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Round 4 NRL team lists

All the official team lists for the fourth round of the 2018 Telstra Premiership season.

North Queensland Cowboys v Penrith Panthers, 7.05pm (8.05pm AEDT) Thursday at 1300Smiles Stadium

Cowboys: 1 Ben Hampton, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O'Neill, 4 Javid Bowen, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Michael Morgan, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Jordan McLean, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Coen Hess, 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14 Te Maire Martin, 15 John Asiata, 16 Scott Bolton, 17 Ethan Lowe 

Corey Jensen and Lachlan Coote were omitted from the squad one hour before kick-off, meaning the Cowboys will start 1-17. Coote will return to action via the Intrust Super Cup. Francis Molo and Enari Tuala were dropped from the reserves bench 24 hours out from kick-off.

Panthers: 1 Dylan Edwards, 2 Josh Mansour, 3 Waqa Blake, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Christian Crichton, 6 Tyrone Peachey, 7 James Maloney, 17 James Fisher-Harris, 9 Peter Wallace (c), 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 Trent Merrin

Interchange: 8 James Tamou, 15 Corey Harawira-Naera, 16 Moses Leota, 18 Wayde Egan

James Fisher-Harris will start for the Panthers in No.17, with James Tamou to start from the bench. Jarome Luai and Nick Lui-Toso were the two men dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. Tyrone Peachey replaces the injured Nathan Cleary (knee) in the halves with James Maloney moving to halfback. Liam Martin and Kaide Ellis were dropped from the reserves bench 24 hours out from kick-off.


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South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 4.10pm Friday at ANZ Stadium

Rabbitohs: 1 Alex Johnston, 14 Hymel Hunt, 3 Greg Inglis (c), 4 Dane Gagai, 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Doueihi, 8 Thomas Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 Sam Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange: 15 Mark Nicholls, 16 George Burgess, 17 Tevita Tatola, 20 Braidon Burns

Richie Kennar is out of the South Sydney team, with Hymel Hunt (No.14) to start on the wing. Apart from Kennar, Kyle Turner was the other player to drop out of the squad 24 hours out from kick-off. Jason Clark and Robbie Farah were omitted an hour before kick-off.

Bulldogs: 1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Jeremy Marshall-King, 7 Kieran Foran, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Michael Lichaa, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Joshua Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13 Aiden Tolman

Interchange: 14 Adam Elliott, 15 Danny Fualalo, 16 Francis Tualalo, 17 Fa'amanu Brown

The Bulldogs will start the match 1-17. Asipeli Fine and John Olive were dropped from the bench 24 hours out from kick-off. Renouf Toomaga and Kerrod Holland were omitted an hour before play.


Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm, 8.05pm Friday at Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sharks: 5 Valentine Holmes, 2 Sosaia Feki, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 20 Edrick Lee, 19 Trent Hodkinson, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Luke Lewis, 12 Wade Graham (c), 13 Paul Gallen (c)

Interchange: 14 Kurt Capewell, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Avagalu Seumanufagai, 17 Joseph Paulo

Josh Dugan is a late withdrawal from the Sharks side. Valentine Holmes will move to fullback, with Edrick Lee to start on the wing. As well as Dugan, Kurt Dillon dropped out of the squad an hour before kick-off. Matt Moylan will miss a second-straight match with a knee injury, with Trent Hodkinson (No.19) to start at five-eighth for a second-straight week. Luke Lewis replaces Jayson Bukuya (groin) in the second row. As well as Moylan, Braden Uele was dropped from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off.

Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Joe Stimson, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14 Tim Glasby, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Sam Kasiano, 21 Brandon Smith

Young Tonumaipea and Patrick Kaufusi were dropped from the Storm squad an hour before kick-off. Kenny Bromwich and Ryley Jacks are the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off. Brandon Smith may take Bromwich's spot in the final 17.


Sydney Roosters v New Zealand Warriors, 5.30pm Saturday at Allianz Stadium

Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Reece Robinson, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Dylan Napa, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 12 Ryan Matterson, 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange: 14 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 15 Zane Tetevano, 16 Mitchell Aubusson, 17 Victor Radley

The Roosters are 1-17. 

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2 David Fusitua, 3 Peta Hiku, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Blake Green, 18 Mason Lino, 17 Bunty Afoa, 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, 20 Anthony Gelling

Shaun Johnson and James Gavet are out for the Warriors, with Mason Lino in at halfback, Bunty Afoa starting at prop and Anthony Gelling joining the bench.


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders, 7.35pm Saturday at Lottoland

Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Matthew Wright, 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

The Sea Eagles are 1-17. Matthew Wright replaces Jorge Taufua on the wing in Manly's only change. 

Raiders: 1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aiden Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Josh Papalii, 17 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead

Interchange: 13 Luke Bateman, 14 Ata Hingano, 15 Junior Paulo, 16 Dunamis Lui

Joseph Tapine starts in the second row, Elliott Whitehead shifts to lock and Luke Bateman drops back to the bench. Blake Austin, Lima Knight, Michael Oldfield and Jack Murchie were all cut from the initial 21-man squad.


St George Illawarra Dragons v Newcastle Knights, 4.10pm Sunday at WIN Stadium

Dragons: 1 Matthew Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale, 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack De Belin

Interchange: 14 Luciano Leilua, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 18 Jeremy Latimore

The Dragons are unchanged, as expected following Sunday's big win over the Gold Coast Titans, apart from Jeremy Latimore getting the nod ahead of Hame Sele for the final interchange berth. 

Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3 Sione Mata'utia, 4 Tautau Moga, 5 Nathan Ross, 6 Brock Lamb, 7 Mitchell Pearce (c), 8 Herman Ese'ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Jacob Lillyman, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra, 17 Daniel Saifiti

Interchange: 14 Jamie Buhrer (c), 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Jacob Saifiti, 13 Mitchell Barnett

Brock Lamb replaces the injured Connor Watson (shoulder) at five-eighth with Chris Heighington returning on the bench after being a late withdrawal on Sunday. Jack Cogger and Luke Yates dropped off the extended bench on Saturday and Danny Levi and Ken Sio were omitted an hour before kick-off. Nathan Brown pulled a late switch by promoting Daniel Saifiti to the starting side with Mitch Barnett dropping back to the interchange.


Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans, 6.30pm Sunday at Suncorp Stadium

Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Jonus Pearson, 3 James Roberts, 4 Jack Bird, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Kodi Nikorima, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Korbin Sims, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 Matt Gillett, 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange: 14 Sam Thaiday, 15 Joe Ofahengaue, 16 Tom Opacic, 17 Jaydn Su'A.

The Broncos have no further injury concerns after losing Tevita Pangai jnr and Corey Oates earlier in the week. Both Matt Lodge and James Roberts stepped away from training on Thursday. Roberts had to attend to a private matter while Lodge had a minor injury, and neither are in any doubt for Sunday's local derby. Gehamat Shibasaki and Patrick Mogo dropped off the extended bench on Saturday with Sam Tagataese and Todd Murphy omitted an hour before kick-off to make Brisbane 1-17.

Titans: 1 Michael Gordon, 2 Anthony Don, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Phillip Sami, 6 Kane Elgey, 7 Ashley Taylor, 8 Jarrod Wallace, 9 Nathan Peats, 10 Ryan James (c), 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 Will Matthews 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange: 14 Mitch Rein, 15 Max King, 16 Bryce Cartwright, 18 Morgan Boyle

Bryce Cartwright has been dropped to the bench, with Will Matthews starting in the back row, Jai Arrow shifting to lock and Ryan James moving to prop. Keegan Hipgrave is suspended for one match, replaced on the bench by Max King. AJ Brimson and Tyronne Roberts-Davis were dropped from the extended bench on Saturday with Leilani Latu and Ryan Simpkins also omitted an hour before kick-off. Morgan Boyle has been promoted from the reserves to the interchange.


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

Wests Tigers: 21 Tuimoala Lolohea, 1 Corey Thompson, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 6 Benji Marshall (c), 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Pita Godinet, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange: 15 Alex Twal, 16 Michael Chee Kam, 17 Josh Aloiai, 20 Jacob Liddle

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: 1 Will Smith, 2 George Jennings, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Kirisome Auva'a, 5 Josh Hoffman 6 Corey Norman, 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Daniel Alvaro, 9 Kaysa Pritchard, 10 Tim Mannah (c), 11 Manu Ma'u, 15 Kenny Edwards, 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange: 12 Tepai Moeroa, 14 Beau Scott, 16 Peni Terepo, 17 Tony Williams

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.

NRL Teams - Round 4


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