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Official team lists, updates and injury news for round 18 of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season.

On Tuesday afternoon the NRL announced the rescheduled venues following the decision to move NSW-based teams to hubs in South-East Queensland. 

On Thursday the Storm relocated to Queensland for the third time in a year as Melbourne's latest looming lockdown forced the premiers to join the rest of the NRL in the Sunshine State.

There are allowances this week for clubs affected by State of Origin to name larger extended benches than usual.

Clubs with three or more players selected to play Origin III are eligible to name one additional player as a "reserve", while clubs with four or more players selected to play Origin III are eligible to name a maximum of two additional players as "reserves".

Round 18 team lists

Titans v Eels, Friday 6pm, at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Haze Dunster
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Eels is number 21 Jake Arthur

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Eels is number 14 Marata Niukore
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Shaun Lane
  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tyrone Peachey
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Beau Fermor
    Interchange for Eels is number 19 Will Smith

Reserves

  • Reserve for Titans is number 18 Sam McIntyre
    Reserve for Eels is number 18 Will Penisini

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Titans: Apart from Moeaki Fotuaika moving back to the bench and Jaimin Jollife moving into the starting side, Gold Coast are 1-17, with Sam McIntyre the 18th man.

Coach Justin Holbrook has the luxury of naming the same 17 which performed so strongly in Canberra in round 16.

David Fifita missed Origin due to his one-game suspension for dangerous contact but he'll be on deck and ready to rip into the Eels pack.

Sam Stone, Jayden Campbell and Mitch Rein were cut from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Fifita has scored nine tries in his past five games at Cbus Super Stadium.

Eels: Origin duo Mitchell Moses and Junior Paulo are both out for the Eels with Jakob Arthur (No.21) and Marata Niukore (No.14) to start at halfback and prop.

The Eels are coming off the bye and welcome back hooker Reed Mahoney from the shoulder injury he suffered in round 13. Will Smith is on the bench and William Penisini is the 18th man.

Back-rower Isaiah Papali'i is right to go after copping a head knock against the Panthers in round 16.

Keegan Hipgrave and Joey Lussick were omitted from the extended squad on Thursday.

The Eels have won their past four games against the Titans.

Sea Eagles v Dragons, Friday 7.55pm, at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Tyrell Sloan
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Brayden Wiliame
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 18 Moses Suli
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Gerard Beale
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Jack De Belin
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 15 Karl Lawton
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Sean Keppie
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jackson Ford

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan Walker
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Kurt De Luis
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Josh McGuire
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 21 Cade Cust
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Billy Burns

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 19 Tevita Funa
    Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Adam Clune

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Sea Eagles: Origin stars Daly Cherry-Evans and Tom Trbojevic have both been rested after Origin III.

Josh Schuster moves from the second row to halfback with Reuben Garrick now the fullback and Moses Suli on the wing.

Karl Lawton is the new starting second-rower and Tevita Funa is the 18th man.

Jake Trbojevic (hip) remains sidelined.

Bench forward Toafofoa Sipley suffered a shoulder injury against the Raiders but will play.

Cade Cust and Jack Gosiewski drop out of the side that lost to Canberra.

Haumole Olakau'atu has scored four tries in his past four games.

Dragons: Origin pair Tariq Sims and Ben Hunt will start the match with the Dragons 1-17. Adam Clune is the 18th man.

Matt Dufty, Tyrell Fuimaono and Kaide Ellis will serve their one-game suspension this week for breaching biosecurity rules. 

Young gun Tyrell Sloan will line up at fullback while Jack de Belin shifts to prop and Jackson Ford comes in at lock.

Warriors forward Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has joined the club on a loan deal for the month of July and has been named on the bench. Poasa Faamausili is the other new face on the bench.

Talatau Amone and Jayden Sullivan were the first two players omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

The Dragons have won six of their past seven games against the Sea Eagles.

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

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 3 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Fullback for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Connelly Lemuelu
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 19 Javid Bowen
    Centre for Roosters is number 19 Billy Smith
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Tom Dearden
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Tom Gilbert
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Coen Hess
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan Butcher
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Peter Hola
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker

Reserves

  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 21 Daejarn Asi
    Reserve for Roosters is number 20 Adam Keighran

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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Cowboys: Fullback Valentine Holmes won't play against the Roosters on Saturday after injuring his shoulder in Origin III. Fellow Origin reps Francis Molo and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow have been named to play.

Javid Bowen has been brought into the starting side for Holmes with Tabuai-Fidow moving to fullback. Daejarn Asi is 18th man and Lachlan Burr is the match-day omission.

With Heilum Luki out suspended Peter Hola is the new face on the interchange. Kane Bradley was omitted from the reserves on Friday.

Reuben Cotter (foot) and Ben Hampton (pectoral) are expected back in round 19.

Kyle Feldt requires one try to reach his century of NRL tries.

Roosters:Angus Crichton will start on the interchange in a late swap with Nat Butcher. Tukupa-Te Hau Tapua is the final cut and Adam Keighran is 18th man.

James Tedesco is out after playing for NSW in Origin III on Wednesday night, with Joey Many switching to fullback and Billy Smith earning a reprieve in the centres.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has taken over the captaincy.

Victor Radley will be all the better for his first hit-out last weekend after a five-week absence. 

Crichton's return pushes Isaac Liu up to the front row and Siosiua Taukeiaho is out due to hamstring tightness. 

Joseph Suaalii won't play again in 2021 with foot surgery planned.

Fletcher Baker is out of isolation and back on the bench after missing last week's game so Ben Thomas drops out.

The Roosters have won five of their past seven clashes against the Cowboys.

Raiders v Sharks, Saturday 5.30pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Connor Tracey
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Braydon Trindall
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aiden Tolman
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 15 Siosifa Talakai
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Interchange for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Mawene Hiroti
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Joseph Tapine
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Matthew Timoko
    Reserve for Sharks is number 19 Royce Hunt

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Raiders: Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii are named to back up after Origin III but the prop has been moved to the interchange an hour from kick-off in a swap with fellow veteran Sia Soliola who will start.

Matthew Timoko has been handed 18th man duties and Trey Mooney drops out on the final 17.

Prop Dunamis Lui suffered a calf strain against Manly on Thursday and is expected to miss two games.

Matt Frawley and Harley Smith-Shields were the two players to drop out 24 hours before kick-off.

The Raiders have defeated the Sharks in their past five clashes.

Sharks: Josh Hannay has stuck with the same 17 that knocked off the Warriors but switched Siosifa Talakai into the starting side and Briton Nikora back to the bench.

Royce Hunt is 18th man and Luke Metcalf is the match-day omission.

Matt Moylan remains sidelined with a calf injury so Braydon Trindall stays in the halves alongside Shaun Johnson.

Will Chambers is sidelined again as he quarantines after a trip to Victoria for the birth of his third child.

Royce Hunt (knee) is listed among the reserves as he nears a return.

Billy Magoulias and Andrew Fifita were the players to omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

The Sharks have won five of their past six games.

Storm v Knights, Saturday 7.35pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Enari Tuala
  • Winger for Storm is number 18 Dean Ieremia
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Knights is number 22 Phoenix Crossland

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Prop for Knights is number 15 David Klemmer
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Aaron Booth
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Aaron Pene
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
  • Interchange for Storm is number 22 Jordan Grant
    Interchange for Knights is number 18 Jack Johns

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 19 Isaac Lumelume
    Reserve for Knights is number 20 Tex Hoy

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Storm: Origin duo Josh Addo-Carr and Christian Welch have been left out, with Dean Ieremia now on the wing and Tui Kamikamica at prop.

Jordan Grant joins the bench with Isaac Lumelume the 18th man. Trent Loiero dropped out of the playing squad on game day.

Along with Addo-Carr and Welch, Cooper Johns was left out 24 hours before the match.

The Storm are relocating to Queensland for the third time in a year as Melbourne's latest looming lockdown forces the premiers to join the rest of the NRL in the Sunshine State so a time and venue are still to be decided.

Coach Craig Bellamy has opted to hold back star fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen (concussion) and gun hooker Harry Grant (hamstring) for at least another week to ensure the Storm will have a fully fit squad for the run to the finals.

That means 2021 revelation Nicho Hynes gets another game in the No.1 jersey and Brandon Smith the chance to extend his try-scoring streak from dummy-half.

The Storm have won their past nine games against the Knights.

Knights: Mitchell Pearce (hamstring) is out of the Knights team, with Phoenix Crossland to start at halfback. NSW Origin star Daniel Saifiti (rib) is also out with David Klemmer starting at prop and Jack Johns joining the bench. 

Maroons star Kalyn Ponga and Queensland squad member Kurt Mann will both start. Tex Hoy is the 18th man.

Pearce, Simi Sasagi and Jirah Momoisea were the players left out 24 hours before the match.

Warriors v Panthers, Sunday 1.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece Walsh
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Rocco Berry
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Stephen Crichton
  • Centre for Warriors is number 20 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Warriors is number 4 Marcelo Montoya
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 5 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 21 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Tyrone May

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Panthers is number 14 Mitch Kenny
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Matthew Lodge
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Bayley Sironen
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 22 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Interchange for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Josh Curran
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Leeson Ah Mau
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin

Reserves

  • Reserve for Warriors is number 17 Kane Evans
    Reserve for Panthers is number 18 Izack Tago

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Warriors: The promotion of Tohu Harris, Chad Townsend (both shoulder) and Euan Aitken (isolation) from the extended bench 24 hours from kick-off triggered mass changes.

In contrast, the match-day moves were minimal with Kane Evans handed 18th man duties and Adam Pompey the last man cut from the final 17-man squad.

Aitken's return at centre pushed Marcelo Montoya to the wing and captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to five-eighth, where he will form an all-new playmaking pairing with Townsend.

Kodi Nikorima drops to the interchange and Sean O'Sullivan is out of the squad altogether.

The accelerated return of Harris relegates Eliesa Katoa to the bench with Bunty Afoa the other Saturday omission from the squad.

Aitken and Josh Curran will be good to go despite training in isolation after completing a 14-day quarantine period.

They were passengers on a Virgin Australia flight on June 26 from the Gold Coast to Sydney in which a cabin crew member tested positive to COVID-19. 

Curran and prop Kane Evans replace Ben Murdoch-Masila and Jack Murchie on the bench, with both dropping out of the squad.

The Warriors have not won in Queensland since 2019.

Panthers: A late swap sees back-up dummy-half Mitch Kenny get the start with Origin rep Api Koroisau dropping back to the bench.

Izack Tago has been assigned 18th man duties while Matt Eisenhuth is the match-day omission.

Fullback Dylan Edwards returns from a foot injury so Charlie Staines shifts to the wing and Brent Naden into the centres. Matt Burton will play five-eighth in Jarome Luai's absence and Tyrone May has been named at No.7.

Centre Paul Momiroviski (hip) and winger Robert Jennings (foot) are at least another week away from returning after being the first cuts from the 21-man squad on Saturday.

Brian To'o, Isaah Yeo, Kurt Capewell and Liam Martin are all backing up from Origin III.

The Panthers have won seven of their past nine games against the Warriors.

Broncos v Wests Tigers, Sunday 4.05pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Tesi Niu
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Junior Pauga
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 19 Tommy Talau
  • Winger for Broncos is number 21 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tyson Gamble
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Rhys Kennedy
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 James Tamou
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 TC Robati
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Kobe Hetherington
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Thomas Mikaele

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Joe Ofahengaue
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Keenan Palasia
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jordan Riki
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tukimihia Simpkins
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 19 Jesse Arthars
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Moses Mbye

Reserves

  • Reserve for Broncos is number 18 Ethan Bullemor
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Broncos: Kevin Walters confirmed on Saturday that Xavier Coates won't back up from his Origin III performance with Jamayne Isaako coming on to the wing. Origin rep Payne Haas, who was magnificent against the Sharks in round 16, will play.

Ethan Bullemor has 18th man duties while Coates dropped out as expected on Sunday.

Jesse Arthars comes on to the interchange for Cory Paix, who is omitted a day out from kick-off alongside Xavier Willison who must wait for his NRL debut.

Kobe Hetherington has retained the No.13 jersey after getting a late chance to start in round 16.

Kotoni Staggs has scored seven tries in his past eight games at Suncorp Stadium.

Wests Tigers: James Roberts is in COVID isolation and out of the side after being present at an exposure site. He is replaced in the centres by Tommy Talau.

Michael Chee Kam was named 18th man when the final team was announced with Alex Seyfarth the match-day omission.

Back-rower Shawn Blore was cut 24 hours from kick-off.

Moses Mbye is the biggest name to pay the price for a horror three-week stretch which saw the joint-venture club outscored 144 to 50 by the Storm, Eels and Rabbitohs. Adam Doueihi switches back to five-eighth and Fetalaiga Pauga makes his debut in the centres with Mbye on the interchange.

Blues squad member Stefano Utoikamanu has been promoted to start along with Thomas Mikaele, relegating Alex Twal to the bench and Alex Seyfarth to reserves.

Coach Michael Maguire has named a second debutant, Tuki Simpkins, to start on the interchange.

David Nofoaluma requires one try to break his club’s all-time try-scoring record.

Rabbitohs v Bulldogs, Sunday 6.15pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 20 Blake Taaffe
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey Allan
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane Milne
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 23 Jayden Okunbor
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Lachlan Lewis
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Mark Nicholls
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Jack Hetherington
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 21 Matt Doorey
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 12 Josh Jackson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dylan Napa
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jacob Host
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Ava Seumanufagai
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 18 Braidon Burns
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 20 Ofahiki Ogden

Reserves

  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 21 Peter Mamouzelos
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 5 Falakiko Manu

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Rabbitohs: Latrell Mitchell has failed to back up after State of Origin and will be replaced at fullback by Blake Taaffe in the final 17. Peter Mamouzelos is 18th man.

Mitchell's fellow Origin stars - Cameron Murray, Damien Cook and Dane Gagai - will take the field against the bottom side after strutting their stuff on Wednesday night at Cbus Super Stadium.

Veteran Benji Marshall - who is stranded in Sydney - has been replaced on the bench by outside back Braidon Burns.

Jaxson Paulo and Josh Mansour were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Winger Taane Milne (high tackle)  and prop Liam Knight (dangerous contact) both took early guilty pleas to charges arising from the clash against the Cowboys and will play.

Mark Nicholls is making his 100th NRL appearance.

Bulldogs: Jayden Okunbor and Ofahiki Ogden come into the match-day 17 with Okunbor replacing rookie winger Falakiko Manu, who is 18th man, and Ogden taking the bench spot of Joe Stimson, who drops out of the final squad.

Renouf Atoni was omitted on Saturday and his place in the starting side taken by Matt Doorey, who returns from a head knock. Doorey will start in the second row with Josh Jackson reverting to lock.

Kyle Flanagan was the other player to drop out of the extended squad 24 hours from kick-off.

Ava Seumanufagai, returning from a one-game suspension incurred against Manly in round 16, will start on the interchange.

Jeremy Marshall-King still has one more match to serve of the suspension he incurred against the Sea Eagles.

The Bulldogs have lost their past eight games in Queensland.