NRL Late Mail: Round 17

The team news and expected changes heading into Round 17 of the 2015 Telstra Premiership season, including the possible returns of Jamie Lyon and Tyson Frizell.

Official Round 17 team lists
NRL casualty ward

 

Panthers: No changes expected, with Jamie Soward to play despite a corked thigh.

Rabbitohs: Also expected to be 1-17, with Adam Reynolds cleared to play after last week's concussion. 

 

Dragons: Will Matthews is out with a suspension, Jason Nightingale faces a fitness test over an ankle injury, while Tyson Frizell could be a late inclusion if he recovers from a nagging back injury. 

Cowboys: Likely to be 1-17, with Ray Thompson back from a facial fracture and set to line up in the halves as named.

 

Sea Eagles: Jamie Lyon could be a late inclusion in place of Tom Trbojevic if he fully recovers from a hamstring injury by the weekend, while Josh Starling is likely to get a spot on the bench.

Sharks: Pat Politoni will start at hooker in place of the suspended Michael Ennis, while Sosaia Feki is fit to play despite leaving the field injured last weekend.

 

Wests Tigers: No changes expected.

Eels: No changes expected, with Isaac De Gois expected to miss another game with his facial fracture.

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