NRL Late Mail: Finals Week 2

NRL Late Mail: Finals Week 2

The late team changes, injury news and line-up rumours heading into the second week of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

Broncos: Injured pair Darius Boyd and Tevita Pangai Jnr (both hamstring) won't play on Friday night, with the pair omitted from the 21-man squad a day out from kick-off. No late changes expected.

Panthers: Penrith should be as per the starting 17 named on Tuesday for their trip to Brisbane, with Sitaleki Akauola and Jed Cartwright the men to drop off the reserves. Despite reports he might play Matt Moylan won't take to the field on Friday night, not listed on the Panthers team list.

Eels: Tepai Moeroa (concussion) is unlikely to play. Should he fail to prove his fitness Kenny Edwards will start in the back row with David Gower or Peni Terepo joining the bench. Cameron King (arm) was restricted to light duties earlier in the week but should be right to go. Kaysa Pritchard is on standby if King is ruled out.

Cowboys: Hooker Jake Granville (hamstring) didn't train earlier in the week but will be right to play. Centre Justin O'Neill is a good chance of returning from an elbow injury, which would likely see Javid Bowen or Antonio Winterstein make way.

 

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