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Sharks fullback Ben Barba is proud the club are supporting the RECOGNISE campaign in Indigenous Round.

The team rumours and expected late changes ahead of the final round of the Telstra Premiership regular season.


Roosters: Shaun Kenny-Dowall is set to return on the wing for the Tricolours, with Brendan Elliot set to make way despite scoring a hat-trick last week against Manly.

Rabbitohs: Set to be unchanged, but Paul Carter could be a late inclusion on the final bench after being named 18th man on Tuesday.


Panthers: Despite being named on Tuesday, Bryce Cartwright and Jamie Soward won't play. Sione Katoa and Chris Smith will come into the side, both to make their NRL debut. UPDATE: Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says centre Dean Whare will make his return against the Knights.

Knights: No late changes expected after Korbin Sims successfully challenged his charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.


Dragons: UPDATE: Paul McGregor has confirmed five-eighth Gareth Widdop is out with a quadriceps injury. NSW under-20s playmaker Drew Hutchison has earned a recall to the Red V side to replace of the England international.

Wests Tigers: UPDATE: Chris Lawrence is out with a pectoral injury, with Manaia Cherrington to join the bench after being named 18th man on Tuesday.


Cowboys: Paul Green is expected to resist the temptation to rest his players on the eve of the finals, with James Tamou set to return and North Queensland 1-17.

Titans: Josh Hoffman, Beau Falloon and Eddy Pettybourne are under an injury cloud ahead of Gold Coast's final game of the year, adding further pressure to a side already without a host of experienced stars. Greg Bird is unlikely to return, while Nate Myles has already played his final game in Titans colours.


Eels: Should be unchanged for their final game of the year in front of the Pirtek Stadium crowd.

Raiders: No changes anticipated to the side named on Tuesday, with Canberra to be without Blake Austin (shoulder) and Jack Wighton (suspension) for their final hit-out of 2015.


Sharks: Ben Barba is likely to force his way back onto the bench for the Sharks after being named 18th man earlier in the week.

Sea Eagles: After leaving the field with a leg injury in Manly's heavy loss to the Roosters, Jamie Lyon is no certainty to take to the park on Sunday afternoon.


Bulldogs: No late changes expected.

Warriors: Should be as per program, with captain Simon Mannering to again play through illness as the Warriors search for their first win since Round 18.

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