Friday Late Mail
Eels v Sea Eagles
Eels: Expected to be 1-17, with both David Gower and Peni Terepo passing fitness tests.
Sea Eagles: Steve Matai is on track to return from a shoulder injury.
Broncos v Knights
Broncos: Justin Hodges is set to start the match at fullback, with Lachlan Maranta – named at fullback on Tuesday – to switch to the wing and Dale Copley moving to centre.
Knights: Update: Jarrod Mullen didn't complete training on Friday due to a cork, with Michael Dobson travelling to Brisbane as cover. Wayne Bennett has confirmed former Sharks Jeremy Smith and Kade Snowden have accepted bans from ASADA and won't play again this season.
Rabbitohs v Cowboys
Rabbitohs: Kyle Turner is fit to make his return as named.
Cowboys: Matthew Wright will make a decision on whether to accept an ASADA ban on Friday. James Tamou is hopeful of being a late inclusion if he overcomes his neck injury.
Warriors v Roosters
Warriors: Konrad Hurrell is a confirmed starter after recovering from his hamstring injury.
Roosters: Sonny Bill Williams has trained this week after recovering from a broken thumb and is set to be a late inclusion. Jake Friend is also pushing to return from his hamstring injury, with fellow hooker Heath L'Estrange also out injured.
Sharks v Raiders
Sharks: Paul Gallen and Anthony Tupou, who reportedly have received 'show cause' notices from ASADA, are amongst the players facing a decision on the authority's offer of a ban. They will miss the match if they accept the deal, but will play if they decide to fight the charges.
Raiders: Expected to be 1-17. Terry Campese could be fit this week but has been named to play in the NSW Cup in any case.
Dragons v Titans
Dragons: Ben Creagh (hamstring) and Dan Hunt (back) are both pushing to be late inclusions.
Titans: Paul Carter is in doubt with a shoulder injury, while David Mead and Maurice Blair could both force their way back into the side if they recover from injuries. Luke Douglas and Albert Kelly reportedly are the Titans' players facing potential ASADA bans, although Kelly is not in the Titans' side this week.
Panthers v Storm
Panthers: James Segeyaro is set to play despite picking up an ankle injury last week, but will need to prove his fitness on Sunday.
Storm: Expected to be 1-17.