Will Raiders lock Shaun Fensom return in Round 3?

Friday late mail: Round 3

All the key team changes and injury rumours heading into this weekend's NRL games.

 


Bulldogs:
No late changes expected for the Bulldogs' first game at ANZ Stadium in 2016, with Aiden Tolman right to return after leaving the field through concussion in Round 2. Centre Chase Stanley is also fit to return from a hamstring complaint, meaning last week's debut hero Kerrod Holland will miss out. After successfully challenging his charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night, David Klemmer is also free to take his place in the 17.

Eels: No changes expected, with Kieran Foran continuing to manage his ongoing hamstring injury.

 


Knights:
Expect to see another Newcastle debutant on Saturday night with Cory Denniss to come in on the wing for Akuila Uate (chest). Dane Gagai is set to shift to fullback for Jaelen Feeney, with Sione Mata'utia to start in the centres and Pauli Pauli to join the final interchange.

Update: Newcastle have confirmed Cory Denniss will make his NRL debut, replacing Uate in the 17.

 

Raiders: 1-17, with Shaun Fensom and Lachlan Croker ticking the right boxes during the week after failing to finish in Canberra's tight win over the Roosters.

 


Panthers:
 No late changes expected. Skipper Matt Moylan still at least a week away from returning to the side.

Broncos: Despite talk of Anthony Milford missing Round 3 through injury, the five-eighth should take his place at Pepper Stadium with the visiting side to be 1-17.

Update: Wayne Bennett has confirmed his side will be 1-17, with Lachlan Maranta not recovering in time to take Corey Oates' place on the wing.

 


Titans:
Nathan Davis is the only Titan in any serious danger of missing Saturday night's game, with John Olive the man most likely to come in if Davis is unable to recover from shoulder injury in time. 

Update: Davis will miss Saturday's game, with Olive confrimed to return to the side.

 

Wests Tigers: No changes expected to the side named on Tuesday, with Robbie Farah aiming to return to the side in Round 4, and Curtis Sironen to miss a month of action with a hamstring injury. 

 


Warriors:
After Ben Matulino was cleared to play by the NRL judiciary, Manu Vatuvei is the only player likely to be omitted from the side named on Tuesday with the New Zealand international nursing a rib injury. Jonathan Wright and Konrad Hurrell will come into calculations for the final 17, with both named on an extended bench on Tuesday.

Storm: Expect the visiting side to be unchanged.

 


Dragons:
 Josh Dugan's shift to fullback is likely to be a short-term switch. Dugan left the field in Round 2 with a hamstring injury and will be given until game day to prove his fitness. Kurt Mann was not named in the 17 but is recovering well from a sprained ankle and could play some part against the Rabbitohs.

Rabbitohs: 1-17, with Kirisome Auva'a likely to retain his bench spot over forward Chris Grevsmuhl.

 


Sea Eagles:
Brett Stewart is in line to return at fullback on Monday night. If he is passed fit, Tom Trbojevic will revert to the wing and Brayden Wiliame is the man most likely to drop out.

Sharks: Expect Cronulla to line up as per the side named on Tuesday.