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Johnathan Thurston in action against the Bulldogs.

The injuries, suspensions, rumours and likely team changes heading into the final weekend of the Telstra Premiership regular season for 2016.


Bulldogs: No late changes expected for Des Hasler's side.

Rabbitohs: Should be as per the side named on Tuesday, with Greg Inglis fit for his side's final game of the season.


Dragons: Tyson Frizell should be fine to face the Knights, but won't be joined in the back row by Ben Creagh. Despite being a surprise inclusion when teams were announced on Tuesday, the retiring Dragons legend has ruled himself out of appearing in the Red V's final game of the season. 

Knights: Should be unchanged with Josh King and Jaelen Feeney included on an extended bench as cover.


Cowboys: UPDATE: Matt Scott has been ruled out with a thumb injury but fellow co-captain Johnathan Thurston is likely to play despite being struck down by tonsillitis. 

Titans: Expect both Ash Taylor and Jarryd Hayne to be fit to face the Cowboys in a must-win match for the Titans.



Storm: After missing the past few weeks with a knee injury, Storm forward Kevin Proctor is expected to be fit to face the Sharks with Kenny Bromwich to drop back to the bench.

Sharks: No late changes expected as Cronulla head south in search of the JJ Giltinan Shield.


Wests Tigers: Chris Lawrence is fit to play despite missing the Round 25 win over the Warriors with a knee injury. Skipper Aaron Woods and hooker Dene Halatau are in some doubt with a virus, but are expected to take their place at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday afternoon. James Tedesco won't return early.

Raiders: Despite talk that Joseph Leilua, Jordan Rapana or Jarrod Croker might afforded the week off, Canberra should be unchanged for their trip to the Tigers' spiritual home. If the Sharks lose on Saturday night, the Raiders will be playing for a top-two finish here.


Warriors: With Shaun Johnson's quad still hampering his preparation, Ata Hingano is on standby to start in the halves. Johnson should be fit to play, meaning Nathaniel Roache is likely to drop out of the squad named mid-week.

Eels: No late changes expected.


Panthers: Should be as per program, with Moses Leota the man most likely to miss out.

Sea Eagles: Nate Myles and Jorge Taufua could be late omissions after sustaining injuries in Round 25, while Dylan Walker is certain to miss again. Expect a few fresh faces in the 17 on Sunday night.

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