Round 9 NRL squad announcements

The official team lists for all 16 clubs for the Magic Round at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, updated 24 hours before kick-off with 19-man squads, and one hour before kick-off with the final 17s.

Magic Round team lists

Titans v Sharks, Thursday 7.50pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Michael Gordon
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Tyrone Peachey
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Dale Copley
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Aaron Gray
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Alexander Brimson
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Kyle Flanagan
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Shannon Boyd
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Kurt Capewell
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Jesse Arthars
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Blayke Brailey
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jayson Bukuya
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Max King
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Titans is number 18 Jack Stockwell
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele

Titans: A late change an hour before kick-off with Keegan Hipgrave dropping of the bench and his place taken by Jack Stockwell. Dale Copley returns on the wing for Phil Sami, while AJ Brimson starts at five-eighth for injured Tyrone Roberts. Jesse Arthars has been named on the bench for his NRL debut. Ryley Jacks and Brenko Lee dropped off the extended bench on Wednesday. Jai Whitbread was the last man omitted an hour before kick-off.

Sharks: Sione Katoa was dropped to the reserves, with Aaron Gray taking Katoa's spot on the left wing. Gray was moved from the right wing to allow Sosaia Feki to return at his preferred position. Billy Magoulias and William Kennedy were the players to drop out of the 19-man squad on Wednesday. Katoa and Scott Sorensen were omitted an hour before kick-off.

Wests Tigers v Panthers, Friday 6pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert Jennings
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Dean Whare
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Panthers is number 15 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 James Maloney
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 21 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris McQueen
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 James Fisher-Harris
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Panthers is number 19 Kaide Ellis

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Sione Katoa
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Oliver Clark
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Tim Grant
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Panthers is number 18 Jarome Luai

Wests Tigers: After Elijah Taylor and Paul Momirovski were the last two players dropped an hour before game time, Michael Chee-Kam (No.20) returns via the bench. Michael Maguire has made several changes after last week's hiding from the Roosters, with Benji Marshall set to return from a six-week injury lay-off. Ryan Matterson moves back to his preferred back-row spot, while Matt Eisenhuth replaces Josh Aloiai (concussion) at lock. Oliver Clark is the new face on the bench and there was another change to the bench on Thursday evening with Elijah Taylor being added and Luke Garner omitted. The other man left out 24 hours before kick-off was Russell Packer.

Panthers: Viliame Kikau (No.21) will start the match for the Panthers with Frank Winterstein joining Dylan Edwards as the two players omitted an hour before kick-off. Kaide Ellis and Tyrell Fuimaono were added the starting side on Thursday at the expence of Waqa Blake (disicpline) and Hame Sele (injury). Dean Whare is back from a hamstring injury in the centres allowing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak to go back to the wing. Five-eighth James Maloney is free to play after being found not guilty of a dangerous contact charge at the judiciary on Tuesday. 

Sea Eagles v Broncos, Friday 8.05pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Brendan Elliot
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 18 Abbas Miski
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Moses Suli
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Brad Parker
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jack Bird
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Kane Elgey
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Toafofoa Sipley
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 6 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 14 Jack Gosiewski
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Matt Gillett
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Thomas Flegler

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 9 Manase Fainu
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Patrick Carrigan
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Kelepi Tanginoa
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 David Fifita
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Corey Waddell
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Morgan Boyle
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Joe Ofahengaue

Sea Eagles: In a series of changes made 60 minutes before kick-off, Abbas Miski  (No.18) will start on the wing, Curtis Sironen (No.12) at five-eighth and Apisai Koroisau (No.6) at hooker. Jack Gosiewski goes from the bench into the starting side and Manase Fainu drops back to the bench. Jorge Taufua and Cade Cust were the two players left out 60 minutes before game time. Zach Dockar-Clay and Taniela Paseka were omitted 24 hours before kick-off. Manly have won five of their past six games.

Broncos: Anthony Seibold has made all his team changes earlier in the week with no Andrew McCullough (knee), James Roberts or Jamayne Isaako (both dropped) for the clash. That was confirmed an hour before kick-off when Isaako and Cory Paix were the two players omitted. Jaydn Su'a and Sean O'Sullivan dropped off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Brisbane have scored 24 points or more in their past six games against Manly.

Bulldogs v Knights, Saturday 3pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick Lee
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 21 Marcelo Montoya
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Hymel Hunt
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Knights is number 21 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jack Cogger
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Connor Watson
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 19 Kieran Foran
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 16 Adam Elliott
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 23 Chris Smith
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Tim Glasby

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Fa'amanu Brown
    Interchange for Knights is number 4 Sione Mata'utia
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Danny Fualalo
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Kurt Mann
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 22 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 James Gavet

Bulldogs: Kieran Foran returns from injury at halfback and Adam Elliott joins the starting side. Dean Pay initially dropped Ofahiki Ogden to the reserves and promoted Sauaso Sue to the bench, but Ogden was given a reprieve and is on the bench alongside Sue. Lachlan Lewis was dropped on Thursday, while Rhyse Martin and Kerrod Holland were officially axed as expected an hour before kick-off. Corey Harawira-Naera withdrew during the week for personal reasons.

Knights: Just one late change for coach Nathan Brown, with Jesse Ramien given the nod to start in the centres and Sione Mata'Utia moving back to the bench. Josh King and Pasami Saulo were omitted an hour prior to kick-off, while Mason Lino and Jamie Buhrer dropped off the reserves list on Friday. The Knights are seeking their third straight win.

Warriors v Dragons, Saturday 5.30pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Zac Lomax
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Patrick Herbert
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Jai Field
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Agnatius Paasi
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Nathaniel Roache
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Lachlan Burr
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Blake Lawrie

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Euan Aitken
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Ligi Sao
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Jacob Host
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Karl Lawton
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Luciano Leilua

Warriors: The Warriors are 1-17, with Gerard Beale and Chris Satae dropping off the reserves list before kick-off. Isaac Luke and Chanel Harris-Tavita were dropped from the squad on Friday. Luke was left out due to form while Harris-Tavita won't play on account of Kodi Nikorima's arrival. 

Dragons: St George Illawarra are 1-17 with Jonus Pearson and Lachlan Timm cut from the 19-man squad on Saturday. Jai Field comes in for his first game of 2019 to replace injured five-eighth Corey Norman (cheekbone) in the only change to the 17 which faded badly in the second half against the Eels. Mitchell Allgood and Josh Kerr were the two players omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

Storm v Eels, Saturday 7.35pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Jahrome Hughes
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
  • Centre for Storm is number 21 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Brad Takairangi
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jaeman Salmon
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Daniel Alvaro
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Eels is number 14 Peni Terepo
  • Prop for Storm is number 16 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Marata Niukore
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Tepai Moeroa

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Interchange for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Tim Mannah
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Manu Ma'u

Storm: Curtis Scott returns to the starting side in place of Marion Seve while Nelson Asofa-Solomona starts at prop with Christian Welch moving to the bench. Patrick Kaufusi dropped off the reserves list on game day. Brandon Smith (calf) returns on the bench. Billy Walters and Joe Stimson were the two players omitted on the eve of the match.

Eels: Peni Terepo joins the starting team with Reed Mahoney shifting to the bench. Kane Evans and Will Smith dropped out of the squad an hour before kick-off, while Tim Mannah returns. Ray Stone and George Jennings were the two players left out 24 hours before game time.

Roosters v Raiders, Sunday 2pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Michael Oldfield
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Victor Radley
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Bailey Simonsson
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Mitchell Aubusson
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh

Roosters: The Roosters will start 1-17 with Lindsay Collins and Sam Verrills the last two to be dropped from the bench. Matt Ikuvalu returns on the wing, with Joseph Manu shifting back to centre and the ever-reliable Mitch Aubusson moving back to the bench. Lachlan Lam and Josh Curran were cut from the initial 21-man squad on Saturday.

Raiders: The Raiders will start 1-17 after Aidan Sezer and Emre Guler were omitted 60 minutes before game time. Hudson Young will fill the shoes of injured Englishman John Bateman, who looks set to miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured eye socket. The other change to the side which beat Penrith in Wagga Wagga is the return of Jordan Rapana (ribs) on the wing, with Bailey Simonsson moving to the bench. Jack Murchie and Royce Hunt were cut from the squad on Saturday.

Rabbitohs v Cowboys, Sunday 4.05pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex Johnston
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Jordan Kahu
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Corey Allan
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Kyle Turner
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Cowboys is number 19 Tom Opacic
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell Graham
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Ben Hampton
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 John Asiata
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Matthew Scott
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 14 Kurt Baptiste
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Sam Burgess
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 8 George Burgess
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Mitchell Dunn
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Ethan Lowe
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Scott Bolton
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo

Rabbitohs: For the sixth straight week, Junior Tatola (No.14) was moved from the bench to the starting side an hour before kick-off, with George Burgess going back to the interchange. Otherwise, the Rabbitohs are 1-17. After Jacob Gagan and Connor Tracey were omitted from the reserves on Saturday, Dean Britt and Mawene Hiroti were left out an hour from game time.

Cowboys: In a change made an hour before kick-off, Enari Tuala is out of the Cowboys team with Tom Opacic (No.19) to start in the centres. In another move, Kurt Baptiste (No.14) will start at hooker with Jake Granville to start on the bench. Tuala and Shane Wright were the two players left out 60 minutes before game time. Jake Clifford and Corey Jensen were trimmed from the reserves on Saturday.