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Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan against the Broncos in Round 11.

The confirmed and rumoured team changes ahead of Round 16 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season.


Panthers: Matt Moylan and Josh Mansour are set to back up from Origin II in an unchanged Penrith side.

Rabbitohs: Adam Reynolds is out with a shoulder injury, with Greg Inglis or Cody Walker likely to return to the halves. Ed Murphy is a strong chance to join the backline. Kyle Turner is in some doubt with a hamstring problem.


Knights: Robbie Rochow and Chanel Mata'utia need to get through Newcastle's final training session to make their returns from injury, while Nathan Ross and Peter Mata'utia are confirmed starters. Dane Gagai could be rested after Origin II, while Brendan Elliot could drop off the wing if Chanel Mata'utia makes the final 17.

Dragons: Josh Dugan could be a late inclusion if he passes a fitness test on Friday. Tyson Frizell came through Origin II unscathed, and could join the side despite not being named on Tuesday.


Sharks: All four of Cronulla's NSW stars are available to back up from Orgin II, while Wade Graham returns from suspension and Sosaia Feki has recovered from a groin injury.

Warriors: Shaun Johnson (quad) and Thomas Leuluai (concussion) are both likely to play, while Queensland prop Jacob Lillyman should be right to back up from Origin.


Bulldogs: Josh Morris is in doubt with the groin injury that ruled him out of Origin II, while Brett Morris (knee) is likely to be saved for next week. Josh Jackson and David Klemmer should back up from Origin.

Update: Des Hasler has confirmed Josh Morris, Greg Eastwood, Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Tim Browne won't face the Broncos, with David Klemmer and Josh Jackson to play and Brett Morris unlikely.


Broncos: Sam Thaiday has copped a two-match ban for a lifting tackle on Paul Gallen, with either Jaydn Su'A or Tevita Pangai Jr set to start in his place. Herman Ese'ese will join the bench. Wayne Bennett could rest one or two more of his Maroons players after Corey Oates and Matt Gillett were rested following Origin I.

Update: Bennett has confirmed Su'A will start for Thaiday, with Herman Ese'ese to join the bench.


Titans: William Zillman (concussion) is likely to play, while Greg Bird should back up from Origin.

Raiders: Maroons forward Josh Paplii is expected to back up while Jack Wighton and Shannon Boyd return from suspension. 


Storm: Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk are likely to back up, while Cameron Munster (ankle) and Blake Green (calf) are in doubt after missing last week's loss to the Dragons.

Wests Tigers: Robbie Farah is likely to be ruled out with concussion suffered in Origin II while Dene Halatau is in doubt with a hamstring injury. Aaron Woods is set to back up.


Cowboys: Michael Morgan is set to be ruled out with a knee injury, and with back-up half Ray Thompson out with his own knee injury Jahrome Hughes is set to come into the side at fullback with Lachlan Coote shifting to five-eighth. James Tamou is in doubt with a neck injury, while Paul Green admits he could opt to rest his other Origin stars

Sea Eagles: Dylan Walker is in doubt with a couple of niggling injuries picked up in Origin II while Daly Cherry-Evans should make his return from an ankle injury as named.

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