NRL Late Mail: Round 22
All the expected late changes and injury and suspension news heading into Round 22 of the Telstra Premiership season.
Broncos: Wayne Bennett might look to add Corey Oates to his starting side on the wing, with Lachlan Maranta likely to be the man to make way.
Bulldogs: Found guilty at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night, lock Greg Eastwood will miss the Dogs' Friday night clash with the Broncos. Lloyd Perrett was named on an extended bench on Tuesday and is the man most likely to replace Eastwood in the 17.
Sea Eagles: No late changes expected, with talented youngster Tom Trbojevic forced out of the side by the returning Steve Matai.
Rabbitohs: Paul Carter could be in line to make his Rabbitohs debut, with Chris Grevsmuhl and Kyle Turner no certainty to take to the field on Friday night. Jason Clark was named 18th man on Tuesday, and could feature somewhere in the final 17.
Warriors: The home side are still likely to be without their regular starting second-rowers. Ryan Hoffman is more of a chance of returning, with Bodene Thompson still at least a week away.
Dragons: The Red V run out as named, bolstered by the return of Trent Merrin from suspension.
Sharks: Cronulla are expected to be 1-17, following the announcement on Thursday that Andrew and David Fifita will be suspended for six weeks. However veteran Luke Lewis could be a chance of playing after completing the captain's run on Friday as he returns from a knee injury suffered in Round 20.
Cowboys: Despite some injury concerns surrounding key men Johnathan Thurston and Lachlan Coote, North Queensland should be unchanged.
Eels: Corey Norman, Will Hopoate and Brad Takairangi all return for the Eels, who should be as per program.
Panthers: Despite boasting a horror casualty ward, the Panthers are expected to be 1-17 for their trip to Darwin.
Storm: There's every chance Tohu Harris could revert to the forwards, with the New Zealand international spending time in the centres of late. Nelson Asofa-Solomona is in line for a recall, as is Kurt Mann.
Titans: Despite being named to return from injury on Tuesday, there is still some doubt surrounding captain Nate Myles, who continues to battle a shoulder injury.
Knights: Newcastle could be forced to turn to their young group of forwards yet again, with Kade Snowden (concussion) and David Fa'alogo in doubt. Joseph Tapine and Sam Mataora are the men likely to come in if the experienced duo fail to recover in time for Sunday's game. The Knights' woes in the halves also looks set to continue, with Carlos Tuimavave a chance of missing this one.
Roosters: Should be as per program.
Raiders: Expected to be 1-17, with Jarrad Kennedy the man to replace the injured Sia Soliola in the back row.
Wests Tigers: No late changes expected for the away side as well.