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Simon Mannering celebrates his first try of the season against the Sharks.

All the Friday late mail for Round 25 on the NRL Telstra Premiership.


Sea Eagles: With Matt Ballin gone for the season, Jayden Hodges could be a late addition to Manly's bench to cover the vital hooking role. It's do or die for Manly.

Roosters: No changes, with all eyes on how the Roosters handle the loss of Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Michael Jennings is also missing with Mitchell Aubusson filling in at centre. 


Eels: Joseph Paulo could be a late inclusion on the bench, while captain Tim Mannah will play after overcoming a knee injury.

Sharks: No changes expected.


Knights: Jeremy Smith is in serious doubt with a hamstring injury. Chris Houston is likely to start at lock is Smith is ruled out. Dane Gagai has been spotted wearing a moon boot most of the week and is in doubt. 

Bulldogs: Whispers of a late Josh Reynolds and Aiden Tolman return refuse to go away, but they are unlikely to play at Hunter Stadium.


Storm: No changes expected despite the shock loss to Newcastle last week.

Cowboys: No late changes expected, but there are murmurs from up north that the injury to Michael Morgan is not as bad as first feared. He could return quicker than expected, though it won't be against the Storm.


Wests Tigers: No changes expected.

Warriors: Simon Mannering is carrying a few niggling injuries but should be right to play in a huge relief to NRL Fantasy coaches.


Titans: Nate Myles has a hand injury and must pass a fitness test to play what would be his final home game for the Titans. 

Dragons: No changes expected, with Jason Nightingale set to return from his ankle injury as named.


Raiders: Tackle machine Shaun Fensom needs to pass a concussion test before playing in this one.  

Panthers: No changes expected.

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