium, 5:30pm.

Warriors: Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou, Joel Moon, Shaun Berrigan, Krisnan Inu, James Maloney, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Alehana Mara, Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Simon Mannering (c), Micheal Luck. Interchange (from): Lance Hohaia, Russell Packer, Ben Matulino, Ukuma Ta'ai, Lewis Brown

Late Mail: Shaun Berrigan is a slight doubt with a hip injury. Lewis Brown is on standby.

Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Willie Tonga, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Ray Thompson, Johnathan Thurston (c), Matthew Scott (c), Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, TBC. Interchange (from): James Segeyaro, Scott Bolton, Jason Taumalolo, Ashton Sims, Cory Paterson, Leeson Ah Mau

Late Mail: Dallas Johnson is out with concussion. Leeson Ah Mau has been added to the Cowboys' squad.


Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers at Toyota Stadium, 7:30pm.

Sharks: Isaac Gordon, Stewart Mills, 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): Sam Tagataese, Taulima Tautai, Paul Aiton, Josh Cordoba, Ben Pomeroy

Late Mail: Dean Collis is expected to play despite back spasms. Ben Pomeroy is on standby.

Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Beau Ryan, Blake Ayshford, Matt Utai, Lote Tuqiri, Benji Marshall, Rob Lui, Bryce Gibbs, Robbie Farah (c), Keith Galloway, Liam Fulton, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange (from): Mitch Brown, Mark Flanagan, Matt Groat, Aaron Woods, Ben Murdoch-Masila


Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels at Skilled Park, 7:30pm.

Titans: Jordan Rankin, Steve Michaels, TBC, Clinton Toopi, David Mead, William Zillman, Preston Campbell (c), Luke Bailey, Matt Srama, Matthew White, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiello, Greg Bird. Interchange: Brenton Lawrence, Will Matthews, Bodene Thompson, Luke O’Dwyer, Ben Ridge

Late Mail: Esi Tonga has been ruled out. Bodene Thompson or Luke O'Dwyer will replace him in the centres. Ben Ridge has been added to the squad.

Eels: Luke Burt, Ryan Morgan, Justin Horo, Ben Smith, Chris Hicks, Jarryd Hayne, Casey  McGuire, Tim Mannah, Matt Keating, Fuifui Moimoi, Nathan Hindmarsh (c), Taniela Lasalo, Reni Maitua. Interchange: Shane Shackleton, Mitchell Allgood, Pat O'Hanlon, Justin Poore

Late Mail: Tim Mannah is in doubt with a hamstring injury. Mitchell Allgood is likely to start at prop if Mannah is out.


SUNDAY

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium, 2:00pm.

Bulldogs: Ben Barba, Steve Turner, Josh Morris, Jamal Idris, Jonathan Wright, Joel Romelo, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Josh Reynolds, Sam Kasiano, Frank Pritchard, Andrew Ryan (C), David Stagg. Interchange: Michael Hodgson, Mickey Paea, Gary Warburton, Kris Keating

Late Mail: Trent Hodkinson is expected to play despite missing training on Thursday with a calf cork.

Raiders: Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Danny Galea, Reece Robinson, Josh McCrone, Sam Williams, Brett White, Alan Tongue (c), David Shillington, Josh Papalii , Bronson Harrison , Shaun Fensom. Interchange (from): Michael Picker, Joe Picker, Sam Mataora, Dane Tilse, Jarrad  Kennedy



Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, 4:00pm.

Broncos: Josh Hoffman, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed, Ben Te'o, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren lockyer (c), Peter Wallace, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Scott Anderson, Alex Glenn, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker. Interchange: Matt Gillett, Ben Hunt, Ben Hannant, David Hala

Sea Eagles: Will Hopoate, Michael Robertson, Jamie Lyon (c), Steve Matai, Michael Oldfield, Jamie Buhrer, Daly Cherry-Evans, Joe Galuvao, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Shane Rodney, TBC. Interchange (from): Vic Mauro, Daniel Harrison, George Rose, Tony Williams, Terence Seuseu, Tim Robinson

Late Mail: Des Hasler will wait til Sunday to finalise his 17 and name who will come into the starting side for the suspended Glenn Stewart.


Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm at Sydney Football Stadium, 7:00pm.

Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Sam Perrett, Justin  Carney, Joseph 'BJ' Leilua, Phil Graham, Braith Anasta (c), Mitchell Pearce, Jason  Ryles, Jake Friend, Lama Tasi, Boyd Cordner, Aidan Guerra, Frank Paul Nuuausala. Interchange (from): Anthony Mitchell, Mose Masoe, Brad Takairangi, Tinirau Arona, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Storm: Billy Slater, Matthew Duffie, Dane Nielson, Beau Champion, Anthony Quinn, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Todd Lowrie. Interchange: Rory Kostjasyn, Atelea Vea, Adam Woolnough, Jaiman Lowe

Late Mail: Jesse Bromwich may be ruled out with an elbow injury. Troy Thompson is on standby. Cooper Cronk is also a chance of being rested ahead of the finals.