Friday late mail: Round 6

The late team changes, injury news and rumours heading into Round 6 of the 2017 Telstra Premiership season.

‌Knights: Set to be unchanged, with Sione Mata'utia cleared to play.

Bulldogs:
After a strong debut performance Matt Frawley could still join the Bulldogs' 17, with Moses Mbye a chance to shift elsewhere in the side to accommodate the rookie halfback.


‌Panthers: Should be as per program with Samisoni Langi and Mitch Rein dropping out of the extended squad named on Tuesday.

Rabbitohs: Robbie Farah is in doubt with the back injury that plagued him in Souths' loss to North Queensland. Cameron Murray could come into the 17 if Farah fails to prove his fitness. George Burgess will replace Anthony Cherrington on the bench.


‌Sea Eagles: Set to be unchanged, with Darcy Lussick to play his first game of the season.

Dragons: No late changes expected.


‌Titans: Pat Vaivai is set to come onto the final bench to replace Joe Greenwood in an otherwise unchanged side.

Raiders: Set to be as per program with Elliott Whitehead returning to the pack after a one-game suspension.


‌Cowboys: Lachlan Coote faces a test on Friday to prove his fitness, with Kalyn Ponga ready to step in at the back should Coote be unavailable.

Wests Tigers: There should be no late changes for Ivan Cleary's first game in charge.


‌Warriors: Bodene Thompson is in some doubt for the Warriors, with his Achilles injury flaring up in the win over the Titans. Bunty Afoa could join the final squad.

Eels: No late changes expected.


‌Storm: Props Jordan McLean and Christian Welch could still be late inclusions, with the pair to be given until game day to prove their fitness.

Sharks: Expected to be 1-17.