NRL Late Mail: Round 12
All the latest team news heading into Round 12 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Broncos: No changes expected for the Broncos, with Jaydn S'ua and Tevita Pangai Junior to make their NRL debuts with six stars away on State of Origin duty.
Wests Tigers: Matt Ballin and Ava Seumanufagai have both been cleared to play after undergoing concussion tests during the week. James Tedesco is aiming to return from a shoulder injury in Round 13.
Dragons: Tyson Frizell was released from the 19-man NSW squad and will take his place for the Dragons in the second row. He'll partner Joel Thompson who returns from suspension, with Jake Marketo likely to push back to the bench. Jacob Host or Will Matthews are set to drop out of the 17. Benji Marshall returns to the side after being ruled out last week with a hamstring injury.
Cowboys: A very different looking defending Premiers with all their Origin stars away, but there are still a few experienced campaigners in the 17. There has been some talk that Lachlan Coote may move into the halves during the game.
Raiders: Sia Soliola and Shaun Fensom return in a welcome boost to the Green Machine's forward pack. Josh Hodgson may be shifted back to the bench as he was against the Warriors last week, when Kurt Baptiste started at hooker.
Bulldogs: With Josh Dugan cleared to play for NSW, Josh Morris was released from the Blues squad and will take his place in the centres for the Bulldogs.
Knights: Jeremy Smith is in doubt with a biceps injury and David Bhana is a likely late inclusion. Sam Mataora is a good chance of returning from a hamstring injury as named.
Eels: UPDATE: Daniel Alvaro is set to come into the side for Junior Paulo, who has withdrawn amid speculation he is set to sign for the Raiders. Kieran Foran and Beau Scott both picked up injuries in the Eels' Round 11 loss, but should be fit to play against the Knights in a game they need to win.