NRL Late mail: Round 10
The confirmed team changes and injury news heading into Round 10 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Eels: Despite being named to start at hooker on Tuesday, Nathan Peats has signed with the Titans and will be replaced in the starting side by Isaac De Gois, with Kaysa Pritchard likely to join the bench.
Rabbitohs: After starring for City with four tries winger Aaron Gray will miss a month of football with a knee injury. Michael Oldfield is the man most likely to join the final 17, with Jack Gosiewski to make his NRL debut via the interchange.
Panthers: James Fisher-Harris remains the only player in serious doubt of missing the match in Christchurch, with both Waqa Blake and Peta Hiku cleared to take to the field.
Warriors: They weren't named on Tuesday, but expect at least one of Manu Vatuvei and Simon Mannering to be a late inclusion on Saturday. Mannering has completed light training this week and is some chance of returning, with Vatuvei a more realistic chance of returning to the 17.
Storm: Injured brigade Richie Kennar, Marika Koroibete and Young Tonumaipea are all little chance of returning this week. After breaking his leg earlier in the season, young gun Curtis Scott looks likely to come into the side, forcing a backline reshuffle. Whether this results in a return to the forwards for Tohu Harris or Ben Hampton moving to the bench remains to be seen.
Cowboys: No late changes expected, 1-17.
Sea Eagles: Both Brett Stewart and Steve Matai have been ruled out by the club, but in some better news Tom Trbojevic has travelled with the side and faces a late fitness test. If he is successful in his bid to play, Trbojevic is likely to start at fullback. Tom Symonds will join the starting side in the centres.
Broncos: Expected to be as per program.
Knights: Co-captain Trent Hodkinson is in some doubt with a knee injury, with Will Pearsall on standby to partner Brock Lamb in the halves.
Sharks: No changes, 1-17.
Wests Tigers: After being named as 18th man on Tuesday, expect recruit Elijah Taylor to force his way into the final 17. There is some chance Taylor might start at lock, with Sauaso Sue dropping back to the bench to join the front-row rotation and Josh Aloiai out of the side.
Bulldogs: There aren't expected to be any forced changes to the 17 named on Tuesday, but back-rower Tony Williams could be dropped after a mixed start to the season.
Titans: Recruit Nathan Peats is unlikely to come into the Gold Coast 17 on Monday night according to coach Neil Henry.
Roosters: Sio Siua Taukeiaho could be a late inclusion in an otherwise unchanged Tricolours 17.