Will Souths halfback Adam Reynolds return earlier than expected from a broken jaw?

Friday late mail: Round 7

All the key team changes and injury rumours heading into the weekend's Round 7 NRL Telstra Premiership games.

 


Cowboys:
No changes expected with Lachlan Coote cleared to play and Javid Bowen set to retain his place, with Kane Linnett not expected to be a late inclusion from a shoulder injury. 

Rabbitohs: Adam Reynolds will make his return from a broken jaw in a much needed boost to the Rabbitohs. 

 


Titans:
UPDATED: Tyrone Roberts could be a late inclusion, returning from a knee injury and is likely to replace youngster Cameron Cullen. Agnatius Paasi is likely to start with Greg Bird out through suspension. Daniel Mortimer is expected to play, but will be monitored after receiving a significant cut to his head last week. Eddy Pettybourne will come on to the bench.

Dragons: UPDATE: Josh McCrone will come in for Benji Marshall who won't play due to a hamstring injury. The Dragons need to score points against the Gold Coast. 

 


Bulldogs:
No changes expected. 

Warriors: Tui Lolohea gets his chance in the halves after impressive performances on the wing in the opening rounds, with Jeff Robson dropped. No changes expected. 

 


Broncos: 
Darius Boyd trained after missing sessions earlier in the week and will take his place, while Corey Oates' shoulder injury is showing no signs of hampering him. 

Knights: David Bhana could be included on the bench with Jeremy Smith struggling with a knee injury. 

 


Raiders:
UPDATE: Blake Austin has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury. Josh Hodgson is likely to play despite a hand injury, while Paul Vaughan is in some doubt with an ankle injury. 

Sharks: Luke Lewis is out through suspension, meaning Jason Bukuya will come in. James Maloney has passed concussion tests this week and should be right to play after leaving the ground early last week. 

 


Wests Tigers:
Aaron Woods is out with an ankle injury for four weeks in a big blow to the Tigers, no changes expected at this stage despite 19 players being named on Tuesday. 

Storm: Will Chambers is a big loss, with the club announcing he will be out for up to 16 weeks with a fractured foot. Young Tonumaipea is in doubt with a leg injury.

 


Roosters:
No changes expected. 

Panthers: No changes expected.