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

Round 6 team lists

Broncos v Panthers, Thursday 7.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Stephen Crichton
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Richard Kennar
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Broncos is number 5 David Mead
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt Burton
  • Winger for Broncos is number 21 Corey Oates
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Brodie Croft
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 John Asiata
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jordan Riki
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin

Reserves

  • Reserve for Broncos is number 18 Rhys Kennedy
    Reserve for Panthers is number 21 Jaeman Salmon

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Broncos: Centre Jesse Arthars missed Wednesday's captain's run with illness and is out of the side to face Penrith. David Mead moves into the centres and Corey Oates gets a recall on the left wing for his first game of 2021.

Prop Tom Flegler also missed training on Wednesday due to illness but he is expected to play.

Five-eighth Anthony Milford has been dropped with his place taken by Brodie Croft. Back-rower Ben Te'o is scheduled to undergo surgery this week and will be out for at least 12 weeks after suffering a biceps injury against the Rabbitohs. Ethan Bullemor has taken his place on the bench.

Patrick Carrigan will return from suspension at lock, pushing Tevita Pangai jnr to the second row and Jordan Riki to the bench.

Keenan Palasia was omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. Cory Paix was cut an hour before game time and Rhys Kennedy is the 18th man.

The Broncos have won four of their past five games against the Panthers.

Panthers: The Panthers had the luxury of naming the same squad that beat Canberra last week and will line up 1-17.

The only Penrith players sidelined at the moment are fullback Dylan Edwards (hand, round 8) and hooker Api Koroisau (wrist, round 8-10).

Robert Jennings and J'maine Hopgood were the first two players cut from the squad on Thursday. Scott Sorensen was omitted an hour before kick-off and Jaeman Salmon is the 18th man.

The Panthers have averaged 28 points per game in 2021.

Panthers tactics pick apart makeshift Raiders

Knights v Sharks, Friday 6pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Brayden Musgrove
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
    Centre for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Sharks is number 3 Connor Tracey
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Blake Green
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Connor Watson
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Billy Magoulias
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Aiden Tolman
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Siosifa Talakai
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Braydon Trindall

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 18 Simi Sasagi
    Reserve for Sharks is number 20 Franklin Pele

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Knights: Three big ins with Bradman Best (elbow), five-eighth Kurt Mann (concussion) and prop Jacob Saifiti (suspension) all back on deck.

Best's return sees Gehamat Shibasaki drop out of the side while Connor Watson has shifted from five-eighth to lock to accommodate Mann.

Saifiti will return on the bench with Pasami Saulo dropping to the reserves.

Cessnock product Brayden Musgrove has been named to make his debut on the wing.

Edrick Lee (foot) and Tex Hoy (hamstring) are another week away while Phoenix Crossland (knee) was included in the extended squad but dropped out on Thursday along with Shibasaki. Simi Sasagi and Pasami Saulo were omitted on game day.

Fullback Kalyn Ponga has won his past five games at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Sharks: Winger Ronaldo Mulitalo (knee) dropped out on Thursday and the backline shuffle sees Connor Tracey move from centre to wing, Teig Wilton from second row to centre and Jack Williams come into the back row. The new addition on the bench is Braydon Trindall.

Having "regained full fitness" after shoulder surgery, per the Sharks website, back-rower Siosfia Talakai is set to play his first game of the season after being included on the bench.

Captain Wade Graham and centre Josh Dugan will both miss the game after failing HIAs last week. Graham has had two concussions in the space of three weeks and said on Tuesday he's a "week-to-week proposition".

Briton Nikora comes back from suspension to fill the hole in the back row.

Jenson Taumoepeau dropped out of the squad on game day while Franklin Pele is the 18th man. Nene Macdonald was omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. 

Fullback William Kennedy has scored six tries in five games in 2021.

Fitzgibbon backed to succeed by Robinson

Storm v Roosters, Friday 7.55pm at AAMI Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Roosters is number 19 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Benjamin Marschke
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nicho Hynes
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 20 Chris Lewis
    Reserve for Roosters is number 18 Fletcher Baker

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Storm: Premiership-winning centre Brenko Lee successfully returned from a hamstring injury in the Queensland Cup last week and was named in the extended squad but will not make his comeback this week. Lee and Aaron Pene were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Tui Kamikamica starts at lock with Nelson Asofa-Solomona to come off the bench.

Dean Ieremia dropped off the reserves list on game day, with Chris Lewis the 18th man.

Dale Finucane (calf) is still at least another week away.

Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen has scored 46 points in his past two games.

Roosters: Brett Morris has been ruled out with hamstring tightness, replaced on the wing by Matt Ikuvalu, while Fletcher Baker is the 18th man.

Hooker Ben Marschke was successful at the judiciary on Tuesday night in challenging a crusher tackle charge and is free to play.

He will slot in at No.9 to fill the void left by Freddy Lussick, who suffered a fractured arm in round five and could miss 6-8 weeks.

Prop Lindsay Collins is set to come back from the head knock and ankle injury he suffered in the loss to the Rabbitohs while utility Adam Keighran (dislocated wrist) has been named to return on the bench.

Jesse Marshcke and Daniel Suluka-Fifita were the first two players cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Sea Eagles v Titans, Saturday 3pm at Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Titans is number 21 Jonus Pearson
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Cade Cust
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Toafofoa Sipley
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Erin Clark

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 18 Tevita Funa
    Reserve for Titans is number 18 Beau Fermor

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Sea Eagles: Gun fullback Tom Trbojevic has been locked in to make his long-awaited return from a hamstring injury. Trbojevic's last game was in round 19, 2020.

Josh Aloiai and Sean Keppie were promoted to the starting side on game day with Martin Taupau and Haumole Olakauatu shifting to the bench. Olakau'atu (elbow) and bench utility Cade Cust (virus) are both returning to the side. 

Dylan Walker, who filled in at the back in the opening five rounds, faces about eight weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Forward Jack Gosiewski could be out up to three months after suffering a foot injury in the drought-breaking win over the Warriors.

Zac Saddler dropped off the reserves an hour before kick-off, with Tevita Funa the 18th man. Christian Tuipulotu and Ben Trbojevic were the players omitted from the reserves list on Friday. 

The Sea Eagles will play their first NRL game in Mudgee.

Titans: Winger Phillip Sami has not passed HIA protocols after a head knock last week and coach Justin Holbrook confirmed on Friday that he would not suit up, with Jonus Pearson coming onto the wing for his first NRL start of 2021.

Veteran winger Anthony Don (hip) will sit out this round but the club expects he'll be "definitely right" for the following week's clash with South Sydney.

Herman Ese'ese and Sam McIntyre dropped off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Beau Fermor is 18th man.

The Titans have won four of their past five games against the Sea Eagles.

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Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers, Saturday 5.30pm at Stadium Australia

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Asu Kepaoa
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jacob Host
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Joe Ofahengaue
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji Marshall
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Moses Mbye
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Luke Garner
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai Arrow
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Zane Musgrove

Reserves

  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 19 Alex Seyfarth

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Rabbitohs: Liam Knight (concussion) will make his first appearance of the season and replaces Patrick Mago on the bench, with Hame Sele and Troy Dargan dropping off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off.

"I'm pretty sure he’s close to coming back," Jai Arrow told NRL.com of Knight on Wednesday.

"He actually did his first full [contact] session where he was in there. He was definitely enjoying himself, he was taking some carries and he was into the boys."

Cody Walker will return from suspension to reclaim the No.6 jumper, pushing Benji Marshall back to the bench. Playmaker Dean Hawkins, who debuted off the interchange against Brisbane last week, was unavailable due to a cut suffered post-match that required 15 stitches.

Fullback Latrell Mitchell has scored six tries in seven games against the Tigers.

Wests Tigers: The Tigers will line up as named on Tuesday. Jake Simpkin will finally get his chance to start at dummy-half with Jacob Liddle dropping out of the side.

Asu Kepaoa has replaced Joey Leilua after the centre, a late addition to the team for the clash with North Queensland, failed a HIA after lasting just 13 minutes. 

Former Eel Stefano Utoikamanu, who has looked better each week, will swap places with prop Zane Musgrove while Tom Amone is the new face in the reserves. 

Liddle and Tom Amone dropped out of the initial 21-man squad on Friday. Alexander Seyfarth is the 18th man.

Wests Tigers have conceded 20 points or more in 15 consecutive games.

Raiders v Eels, Saturday 7.35pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Marata Niukore
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Will Smith
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Eels is number 15 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Eels is number 20 Wiremu Greig

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Sebastian Kris
    Reserve for Eels is number 19 Haze Dunster

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Raiders: Ryan Sutton comes into the starting side and Iosia Soliola goes to the bench in a late switch an hour before game time.

Hooker Josh Hodgson suffered a hip injury against the Panthers but has been cleared to play.

Centre Curtis Scott (ribs) will make his comeback from injury, sending Sebastian Kris to the reserves.

Caleb Aekins has come into the side at fullback in place of Charnze Nicholl-Klokstad (neck), who failed a HIA following a head knock he suffered in the first half against Penrith.

Veteran forward Ryan James (rested) is out of the 21-man squad with Joseph Tapine named at lock and Emre Guler the new face on the interchange. 

Matt Frawley and Dunamis Lui were omitted from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off. Corey Harawira-Naera was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Kris is 18th man.

Canberra have kept the Eels tryless in their past two games at GIO Stadium.

Eels: Ryan Matterson has been ruled out once again due to concussion symptoms, with Isaiah Papali'i starting in the second row and Wiremu Greig coming onto the bench in jersey 20 for his NRL debut.

Dylan Brown has been suspended for one game for a crusher tackle with his place at five-eighth taken by Will Smith.

Keegan Hipgrave has been recalled on the bench after being left out last week. Joey Lussick dropped off the extended bench on Friday night and Jordan Rankin was the last player cut an hour before kick-off. Haze Dunster is 18th man.

The Eels have not won in Canberra since 2006.

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Dragons v  Warriors, Sunday 2pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
    Winger for Warriors is number 4 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
    Centre for Warriors is number 2 Peta Hiku
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Warriors is number 16 Kane Evans
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Dragons is number 15 Trent Merrin
    Prop for Warriors is number 21 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Josh Curran
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 14 Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono
    Lock for Warriors is number 10 Tohu Harris

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Kaide Ellis
    Interchange for Warriors is number 8 Leeson Ah Mau
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
    Interchange for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Brayden Wiliame
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 20 Josh McGuire
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Paul Turner

Reserves

  • Reserve for Dragons is number 19 Billy Burns
    Reserve for Warriors is number 12 Jack Murchie

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Dragons: Josh McGuire will make his Dragons debut via the interchange bench just days after he completed a move from the Cowboys. 

In a move announced on Saturday, Blake Lawrie (cork) drops out of the side, with Trent Merrin promoted to starting prop. Jordan Pereira was the other player omitted from the squad on Saturday.

Another recent signing, former Panthers back-rower Billy Burns will be the 18th man.

Fullback Matt Dufty has scored eight tries in his past seven games at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Warriors: In a series of moves, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown will start at prop with Leeson Ah Mau dropping back to the bench, Ben Murdoch-Masila will start in the second-row with Jack Murchie now the 18th man and Peta Hiku moved from the wing into the centres in a straight swap with Marcelo Montoya.

Kane Evans also moves from the bench into the front row with Tohu Harris going from prop to lock.

Josh Curran is set to start in the second row with Eliesa Katoa dropping out of the squad.

Tom Ale and Taniela Otukolo dropped off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off.

The Warriors have won their past four games against the Dragons.

Cowboys v Bulldogs, Sunday 4.05pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Connelly Lemuelu
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Corey Allan
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Tuipulotu Katoa
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jake Averillo
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Ben Hampton
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Coen Hess
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Hetherington
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Adam Elliott
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Ben Condon
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Waddell
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 15 Lachlan Burr
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Luke Thompson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Dylan Napa
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Francis Molo
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jackson Topine
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Chris Smith
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 19 Mitchell Dunn
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Ofahiki Ogden

Reserves

  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 21 Jake Clifford
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 25 Aaron Schoupp

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Michael Wise
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Cowboys: Jason Taumalolo (hand) is ruled out once more after suffering a new fractured hand at training, on the opposite hand to the one that he injured in March.

Lachlan Burr will start at lock and Mitch Dunn joining the interchange. Esan Marsters also dropped out of the squad on Saturday.

Jake Clifford is the 18th man.

Justin O'Neill (head knock) is set to make his return from injury in the centres in place of Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (ankle). Connolly Lemuelu has been named despite being under a cloud with a shoulder complaint.

The Cowboys have won seven of their past nine games against the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs: In a late change, Renouf Atoni will start at prop with Dylan Napa back to the interchange bench. Aaron Schoupp will be the 18th man.

Skipper Josh Jackson is out after suffering a torn calf at training, with English forward Luke Thompson replacing him at lock.

Chris Smith has moved from the reserves to the interchange. 

Brandon Wakeham, Dean Britt and Joe Stimson dropped off the initial reserves list on Saturday, with Schoupp the new addition.

Playmaker Lachlan Lewis (head knock) was a chance of returning this week but will have to wait until at least next round.

The Bulldogs have not won in Queensland since May 2019.