Updated Round 7 NRL team lists

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Updated Round 7 NRL team lists

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

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Sydney Roosters, 7.50pm Thursday at ANZ Stadium

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 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13 Adam Elliott

Interchange: 14 Asipeli Fine, 15 Danny Fualalo, 16 Greg Eastwood, 17 Kerrod Holland

The Bulldogs will start the match 1-17. They are unchanged following their impressive performance against the Cowboys last week. Renouf Toomaga, John Olive, Matt Frawley and Rhyse Martin have been dropped from the bench in the 24 hours prior to kick-off.

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

Interchange: 14 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 15 Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 16 Nat Butcher, 17 Victor Radley

The Roosters will start 1-17 after Sitili Tupouniua and Kurt Baptiste were dropped from the bench an hour before kick-off. Winger Reece Robinson has been dropped, with Joseph Manu shifting to the flank and Mitch Aubusson moving to centre. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves reverts to the bench with Zane Tetevano starting. Frank-Paul Nuuausala comes in for his first Roosters game since 2014. Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Reece Robinson were dropped from the bench 24 hours out from kick-off.

Warriors v St George Illawarra Dragons, 8pm NZT (6pm AEST) Friday at Mt Smart Stadium

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2 David Fusitu'a, 3 Peta Hiku, 17 Anthony Gelling, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Blake Green, 20 Mason Lino, 8 Bunty Afoa, 9 Issac Luke, 10 Agnatius Paasi, 11 Simon Mannering, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Adam Blair

Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga, 15 Sam Lisone, 16 Albert Vete, 21 Isaiah Papali'i

Shaun Johnson and Solomone Kata will miss the match against the Dragons through injury, with Mason Lino to start at halfback and Anthony Gelling in the centres. Simon Mannering starts in the back row for Leivaha Pulu (foot) with Albert Vete joining the bench. Bunty Afoa starts at prop for Sam Lisone (bench).

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 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Hame Sele

As expected the Dragons are unchanged from their win over Cronulla. Mitchell Allgood and Blake Lawrie were the two players to drop off the bench 24 hours out from kick-off.

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm, 7.55pm Friday at Suncorp Stadium

Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Corey Oates, 3 James Roberts, 18 Tom Opacic, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Jack Bird, 7 Anthony Milford, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Tevita Pangai jnr, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 Korbin Sims, 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange: 14 Sam Thaiday, 15 Joe Ofahengaue, 16 Kodi Nikorima, 17 Jaydn Su'a

Jack Bird has held onto a spot in the halves with Kodi Nikorima (corked thigh) returning on the bench in place of Sam Tagataese. Tevita Pangai jnr starts at prop for Sam Thaiday (bench). Matt Lodge has overcome a rib injury to start. Troy Dargan and Payne Haas were dropped from the bench 24 hours before game time.

Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Ryley Jacks, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Tim Glasby

Interchange: 14 Brandon Smith, 15 Kenny Bromwich, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Sam Kasiano

Will Chambers returns from suspension at centre in place of Young Tonumaipea. Patrick Kaufusi and Brodie Croft were dropped from the bench 24 hours out from kick-off.

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders, 3pm Saturday at Central Coast Stadium

Rabbitohs: 1 Alex Johnston, 2 Richie Kennar, 3 Greg Inglis (c), 4 Dane Gagai, 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Thomas Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 George Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Sam Burgess

Interchange: 15 Mark Nicholls, 16 Jason Clark, 17 Tevita Tatola, 19 Hymel Hunt

Hymel Hunt replaces Adam Doueihi on the bench in South Sydney's only change. Sam Burgess returns from suspension at lock, pushing Jason Clark to the bench and Kyle Turner to the reserves.

Raiders: 1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Luke Bateman

Interchange: 14 Ata Hingano, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Josh Papalii, 17 Dunamis Lui

The Raiders are 1-17, running with the same side that easily accounted for Parramatta last week. 

Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights, 5.30pm Saturday at Scully Park, Tamworth

Wests Tigers: 1 Corey Thompson, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 6 Benji Marshall (c), 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Matthew Eisenhuth, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Josh Aloiai, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Elijah Taylor (c)

Interchange: 14 Pita Godinet, 15 Alex Twal, 16 Michael Chee-Kam, 17 Sauaso Sue

The Tigers are 1-17. After making his long awaited club debut last week, star recruit Josh Reynolds is out with a shoulder injury which will sideline him for at least a month. He is replaced on the bench by Pita Godinet. Back-rower Chris Lawrence is out with a hamstring strain while lock Elijah Taylor returns from his hamstring injury. The reshuffle sees Matt Eisenhuth move to prop and Josh Aloiai go to second row.

Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3 Sione Mata'utia, 4 Nathan Ross, 5 Ken Sio, 6 Jack Cogger, 7 Mitchell Pearce (c), 8 Herman Ese'ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 18 Daniel Saifiti, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra, 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange: 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Jamie Buhrer (c), 17 Jacob Saifiti, 20 Luke Yates

Danny Levi drops out of the 17-man squad, with Luke Yates elevated to the interchange. Daniel Saifiti is the new starting prop in place of Jacob Lillyman (expecting second child). Jack Cogger gets a start in the halves after replacing Brock Lamb. 

North Queensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans, 7.35pm at 1300Smiles Stadium

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

Interchange: 14 Te Maire Martin, 15 John Asiata, 16 Corey Jensen, 17 Ethan Lowe

Reserves: 18 Francis Molo, 19 Javid Bowen

Enari Tuala and Sam Hoare drop off the extended bench. The Cowboys' top 17 is unchanged despite their home loss to Canterbury last week.

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

Interchange: 14 Max King, 15 Bryce Cartwright, 16 Jack Stockwell, 17 Keegan Hipgrave

Reserves: 20 Brenko Lee, 21 Brendan Elliot

Morgan Boyle and Ryan Simpkins drop off the extended bench. Phillip Sami shifts from wing to centre for Dale Copley (hamstring) with Tyronne Roberts-Davis called up on the flank. Mitch Rein starts at hooker for Nathan Peats (ribs). Ryan James (suspension) returns at prop, pushing Max King to the bench where Keegan Hipgrave also replaces Ryan Simpkins. Lock Jai Arrow has been named after overcoming back spasms that ended his round six early.

Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles, 2pm Sunday at ANZ Stadium

Eels: 1 Clint Gutherson, 2 Jarryd Hayne, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Brad Takairangi, 5 George Jennings, 6 Corey Norman, 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Kane Evans, 9 Kaysa Pritchard, 10 Tim Mannah (c), 11 Manu Ma'u, 12 Tony Williams, 13 Peni Terepo

Interchange: 14 Will Smith, 15 Kenny Edwards, 16 David Gower, 17 Daniel Alvaro

Reserves: 19 Josh Hoffman, 20 Suaia Matagi

Jarryd Hayne returns on the wing after overcoming a quad injury while Bevan French (shoulder) is sidelined. Brad Takairangi (fractured eye socket) makes a surprise early return at centre with Kirisome Auva'a (ribs) out. Kane Evans starts at prop and Peni Terepo shifts to lock with Tepai Moeroa (concussion) unavailable. Coach Brad Arthur cut Beau Scott and Marata Niukore from his 21-man squad on Saturday.

Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Brad Parker, 3 Dylan Walker, 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 Jack Gosiewski, 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14 Matthew Wright, 15 Shaun Lane, 16 Lloyd Perrett, 17 Taniela Paseka

Reserves: 20 Frank Winterstein, 21 Toafofoa Sipley

Manly are unchanged from their last-start loss to Wests Tigers. Coach Trent Barrett trimmed his 21-man squad to 19 on Saturday, dropping Lewis Brown and Jonathan Wright.

Cronulla Sharks v Penrith Panthers, 4.10pm Sunday at Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sharks: 1 Josh Dugan, 2 Edrick Lee, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Valentine Holmes, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Luke Lewis (c), 12 Kurt Capewell, 13 Joseph Paulo

Interchange: 14 Scott Sorensen, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Avagalu Seumanufagai, 17 Kurt Dillion

Reserves: 18 Jack Williams, 21 Braden Uele

Cronulla have lost co-captains Paul Gallen (knee) and Wade Graham (hamstring) with Kurt Capewell to start in the back row and Joseph Paulo at lock. Scott Sorensen and James Segeyaro are the new names on the bench. Prop Andrew Fifita and back-rower Luke Lewis have both been named despite suffering knee injuries last week with the latter to captain the side, pending fitness checks. Braden Uele and Jack Williams have been named in the reserves as cover. The fullback merry-go-round continues with Josh Dugan taking over once again, pushing Matt Moylan to the halves. Trent Hodkinson and Graham were officially omitted from the squad on Saturday.

Panthers: 1 Dylan Edwards, 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3 Corey Harawira-Naera, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Christian Crichton, 6 Tyrone Peachey, 7 James Maloney, 8 Trent Merrin, 9 Peter Wallace (c), 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris

Interchange: 14 Sione Katoa, 15 Kaide Ellis, 16 Moses Leota, 17 James Tamou

Reserves: 20 Thomas Eisenhuth, 21 Jack Hetherington

Penrith have named Dallin Watene-Zelezniak to return early from a broken jaw in place of winger Josh Mansour (broken cheekbone). Corey Harawira-Naera replaces fellow back-rower Isaah Yeo in the centres with Yeo returning to the pack. Coach Anthony Griffin cut Wayde Egan and Nick Lui-Toso from the reserves on Saturday.