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Wests Tigers will be sweating on the fitness of skipper Robbie Farah as he prepares to play in Origin II.

All the team changes and late mail for Round 15 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.


Sea Eagles: Daly Cherry-Evans was made to get through a lot of defensive work during Origin II with NSW targeting him all Wednesday night, but he should be right to back-up for Manly on Friday night. Josh Starling could be a late inclusion. 

Wests Tigers: Robbie Farah wasn't named and is expected to miss this game with a shoulder injury he carried into Origin II. Aaron Woods should back-up his barnstorming Origin performance and take on Manly at Brookvale.



Raiders: No changes expected for the Green Machine.

Cowboys: Plenty of players backing up from Origin, but none are carrying injuries out of Wednesday's epic. Still, any of Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, James Tamou and Michael Morgan could be a late omission, with Robert Lui a chance of replacing Thurston in the side. 



Titans: Hooker Chad Redman will come straight into the team on the bench after signing from Newcastle during the week, while former Rooster Nene Macdonald could also make his Titans debut with Brad Tighe battling a shoulder injury. Dave Taylor will come into the 17 in place of Ben Ridge (knee). Nate Myles is in doubt after picking up a foot injury during Origin. 

Warriors: Sam Tomkins is always a chance to be a late inclusion and travelled with the side to the Gold Coast, while Ryan Hoffman will have to prove he is right after undergoing a concussion test during Origin. Albert Vete might come onto the bench again.



Bulldogs: Expect changes to the team named by coach Des Hasler on Tuesday, with all the Bulldogs' Origin players initially left out. The Origin contingent will be watched carefully but both Morris players could miss the match.

Panthers: Josh Mansour is unlikely to be a late inclusion, while Jamie Soward is expected to play despite a training scare earlier in the week.



Knights: Adam Clydsdale could be ruled out with a shoulder complaint, meaning Tyler Randell is likely to start in the hooking role.  

Sharks: It is unlikely captain Paul Gallen will play after hurting his ribs during Origin. He has had problems sleeping as a result of the injury and is in great doubt for the clash.



Storm: Billy Slater will not play again this year, so Cameron Munster gets to claim the No.1 for himself and for a long period.

Broncos: Had a massive representation at Origin II, but all players came through unscathed. Still, there is speculation Corey Parker and Josh McGuire could be rested. Justin Hodges escaped suspension after being cited during the clash, but might also be rested to keep him fresh for the business end of the season.



Dragons: Josh Dugan and Trent Merrin both got through Origin and should play, while there are rumours Joel Thompson may be a late inclusion.

Roosters: Sam Moa has been suspended for a week and will miss the clash after he was unsuccesful at the NRL judiciary on Thursday night. Mitch Pearce played well in Origin, while Boyd Cordner also got through the game with no injury concerns. Both should be right to play and no late changes are expected.



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