Late mail: NRL Round 1
The late team changes and injury rumours heading into the opening round of the 2017 Telstra Premiership season.
Bulldogs: Francis Tualau and Craig Garvey were dropped from the 21-man squad named on Tuesday, with Matt Frawley still available for inclusion on Friday night should Moses Mbye (elbow) miss out.
Storm: Brodie Croft and Joe Stimson both were cut from the 21-man squad on Thursday night, with Ryley Jacks a strong contender to join the starting side in the halves. Cameron Munster would then drop to fullback and Young Tonumaipea would miss out altogether.
Rabbitohs: George Burgess and Anthony Cherrington have been removed from the extended squad named on Tuesday, with Souths likely to be 1-17.
Wests Tigers: Moses Suli is set to make his NRL debut on the wing, replacing Jordan Rankin in the starting side. JJ Felise also drops out of the 21-man squad.
Dragons: No late changes expected, 1-17.
Panthers: Expected to be unchanged from the 17 named on Tuesday.
Cowboys: Matt Scott (leg) is in doubt for his side's opening round clash, with Sam Hoare the man most likely to join the 17 if Scott fails to recover in time. Javid Bowen is in line to replace Antonio Winterstein if he is ruled out with an ankle injury, as Kalyn Ponga and Gideon Gela-Mosby will drop out of the 21-man squad.
Raiders: No late changes expected, with Scott Sorenson, Zac Santo, Makahesi Makatoa and Lachlan Croker to drop out of the 21-man squad named on Tuesday.
Titans: Should be as per program, with co-captain Kevin Proctor, Jarryd Hayne, newly re-signed Konrad Hurrell and English recruit Dan Sarginson all passed fit to play.
All present and accounted for at @GCTitans captain's run this morning; Sarginson, Hurrell, Proctor and Hayne all expected to play.— Tony Webeck (@TonyWebeck) March 2, 2017
Roosters: Connor Watson could make way for Paul Carter in an otherwise unchanged side.
Warriors: Bodene Thompson should be fit to come into the gameday 17 but won't start, taking Erin Clark's spot on the final bench.
Knights: No late changes expected.
Sea Eagles: Expected to line up 1-17.
Eels: No late changes expected.