Friday late mail: Round 26
The injury news, squad updates and rumoured late team changes heading into this weekend's NRL Telstra Premiership matches.
Eels: Kaysa Pritchard (knee) and Beau Scott (biceps) will return for the blue and golds, while Nathan Brown has overcome illness earlier in the week.
Rabbitohs: Halfback Adam Reynolds has been ruled out by the club with an ankle injury while Aaron Gray will also miss out due to a hip injury. Luke Kelly and Siosifa Talaki will take their place.
Roosters: No changes expected.
Titans: They've made mass changes and will not look anything like the side that ran out in Round 1.
Sea Eagles: Curtis Sironen will make his return in Manly's must win clash.
Panthers: Matt Moylan is still in doubt an unlikely to play, meaning Dean Whare will start at fullback.
Storm: No changes expected, but some stars may be rested during the game with the Minor Premiership already locked up.
Raiders: Sia Soliola returns in the back row, with Joseph Tapine dropping back to the bench and Clay Priest out of the side.
Knights: Daniel Saifiti is out, with brother Jacob to start at prop with Josh King. Tyrone Amey joins the bench.
Sharks: Wade Graham and Jack Bird are in doubt. Jayson Bukuya and Joseph Paulo will be on standby to come into the starting side.
Dragons: Josh Dugan returns for the must-win clash after being stood down last week.
Bulldogs: Josh Reynolds is expected to play his final game for the Bulldogs despite a troublesome calf injury.
Wests Tigers: Luke Brooks will make his return.
Warriors: Shaun Johnson is in doubt after hobbling through last week's golden point loss to Manly. Ata Hingano told NRL.com that he is ready to play halfback if needed.