Friday NRL Late Mail: Round 17
All the latest team changes and rumours for the weekend's matches in Round 17 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Titans: Set to be unchanged.
Dragons: No late changes expected.
Broncos: Ben Hunt will return to the starting side with Kodi Nikorima dropping back to the bench. Corey Oates is also in doubt with a virus, with Jonus Pearson on standby if the winger is unable to recover in time.
Storm: Set to be unchanged, with Jordan McLean still not ready to return from a cheekbone injury. Cameron Smith has overcome a sternum complaint and will line up on Friday night.
Roosters: Set to be unchanged, with Boyd Cordner still sidelined with a leg injury.
Sharks: No late changes expected.
Sea Eagles: No late changes expected for the trip to Perth.
Warriors: Set to be as per program. After being a late scratching last weekend Kieran Foran looks set to play after overcoming a quad injury. Injured dummy-half Issac Luke should return in Round 19.
Raiders: Set to be 1-17 for their must-win clash with North Queensland.
Cowboys: No late changes anticipated, with Te Maire Martin to make his Cowboys debut and Shaun Fensom to face his former club for the first time.
Knights: Nathan Brown is set to recall halfback Trent Hodkinson, who has been biding his time in the Intrust Super Premiership. Brock Lamb will make way, with the former NSW No.7 to line up alongside Jaelen Feeney in the halves. Josh Starling is also a chance of returning to the 17, with Jamie Buhrer poised to start, which would see Lachlan Fitzgibbon miss out.
Wests Tigers: No late changes expected.
Rabbitohs: Sam Burgess will be fine to play after recovering from a glute injury, meaning Souths will be unchanged.
Panthers: Should be as per the side named on Tuesday, Bryce Cartwright nearing a return in the coming weeks.