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Jake Friend made a huge impact in his return from injury in the Roosters' semi-final victory.

All the expected late changes for the eight Telstra Premiership matches over Round 6.

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Broncos v Roosters

Broncos: Jarrod Wallace could swap places with Sam Thaiday, who has been named to start, with the former captain being used as an impact player after 15 minutes.

Roosters: Hooker Jake Friend travelled with the Roosters to Brisbane and could be a late inclusion on the bench as he recovers from a shoulder injury. Aiden Guerra is out for up to six weeks with a fractured jaw.

Sharks v Knights

Sharks: Ben Barba has been named on the bench following his suspension, but it is unclear how he will be used by coach Shane Flanagan after the great performance by Jack Bird in the five-eighth role last week.

Knights: Sione Mata'utia is likely to be included in the 17 again, with Tyler Randell expected to drop off the bench.

Eels v Titans

Eels: Reece Robinson is expected to play after missing last week's game with a calf injury. 

Titans: No major changes expected. 

Warriors v Wests Tigers

Warriors: Albert Vete comes onto the bench in place of Dominique Peyroux.

Wests Tigers: No changes are likely, with Dene Halatau expected to pass a fitness test on Friday despite a slight quad injury.

Panthers v Sea Eagles

Panthers: With Dean Whare out, Jamal Idris is back in the centres and Sika Manu will start.

Sea Eagles: There are rumblings that Steve Matai will be a late inclusion for the Sea Eagles, while Jamie Lyon is still likely to return next week.

Raiders v Storm

Raiders: Jeremy Hawkins will replace the suspended Jordan Rapana.

Storm: Billy Slater has been ruled out for a month with a shoulder injury. Either Kurt Mann or Cameron Munster will take the custodian role but it is obviously a big loss for Melbourne.

Dragons v Bulldogs

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Dragons: No changes expected, with Ben Creagh a remote chance of making an early return from his back injury.

Bulldogs: Plenty of forced changes this week, with Tim Browne, Lloyd Perrett and Antonio Kaufusi coming into the team for suspended trio James Graham, David Klemmer and Sam Kasiano. Moses Mbye will play in the centres for Tim Lafai and Josh Reynolds will start at five-eighth, with Sam Perrett replacing the injured Brett Morris at fullback.

Rabbitohs v Cowboys

Rabbitohs: John Sutton will need to pass a late fitness test otherwise it is likely Greg Inglis could shift to five-eighth and Alex Johnston shift to fullback, with Adam Reynolds out with a knee injury.

Cowboys: No changes expected.



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