Late Mail: Round 12
All the latest team news and possible changes as we count down to kick-off in Round 12 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Panthers v Eels
Panthers: Isaah Yeo is in for Jamal Idris, who has been granted leave by Penrith to take an indefinite break from rugby league to address personal issues. Tyrone Peachey will start for Adam Docker, who is out with soreness. Nigel Plum and Bryce Cartwright come on to the bench, with Tim Grant dropping off, while Lewis Brown and Elijah Taylor are both fit after missing the Panthers' previous game.
Eels (update): Coach Brad Arthur has confirmed Jarryd Hayne will be rested following his Man of the Match effort in State of Origin I on Wednesday night, with Justin Hunt to make his Eels debut at fullback. Peni Terepo will start for Joseph Paulo in the pack. Englishman Lee Mossop has dropped out of the 17 to play another week with Wentworthville in the NSW Cup as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.
Roosters v Raiders
Roosters: Origin stars Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings and Aidan Guerra will all play, with the Roosters 1-17.
Raiders: Queensland's Josh Papalii will play, but Joel Edwards is out for four to six weeks with a fractured cheekbone. Shannon Boyd will take his place on the bench.
Cowboys v Storm
Cowboys: The starting side is unchanged, while John Asiata will make his club debut as Joel Riethmuller drops out of the side. North Queensland's Origin quartet will all play after coming through the series opener unscathed.
Storm: Captain Cameron Smith will play at halfback, despite an ankle injury suffered in Origin I, taking the place of Cooper Cronk (broken arm). Cameron Munster will debut at fullback for Billy Slater (shoulder). Ryan Hinchcliffe will start at hooker, while Junior Moors come on to the bench and Mitch Garbutt will play in jersey No.18.
Warriors v Knights
Warriors: Shaun Johnson is likely to recover from his ankle and groin injuries in time to play, with Tuimoala Lolohea on standby.
Knights: Jake Mamo is set to replace Akuila Uate (knee) on the wing. Beau Scott has been cleared to play with an early guilty plea to his dangerous throw charge from Origin I, and Darius Boyd will also play. Jeremy Smith will return from his knee injury at lock as named.
Broncos v Sea Eagles
Broncos (update): Justin Hodges will be rested due to an ankle complaint, but fellow Maroons Corey Parker and Matt Gillett should play. Sam Thaiday returns from a calf injury.
Sea Eagles (update): NSW forward Anthony Watmough is out with a biceps injury, joining Queensland star Daly Cherry-Evans, who has been ruled out with a knee injury suffered in State of Origin I. Jack Littlejohn is set to replace Cherry-Evans, with James Hasson likely to cover Watmough.
Rabbitohs v Dragons
Rabbitohs: Issac Luke is close to a return from his shoulder injury, and could be a late inclusion at the expense of bench hooker Cameron McInnes. Origin stars Greg Inglis, Ben Te'o and Chris McQueen should play.
Dragons: Brett Morris is out indefinitely after dislocating his shoulder in Origin I, having suffered a joint fracture and ligament damage. Fellow Blue Trent Merrin is likely to play.
Byes: Bulldogs, Sharks, Titans, Wests Tigers