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Round 7 NRL squad announcements

Official team lists, updates and injury news for the seventh round of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 7 team lists

Panthers v Rabbitohs, Thursday 7.50pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Dean Whare
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Braidon Burns
  • Winger for Panthers is number 19 Brent Naden
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Matt Burton
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Liam Knight
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Bayley Sironen
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 James Roberts
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Billy Burns
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Hame Sele

Panthers: Josh Mansour is a late withdrawal for the Panthers, with Brent Naden to start on the wing. Mansour and Tyrone May were the two players left out an hour before kick-off. Mitch Kenny and Jack Hetherington were the two players dropped from the bench 24 hours before kick-off. The Panthers have won three of their past four games at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Rabbitohs: Centre James Roberts' return is confirmed after Mark Nicholls and Troy Dargan were the last two players dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. Bench forward Tom Amone is out after suffering a serious knee injury against the Warriors. Patrick Mago and Corey Allan were the two players omitted the day before the match. Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston has scored four tries in his past three games.

Storm v Warriors, Friday 6pm (8pm NZT) at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Warriors is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Justin Olam
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
  • Centre for Storm is number 21 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Warriors is number 18 Gerard Beale
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Warriors is number 13 Adam Blair
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Warriors is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Jack Murchie
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 17 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
    Interchange for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Agnatius Paasi
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Warriors is number 21 Josh Curran

Storm: Brenko Lee is out, with Paul Momirovski (No.21) to take his place in the centres. Lee and Nicho Hynes were the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours out from game time. Melbourne are boosted by the return of Josh Addo-Carr and Jahrome Hughes to the starting side, with Marion Seve and Ryley Jacks making way. Jacks and Max King were the last two players omitted an hour before kick-off. The Storm have won their past eight games against the Warriors.

Warriors: Several late changes to Todd Payten's side with Adam Blair moving from lock to prop and Jamayne Taunoa-Brown going to the bench. Isaiah Papali'i will start the game in the second row and Tohu Harris moves to lock. In the backline, Patrick Herbert moves to the wing and Gerard Beale to centre. Adam Pompey and Leivaha Pulu dropped out an hour before kick-off.

David Fusitu'a and Lachlan Burr are both out of the Warriors team, with Beale and Poasa Faamausili their replacements. Both Fusitu'a and Burr were in concussion protocol in the lead up to the match.  

Payten indicated Chanel Harris-Tavita would rotate with Karl Lawton at hooker, while Ken Maumalo is set to play after overcoming a hamstring strain. The Warriors have not won at Kogarah since 2003.

Roosters v Dragons, Friday 7.55pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
  • Centre for Roosters is number 19 Mitchell Aubusson
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Roosters is number 20 Ryan Hall
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Trent Merrin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Ben Hunt
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Isaac Liu
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh Kerr
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jackson Ford
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Dragons is number 18 Korbin Sims

Roosters: In a series of changes announced an hour before kick-off, Joseph Manu will start at fullback, Brett Morris in the centres and Sam Verrills at hooker. Jake Friend will start the match from the interchange bench. Lachlan Lam and Nat Butcher were the last two players cut from the squad. James Tedesco and Josh Morris were ruled out on Thursday. The Roosters have won five of their past six matches against the Dragons.

Dragons: The Dragons will start 1-17 and Korbin Sims and Tristan Sailor were the last two dropped from the squad. Jason Saab replaces the suspended Jordan Pereira on the wing, Blake Lawrie starts at prop, Josh Kerr goes back to the bench, and Jackson Ford replaces the Super League-bound James Graham on the interchange. Tim Lafai and Billy Brittain were the two players left out on the eve of the match. The Dragons have lost both their matches at Bankwest Stadium.

Cowboys v Knights, Saturday 3pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick Lee
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 18 Tom Opacic
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuire
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 20 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 19 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Sione Mata'utia
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Tim Glasby

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 10 Francis Molo
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Tex Hoy
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Gavin Cooper
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter Hola
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Aidan Guerra

Cowboys: In late changes an hour before kick-off Francis Molo moves to the bench and Shane Wright is elevated to the starting side. The last two players omitted are Reuben Cotter and Jake Granville.

Former Test prop Jordan McLean makes an early return from a calf injury after being elevated to the second row with Mitchell Dunn omitted from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off because of a groin problem.

Rookie winger Connelly Lemuelu is out after the 19-man squad reduction due to a shoulder problem with Tom Opacic moving into the starting side from the reserves. The Cowboys have won four of their past five matches against the Knights.

Knights: The Knights are 1-17. Bradman Best has been ruled out after inadvertently breaching the NRL's COVID-19 protocols. The NRL loosened restrictions on players last Sunday to enable them to seek permission to visit family members outside their bubble but Best did not follow the process correctly. He's replaced by Enari Tuala in the centres.

Brodie Jones and Phoenix Crossland were dropped from the squad on Friday while Tautau Moga and Pasami Saulo were the last two omitted an hour before game time. Knights second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon has scored three tries in three games against the Cowboys.

Broncos v Titans, Saturday 5.30pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Tesi Niu
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Darius Boyd
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Dale Copley
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Issac Luke
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Jamayne Isaako
    Interchange for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Rhys Kennedy
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Ben Te'o
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Tyrone Peachey
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Tom Dearden
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jarrod Wallace

Broncos: Tesi Niu starts at fullback with Jamayne Isaako on the bench, while Pat Carrigan and Tom Flegler are suspended. Joseph Ofahengaue starts at lock and Jamil Hopoate and Rhys Kennedy join the interchange with Cory Paix (strained pec) dropping out. Tyson Gamble and Richard Kennar were the first two cut from the extended squad on Friday and Jamil Hopoate and Ethan Bullemor made way an hour before kick-off. The Broncos have conceded the most penalties and received the fewest after seven rounds.

Titans: Jaimin Joliffe has been called into the starting side an hour before kick-off with Sam Lisone going to the bench. Dale Copley replaces Young Tonumaipea (knee) at centre, Mitch Rein bumps Erin Clark out of the hooker role, and Keegan Hipgrave is named to start with Bryce Cartwright out of the 17.

Jarrod Wallace returns on the interchange. Tyrone Roberts (ankle) was again named on an extended bench after coach Justin Holbrook said he was "right to go" but the playmaker was omitted 24 hours before kick-off along with Beau Fermor. Cartwright and Clark were cut an hour before game time. The Titans have defeated the Broncos in their past two clashes at Suncorp Stadium.

Eels v Raiders, Saturday 7.35pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Jordan Rapana
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 17 Hudson Young
  • Lock for Eels is number 15 Marata Niukore
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Corey Horsburgh

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Brad Takairangi
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Eels is number 19 Daniel Alvaro
    Interchange for Raiders is number 18 Bailey Simonsson

Eels: Marata Niukore will replace Nathan Brown in the starting side after the rugged forward copped a two-match ban earlier in the week. Eels coach Brad Arthur confirmed Daniel Alvaro will be added to the interchange. Jai Field was dropped from the squad 24 hours before the match and David Gower and George Jennings were trimmed from the reserves list on game day. Parramatta have won five of their past six games at Bankwest Stadium.

Raiders: Joseph Tapine is out with a minor knee issue with Hudson Young promoted to the starting side and Bailey Simonsson added to the bench. Tapine and Matt Frawley were the two players omitted on the eve of the match, while Dunamis Lui and Tom Starling were cut from the extended bench an hour before kick-off. Coach Ricky Stuart remains in search of his 200th coaching victory in the NRL.

Sea Eagles v Sharks, Sunday 4.05pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Brendan Elliot
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Matt Moylan
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Tevita Funa
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Bryson Goodwin
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Lachlan Croker
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
    Prop for Sharks is number 15 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Jack Williams

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Interchange for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Cade Cust
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Toby Rudolf
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Jack Gosiewski
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Siosifa Talakai
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt

Sea Eagles: Sean Keppie will start the match in jersey No.16, with Martin Taupau to come off the interchange bench. Morgan Boyle and Abbas Miski were the last two players dropped from squad. Tom Trbojevic (hamstring) and Dylan Walker (ankle) are out with Brendan Elliot moving to fullback, Lachlan Croker to five-eighth, Jorge Taufua returns on the wing. Cade Cust joins the interchange.

Haumole Olakau'atu and Toafofoa Sipley were omitted 24 hours before kick-off. Manly have won 11 of their past 12 games against the Sharks.

Sharks: As was the case last week, with an hour until game time it was announced that Braden Hamlin-Uele will start the match with Andrew Fifita to come off the interchange bench. Scott Sorensen ad Connor Tracey were the last two players dropped from the squad. The Sharks’ winning record against the Sea Eagles (26%) is their worst against any opposition. William Kennedy and Jackson Ferris were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

Bulldogs v Wests Tigers, Sunday 6.30pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Reimis Smith
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Brandon Wakeham
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 21 Aiden Tolman
    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 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Renouf To'omaga
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Elijah Taylor
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jack Cogger
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Sam McIntyre
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam

Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman will return, and start, after self-isolating following a COVID-19 scare. His return moves Renouf To'omaga back to the bench. Nick Meaney and Ofahiki Ogden were the two players left out an hour before kick-off.

Kerrod Holland replaces the suspended Christian Crichton in the backline and Jack Cogger joins the interchange. Sione Katoa and Lachlan Lewis were the players trimmed from the reserves list on Saturday. Canterbury have won their past three games against Wests Tigers.

Wests Tigers: Michael Maguire's team will start 1-17, with Benji Marshall and Chris Lawrence the final two players dropped from the squad. Tommy Talau replaces Robert Jennings (hamstring) on the wing, Oliver Clark replaces Zane Musgrove (foot) at prop and Matt Eisenhuth starts at lock for Alex Twal (knee), with Elijah Taylor joining the bench. Billy Walters and Reece Hoffman were omitted from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Wests Tigers will play their 500th game since entering the NRL premiership in 2000.