All the team news ahead of each match in round two of the 2018 Telstra Premiership.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels
Sunday, March 18, 4.10pm AEDT, Lottoland
Sea Eagles: Brad Parker replaces Matthew Wright at centre while Jackson Hastings and Lloyd Perrett replace Lewis Brown and Frank Winterstein on the interchange. Brown and Jack Gosiewski drop off the extended bench.
1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Brad Parker, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Lachlan Croker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Curtis Sironen, 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14 Jackson Hastings, 15 Shaun Lane, 16 Lloyd Perrett, 17 Kelepi Tanginoa
Reserves: 18 Matthew Wright, 21 Frank Winterstein
Eels: The Eels have named an unchanged 17. Kenny Edwards and Kaysa Pritchard drop off the extended bench.
1 Bevan French, 2 Josh Hoffman, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Jarryd Hayne, 5 Kirisome Auva'a, 6 Corey Norman, 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Daniel Alvaro, 9 Cameron King, 10 Tim Mannah (c), 11 Manu Ma'u, 12 Tepai Moeroa, 13 Nathan Brown.
Interchange: 14 Beau Scott (c), 15 Brad Takairangi, 16 Suaia Matagi, 17 Kane Evans
Reserves: 18 Will Smith, 20 David Gower
Match: Sea Eagles v Eels
Round 2 -
Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights
Sunday, March 18, 6.30pm AEDT, GIO Stadium
Raiders: Joseph Tapine is out with a broken finger, with coach Ricky Stuart confirming on Friday the Kiwi international will be sidelined for at least three weeks. Elliott Whitehead moves to the second row and Luke Bateman starts at lock. Jarrod Croker has passed his HIA assessment this week and is right to play. Royce Hunt and Jack Murchie drop off the extended bench.
1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Josh Papalii, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Luke Bateman
Interchange: 14 Aiden Sezer, 15 Junior Paulo, 16 Dunamis Lui, 17 Charlie Gubb
Reserves: 18 Craig Garvey, 19 Michael Oldfield
Knights: Jamie Buhrer is out with a foot injury and Danny Levi is the other player to drop off the extended bench.
1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3 Sione Mata'utia, 4 Tautau Moga, 5 Nathan Ross, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Mitchell Pearce (c), 8 Herman Ese'ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Jacob Lillyman, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra, 13 Mitchell Barnett
Interchange: 14 Brock Lamb, 15 Chris Heighington, 17 Daniel Saifiti, 18 Ken Sio
Reserves: 19 Jacob Saifiti, 21 Luke Yates
Match: Raiders v Knights
Round 2 -
Venue: GIO Stadium