Team List Tuesday blog: Round 4
We look at the big questions for all 16 NRL clubs ahead of the announcement of the official round four Telstra Premiership team lists at 4pm AEDT Tuesday.
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6.16pm AEDT: ARLC Chair Peter Beattie has backed NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and his handling of the Manly Sea Eagles salary cap case.
6.01pm AEDT: Still forming their combinations, Anthony Milford and Jack Bird want to become an elite duo.
5.22pm AEDT: The Parramatta Eels injury crisis has deepened after injuries to Jarryd Hayne, Kane Evans and Bevan French.
5.05pm AEDT: Sydney Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk has given opposition half - New Zealand Warriors five-eighth Blake Green - praise for his composed nature, allowing Shaun Johnson to play his natural game.
4.52pm AEDT: NRL.com reporter Dan Walsh took a trip down memory lane after the Brisbane Broncos record-setting win against the Wests Tigers.
4.37pm AEDT: The latest injuries are in, with Manly Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua and Parramatta Eels centre Jarryd Hayne the two biggest casualties.
4.24pm AEDT: Lachlan Coote will return to rugby league this week but it won't be for the North Queensland Cowboys. He'll play in the Intrust Super Cup for the Mackay Cutters.
4.12pm AEDT: Round four teams have now been named with some surprising changes.
4.01pm AEDT: For the fantasy buffs, a full analysis based on the teams named today is available.
3.32pm AEDT: A forgotten man in Origin circles, Dale Finucane wants to press his claims for a NSW jersey.
3.06pm AEDT: The Warriors are the first team to announce their team for round four.
Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2 David Fusitua, 3 Peta Hiku, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Blake Green, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 James Gavet, 9 Issac Luke, 10 Agnatius Paasi, 11 Leivaha Pulu, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Adam Blair
Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga, 15 Ligi Sao, 16 Tevita Satae, 17 Bunty Afoa
Reserves: 18 Mason Lino, 20 Anthony Gelling, 21 Albert Vete, 22 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Agnatius Paasi and Adam Blair swap between prop and lock while Tevita Satae replaces the suspended Sam Lisone on the bench.
2.45pm AEDT: North Queensland Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote has been named for the Mackay Cutters in the Intrust Super Cup. He has been battling a hamstring injury the past few weeks.
2.35pm AEDT: The two referees involved in last Friday's controversial clash between the Wests Tigers and Brisbane Broncos have been demoted this weekend. Exclusive from NRL.com chief reporter Michael Chammas.
2.30pm AEDT: Today it was announced the inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership will kick-off in August. Teams include: Broncos, Dragons, Roosters and Warriors.
2.15pm AEDT: Newcastle Knights have released utility Dylan Phythian following a second contravention under the NRL's Illicit Drugs Policy.
1.45pm AEDT: Penrith Panthers prop James Tamou celebrates 200 career games in the NRL on Thursday night against the North Queensland Cowboys - the club where he made his debut in 2009.
1.30pm AEDT: Damien Cook has no intention of giving up his starting hooker spot for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, despite the best efforts of Robbie Farah.
1pm AEDT: NRL.com’s Chris Kennedy has this from Wests Tigers training:
Five-eighth Benji Marshall remains confident of taking on the Parramatta Eels on Easter Monday at ANZ Stadium despite ligament damage.
"It's ruptured lateral ligaments – two of them," Marshall said on Tuesday. "It's not too bad… I can still sort of probably play with that.’’
12.45pm AEDT: Two players who definitely won't pull on their club colours this round are Warriors forward Sam Lisone and Titans enforcer Keegan Hipgrave. Both players took the early guilty plea, with Lisone to serve a one match ban for his tackle on Raiders utility Aidan Sezer. Hipgrave was charged with the same grade 1 dangerous contact offence for his hit on Dragons centre Euan Aitken.
12.25pm AEDT: We'll kick things off with the big line-up questions facing all 16 clubs this week:
North Queensland Cowboys v Penrith Panthers, 1300SMILES Stadium, Thursday March 29
Cowboys: Shaun Fensom could make his return to the paddock for the first time in 2018 following his horrific broken leg in the grand final last year. Lachlan Coote is also in the frame to replace Ben Hampton at fullback if he can overcome a nagging hamstring injury.
Panthers: Exciting youngster Jarome Luai is poised to make his NRL debut at halfback with Nathan Cleary sidelined for up to 10 weeks with a knee injury. Veteran Peter Wallace could also be switched from hooker to halfback by coach Anthony Griffin. Emerging five-eighth Tyrone May is expected to be available for selection for round five.
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, Friday March 30
Rabbitohs: Adam Reynolds remains an outside chance to return, but Adam Doueihi is tipped to keep his spot as halfback. Expect Robbie Farah's exile to continue, with the hooker again expected to turn out for North Sydney in the NSW Intrust Super Premiership.
Bulldogs: Dean Pay has the luxury of a fit squad, with young gun Josh Cleeland the only player out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Pay celebrated his maiden victory as an NRL coach last start, and once again will look to fullback Moses Mbye and halfback Kieran Foran to spark his team.
Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm, Southern Cross Group Stadium, Friday March 30
Sharks: Tenacious back-rower Jayson Bukuya left the field versus Parramatta last Saturday night at ANZ Stadium and didn't return as a precaution. Josh Dugan is set to play despite an ankle injury, with pivot Matt Moylan and the evergreen Luke Lewis also in the mix to return.
Storm: Interchange prop Kenny Bromwich should feature for Melbourne after he was a late withdrawal last round against the Wests Tigers. Felise Kaufusi could also take his place in the starting side.
Sydney Roosters v New Zealand Warriors, Allianz Stadium, Saturday March 31
Roosters: The Tricolours are virtually at full strength, with Daniel Tupou the only spectator. He is out until at least round 13 with a pectoral injury. Reece Robinson made his club debut on Sunday night in the resounding 38-8 win over the Knights and looks to be a valuable addition after jumping ship from the NSW Waratahs.
Warriors: Simon Mannering is tipped to be a welcome inclusion for Stephen Kearney as his team chases a 4-0 start to the season for the first time in club history. Leivaha Pulu is likely to make way in the starting team for the former skipper.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders, Lottoland, Saturday March 31
Sea Eagles: Dylan Walker is racing the clock to be cleared to play, with coach Trent Barrett expected to stick with the youthful centre pairing of Brad Parker and Brian Kelly. Frank Winterstein is likely to come into selection calculations after his team's flat performance last weekend.
Raiders: Kiwi international Joseph Tapine could be an option off the bench for Ricky Stuart, whose team didn't sustain any injuries in their heartbreaking 20-19 defeat versus the Warriors last Saturday at GIO Stadium.
St George Illawarra Dragons v Newcastle Knights, WIN Stadium, Sunday April 1
Dragons: The early competition leaders are flying on and off the field, with no current injury concerns for Paul McGregor's Red V.
Knights: Pivot Connor Watson won't returnuntil round 15 due to a shoulder injury, with Brock Lamb a likely straight swap in the halves next to Mitchell Pearce. Experienced forward Chris Heighington is out indefinitely with a hip flexor complaint.
Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans, Suncorp Stadium, Sunday April 1
Broncos: Corey Oates and Tevita Pangai jnr won't play due to injuries with Tom Opacic a likely starter, with James Roberts a chance to shift to the wing. Jayden Su'A is firming to come off the interchange bench after he was a late omission last week.
Titans: Coach Garth Brennan has a full roster to pick from as his players look to bounce back from last Sunday's 54-8 horror show versus the Dragons in Toowoomba. Off-season recruit Jack Stockwell is a possibility to make his club debut.
Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels, ANZ Stadium, Monday April 2
Tigers: Despite leaving Campbelltown Stadium in a moonboot last Friday night,Benji Marshall is recovering well and is expected to line up on Easter Monday. Tyson Gamble is a strong possibility to come off the bench, with Tui Lolohea also in the frame to return, either at fullback or in the halves.
Eels: Centre Jarryd Hayne is out for at least a fortnight with a hip flexor injury. Winger Bevan French is also tipped to sit out the clash due to a shoulder injury. Classy utility Will Smith is his likely replacement.