Round 23 NRL team lists

The official team lists for round 23 of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

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Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Thursday 7.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Dane Gagai
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Hymel Hunt
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Braidon Burns
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jordan Kahu
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Richard Kennar
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Kodi Nikorima
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 15 Joe Ofahengaue
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Sam Thaiday
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 George Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Angus Crichton
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Josh McGuire
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Sam Burgess

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mawene Hiroti
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Korbin Sims
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Cameron Murray
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 David Fifita
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Jason Clark
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Tevita Tatola

Broncos: In a late change an hour before kick-off, Joe Ofahengaue will start the match, with Matt Lodge moving back to the bench. Kotoni Staggs and Sam Tagataese were the two players left out an hour before the match was scheduled to start. Broncos winger Corey Oates has scored nine tries in his past six games against the Rabbitohs. Troy Dargan and Gehamat Shibasaki were omitted from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off.

Rabbitohs: Mawene Hiroti will start on the bench, despite talk he may have been moved into the starting 13. After Kyle Turner and Matt McIlwrick were the two reserves cut 24 hours before kick-off, Dean Britt and Connor Tracey were left out an hour before the match started.

 

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Gold Coast Titans, Friday 6pm at Lottoland

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Moses Suli
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Konrad Hurrell
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Brenko Lee
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Brad Parker
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Kane Elgey
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Manase Fainu
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Nathan Peats
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Ryan James
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Trent Hodkinson
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Mitch Rein
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Kelepi Tanginoa
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Frank Winterstein
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jack Stockwell
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Lloyd Perrett
    Interchange for Titans is number 21 Bryce Cartwright

Sea Eagles: The Sea Eagles will line up as named on Tuesday. Lloyd Perrett replaces Taniela Paseka on the bench in the only change to the team that beat Canterbury last week. Matthew Wright and Taniela Paseka were omitted an hour before kick-off, while Tom Wright and Toafofoa Sipley were cut on Thursday.

Titans: Coach Garth Brennan has made one change but it's a notable one, with Bryce Cartwright named on the bench in place of Will Matthews. Brenko Lee returns from a hamstring injury in the centres in place of Brendan Elliot. Jai Whitbread and Leilani Latu were the two players left out 24 hours before game time, while Elliot was cut an hour before kick-off.

 

Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels, Friday 7.55pm at AAMI Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Billy Slater
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Corey Norman
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Jarryd Hayne
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Eels is number 5 George Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jaeman Salmon
  • Halfback for Storm is number 21 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Eels is number 17 Siosaia Vave
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Storm is number 16 Christian Welch
    Prop for Eels is number 12 Tepai Moeroa
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Marata Niukore
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Joe Stimson
    2nd Row for Eels is number 15 Brad Takairangi
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Eels is number 8 Peni Terepo
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tim Glasby
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Kenneath Bromwich
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 David Gower
  • Interchange for Storm is number 18 Brandon Smith
    Interchange for Eels is number 20 Ray Stone

Storm: Jahrome Hughes is out, with Brodie Croft to start at halfback in jersey No.21. Cheyse Blair replaces the injured Ryan Hoffman (hamstring) on the bench. Brandon Smith is on the bench in jersey No.18. Tui Kamikamica was cut an hour out from kick-off, while Hughes and Albert Vete were omitted on Thursday night.

Eels: Tim Mannah is a late withdrawal, forcing coach Brad Arthur to make a few changes. Siosaia Vave will start at prop, with Tepai Moeroa moving from back-row to prop. Oregon Kaufusi is named to debut off the bench in place of Will Smith. Peni Teripo will come off the bench and Ray Stone has been elevated from the reserves to the bench. Cam King was cut an hour prior to kick-off, while Josh Hoffman and Bevan French were omitted 24 hours out from game time.

 

Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights, Saturday 3pm at Panthers Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Tyrone Peachey
    Fullback for Knights is number 18 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Ken Sio
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Sione Mata'utia
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Dean Whare
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Cory Denniss
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Tyrone May
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 15 Trent Merrin
    Prop for Knights is number 8 Herman Ese'ese
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Sione Katoa
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Isaah Yeo
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
  • Lock for Panthers is number 16 Corey Harawira-Naera
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Aidan Guerra

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Jamie Buhrer
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Wayde Egan
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Pasami Saulo
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Moses Leota
    Interchange for Knights is number 19 Josh King
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 18 Kaide Ellis
    Interchange for Knights is number 21 Luke Yates

Panthers: Trent Merrin has regained his starting spot, with James Tamou switching to the bench. Corey Harawira-Naera replaces James Fisher-Harris at lock and Kaide Ellis is on the bench. James Maloney (knee) and Jack Hetherington (suspension) are out, with Tyrone May starting at five-eighth. Chris Crichton and Liam Martin were the last players cut an hour prior to kick-off.

Knights: A key game-day change by Nathan Brown, with Nick Meaney given the nod to start at fullback and Kalyn Ponga moving to five-eighth. Jack Cogger has been dropped along with Chris Heighington, while Josh King and Luke Yates have been promoted to the bench.

 

Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons, Saturday 5.30pm at Leichhardt Oval

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Nene Macdonald
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Mahe Fonua
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Kevin Naiqama
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Kurt Mann
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Russell Packer
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Ben Matulino
    Prop for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 17 Matthew Eisenhuth
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Michael Chee-Kam
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 17 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Elijah Taylor
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jack de Belin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 11 Chris Lawrence
    Interchange for Dragons is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Luke Garner
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Blake Lawrie
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Dragons is number 19 Jai Field

Wests Tigers: Chris Lawrence has moved to the bench, with Matt Eisenhuth promoted to a starting role. Jacob Liddle has been elevated to the bench. Mahe Fonua returns from a broken arm in the centres, with Kevin Naiqama shifting to the wing and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak dropping out. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak was cut an hour before kick-off, while Robbie Rochow and Tyson Gamble were omitted from the squad on Friday night.

Dragons: With Gareth Widdop (shoulder) out, Kurt Mann starts at five-eighth with Cameron McInnes and Tyson Frizell to share the captaincy. Frizell has made a game-day shift to prop, with Leeson Ah Mau dropped to the bench. Luciano Leilua will fill Frizell's shoes in the back-row. With no Widdop, reserve Jai Field is a late inclusion on the bench. Zac Lomax and Jacob Host were cut an hour out from kick-off, while Darren Nicholls and Hame Sele were dropped on Friday night.

 

Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys, Saturday 7.35pm at Southern Cross Group Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Valentine Holmes
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Te Maire Martin
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Ricky Leutele
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Kane Linnett
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Josh Dugan
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Gideon Gela-Mosby
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Jake Clifford
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Johnathan Thurston

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
    Prop for Cowboys is number 17 Scott Bolton
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 15 James Segeyaro
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Luke Lewis
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Scott Sorensen
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 John Asiata

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Kurt Capewell
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Aaron Woods
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Francis Molo
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Jayson Bukuya
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Corey Jensen
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Joseph Paulo
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 18 Ethan Lowe

Sharks: Jayden Brailey is a late withdrawal after having surgery on an ear injury, with James Segeyaro starting at hooker and Joseph Paulo joining the bench. Wade Graham (knee) is replaced by Scott Sorensen in the second row.

Cowboys: Matt Scott is out, replaced at prop by Scott Bolton. Ethan Lowe moves from the reserves to the bench. John Asiata replaces the suspended Jason Taumalolo at lock, with Francis Molo joining the interchange. 

 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v New Zealand Warriors, Sunday 2pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Brett Morris
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Gerard Beale
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Solomone Kata
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Lachlan Lewis
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Blake Green
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 20 Matt Frawley
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 James Gavet
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Michael Lichaa
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Issac Luke
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 David Klemmer
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Agnatius Paasi
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Rhyse Martin
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Adam Blair
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Simon Mannering

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 7 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Danny Fualalo
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Leivaha Pulu
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Greg Eastwood
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Peta Hiku

Bulldogs: In a late change, Matt Frawley will start the match at halfback, with Jeremy Marshall-King moving back to the bench. Lachlan Lewis returns at five-eighth. After Francis Tualau and Fa'Amanu Brown were cut 24 hours prior to kick-off, Renouf Toomaga and John Olive were omitted an hour before game time.

Warriors: The Warriors will start 1-17 after Joseph Vuna and Tevita Satae were left out of the team an hour before kick-off. The Warriors have the best away record in the NRL in 2018 with eight wins from 11 games.

 

Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters, Sunday 4.10pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Brad Abbey
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Elliott Whitehead
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Blake Austin
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Ryan Matterson
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Dylan Napa
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Shannon Boyd
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Joseph Tapine
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Iosia Soliola
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Isaac Liu
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Josh Papalii
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Luke Bateman
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Junior Paulo
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sean O'Sullivan

Raiders: The Raiders are 1-17, with Jack Murchie and Liam Knight the last two players to be dropped from the bench. Michael Oldfield and Makahesi Makatoa were cut on Saturday.

Roosters: The Tricolours are 1-17 as they seek to remain in sole possession of top spot on the ladder. Dylan Napa starts at prop for the injury Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (ribs) with Nat Butcher joining the bench. Lindsay Collins and Paul Momirovski were the last two players dropped from the bench. Sitili Tupounuia and Kurt Baptiste were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.