NRL Late Mail: Round 21
All the late mail for Round 21 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Roosters: Isaac Liu could be a late omission, with Suaia Matagi the likely forward to come on to the bench.
Bulldogs: Frank Pritchard and Curtis Rona are both in doubt for the Friday night blockbuster. Shaun Lane might start in the second row pending late fitness tests. Corey Thompson is on standby for Rona.
Wests Tigers: Robbie Farah will play his first game back from a broken hand. No late changes expected from the Tigers.
Storm: No changes for Melbourne with Jesse Bromwich successfully defending himself at the NRL judiciary.
Warriors: Ryan Hoffman has not been named, but could be a late inclusion for a Warriors outfit desperate for a win to keep touch with the other top-eight contenders. Manu Vatuvei and Konrad Hurrell return to the team, but all pressure will be on Tuimoala Lolohea, filling the dancing boots of halfback Shaun Johnson who is out for the season with a broken ankle.
Sharks: No changes expected for Cronulla.
Cowboys: North Queensland are on a roll and won't be expecting any late changes.
Raiders: Should line up as per program.
Sea Eagles: Steve Matai was badly concussed last week and will need to prove his fitness before taking the field. Exciting youngster Tom Trbojevic will be on standby after running for over 400 metres and scoring four tries last week in the under-20s.
Broncos: UPDATE: Justin Hodges is in doubt with a knee injury. Corey Parker has been cleared to play despite struggling with a bruised arm.
Dragons: No changes expected at this stage for the big Red V.
Knights: Joseph Tapine is set to replace Tariq Sims, who has a shoulder injury. Five-eighth Carlos Tuimavave is in doubt, which could result in a reshuffle for Danny Buderus's first match in charge. Kurt Gidley will shift to the halves if Tuimavave is ruled out, pushing Sione Mata'utia to fullback.
Rabbitohs: UPDATE: Luke Keary and Dylan Walker are likely to play despite suffering minor injuries at training this week. There is talk that Joel Reddy will make way for rookie Aaron Gray, while Ben Lowe could be a late inclusion on the bench.
Panthers: No changes expected for Penrith, despite rumours of a early return for Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.
Titans: Nate Myles and Ryan James are both in doubt for Monday night, but time is on their side to prove their fitness. David Hala and David Taylor have been named on an extended bench and will come in if either player is ruled out through injury.
Eels: Will Hopoate is in doubt with a hamstring complaint, but should be right by the time Monday night football rolls around.