Round 21 NRL team announcements

The official 21-man squads for all 16 clubs for this week's matches, updated with 19-man line-ups 24 hours before each game and with the final 17-man sides one hour before kick-off.

Round 21 team lists

Cowboys v Broncos, Thursday 7.50pm at 1300Smiles Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Anthony Milford
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Coen Hess
    Centre for Broncos is number 18 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Tom Opacic
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Gideon Gela-Mosby
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Michael Morgan
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Darius Boyd
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Jake Turpin

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuire
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 15 Matthew Scott
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 John Asiata
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 James Segeyaro
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Scott Bolton
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Rhys Kennedy
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 18 Peter Hola
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Patrick Carrigan

Cowboys: Jordan McLean is a late scratching for North Queensland after injuring his calf in the captain's run, with Matt Scott starting and Peter Hola joining the bench. Reuben Cotter drops off the extended bench. The two men to drop out of the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off were Taulagi and Corey Jensen.

Broncos: Gehamat Shibasaki replaces Alex Glenn (knee) at centre, with Herbie Farnworth and Shaun Fensom dropping off the reserves list on game day. Origin forward Matt Gillett is still battling a lower back injury and will not play. His absence if offset by the return of Tevita Pangai jnr from suspension. Joe Ofahengaue has been promoted to the starting side with Thomas Flegler going to the bench.

Warriors v Sea Eagles, Friday 6pm at Mt Smart Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Warriors is number 20 Adam Pompey
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Warriors is number 2 Gerard Beale
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Agnatius Paasi
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Jazz Tevaga
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Adam Blair
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Lachlan Burr
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Adam Keighran
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Manase Fainu
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey Waddell
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Morgan Boyle
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Ligi Sao
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka

Warriors: Josh Curren and Hayze Perham drop out of the match-day squad. Blake Ayshford is out, with Gerard Beale moving to centre. Adam Pompey, who made his Telstra Premiership debut last month, comes in on the right wing as Ayshford's replacement. The Warriors have lost their past six games at Mt Smart Stadium.

Sea Eagles: Manly are 1-17 with Jack Gosiewski and Lachlan Croker the final cuts. No changes to the side named on Tuesday for the high-flying Sea Eagles. Apisai Koroisau is again expected to start with Manase Fainu to come off the bench. Brendan Elliot and Lloyd Perrett were cut from the extended bench on Thursday night. Manly have won 14 of their past 16 games against the Warriors.

Panthers v Sharks, Friday 7.55pm at Panthers Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
  • Centre for Panthers is number 20 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Brent Naden
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 21 Matt Burton
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aaron Woods
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitchell Kenny
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Kurt Capewell
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Sione Katoa
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele

Panthers: Stephen Crichton makes his debut in place of Dean Whare who has been dropped to Canterbury Cup. Moses Leota has been promoted to lock with Isaah Yeo dropping back to the bench. Jed Cartwright is the other cut from the match-day 17. Brent Naden takes his place despite failing to complete training on Monday. The return of Viliame Kikau from a two-week suspension sees Frank Winterstein drop out of the side. Interchange players Jarome Luai (eye) and Wayde Egan (shoulder) are both out with Sione Katoa and 18-year-old rookie Spencer Leniu the new names on the bench. James Maloney was suspended on Tuesday night with Panthers blooding rookie five-eighth Matt Burton to replace him.  

Sharks: Cronulla are 1-17 with Sione Katoa and Kyle Flanagan the final cuts from the match-day squad. Josh Dugan shifts to fullback for injured Matt Moylan (concussion), while Sosaia Feki will start on the wing and Josh Morris moves to centre. No other changes to the team that thumped the Rabbitohs last week. Billy Magoulias and Blayke Brailey dropped off the extended bench on Thursday night.

Dragons v Titans, Saturday 3pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Corey Norman
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jason Saab
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Jesse Arthars
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Kallum Watkins
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Brian Kelly
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Gareth Widdop
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 14 Tyrone Peachey
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ryley Jacks

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
    Hooker for Titans is number 18 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Jai Whitbread
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Patrick Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Sam Stone
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyson Frizell
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Korbin Sims
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Brenko Lee
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Jackson Ford
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Bryce Cartwright
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Luciano Leilua
    Interchange for Titans is number 21 Leilani Latu

Dragons: Blake Lawrie and Zac Lomax have been left out of the squad to face the Titans. Lawrie suffered a nasty knock late in the side's loss to the Eels, while Lomax was suffering from a hamstring strain. The Dragons have scored 96 points in their past two games against the Titans. They will line up 1-17 as named on Tuesday, with Tristan Sailor and Josh Kerr the last players cut before kick-off.

Titans: Ash Taylor is out, replaced at five-eighth by Tyrone Peachey. Nathan Peats (knee injury) is also out, with Mitch Rein to start at hooker. Peats and Anthony Don were the two players to drop out of the squad 24 hours before game time. Leilani Latu has been promoted from the reserves to the bench, while Treymain Spry was omitted an hour before kick-off. The Titans have conceded 208 points in six consecutive losses.

Eels v Knights, Saturday 5.30pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Kurt Mann
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Hymel Hunt
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Tautau Moga
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Brad Takairangi
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Mason Lino
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 15 Daniel Alvaro
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Knights is number 22 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Manu Ma'u
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Tim Glasby

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Marata Niukore
    Interchange for Knights is number 9 Connor Watson
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 David Gower
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Tepai Moeroa
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Sione Mata'utia
  • Interchange for Eels is number 19 Peni Terepo
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Aidan Guerra

Eels: Parra have made a late change with Daniel Alvaro coming in for Kane Evans (food poisoning). Peni Terepo has been elevated from the reserves to the bench, while Jaeman Salmon was cut an hour before kick-off. The Eels have won six of their seven games at Bankwest Stadium, but Newcastle have won 11 of their past 13 games against the Eels. Greg Leleisiuao and Stefano Utoikamanu were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

Knights: Kurt Mann will play despite a knee injury suffered in last week's loss to the Sea Eagles. James Gavet has been ruled out with a hamstring problem while Danny Levi will start at hooker and Connor Watson reverts to the bench. Gavet and Jirah Momoisea were the two men to drop out on Friday, while Jamie Buhrer and Beau Fermor were omitted an hour prior to kick-off. Newcastle have won 11 of their past 13 games against the Eels. 

Bulldogs v Wests Tigers, Saturday 7.35pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses Mbye
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jack Cogger
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Michael Lichaa
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Michael Chee-Kam
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Chris Smith
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Ryan Matterson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Toomaga
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Danny Fualalo
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Chris Lawrence
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Elijah Taylor

Bulldogs: The Bulldogs are 1-17, with Jayden Okunbor and Ofahiki Ogden dropping off the reserves list. Raymond Faitala-Mariner gets his first game back in the NRL since round 14. Brandon Wakeham and Kayne Kalache were omitted 24 hours out from kick-off.The Bulldogs have won three of their past five games.

Wests Tigers: Thomas Mikaele replaces the injured Josh Aloiai (hand) at prop and Elijah Taylor joins the bench. Tommy Talau and Chris McQueen dropped off the extended bench on game day. Josh Reynolds and Jacob Liddle were omitted from the squad on Friday night. Wests Tigers require 14 points to reach 10,000 points since the club entered the premiership in 2000.

Raiders v Roosters, Sunday 2pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick Cotric
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
    Prop for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sitili Tupouniua

Raiders: Canberra are 1-17 after making Joey Leilua and Emre Guler the final cuts from their squad. Nick Cotric returns from suspension, while Ryan Sutton is back from a calf injury and takes Guler's spot on the bench. Leilua will have to wait at least another week to make his return from the neck injury which has sidelined him since round seven. Sam Williams and Oldfield were cut from the reserves on Saturday.

Roosters: Zane Tetevano has won a late promotion to the starting side with Isaac Liu dropping back to the bench but otherwise the visitors are 1-17. Matt Ikuvalu and Lachlan Lam are the final cuts to the match-day squad. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns from suspension. No other changes to the team that beat the Titans 58-6. Lindsay Collins and Drew Hutchison were omitted from the squad on Saturday.

Rabbitohs v Storm, Sunday 4.05pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Storm is number 22 Nicho Hynes
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 17 Kyle Turner
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell Graham
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Brodie Croft

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Liam Knight
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 16 Ethan Lowe
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 18 Dean Britt
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Joe Stimson
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Storm is number 20 Tino Faasuamaleaui
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Corey Allan
    Interchange for Storm is number 23 Billy Walters

Rabbitohs: Captain Sam Burgess (quad) and Braidon Burns (hamstring) were ruled out on Saturday. Kyle Turner replaces Burns in the centres with Dean Britt in the back row and Corey Allan joining the interchange. Liam Knight and Ethan Lowe start at prop and second row respectively with Tom Burgess and John Sutton benched. Jaydn Su'A and Connor Tracey were the final two names to drop out on game day. The Rabbitohs have won five of their past seven games at Central Coast Stadium.

Storm: The Storm have been granted two exemptions, with debutant Nicho Hynes (fullback) and Billy Walters (bench) included in the 17 with Ryan Papenhuyzen (mid-foot sprain), Brandon Smith (ankle sprain) and Jahrome Hughes (back spasms) all out injured. Tino Faasuamaleaui is the other inclusion on the interchange. Solomone Kata, Max King and Sandor Earl all drop out of the final squad. Melbourne have won 12 of their past 14 games against the Rabbitohs.