Round 14 NRL team lists
The official team lists for round 14 of the NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers, Friday 6pm at GIO Stadium
Raiders: 1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Dunamis Lui, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Iosia Soliola, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii
Interchange: 14 Ata Hingano, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Charlie Gubb, 17 Liam Knight
The Raiders will start 1-17 after Michael Oldfield and Jack Murchie were the last two men dropped from the bench. Canberra have made one positional switch between Josh Papalii (who moves to lock) and Sia Soliola, who goes to the second row. Emre Guler and Craig Garvey were dropped from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off.
Panthers: 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 2 Christian Crichton, 3 Tyrone Peachey, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Tyrone Phillips, 6 James Maloney (c), 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Trent Merrin, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Corey Harawira-Naera, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris
Interchange: 14 Wayde Egan, 15 Kaide Ellis, 16 Viliame Kikau, 17 James Tamou
Penrith have named Nathan Cleary, James Maloney, Tyrone Peachey and Reagan Campbell-Gillard to back up from Origin. Tyrone May, Thomas Eisenhuth and Nick Lui-Toso were the last players omitted from the squad an hour before game time. Hooker Peter Wallace (shoulder) is still not back. The only listed change from the last-start 17 that beat the Dragons in round 12 is Kaide Ellis replacing the suspended Jack Hetherington on the bench. Jarome Luai, Caleb Aikins and Liam Martin were all dropped from an extended bench 24 hours out from game time.
Gold Coast Titans v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Friday 7.55pm at Cbus Super Stadium
Titans: 1 Michael Gordon, 2 Anthony Don, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Brenko Lee, 5 Phillip Sami, 6 AJ Brimson, 7 Ashley Taylor, 8 Jarrod Wallace, 9 Nathan Peats, 10 Ryan James (c), 11 Kevin Proctor, 17 Keegan Hipgrave, 13 Jai Arrow
Interchange: 14 Mitch Rein, 15 Max King, 16 Moeaki Fotuaika, 18 Jack Stockwell
Will Matthews is a late withdrawal from the Gold Coast side, with Keegan Hipgrave to start the match in No.17. Jarrod Wallace and Jai Arrow will back up after Origin I. From their last-start loss to the Roosters in round 12, Phillip Sami replaces Konrad Hurrell on the wing. Matthews and Morgan Boyle were omitted an hour out from kick-off. Bryce Cartwright and Kane Elgey were the two players left out of the squad 24 hours out from game time.
Rabbitohs: 1 Alex Johnston, 2 Campbell Graham, 14 Adam Doueihi, 19 Hymel Hunt, 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Thomas Burgess, 18 Robbie Farah, 10 George Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 15 Cameron Murray, 13 Sam Burgess
Interchange: 16 Jason Clark, 17 Tevita Tatola, 20 Mark Nicholls, 21 Tyrell Fuimaono
Following Thursday's omission of Origin representatives Greg Inglis and Dane Gagai, the Rabbitohs have dropped NSW Blues pair Damien Cook and Angus Crichton from the team an hour before the match. Adam Doueihi (No.14), Hymel Hunt (No.19), Robbie Farah (No.18) and Cameron Murray (No.15) replace the Origin quartet in the starting side. After Dean Britt joined Inglis and Hunt as the three players omitted 24 hours before game time.
Manly Sea Eagles v New Zealand Warriors, Saturday 5pm (3pm AEST) at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 19 Bradley Parker, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Trent Hodkinson, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Shaun Lane, 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14 Matthew Wright, 14 Toafofoa Sipley, 16 Frank Winterstein, 17 Taniela Paseka
Manly have named Tom and Jake Trbojevic to back up from Origin. Moses Suli was replaced in the starting line-up by centre Brad Parker on Friday afternoon. Matt Wright drops to the bench and Shaun Lane shifts from lock to second row with Jack Gosiewski (broken arm/suspension) out. Tom Wright and Lloyd Perrett were game day omissions, while Lewis Brown was cut 24 hours before kick-off.
Warriors: 3 Peta Hiku, 2 David Fusitu'a, 18 Gerard Beale, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Blake Green, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 James Gavet, 9 Issac Luke, 10 Agnatius Paasi, 11 Isaiah Papali'i, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Adam Blair
Interchange: 14 Karl Lawton, 15 Chris Satae, 16 Bunty Afoa, 17 Simon Mannering
Shaun Johnson has been named to make his long-awaited return from an ankle injury, but the Warriors have suffered a blow with fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck withdrawing on Friday afternoon. Peta Hiku shifts from centre to fullback and Gerard Beale comes into the starting side. Isaiah Papali'i returns in the second row with Simon Mannering moved to the bench and Jazz Tevaga out. Mason Lino and Sam Lisone were cut an hour before kick-off, while Liligiigo Sao got the chop on Friday afternoon.
Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters, Saturday 5.30pm at McDonald Jones Stadium
Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Ken Sio, 3 Sione Mata'utia, 4 Cory Denniss, 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Jack Cogger, 8 Herman Ese'ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 17 Josh King, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Mitchell Barnett, 13 Aidan Guerra (c)
Interchange: 14 Danny Levi, 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Jamie Buhrer (c), 18 Jacob Lillyman
Josh King moves into the starting side with Jacob Lillyman on the bench, with Daniel Saifiti having dropped out of the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Herman Ese'ese (suspension) returns at prop in the only other change from the team's big last-start win over Parramatta. Along with Saifiti, Brock Lamb was the other player dropped from the squad 24 hours out from game time. Luke Yates and Nicholas Meaney dropped out of the squad an hour before kick-off.
Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Dylan Napa, 11 Boyd Cordner, 12 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange: 14 Zane Tetevano, 15 Kurt Baptiste, 16 Mitchell Aubusson, 17 Victor Radley
Fullback James Tedesco, centre Latrell Mitchell and prop Dylan Napa have all been named to return from Origin but Boyd Cordner is out. Mitch Aubusson starts for Cordner. Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins and Paul Momirovski were cut from the extended bench on game day while Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Billy Smith and Mitchell Cornish were dropped from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off.
Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys, Saturday 7pm (7.30pm AEST) at TIO Stadium, Darwin
Eels: 1 Bevan French, 2 Josh Hoffman, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Jarryd Hayne, 5 George Jennings, 6 Clint Gutherson (c), 7 Corey Norman, 8 Daniel Alvaro, 9 Cameron King, 10 Peni Terepo, 17 Marata Niukore, 12 Brad Takairangi, 13 Nathan Brown
Interchange: 14 Reed Mahoney, 15 Tim Mannah (c), 16 David Gower, 18 Siosaia Vave
Marata Niukore replaces Manu Ma'u in the second row with Siosaia Vave joining the bench. Jarryd Hayne returns from a hip injury at centre with Brad Takairangi replacing the suspended Tepai Moeroa in the second row. Corey Norman (foot) returns at halfback for Mitch Moses (knee). Nathan Brown starts at lock, switching Peni Terepo to lock. Tim Mannah (fractured eye socket) returns to replace Suai Matagi on the bench. Reed Mahoney has been named to make his NRL debut on the bench in place of Will Smith (hamstring). Ma'u and Raymond Stone were the two players left out 24 hours out from kick-off, with Suaia Matagi and Jaeman Salmon dropping out on game day.
Cowboys: 18 Lachlan Coote, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O'Neill, 4 Enari Tuala, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Te Maire Martin, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Sam Hoare, 17 Ethan Lowe, 14 Shaun Fensom, 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange: 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Coen Hess, 15 Kane Linnett, 16 Corey Jensen
Maroons fullback Michael Morgan is out with a groin injury while fellow Queensland representatives Gavin Cooper and Coen Hess have dropped back to the bench, with Lachlan Coote starting at fullback and Ethan Lowe and Shaun Fensom starting in the second row. Ben Hampton and Francis Molo drop off the extended bench. Mitchell Dunn and Javid Bowen were the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours before game time.
Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers, Sunday 2pm at Southern Cross Group Stadium
Sharks: 1 Valentine Holmes, 2 Sione Katoa, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Edrick Lee, 6 Matt Moylan, 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 Joseph Paulo, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Jack Williams, 17 Jayson Bukuya
Valentine Holmes will back up from Origin at fullback, pushing Edrick Lee to wing and Sosaia Feki to the reserves. Sione Katoa holds onto a wing spot after a strong performance last week. Jack Williams joins the bench pushing Ava Seumanufagai to the reserves. Scott Sorensen and Sosaia Feki were cut from the reserves 24 hours out from kick-off. Seumanufagai and Kurt Capewell were omitted on game day.
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 21 Kevin Naiqama, 2 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 15 Josh Reynolds, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Elijah Taylor, 17 Tim Grant, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 16 Josh Aloai, 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 10 Ben Matulino, 20 Pita Godinet
The Tigers were unaffected by the Origin clash and have had a smooth build-up. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak has been omitted on game day with Kevin Naiqama promoted from the reserves to the wing. Josh Reynolds will start for the first time as a Wests Tiger and captain the team with Benji Marshall succumbing to a calf injury. Tim Grant and Josh Aloiai have been elevated to the starting side with prop Ben Matulino and second-rower Michael Chee Kam back on the bench. Pita Godinet has been brought up from the reserves to the interchange. Tyson Gamble and Robbie Rochow were cut from the initial squad on Saturday afternoon.
Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos, Sunday 4.10pm at AAMI Park
Storm: 1 Jahrome Hughes, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 21 Cheyse Blair, 4 Young Tonumaipea, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Ryley Jacks, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith, 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 16 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Tim Glasby
Interchange: 14 Brandon Smith, 12 Joe Stimson, 15 Kenny Bromwich, 17 Christian Welch
Cheyse Blair will start in the centres for the suspended Will Chambers, while Billy Slater (hamstring) has been left out of the side. Jesse Bromwich starts at prop, Tim Glasby shifts to lock and Dale Finucane is out. Ryan Hoffman has been elevated to the run-on side an hour before kick-off with Joe Stimson reverting to the bench. Sam Kasiano (suspension) also out. Cameron Munster, Felise Kaufusi and Josh Addo-Carr will back up from Origin. Patrick Kaufusi, Brodie Croft and Scott Drinkwater were cut from the reserves list on Saturday. Justin Olam and Tui Kamikamica were dropped on game day.
Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Corey Oates, 22 Tom Opacic, 4 Jordan Kahu, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Kodi Nikorima, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Sam Thaiday, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 Jaydn Su'A, 13 Josh McGuire
Interchange: 14 Patrick Mago, 15 Joe Ofahengaue, 16 Tevita Pangai jnr, 17 Kotoni Staggs
James Roberts has withdrawn to rest an on-going Achilles ailment and been replaced in the centres by Tom Opacic. Anthony Milford, Josh McGuire and Andrew McCullough will back up from Origin. Alex Glenn (knee) and Josh McGuire (ankle) return to the team after injury layoffs, pushing Tevita Pangai jnr and Joe Ofahengaue to the bench. David Fifita was cut from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off. Sam Tagataese, Todd Murphy and Troy Dargan were omitted on game day.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v St George Illawarra Dragons, Monday 4pm at ANZ Stadium
Bulldogs: 1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 John Olive, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Jeremy Marshall-King, 7 Matt Frawley, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Michael Lichaa, 16 Renouf Toomaga, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13 Adam Elliott
Interchange: 10 David Klemmer, 15 Kerrod Holland, 17 Aiden Tolman, 20 Clay Priest
In a change an hour before kick-off, Renouf Toomaga has been moved into the starting side, with David Klemmer dropping back to the bench. Rhyse Martin - who played Intrust Super Premiership on Saturday - and Reimis Smith were the two players left out an hour before game time. Kieran Foran (toe ligament injury) is out, with Michael Lichaa recalled at hooker and Jeremy Marshall-King moving to five-eighth. David Klemmer has been named to back up from Origin and start at prop which pushes Adam Elliott to lock and Rhyse Martin to the bench. Aiden Tolman (ankle) returns from injury on the bench in place of Clay Priest. Lachlan Lewis and Greg Eastwood were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.
Dragons: 1 Matt Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 15 Kurt Mann, 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: 5 Jason Nightingale, 14 Jeremy Latimore, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 19 Jacob Host
In a late change to the Dragons run-on side, Kurt Mann has been named to start on the wing, with Jason Nightingale dropping back to the bench. Blake Lawrie, Patrick Herbert and Hame Sele were the last men dropped from the squad. The Dragons have named an unchanged team from the one that lost to Penrith in round 12, with Ben Hunt, Tyson Frizell, Jack De Belin and Paul Vaughan to back up from Origin. Reece Robson, Luciano Leilua and Darren Nicholls were omitted from the extended bench on Sunday.