Rabbitohs forward John Sutton isn't far away from a return to the field.

Friday Late Mail: Round 24

The expected late changes and injury rumours heading into the 24th round of the Telstra Premiership season.

Official NRL team lists
Round 24 judiciary news
NRL casualty ward

 

Rabbitohs: John Sutton is no certain starter for the Friday night blockbuster, with Cody Walker in line to make his NRL debut if the former Souths skipper is unable to recover in time. Glenn Stewart could also be shifted to five-eighth, with Cameron McInnes likely to be start at hooker and Paul Carter to drop back to the bench.

Bulldogs: No late changes expected for the Dogs, who should be 1-17.

 

Sharks: Should be as per program following their Monday night loss to the Storm.

Wests Tigers: Aaron Woods is the main concern for the Tigers, with the representative prop to be given as much time as is needed to prove his fitness. At this stage, he should take his place on Saturday afternoon.

 

Warriors: UPDATE: Rookie Mason Lino will replace Chad Townsend (illness) in the halves.

Cowboys: Expected to be unchanged, with NYC star Coen Hess to make his NRL debut via the interchange.

 

Roosters: With Aidan Guerra and Blake Ferguson both cleared at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night, Trent Robinson's side will be unchanged for this top-of-the-table clash.

Broncos: UPDATE: Jack Reed and Lachlan Maranta are both out, with Dale Copley coming into the centres and Corey Oates moving onto the wing. 

 

Titans: Nate Myles and Ryan James should be fine to take their place in the Titans side, who should be as per the team named on Tuesday.

Raiders: Expected to be 1-17.

 

Sea Eagles: After successfully challenging his charge at the NRL judiciary, Jorge Taufua will take his place on the wing for Manly. Steve Matai continues to play with a broken finger and nose, with young gun Tom Trbojevic to remain in the Sea Eagles' NYC side.

Eels: With Will Hopoate returning from injury, Tim Mannah (knee) is the main concern for Parramatta, with the Eels skipper still a good chance of playing on Sunday. 

 

Storm: Dale Finucane is out for at least a month after picking up a nasty wrist injury on Monday night, Ryan Hinchcliffe should return to the starting side at lock, with either Jordan McLean or Nelson Asofa-Solomona to come onto the bench.

Knights: Joe Tapine and Sam Mataora will battle it out for the final spot on the interchange, in a side that should be otherwise unchanged.