Finals Week 1 NRL team lists

The official team lists for the opening round of the Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

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Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Friday 7.40pm at AAMI Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Billy Slater
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex Johnston
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Cheyse Blair
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Greg Inglis
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Robert Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Storm is number 19 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Tim Glasby
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 George Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Joe Stimson
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Angus Crichton
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Sam Burgess

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Hymel Hunt
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Christian Welch
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Cameron Murray
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Kenneath Bromwich
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Jason Clark
  • Interchange for Storm is number 20 Sam Kasiano
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Dean Britt

Storm: Brodie Croft has been elevated from the reserves to the starting halfback position, with Jahrome Hughes dropping out. Sam Kasiano has been promoted to the bench. Fullback Billy Slater (personal leave), winger Suliasi Vunivalu (hamstring) and five-eighth Cameron Munster (knee) return. Ryan Hoffman was omitted an hour before kick-off. Sandor Earl dropped off the reserves on Thursday.

Rabbitohs: The Rabbitohs will line up 1-17 and are unchanged from last week's big win over Wests Tigers. Braidon Burns and Tevita Tatola were cut an hour before kick-off, while Tyrell Fuimaone and Matt McIlwrick dropped off the reserves list 24 hours before kick off.

 

Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors, Saturday 5.30pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Tyrone Peachey
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Solomone Kata
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Christian Crichton
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 James Maloney
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Blake Green
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Trent Merrin
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 James Gavet
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Sione Katoa
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Issac Luke
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Agnatius Paasi
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Adam Blair
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Isaah Yeo
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 James Fisher-Harris
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Simon Mannering

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Moses Leota
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Corey Harawira-Naera
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 James Tamou
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Gerard Beale

Panthers: The Panthers will run out as named on Tuesday. Corey Harawira-Naera (concussion) returns on the bench in place of Jack Hetherington, who was cut an hour before kick-off with Tyrone Phillips.

Warriors: The Warriors are also 1-17, with Blake Green (calf) returning at five-eighth in place of Mason Lino. James Gavet is back at prop, pushing Bunty Afoa to the bench and Leivaha Pulu to the reserves, while Gerard Beale replaces Chris Satae on the bench. Leivaha Pulu and Karl Lawton were the last players omitted an hour prior to kick-off.

 

Sydney Roosters v Cronulla Sharks, Saturday 7.40pm at Allianz Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Ricky Leutele
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Edrick Lee
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Luke Lewis
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Roosters is number 12 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 James Segeyaro
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Aaron Woods
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Jayson Bukuya
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Ryan Matterson
    Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Scott Sorensen

Roosters: Mitchell Aubusson starts with Victor Radley moving back to the bench. Sean O'Sullivan and Kurt Baptiste were omitted on Friday, while Nat Butcher and Matt Ikuvalu dropped out on game day.

Sharks: Ricky Leutele (knee) returns at left centre, while Kurt Capewell has been dropped to allow Scott Sorensen to move onto the bench. Joseph Paulo and Jesse Ramien dropped off the extended bench an hour before kick-off, while Ava Seumanufagai was cut on Friday.

 

Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons, Sunday 4pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Nene Macdonald
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Zac Lomax
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jordan Kahu
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Gareth Widdop
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Kodi Nikorima
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 15 Joe Ofahengaue
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Sam Thaiday
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 17 David Fifita
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Josh McGuire
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jack de Belin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Kurt Mann
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Korbin Sims
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Blake Lawrie
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Kotoni Staggs
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Luciano Leilua

Broncos: In a late change, Joe Ofahengaue will start at prop, with Matt Lodge dropping back to the bench. David Fifita will start in the second row after Alex Glenn (calf) was ruled out on Saturday. Andrew McCullough (concussion) returns at hooker, allowing Josh McGuire to revert to lock. Sam Tagataese and Gehamat Shibasaki were omitted an hour before kick-off.

Dragons: The Dragons will start the match 1-17, with Jason Nightingale and Hame Sele dropped from the squad an hour before the game time. Captain Gareth Widdop (elbow) returns at five-eighth, bumping Kurt Mann to the bench and Jai Field out of the squad, in the only listed change from last week. Lock Jack De Belin has been named despite sporting a moonboot on an injured ankle or foot on Tuesday.

 

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