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Late Mail Monday: Confirmed Wests Tigers, Eels line-ups

 All the latest injury and team news ahead of each match in round four of the 2018 Telstra Premiership.

NRL Teams - Round 4

Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels, 4pm Monday at ANZ Stadium

Wests Tigers: Tuimoala Lolohea returns at fullback for the Tigers with Corey Thompson shifting to the wing and David Nofoaluma dropping out of the side. Jacob Liddle replaces Matt McIlwrick on the bench. 

Eels: Kenny Edwards starts in the second row with Tepai Moeroa shifting back to the bench in Parramatta's only change to the 17 named on Tuesday. Bevan French (shoulder) and Jarryd Hayne (hip) are out through injury, with Will Smith and George Jennings joining the backline and Kirisome Auva'a shifting to centre. Kaysa Pritchard, Peni Terepo and Tony Williams are in the 17 with Cameron King and Kane Evans (ribs) dropping out. 


NRL Casualty Ward: Round 4

Brisbane Broncos
Tevita Pangai jnr (hamstring, round 5-6)
Corey Oates (hip, round 5-6)
Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 9-12)
Andre Savelio (knee, season)

Canberra Raiders
Royce Hunt (knee, round 6-7)
Charlie Gubb (groin, round 9)
Josh Hodgson (knee, round 18) 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Moses Mbye (head clash) and Aiden Tolman (ankle) were taken off in the Good Friday loss to the Rabbitohs. Mbye should be back next week but Tolman faces an uncertain future with scans to confirm the extent of injury.

Moses Mbye (concussion)
Aiden Tolman (ankle, indefinite)
Cleeland (ankle, indefinite) 

Cronulla Sharks
Matt Moylan (hamstring, round 5)
Josh Dugan (leg, round 5)

Sione Katoa (broken jaw, round 6)
Jayson Bukuya (groin, round 7) 

Gold Coast Titans
Brendan Elliot (ankle, round 5)
Jack Stockwell (shoulder, round 5) 

Manly Sea Eagles

Curtis Sironen and Kelepi Tanginoa each suffered knee injuries in the 16-point win  on Saturday night over Canberra and Manly's worst fears were confirmed on Sunday. Tanginoa and Sironen have been ruled out for the rest of the season after scans revealed serious damage. Tanginoa suffered MCL and ACL ruptures to his knee while Sironen has an ACL rupture. Fullback Tom Trbojevic has a medial ankle sprain and is likely to miss two weeks. Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett said it was disappointing results for Tanginoa and Sironen. "Both players worked extremely hard in the pre-season and have been very good for us in the first four weeks of the competition," Barrett said. "It is a big blow to the side but we have plenty of good depth in the forwards, so we will fight on.” 

Dylan Walker (leg/ankle, round 5)
Curtis Sironen (knee, season)
Tom Trbojevic (ankle, round 7)
Kelepi Tanginoa (knee, season)
Jorge Taufua (collarbone, round 12) 

Melbourne Storm

The Storm have confirmed Dale Finucane will miss between a month and six weeks with a broken thumb. Nelson Asofa-Solomona left the field with a groin injury early in the first half against Cronulla but later returned towards the end of the fiery clash and finished the game. 

Kenny Bromwich (back, round 5)
Jahrome Hughes (shoulder, round 5)
Felise Kaufusi (hamstring, round 5)
Sandor Earl (knee, season)
Dale Finucane (thumb, round 9-11)

Newcastle Knights

Tautau Moga suffered a knee injury while scoring a try in the early stages of Sunday's stoush with the Dragons in Wollongong. Knights coach Nathan Brown said it looks like Moga has torn an ACL, which would end his first season in Newcastle after the first month.

Tautau Moga scores in Wollongong.
Tautau Moga scores in Wollongong. ©Grant Trouville/NRL Photos

Tom Hughes (ankle, round 6)
Tautau Moga (knee, season TBC)

Connor Watson (shoulder, round 10-12)
Nick Meaney (ankle, round 13)

North Queensland Cowboys

Jordan McLean will be out for a minimum of 12 weeks after suffering a foot injury in the loss to Penrith on Thursday night. The big prop, who was in contention to make his Holden State of Origin debut, will undergo surgery on Monday. Javid Bowen (concussion) pulled up OK after a head knock but will have appropriate testing in a bid to play in next week's clash with the Warriors.

Lachlan Coote (hamstring, round 4)
Shaun Fensom (leg, round 5)
Kane Linnett (pectoral, round 13)
Javid Bowen (concussion, round 5)
Jordan McLean (foot, scans to confirm)
Josh Chudleigh (knee, indefinite)

Parramatta Eels
Bevan French (shoulder, round 5-6)
Kane Evans (ribs, round 6)
Jarryd Hayne (quad, round 5-9)
Greg Leleisiuao (ankle, round 7)
Clint Gutherson (knee, round 8)
Brad Takairangi (eye socket, round 10)

Penrith Panthers

Panthers forward Isaah Yeo suffered a concussion in Thursday night's win over the Cowboys but flew back to Sydney on Friday. He pulled up OK after the game and as long as he passes the concussion protocols next week, he's a fair chance of lining up in next Sunday's game against Parramatta.

Isaah Yeo (concussion, round 5)
Tyrone May (knee, round 5)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (jaw, round 7)
Tyrone Phillips (pectoral, round 10)
Nathan Cleary (knee, round 13)
Sam McKendry (knee, season)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Winger Robert Jennings copped a heavy knock early in Friday's win over Canterbury and will be monitored during the week.

Robert Jennings (concussion)
Campbell Graham (hand, indefinite)
Adam Reynolds (knee, round 5)
Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, round 14)

St George Illawarra Dragons
No injuries.

Sydney Roosters
Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)


Shaun Johnson (groin) and James Gavet (hamstring) were late withdrawals against the Roosters with coach Stephen Kearney indicating Johnson's case was a precaution. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (elbow) left the field late in the side's big win but Kearney held no concerns for the Warriors skipper.

Shaun Johnson (groin, round 5)
Simon Mannering (shoulder, round 5)
James Gavet (hamstring, indefinite)
Gerard Beale (leg, round 8)
Isaiah Papali'i (knee, round 8)
Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)

Wests Tigers
Benji Marshall (ankle, likely for round 4)
Jacob Liddle (shoulder, round 5)
Tui Lolohea (knee, round 5)
Josh Reynolds (hamstring, round 6)
Elijah Taylor (hamstring, round 6-8)

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