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The official team lists for the opening weekend of the 2011 Telstra Premiership Final Series, now updated with Peter Sterling's late mail.

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Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium, 7:45pm.

Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Beau Ryan, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Lote Tuqiri, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Bryce Gibbs, Robbie Farah (c), Keith Galloway, Liam Fulton, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange (from): Mitch Brown, Mark Flanagan, Matt Groat, Aaron Woods, Matt Utai, Wade McKinnon, Andrew Fifita

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Chris Lawrence remains in doubt after missing training on Thursday. Matt Utai could replace him in the centres.

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. Interchanges (from): Jon Green, Nathan Fien, Adam Cuthbertson, Trent Merrin, Mitch Rein

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Mitch Rein, Jon Green or Adam Cuthbertson will drop off the bench.


Brisbane Broncos v New Zealand Warriors at Suncorp Stadium, 6:30pm.

Broncos: Gerard Beale, Dale Copley, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Jharal Yow Yew, Darren Lockyer (c), Peter Wallace, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Ben Hannant, Alex Glenn, Ben Te'o, Corey Parker. Interchange: Matt Gillett, Ben Hunt, Scott Anderson, David Hala

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Justin Hodges is expected to play despite a hamstring complaint.

Warriors: Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou, Joel Moon, Lewis Brown, Manu Vatuvei, James Maloney, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Aaron Heremaia, Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Simon Mannering (c), Micheal Luck. Interchange: Lance Hohaia, Ben Matulino, Russell Packer, Ukuma Ta’Ai, Elijah Taylor

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Shaun Berrigan is out, with Lewis Brown coming into the centres and Elijah Taylor added to the bench.

Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys at Sydney Football Stadium, 8:30pm.

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

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Brett Stewart is in doubt with a knee injury. Will Hopoate could replace him at fullback with Michael Oldfield to come onto the wing.

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, Dallas Johnson. Interchange (from): James Segeyaro, Scott Bolton, Jason Taumalolo, Ashton Sims, Cory Paterson

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Dallas Johnson returns from concussion. Matt Scott will also play despite a back complaint.


Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park, 4:00pm.

Storm: Billy Slater, Matt Duffie, Dane Nielsen, Beau Champion, Anthony Quinn, Maurice Blair, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Sika Manu, Todd Lowrie. Interchange (from): Ryan Hinchcliffe, Rory Kostjasyn, Adam Woolnough, Jaiman Lowe, Troy Thompson, Sisa Waqa

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: Maurice Blair is facing a fitness test over hamstring and shoulder problems. Rory Kostjasyn is on standby to start at five-eighth if Blair is out.

Knights: Kurt Gidley (c), James McManus, Junior Sa’u, Adam MacDougall, Akuila Uate, Ryan Stig, Jarrod Mullen, Evarn Tuimavave, Isaac De Gois, Antonio Kaufusi, Chris Houston, Neville Costigan, Joel Edwards. Interchange: Steve Southern, Zane Tetevano, Richie Fa’aoso, Mark Taufua

Peter Sterling's Late Mail: There is speculation Junior Sa'u could still be in some doubt to start in the centres. Siuatonga Likiliki would be his replacement.