Updated: Round 5 Official NRL Team Lists

The official team lists for Round 5 of the Telstra Premiership, announced first on NRL.com, now updated with the Friday late mail.

FRIDAY

Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium, 7:30pm (local). #NRLBRISTI

BRONCOS: Josh Hoffman, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Dale Copley, Corey Norman, Peter Wallace, Ben Hannant, Andrew McCullough, Petero Civoniceva, Alex Glenn, Sam Thaiday (c), Matt Gillett. Interchange: Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Ben Te'o, Scott Anderson 

DRAGONS: Brett Morris, Daniel Vidot, Kyle Stanley, Beau Scott, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby (c), Dan Hunt, Mitch Rein, Michael Weyman, Matt Prior, Ben Creagh, Dean Young. Interchange: Leeson Ah Mau, Jeremy Latimore, Trent Merrin, Jack De Belin, Nathan Green

Late mail: Jack de Belin is expected to return from a shoulder injury, with Nathan Green on standby.


Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park, 7:30pm (local). #NRLMELNEW

STORM: Billy Slater, Matt Duffie, Dane Nielsen, Will Chambers, Sisa Waqa, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Bryan Norrie, Sika Manu, Ryan Hoffman, Todd Lowrie. Interchange (from): Ryan Hinchcliffe, Kevin Proctor, Siosaia Vave, Jason Ryles, Rory Kostjasyn

Late mail: Gareth Widdop has an ankle injury and has been rated a 50-50 chance of playing. Justin O'Neill remains some chance of returning from a calf injury, but Will Chambers is still expected to play.

KNIGHTS: Darius Boyd, James McManus, Tafeaga Junior Sa'u, Timana Tahu, Akuila Uate, Kurt Gidley, Jarrod Mullen, Kade Snowden, Danny Buderus, Lisiate Richie Fa'aoso, Chris Houston, Zeb Taia, Neville Costigan. Interchange (from): Alex McKinnon, Adam Cuthbertson, Joel Edwards, Zane Tetevano, Matt Hilder

Late mail: Matt Hilder is expected to drop off the bench.


SATURDAY

Penrith Panthers v Cronulla Sharks at Centrebet Stadium, 5:30pm (local). #NRLPENCRO

PANTHERS: Lachlan Coote, Etu Uaisele, Michael Jennings, Brad Tighe, David Simmons, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Sam Mckendry, Kevin Kingston, Dayne Weston, Clint Newton, Cameron Ciraldo, Luke Lewis (c). Interchange (from): Danny Galea, Mitch Achurch, Blake Austin, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Robinson

Late mail: Tim Grant will undergo a fitness test on Friday on his calf injury and could return despite not being named.

SHARKS: Nathan Gardner, Stewart Mills, Ben Pomeroy, Colin Best, John Williams, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Bryce Gibbs, Isaac  De Gois, Ben Ross, Jeremy Smith, Jayson Bukuya, Paul Gallen (c). Interchange: Andrew  Fifita, Wade Graham, John Morris, Sam Tagataese

Late mail: Matthew Wright could replace Stewart Mills, who is struggling with a calf injury. Nathan Gardner (concussion) and Bryce Gibbs (broken thumb) are both likely to play.


Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles at Parramatta Stadium, 7:30pm (local). #NRLPARMAN

EELS: Jarryd Hayne, Ken Sio, Esi Tonga, Willie Tonga, Cheyse Blair, Ben Roberts, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah, Matthew Keating, Mitchell Allgood, Nathan Hindmarsh (c), Taniela Lasalo, Reni Maitua. Interchange: Casey McGuire, Fuifui Moimoi, Justin Poore, Joseph Paulo

Late mail: There has been talk Nathan Hindmarsh could be shifted to the front row, with Fuifui Moimoi to start in the second row and Tim Mannah coming off the bench.

SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Michael Oldfield, Jamie Lyon (C), Dean Whare, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason King (C), Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Jamie Buhrer, Daniel Harrison. Interchange: Nick Skinner, Vic Mauro, Darcy Lussick, Jorge Taufua

Late mail: Glenn Stewart is very unlikely to make an early return from injury.


Sydney Roosters v Warriors at Allianz Stadium, 7:30pm (local). #NRLSYDWAR

ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Joseph 'BJ' Leilua, Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sam Perrett, Braith Anasta, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Martin Kennedy, Boyd Cordner, Tom Symonds, Frank Paul Nuuausala. Interchange: Lama Tasi, Tinirau Arona, Daniel Mortimer, Mose Masoe

Late mail: Rookie centre Tautau Moga is some chance of being called up to the Roosters side after returning from injury in the NSW Cup last week.

WARRIORS: Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou, Ben Henry, Jerome Ropati, Manu Vatuvei, James Maloney, Shaun Johnson, Sione Lousi, Nathan Friend, Ben Matulino, Feleti Mateo, Simon Mannering (c), Elijah Taylor. Interchange (from): Russell Packer, Ukuma Ta’Ai, Lewis Brown, Sam Rapira, Glen Fisiiahi, Konrad Hurrell

Late mail: Kevin Locke will undergo a fitness test on a corked knee, with Glen Fisiiahi on standby. Manu Vatuvei has been cleared of a hamstring injury, meaning Konrad Hurrell is likely to fall off the extended bench.


SUNDAY

Gold Coast Titans v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at Skilled Park, 2:00pm (local). #NRLGLDCBY

TITANS: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Steve Michaels, Beau Champion, Dominique Peyroux, Greg Bird, Jordan Rankin, Luke Bailey, Matt Srama, Luke Douglas, Nate Myles, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison. Interchange (from): Brenton Lawrence, Ben Ridge, Bodene Thompson, Luke O’Dwyer, Michael Henderson, Kayne Lawton

Late mail: Scott Prince and Jamal Idris are both strong chances of being late call-ups for the Titans. Idris would replace Steve Michaels in the centres while Prince would shift Jordan Ranking from halfback to five-eighth, with Greg Bird returning to the forward pack.
 
BULLDOGS: Ben Barba, Steve Turner, Josh Morris, Jonathan Wright, Bryson Goodwin, Josh Reynolds, Kris Keating, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis, Sam Kasiano, Frank Pritchard, Dene Halatau, David Stagg. Interchange: James Graham, Greg Eastwood, Corey Payne, Joel Romelo


Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium, 3:00pm (local). #NRLWSTSOU

WESTS TIGERS: Tim Moltzen, Beau Ryan, Joel Reddy, Chris Lawrence, Lote Tuqiri, Benji Marshall, Tom Humble, Aaron  Woods, Liam  Fulton, Matt Bell, Adam Blair, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Sean Meaney, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Matt Groat, Blake Ayshford

Late mail: Benji Marshall has trained and is expected to play despite reports he would be rested following head knocks in the past two weeks.

RABBITOHS: Greg Inglis, Andrew Everingham, Matt King, Shaune Corrigan, Dylan Farrell, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, Scott Geddes, Issac Luke, Roy Asotasi, Sam Burgess, Eddy Pettybourne, Michael Crocker. Interchange (from): Ben Lowe, David Taylor, Jason Clark, David Tyrrell, Neccrom Areaiiti

Late mail: Neccrom Areaiiti is set to drop off the bench. Nathan Merritt is unlikely to return from a foot injury.


MONDAY

Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium, 7:00pm (local). #NRLCANNQL

RAIDERS: Reece Robinson, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Shaun Berrigan, Jack Wighton, Terry Campese (c), Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Joel Thompson, Bronson Harrison, Josh Papalii. Interchange (from): Travis Waddell, Joe Picker, Sam Mataora, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Jarrad Kennedy

Late mail: David Shillington is likely to be ruled out with an oblique strain, with Tom Learoyd-Lahrs set to start in the front row. Dane Tilse is a slight chance of being a late inclusion on the bench.

COWBOYS: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston (c), Ray Thompson, Ashton Sims, Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: James Segeyaro, Joel Riethmuller, Ricky Thorby, Jason Taumalolo.

Late mail: Antonio Winterstein is in doubt with a knee injury, with Kalifa Faifai Loa on standby. Tariq Sims could make an early return from injury.