Friday late mail: Round 5
The late team changes, injury news and rumours heading into the fifth round of the 2017 Telstra Premiership season.
Roosters: Kane Evans is out with a calf injury, while centre Blake Ferguson (ribs) is a good chance of making his return to the side after being named on the extended bench.
Sea Eagles: No late changes expected.
Cowboys: Lachlan Coote is set to return from injury as named, with Kalyn Ponga to play in the Holden Cup.
Rabbitohs: No late changes expected.
Sharks: No changes expected.
Knights: Former Shark Anthony Tupou is set to come into the side on the bench, in place of Jacob Saifiti.
Raiders: Hooker Josh Hodgson is in doubt with a sternum injury and will be given until game day to prove his fitness.
Eels: Should be 1-17.
Storm: Suliasi Vunivalu is a chance of returning from a shoulder injury on the wing, in place of Young Tonumaipea. Christian Welch is in some doubt with concussion.
Panthers: Should be 1-17.
Warriors: Kieran Foran remains in some doubt with a hamstring injury, with Ata Hingano on standby.
Titans: Konrad Hurrell is in doubt with an ankle injury, with Anthony Don on standby.
Wests Tigers: Jamal Idris has been named in the starting side with Michael Chee-Kam moving to the bench. Hooker Matt Ballin has also been named in the 17.
Dragons: No late changes expected for Paul McGregor's in-form side.