NRL Late Mail: Round 3
All the latest changes and injury rumours heading into the third round of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Sea Eagles v Bulldogs
Sea Eagles: No late changes expected for the home side, who will still be without five-eighth Kieran Foran due to the hamstring injury he sustained in Round 1.
Bulldogs: The Dogs are also expected to be 1-17, and will also continue without the services of regular five-eighth Josh Reynolds (arm).
Broncos v Cowboys
Broncos: The Brisbane side should be as per program for this Queensland derby, with no fresh injury concerns to come from this week.
Cowboys: Ben Hannant (groin) and Justin O'Neill (concussion) are concerns for North Queensland, but coach Paul Green expects both to play on Friday night. Lachlan Coote is a certain starter for what will be his first NRL game since 2013.
Warriors v Eels
Warriors: There was talk Shaun Johnson might miss this clash with an arm injury sustained in Round 2, but the Warriors halfback will take his place on the field on Saturday afternoon. Warriors to be 1-17.
Eels: There are doubts around Chris Sandow over an ankle injury, with the halfback no certain starter in Auckland. Despite naming Vai Toutai on the wing to replace the injured Semi Radradra, Parramatta are poised to include rookie John Folau in their final 17. Tepai Moeroa and Anthony Watmough both should be fit to play.
Raiders v Dragons
Raiders: There should be no late changes for the Raiders, who have already had to contend with the loss of Jack Wighton (eye socket). Despite hamstring injury concerns of his own, Jordan Rapana will slot in at fullback.
Dragons: Josh Dugan is a chance of making an early return against his former club, but will need to prove his fitness in one last session on Friday.
Storm v Sharks
Storm: Dale Finucane will start after successfully challenging his dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday.
Sharks: Named on an extended bench on Tuesday, Luke Lewis is set to return for the Sharks in what would be his first game of 2015. Chris Heighington is carrying a rib injury and is a chance to miss out on the final 17.
Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
Rabbitohs: With John Sutton ruled out for six weeks, Tim Grant looks likely to come into the premiers' final 17. Ben Lowe is a chance to start at lock, with Chris McQueen shifting out to the second row.
Wests Tigers: No late changes expected for the Tigers, who have started life under Jason Taylor with two consecutive wins.
Titans v Knights
Titans: The Titans are expected to be 1-17, with Greg Bird, Dave Taylor and Beau Falloon all returning from suspension. Matt White will also make his first start of 2015, recovering from a hamstring injury.
Knights: Sione Mata'utia is the only concern for Newcastle coach Rick Stone after missing training on Thursday with illness, but should be fine to take his place on the Knights bench. Tyler Randell is likely to again be the one to make way once the side is trimmed to 17.
Roosters v Panthers
Roosters: The Roosters should be fit and firing for their first home game of the season, with no new injury concerns. Willie Manu looks likely to be omitted from the final squad.
Panthers: Likewise, Penrith should field the same 17 named on Tuesday, with tackle break machine Josh Mansour ready to take his place on the wing after recovering from shoulder surgery. Jamie Soward is expected to miss six weeks with a back injury.