NRL Late Mail: Round 7
All the team rumours and late team news heading into Round 7 of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Bulldogs v Sea Eagles
Bulldogs: There is some doubt around Josh Morris and Tim Browne. Should the pair fail to play, expect Moses Mbye to play at centre, and Antonio Kaufusi to move into the starting side at prop. Des Hasler named a six-man bench on Tuesday, and Danny Fuaialo or Herman Ese'ese could be in line to make their first-grade debut.
Sea Eagles: Jamie Lyon is poised to make his return from injury, with Brett Stewart also a possible late inclusion.
Dragons v Broncos
Dragons: No fresh injury concerns for the Red V, with Josh Dugan cleared to play despite not finishing in last week's win over the Bulldogs.
Broncos: Adam Blair is likely to be a late inclusion in the side. There are doubts around the fitness of Ben Hunt and Lachlan Maranta, although Brisbane expect both their halfback and fullback to play on Friday night. Justin Hodges should be fine to play, named on Tuesday to make his return from injury.
Titans v Panthers
Titans: Despite picking up a hip injury last week against the Eels, Josh Hoffman will take his place at fullback. Matt White and Agnatius Paasi look set to battle it out for the final spot on the bench.
Panthers: No late changes expected for Penrith, with Elijah Taylor likely to line up in the back row despite injuring his knee in last week's win over the Sea Eagles.
Cowboys v Warriors
Cowboys: No fresh injury concerns for North Queensland, who should be unchanged, although Matthew Wright might replace Justin O'Neill on the wing after being a late scratching in Round 6.
Warriors: No changes expected for the Warriors.
Storm v Roosters
Storm: With a second six-day turnaround in as many weeks, coach Craig Bellamy named a large eight-man bench on Tuesday, indicating there may be a few late tweaks to the side. Billy Slater (shoulder) is still a few weeks away from returning.
Roosters: The Tricolours should be 1-17, with Jake Friend set to start his first game of the season after returning via the bench against the Broncos last week.
Wests Tigers v Raiders
Wests Tigers: No late changes expected for the Tigers in their first game of the season at Leichhardt Oval.
Raiders: Shaun Fensom is the big concern for the Green Machine headed into Round 7, and is unlikely to play despite being named on Tuesday. Also in doubt is Josh Hodgson, with Glenn Buttriss, Kurt Baptiste and Josh McCrone all a chance to start at dummy half. Jordan Rapana could also be included on the wing for Jeremy Hawkins.
Knights v Eels
Knights: Sione Mata'utia could be the man to drop off Newcastle's extended bench, with hooker Tyler Randell a chance to keep his spot on the interchange.
Eels: Richie Fa'aoso may make his NRL return with Parramatta after being included on an extended bench, in an otherwise unchanged Eels side.
Sharks v Rabbitohs
Sharks: Despite being assisted from the field last Friday against the Knights, Ben Barba is expected to take his place on the bench on Monday night.
Rabbitohs: John Sutton and Dylan Walker are a slight chance to return from injury against the Sharks. If they are named, it would force a re-shuffle with Jason Clark or Nathan Brown dropping out for Sutton, and Daryl Millard for Walker.