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Official team lists, updates and injury news for round four of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 5 team lists

Rabbitohs v Broncos, Thursday 7.50pm at Stadium Australia, Sydney

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Richard Kennar
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Tesi Niu
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 David Mead
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jacob Host
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Tevita Pangai Junior

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Dean Hawkins
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Brodie Croft
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 John Asiata
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai Arrow
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Ben Te'o

Reserves

  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 18 Hame Sele
    Reserve for Broncos is number 18 Ethan Bullemor

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Rabbitohs: The Rabbitohs will line up 1-17 with Steven Marsters omitted an hour before kick-off and Hame Sele to be the 18th man.

Benji Marshall has taken the No.6 jersey in place of the suspended Cody Walker while Jacob Host will come into the back row for Keaon Koloamatangi (also suspended). Utility Dean Hawkins will debut off the interchange.

Winger Jaxson Paulo and halfback Troy Dargan were omitted 24 hours ahead of kick-off.

The Rabbitohs have won three of their past four games against the Broncos.

Broncos: The Broncos are 1-17. Centre Herbie Farnworth is out due to shoulder soreness with Richie Kennar coming into the centres. Patrick Carrigan is out suspended, with Tevita Pangai jnr named to start at lock. John Asiata has joined the bench in the 20-man squad named by Kevin Walters.

Corey Paix and Jesse Arthars were the first players to be omitted from the squad on Wednesday. Rhys Kennedy were cut an hour before game time. Ethan Bullemor is the 18th man for the Broncos.

The Broncos have not won in Sydney since July 2019.

Warriors v Sea Eagles, Friday 6pm (8pm NZT) at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Dylan Walker
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Marcelo Montoya
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Leeson Ah Mau
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Tohu Harris
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Josh Aloiai
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jack Gosiewski
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Jack Murchie
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Ben Murdoch-Masila
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Tom Ale
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Toafofoa Sipley
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Kane Evans
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 20 Paul Turner
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 18 Tevita Funa

Reserves

  • Reserve for Warriors is number 17 Josh Curran
    Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 19 Zac Saddler

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

Last updated:

Warriors: A late change for Nathan Brown with Paul Turner coming on to the bench in jersey 20 and Josh Curran to be the 18th man. Rocco Berry was the other player cut an hour before game time.

Addin Fonua-Blake (knee), Bunty Afoa (suspended) and Bayley Sironen (shoulder) are unavailable. Leeson Ah Mau and Tohu Harris are set to start at prop while Jack Murchie has moved from the bench into the back row.

Kane Evans has been included on the interchange to play his first match for the club after increasing his fitness through the Queensland and NSW Cups. Tom Ale has also been named on the bench. 

Jackson Frei and Taniela Otukolo were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Nathan Brown will reach the milestone of 250 games as an NRL coach.

Sea Eagles: Josh Aloiai has been promoted to the starting side an hour before kick-off with Martin Taupau going to the bench.

Utility Cade Cust is out of the Manly team with a virus and his place on the bench is taken by Tevita Funa. The other player to drop out of the squad on Thursday was Ben Trbojevic while Christian Tuipulotu was omitted an hour before game time and Zac Saddler is the 18th man.

Jack Gosiewski will come into the second row to replace the injured Morgan Boyle (shoulder). Morgan Harper is set to start at centre to replace the injured Moses Suli (back). Toafofoa Sipley has been included on the bench.

The Sea Eagles conceded 40 points in each of their past two games at Central Coast Stadium.

Panthers v Raiders, Friday 7.55pm at BlueBet Stadium, Penrith

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Stephen Crichton
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt Burton
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Siliva Havili

Reserves

  • Reserve for Panthers is number 21 Jaeman Salmon
    Reserve for Raiders is number 21 Corey Harawira-Naera

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Panthers: The Panthers will line up 1-17 as named. Unsurprisingly, coach Ivan Cleary stuck with the same 17 that proved far too good for Manly. 

Robert Jennings and J'maine Hopgood were omitted 24 hours before kick-off. Scott Sorensen was the last man cut an hour before game time and Jaeman Salmon is the 18th man.

The Panthers are aiming for a 5-0 start to the season for the first time in the club’s history.

Raiders: Ryan James and Iosia Soliola have been brought into the starting team an hour before kick-off with Ryan Sutton and Joseph Tapine reverting to the bench.

Tapine is returning from an ankle injury and was named to start on Tuesday but will be kept out of the early exchanges.

Semi Valemei and Dunamis Lui were cut 24 hours prior to kick-off. Sam Williams was cut an hour before kick-off and Corey Harawira-Naera is the 18th man.

Winger Jordan Rapana has scored 10 tries in 11 games against the Panthers.

Titans v Knights, Saturday 3pm at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 21 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Connor Watson
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey
    Lock for Knights is number 14 Chris Randall

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Interchange for Knights is number 13 Sauaso Sue
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Pasami Saulo
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Erin Clark
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones

Reserves

  • Reserve for Titans is number 18 Beau Fermor
    Reserve for Knights is number 20 Simi Sasagi

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Michael Wise
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Titans: Ash Taylor is a late inclusion in the Titans halves after recovering from a broken hand, with Tanah Boyd dropping out of the squad. Beau Fermor is the 18th man.

Halfback Jamal Fogarty will play despite failing to finish the round-four loss to Canberra after a cork to his quad. Centre Brian Kelly makes his return from a broken hand.

Kelly's comeback will push Phillip Sami back on to the wing with Anthony Don (hip injury) making way.

Herman Ese'ese and Sam McIntyre were the two players left out 24 hours before the match.

The Titans have scored 30 points or more in their past five games against the Knights at Cbus Super Stadium.

Knights: Chris Randall will start at lock with Sauaso Sue to come off the interchange. Jack Johns dropped out of the extended squad on game day while Nathanael Sasagi is the 18th man.

Kalyn Ponga has recovered from his shoulder injury and will play his first match of 2021, while David Klemmer will also start after avoiding a serious knee injury last week.

Tex Hoy wasn't named after suffering a hamstring injury last weekend. With Mitchell Pearce to miss 10-12 weeks (pectoral injury), Blake Green will start at halfback while Connor Watson has moved from the bench to five-eighth to replace Kurt Mann (head knock).

Brayden Musgrove and Garrett Smith were the two players omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

The Knights have not won on the Gold Coast since 2015.

Bulldogs v Storm, Saturday 5.30pm at Stadium Australia, Sydney

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Corey Allan
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Tuipulotu Katoa
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jake Averillo
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Hetherington
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 16 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Adam Elliott
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Waddell
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Luke Thompson
    Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jackson Topine
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nicho Hynes
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Storm is number 21 Harry Grant

Reserves

  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 19 Brandon Wakeham
    Reserve for Storm is number 14 Chris Lewis

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Bulldogs: Luke Thompson will come off the bench in his first appearance of the season, with Dylan Napa to start at prop. 

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak returns from suspension at fullback, with Nick Meaney (ribs) out. Skipper Josh Jackson also returns from suspension, Renouf Atoni and Jack Hetherington move to the interchange with Dean Britt and Joe Stimson out.

Lachlan Lewis sits out after copping a head knock last week with Jake Averillo back from an ankle injury at five-eighth. Corey Allan swaps to centre with Nick Cotric on the wing.

Stimson dropped off the extended bench an hour before kick-off while Brandon Wakeham is the 18th man. Britt and Chris Smith were the first two players cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Storm: Harry Grant will play his first game of the season off the bench, with Tui Kamikamica to start at lock and Nelson Asofa-Solomona coming off the bench.

Felise Kaufusi returns from suspension, with Tom Eisenhuth dropping back to the interchange bench.

The club also confirmed that premiership-winning centre Brenko Lee was eligible for selection after shaking off a hamstring injury. He was included as a reserve on Tuesday but came out of the squad 24 hours before kick-off along with Dean Ieremia.

Roosters v Sharks, Saturday 7.35pm at Sydney Cricket Ground

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Freddy Lussick
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Teig Wilton
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Tracey
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Benjamin Marschke
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Aiden Tolman
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Billy Magoulias

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 21 Matt Ikuvalu
    Reserve for Sharks is number 18 Braydon Trindall

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Roosters: Second-rower Sitili Tupouniua has moved to the bench and Nat Butcher comes into the starting side.

Tupouniua passed his head knock protocols after failing a HIA last week.

Back-up hooker Ben Marschke made his NRL debut off the bench in round four and retains his place in the squad.

Daniel Suluka-Fifita and Joseph Suaalii were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Egan Butcher was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Matt Ikuvalu is the 18th man.

The Roosters have won their past five games against the Sharks.

Sharks: The Sharks are 1-17. Winger Ronaldo Mulitalo (knee) and Josh Dugan (head knock) will play despite failing to finish last week's game. In another boost, Jesse Ramien returns to the backline following a suspension.

Ramien's comeback means the versatile Connor Tracey will revert to the interchange and Braydon Trindall is the 18th man.

Andrew Fifita and Nene Macdonald were cut from the extended squad 24 hours before game time. Franklin Pele was cut an hour before game time.

The Sharks are aiming for their first win at the SCG since 1987.

Wests Tigers v Cowboys, Sunday 4.05pm at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 19 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Connelly Lemuelu
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 22 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Ben Hampton

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Zane Musgrove
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 James Tamou
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 17 Joe Ofahengaue
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Ben Condon
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Cowboys is number 15 Coen Hess

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Lachlan Burr
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 19 Reuben Cotter
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 20 Corey Jensen

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 14 Michael Chee Kam
    Reserve for Cowboys is number 21 Jake Clifford

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: Joey Leilua has been recalled to the side in the centres in jersey No.19 in a late change with Moses Mbye dropping back to the bench.

Joe Ofahengaue will also start in the back row for the first time since joining Wests Tigers, with Luke Garner reverting back to the bench.

Michael Chee Kam returns to the reserves and is the 18th man.

Asu Kepaoa has been left out and Tommy Talau shifts out one spot to the wing. 

Jake Simpkin and Tukimihia Simpkins dropped off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Alex Seyfarth was cut an hour before kick-off.

Wests Tigers have won their past four games against the Cowboys.

Cowboys: Coen Hess comes into the starting side in a late reshuffle with Reuben Cotter going to the bench alongside Jake Granville, Corey Jensen and Lachlan Burr. The 18th man is Jake Clifford.

Jason Taumalolo (hand) and Josh McGuire (illness) were ruled out on Saturday. Esan Marsters also dropped out of the playing squad on Saturday and Peter Hola was the last man omitted an hour before game time.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow will switch from the wing to centre due to Justin O'Neill being out after suffering a head knock last weekend. Kyle Feldt will return from suspension on the wing. 

The Cowboys have not won at Leichhardt Oval since 2000.

Eels v Dragons, Sunday 6.15pm at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Marata Niukore
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 15 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Trent Merrin
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Will Smith
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Brayden Wiliame
  • Interchange for Eels is number 18 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Dragons is number 19 Kaide Ellis

Reserves

  • Reserve for Eels is number 19 Haze Dunster
    Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Jackson Ford

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Eels: Ryan Matterson has been ruled out due to ongoing concussion symptoms. Matterson has been sidelined since leaving the field following a head knock in round two.

Isaiah Papali'i comes into the second row and Ray Stone joins the bench.

After returning from a broken jaw via the NSW Cup last week, Bryce Cartwright is set to make his club debut off the interchange with Keegan Hipgrave making way.

Jordan Rankin was cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Hipgrave was the last man cut an hour before game time and Haze Dunster is the 18th man.

The Eels are aiming for a 5-0 start for the second consecutive season.

Dragons: Jack Bird will return at centre from a one-game suspension, with Brayden Wiliame dropping to the bench and Jackson Ford to 18th man.

Poasa Faamausili and Max Feagai dropped off the Dragons' extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Jordan Pereira was the last man cut an hour before kick-off.

Forwards Trent Merrin (150th club) and Daniel Alvaro (100th NRL) will play milestone games.