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
Brock Lamb has been dropped for Jack Cogger, while hooker Danny Levi was also axed. Daniel Saifiti has been given the nod to start in place of Jacob Lillyman and Mitch Barnett's return from suspension pushes Herman Ese'ese to prop. Luke Yates has been named on the interchange bench.
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
Francis Molo and Javid Bowen were omitted from an extended bench an hour before kick-off. 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
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. Brenko Lee and Brendan Elliot were cut from the extended bench an hour before kick-off.
Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles, 2pm Sunday at ANZ Stadium
Eels: 1 Clint Gutherson (c), 2 Jarryd Hayne, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Brad Takairangi, 5 George Jennings, 6 Corey Norman, 7 Mitchell Moses, 20 Suaia Matagi, 9 Kaysa Pritchard, 17 Daniel Alvaro, 11 Manu Ma'u, 12 Tony Williams, 13 Peni Terepo
Interchange: 10 Tim Mannah (c), 14 Will Smith, 15 Kenny Edwards, 16 David Gower
Kane Evans and Josh Hoffman were dropped to Wentworthville on game day. Suaia Matagi and Daniel Alvaro have been promoted to start at prop, Tim Mannah will begin the match from the interchange. 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. 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
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. Frank Winterstein and Toafofoa Sipley were omitted an hour before kick-off.
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), 14 Scott Sorensen, 13 Joseph Paulo
Interchange: 12 Kurt Capewell, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Avagalu Seumanufagai, 17 Kurt Dillion
Andrew Fifita and Luke Lewis will play against the Panthers despite suffering injuries last week. Cronulla have lost co-captains Paul Gallen (knee) and Wade Graham (hamstring). In a late change, Scott Sorensen will start with Luke Capewell dropping back to the bench. Jack Williams and Braden Uele were dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. James Segeyaro is the new names on the bench. 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, 16 Moses Leota, 17 James Tamou, 21 Jack Hetherington
Kaide Ellis and Thomas Eisenhuth were the two players dropped from the bench an hour before kick-off. 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.