Luke Keary forms a crucial part of the South Sydney side for 2016 according to coach Michael Maguire.

NRL Late mail: Round 14

All the latest team news heading into Round 14 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. 

 

TIGERS: Robbie Farah has been named to start at hooker, but expect him to come off the bench with Dene Halatau starting at rake. Elijah Taylor could also spend some time at the ruck.

RABBITOHS:  Luke Keary has been under a fitness cloud and there is speculation that there could be a few changes made an hour before kick-off.

 

 

KNIGHTS: Nathan Ross is struggling with a calf complaint and could be replaced by new recruit Brendan Elliott. Korbin Sims returns from his suspension, while Danny Levi has been named despite suffering a concussion. He'll need to pass a test but is expected to play. 

WARRIORS: The Warriors have named the same 17 that defeated the Broncos and will be hoping to build some momentum over the Origin period.

 

 

EELS: Tim Mannah could be a late inclusion, but is probably still a week away from his return from a shoulder injury. 

TITANS: Konrad Hurrell has been named on an extended bench, but is likely to come into the starting side to make his club debut. Nathan Davis would be the most likely player to miss out. 

 

 

ROOSTERS: Latrell Mitchell has been under a fitness cloud all week after leaving the field early in Round 13 against the Wests Tigers. Trent Robinson confirmed on Friday morning that he wouldn't play. Sam Moa will come in to start at prop with Dylan Napa suspended after unsuccessfully challenging his charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night. Mitchell Pearce could be a late inclusion, but is not expected back until next week.

STORM: No changes expected at this stage despite Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk given the week off training duties. They should be right to take their place in the side.

 

 

SEA EAGLES: Nothing is going right for Manly with news that Steve Matai (neck) and Brenton Lawrence (pectoral) are out for the season. It means Tom Trbojevic will move into the centres with Matthew Wright coming onto the wing. Jamie Buhrer will need to pass a fitness test after receiving a concussion but should be right to play. 

PANTHERS:  The Panthers should be as per program, although Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will need to pass a fitness test. 

 

 

DRAGONS: Jack De Belin looks like being a late inclusion ahead of schedule. 

BULLDOGS: No changes expected for the Bulldogs.

 

 

SHARKS: No changes expected for the table-topping Sharks. 

COWBOYS: Despite being circled and stalked by an actual Shark, Johnathan Thurston and his men are expected to take the field as per program.