NRL Late Mail: Round 9
All the injury news and likely late changes heading into the ninth round of the 2017 Telstra Premiership season.
Rabbitohs: Adam Reynolds returns, John Sutton moves back to the forward pack with George Burgess out on a four-game suspension. No late changes expected.
Sea Eagles: Unchanged from their win over the Raiders last week with no late changes expected.
Cowboys: Update: Johnathan Thurston is expected to miss the game with injury.
Eels: Expected to be 1-17.
Titans: Dale Copley, Chris Grevsmuhl and Karl Lawton are all out injured. Coach Neil Henry has the option of starting Kane Elgey - currently named on the bench - in the halves in place of Tyrone Roberts.
Knights: Jaelen Feeney is named to start at halfback with Trent Hodkinson not even making the 21-man squad. Pauli Pauli, Tyler Randell, Josh King are all named among the reserves and could be part of a late reshuffle.
Bulldogs: Halfback Matt Frawley is again expected to come into the final 17, with Raymond Faitala-Mariner to make way. Will Hopoate has been named in the reserves and is an outside chance of returning from injury.
Raiders: Expected to be 1-17 after their loss to the Sea Eagles last week.
Wests Tigers: Centre Michael Chee-Kam and prop Tim Grant are both in doubt with shoulder injuries. Coach Ivan Cleary has JJ Felise, Kyle Lovett, Justin Hunt and Jack Littlejohn to call upon in the reserves.
Sharks: Gerard Beale returns, but Luke Lewis is expected to be a late scratching with Tony Williams set to come in.
Warriors: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is named to make his debut on the wing, but Manu Vatuvei is an outside chance of returning, having been named among the reserves.
Roosters: Mitchell Aubusson is expected to play after recovering from illness.
Dragons: Kurt Mann replaces the injured Gareth Widdop at five-eighth. Jai Field has been named in the reserves as another halves option for coach Paul McGregor.
Storm: Kenny Bromwich returns in the back row, with Joe Stimson dropping back to the reserves in an otherwise unchanged side. Ryley Jacks hasn't had much game time from the bench, with Young Tonumaipea and Curtis Scott the other backs options named in the reserves.