Wests Tigers v Warriors at Sydney Football Stadium, Friday night, September 16 at 7.45pm
Chris Lawrence is an important inclusion for the Tigers after he failed to make a comeback from his torn hamstring against the Dragons last Friday night. By the time he takes the field against the Warriors it will be six weeks since he suffered the injury. He replaces former Bulldog Matt Utai, who had a difficult night in defence up against Mark Gasnier last week.
The Warriors have recalled former Parramatta three-quarter Krisnan Inu as the replacement for centre Joel Moon, who underwent surgery on Monday for a dislocated right ankle. The Warriors have been badly affected by injury to their centres, with Moon joining Shaun Berrigan (hip) and Jerome Ropati (knee) on the sidelines. Inu will be partnered in the centres by Lewis Brown.
IN: Chris Lawrence
OUT: Matthew Utai
IN: Krisnan Inu
OUT: Joel Moon
Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday night, September 17 at 6.45pm
The Broncos and the Dragons have named unchanged line-ups for Saturday night’s blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium. There is significant concern at the Broncos, however, for Test centre Justin Hodges, who failed to complete Tuesday’s training session. Forward Adam Cuthbertson was omitted from the Dragons’ starting 17 against Wests Tigers but he has again been selected as part of a five-man interchange.
St George Illawarra
IN: Adam Cuthbertson