Updated: Round 8 Official NRL Team Lists

The official NRL team lists for Round 8 of the Telstra Premiership, announced first on NRL.com, now updated with the Friday late mail.


FRIDAY

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium, 7:35pm (local). #NRLCBYMAN
 
BULLDOGS: Ben Barba, Steve Turner, Josh Morris, Jono Wright, Bryson Goodwin, Josh Reynolds, Kris Keating, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis, Sam Kasiano, Frank Pritchard, Dene Halatau, David Stagg. Interchange (from): James Graham, Greg Eastwood, Corey Payne, Joel Romelo, Martin Taupau.

SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon (c), Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason King (c), Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Jamie Buhrer, Glenn Stewart. Interchange (from): Joe Galuvao, Dean Whare, Nick Skinner, Vic Mauro, Daniel Harrison, Liam Foran

Late Mail: Brett and Glenn Stewart are both likely to make their return from injury, while Kieran Foran is set to miss the game with a hamstring injury. Liam Foran could replace him in the side, or Jamie Lyon could switch to five-eighth with Dean Whare coming into the 13 at centre.


Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium, 7:35pm (local). #NRLBRIGLD

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), Corey Parker. Interchange: Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett, Dunamis Lui 

TITANS: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Jamal Idris, Dominique Peyroux, David Mead, Aidan Sezer, Scott Prince, Luke Bailey, Matt Srama, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Luke O’Dwyer, Nate Myles. Interchange (from): Matthew White, Michael Henderson, Mark Minichiello, Bodene Thompson, Phil Graham

Late Mail: Jamal Idris will play after passing a fitness test on his hamstring.


SATURDAY

South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium, 7:30pm (local). #NRLSOUNQL

RABBITOHS: Greg Inglis, Andrew Everingham, Matt King, Dylan Farrell, Chris McQueen, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, Scott Geddes, Issac Luke, Dave Tyrrell, Eddy Pettybourne, Dave Taylor, Michael Crocker. Interchange (from): Jason Clark, Ben Lowe, Neccrom Areaiiti, Josh Starling, Shaune Corrigan, Nathan Merritt

Late Mail: Nathan Merritt's return from a toe injury is yet to be confirmed. Chris McQueen is likely to drop out of the starting side if Merritt plays.

COWBOYS: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Antonio Winterstein, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Johnathan Thurston (c), Ray Thompson, Ashton Sims, Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Tariq Sims, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: James Segeyaro, Scott Bolton, Ricky Thorby, Jason Taumalolo.

Late Mail: Matt Scott won't travel with the squad. Glenn Hall is out with a foot injury, with Scott Bolton replacing him.


SUNDAY

Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium, 2:00pm (local). #NRLCANCRO

RAIDERS: Reece Robinson, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Shaun Berrigan, Jack Wighton, Josh Mccrone, Sam Williams, David Shillington (c), Glen Buttriss, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Josh Papalii, Bronson Harrison, Shaun Fensom. Interchange (from): Matt Mcilwrick, Joel Thompson, Sam Mataora, Dane Tilse, Joe Picker

Late Mail: Josh Dugan trained with Canberra on Thursday and is a chance of playing his first game since Round 3. Shaun Fensom is a confirmed starter.

SHARKS: Matthew Wright, 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. Interchange (from): Andrew  Fifita, Wade Graham, John Morris, Sam Tagataese, Mark Taufua

Late Mail: Bryce Gibbs is expected to play despite a corked knee.


Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium, 3:00pm (local). #NRLPARWST

EELS: Jarryd Hayne, Ken Sio, Cheyse Blair, Willie Tonga, Luke Burt, Ben Roberts, Casey McGuire, Tim Mannah, Matthew Keating, Mitchell Allgood, Nathan Hindmarsh (C), Joseph Paulo, Reni Maitua. Interchange: Fuifui Moimoi, Justin Poore, Matt Ryan, TBA

Late Mail: Chris Sandow has been dropped to the NSW Cup where he'll play for Wentworthville. Casey McGuire replaces him in the halves.

TIGERS: Tim Moltzen, Beau Ryan, Joel Reddy, Chris Lawrence, Lote Tuqiri, Benji Marshall, Tom Humble, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Adam Blair, Liam Fulton, Matt Bell. Interchange (from): Blake Ayshford, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Matt Groat, Ray Cashmere

Late Mail: The Tigers are expected to run out as named despite a virus hitting the squad this week.


MONDAY

Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers at Hunter Stadium, 7:00pm (local). #NRLNEWPEN

KNIGHTS: Darius Boyd, James McManus, Wes Naiqama, Timana Tahu, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Kurt Gidley, Kade Snowden, Danny Buderus, Evarn Tuimavave, Chris Houston, Zeb Taia, Neville Costigan. Interchange: Matt Hilder, Joel Edwards, Willie Mason, Alex McKinnon

Late Mail: Danny Buderus hasn't run at training because of an Achilles injury, but is still likely to play. Kurt Gidley is also expected to return from a knee injury.

PANTHERS: Lachlan Coote, David Simmons, Michael Jennings, Geoff Daniela, Brad Tighe, Blake Austin, Luke Walsh, Sam Mckendry, Travis Burns, Dayne Weston, Cameron Ciraldo, Danny Galea, Luke Lewis. Interchange: Ryan Simpkins, Chris Armit, Clint Newton, Matt Robinson

Late Mail: The Panthers are hopeful Tim Grant can make a long-awaited return from a calf injury, but it remains likely that he and Kevin Kingston will both return in Round 9.