Updated: Round 23 Official NRL Team Lists

The official NRL team lists for Round 23 of the Telstra Premiership, now updated with the Friday morning late mail.


FRIDAY

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Sea Eagles at Bluetongue Stadium, 7:35pm (local). #NRLSOUMAN

RABBITOHS: Nathan Merritt, Justin Hunt, Matt King, Dylan Farrell, Andrew Everingham, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, Luke Burgess, Nathan Peats, Sam Burgess, Chris McQueen, Dave Taylor, Michael Crocker. Interchange (from): Jason Clark, Ben Lowe, Eddy Pettybourne, Isaac Luke, Dave Tyrrell, Roy Asotasi

Late Mail: Roy Asotasi could be another week away and instead continue his return from injury in the NSW Cup this weekend. Issac Luke is likely to start off the bench, as named, with Nathan Peats keeping his starting spot.


SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason King, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Tony Williams, Glenn Stewart. Interchange (from): Jamie Buhrer, Joe Galuvao, Vic Mauro, George Rose, Dean Whare, Tim Robinson

Late Mail: Steve Matai is likely to play despite an ankle injury after training well on Thursday, while Jason King is also in some doubt a bruised chest. Dean Whare and Tim Robinson are on standby.


Melbourne Storm v Gold Coast Titans at AAMI Park, 7:35pm (local). #NRLMELGLD

STORM: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Justin O'Neill, Will Chambers, Anthony Quinn, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith, Jason Ryles, Sika Manu, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange (from): Todd Lowrie, Bryan Norrie, Jaiman Lowe, Kevin Proctor, Rory Kostjasyn

Late Mail: Dane Nielsen is on standby for Justin O'Neill, who is in doubt with a groin injury.

TITANS: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Jamal Idris, Steve Michaels, David Mead, Aidan Sezer, Scott Prince, Luke Bailey, Matt Srama, Luke Douglas, Nate Myles, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison. Interchange (from): Matt White, Ben Ridge, Luke O'Dwyer, Beau Falloon, Greg Bird

Late Mail: Greg Bird will play and is likely to move into the starting side, with Mark Minichiello the man most likely to drop out. Nate Myles is expected to play despite a sternum injury.


SATURDAY

Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters at Parramatta Stadium, 5:30pm (local). #NRLPARSYD

EELS: Jake Mullaney, Luke Burt, Ryan Morgan, Cheyse Blair, Ken Sio, Ben Roberts, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah, Nathan Smith, Fuifui Moimoi, Nathan Hindmarsh, Ben Smith, Reni Maitua. Interchange: Joseph Paulo, Taulima Tautai, Justin Poore, Matthew Ryan

ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Joseph 'BJ' Leilua, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Tautau Moga, Braith Anasta, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Frank Paul Nuuausala, Brad Takairangi, Mitchell Aubusson, Boyd Cordner. Interchange (from): Daniel Mortimer, Tinirau Arona, Martin Kennedy, Jack Bosden, Lama Tasi



Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons at Allianz Stadium, 7:30pm (local). #NRLWSTSTI

TIGERS: Tim Moltzen, Matt Utai, Blake Ayshford, Beau Ryan, Marika Koroibete, Liam Fulton, Benji Marshall, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Adam Blair, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Junior Moors, Ray Cashmere, Matt Bell, Tim Simona

Late Mail: Beau Ryan and Gareth Ellis are both expected to play despite nursing nose and ankle injuries.


DRAGONS: Jason Nightingale, Brett Morris, Chase Stanley, Nathan Green, Daniel Vidot, Nathan Fien, Ben Hornby, Dan Hunt, Mitch Rein, Trent Merrin, Matt Prior, Ben Creagh, Dean Young. Interchange (from): Jamie Soward, Josh Miller, Will Matthews, Jack de Belin, Jack Stockwell
 
Late Mail: Josh Miller has been cleared to play despite a concussion. Matt Cooper won't return until Round 24 despite getting doing light training this week.


North Queensland Cowboys v Warriors at Dairy Farmers Stadium, 7:30pm (local). #NRLNQLWAR

COWBOYS: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston, Michael Morgan, Matthew Scott, Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange (from): Ray Thompson, Ricky Thorby, Ashton Sims, Scott Bolton, Anthony Mitchell, Joel Riethmuller

WARRIORS: Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou, Lewis Brown, Konrad Hurrell, Manu Vatuvei, Carlos Tuimavave, Shaun Johnson, Sione Lousi, Nathan Friend, Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Ben Henry, Elijah Taylor. Interchange (from): Russell Packer, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Micheal Luck, Steve Rapira, Sam Lousi

Late Mail: James Maloney is an outside chance of playing after travelling with the squad to Townsville. He would bump Carlos Tuimavave out of the side if he is cleared to play, but remains more likely to return next week.


SUNDAY

Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders at Centrebet Stadium, 2:00pm (local). #NRLPENCAN

PANTHERS: Michael Gordon, Josh Mansour, Michael Jennings, Brad Tighe, David Simmons, Lachlan Coote, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Kevin Kingston, Tim Grant, Clint Newton, Matt Robinson, Cameron Ciraldo. Interchange (from): Dayne Weston, Mitch Achurch, Ryan Simpkins, Danny Galea, Nigel Plum

RAIDERS: Josh Dugan, Sandor Earl, Jarrod Croker, Blake Ferguson, Reece Robinson, Josh McCrone, Sam Williams, David Shillington, Travis Waddell, Dane Tilse, Josh Papalii, Joel Thompson, Shaun Fensom. Interchange (from): Shaun Berrigan, Joe Picker, Mark Nicholls, Sam Mataora, Jarrad Kennedy, Bronson Harrison

Late Mail: Joe Picker has been cleared of concussion. Dane Tilse could be a late withdrawal, with his wife due to give birth early next week.



Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium, 3:00pm (local). #NRLCBYBRI

BULLDOGS: Ben Barba, Sam Perrett, Josh Morris, Krisnan Inu, Jonathan Wright, Josh Reynolds, Kris Keating, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis, James Graham, Frank Pritchard, Josh Jackson, Greg Eastwood. Interchange (from): Martin Taupau, Dale Finucane, Corey Payne, David Stagg, Joel Romelo

Late Mail: James Graham is likely to play despite picking up a knee injury last weekend. Josh Reynolds and David Stagg will play despite forearm and ankle injuries, respectively.

BRONCOS: Corey Norman, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Lachlan Maranta, Ben Hunt, Peter Wallace, Ben Hannant, Andrew McCullough, Petero Civoniceva, Matt Gillett, Sam Thaiday, Ben Te'o. Interchange: Luke Capewell, Josh McGuire, Mitchell Dodds, Dunamis Lui 

Late Mail: Josh Hoffman has been stood down for arriving late to training, with Corey Norman taking his place at fullback and Luke Capewell moving onto the bench. Corey Parker, originally ruled out for 2-4 weeks, is some chance of playing after completing Brisbane's final two training sessions.


MONDAY

Newcastle Knights v Cronulla Sharks at Hunter Stadium, 7:00pm (local). #NRLNEWCRO

KNIGHTS: Darius Boyd, Kevin Naiqama, Dane Gagai, Timana Tahu, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, Kade Snowden, Danny Buderus, Willie Mason, Chris Houston, Joel Edwards, Neville Costigan. Interchange (from): Robbie Rochow, Zeb Taia, Adam Cuthbertson, Alex McKinnon, Zane Tetevano

SHARKS: Matthew Wright, John Williams, Ricky Leutele, Colin Best, Nathan Stapleton, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Mark Taufua, Isaac De Gois, Ben Ross, Jeremy Smith, Anthony Tupou, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Andrew Fifita, Tyson Frizell, John Morris, Jayson Bukuya

Late Mail: Wade Graham and Bryce Gibbs are both expected to be another week away.