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2022 Pre-season trials: Week two squad announcements

Official team lists, updates and injury news for week two of NRL pre-season trial matches.

The wraps come off a host of stars this weekend as clubs get serious in their preparation for the start of the Telstra Premiership.

Among the big names being rolled out for their first game of 2022 are Sam Walker and Joey Manu at the Roosters, Shaun Johnson at the Warriors, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui at the Titans and Bulldogs Josh Addo-Carr and Matt Burton.

Pre-season trials team lists

Sea Eagles v Raiders, Friday 6.00pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Tolutau Koula
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Semi Valemei
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Albert Hopoate
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Sean Keppie
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Ethan Bullemor
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Raiders is number 20 Adam Elliott

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan Walker
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Karl Lawton
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Taniela Paseka
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Trey Mooney
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 18 James Roumanos
    Reserve for Raiders is number 13 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 19 Kurt De Luis
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Brad Schneider
  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 20 Eiden Ackland
    Reserve for Raiders is number 19 Michael Asomua
  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 21 Christian Tuipulotu
    Reserve for Raiders is number 21 Sebastian Kris
  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 23 Kaeo Weekes
    Reserve for Raiders is number 22 Jarrod Croker
  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 24 Ben Trbojevic
    Reserve for Raiders is number 23 James Schiller
  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 25 Jorge Taufua
    Reserve for Raiders is number 24 Brad Morkos
  • Reserve for Raiders is number 25 Harry Rushton

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Sea Eagles: After playing limited minutes against Wests Tigers, big guns Tom Trbojevic, Daly Cherry-Evans, Kieran Foran and Martin Taupau are joined this week by Jason Saab, Dylan Walker and Jake Trbojevic, who get their first hit-out.

Exciting youngster Tolutau Koula was impressive last week with 113 metres from 10 runs and gets a shot in the centres alongside Brad Parker.

Lachlan Croker has been named to start at hooker with Karl Lawton reverting to interchange.

Raiders: Jack Wighton and Jamal Fogarty team up in the halves for the first time and will call the shots for a powerful squad that includes Josh Hodgson, Josh Papalii, Joe Tapine, Corey Harawira-Naera, Elliott Whitehead, Tom Starling and Hudson Young all in their first game of 2022.

Nick Cotric is back in Raiders colours after a stint at the Bulldogs and Matt Timoko also makes his first appearance for the year in the centres with skipper Jarrod Croker coming from the bench.

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad returned a positive Rapid Antigen Test on Monday and will not travel with the team to the Central Coast. He joins Jordan Rapana, Sam Williams and Matt Frawley who are all currently in isolation as per Apollo protocols. 

Roosters v Wests Tigers, Friday 8.00pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Lachlan Lam
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Adam Keighran
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Oliver Gildart
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 James Roberts
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Kevin Naiqama
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Joseph Manu
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Jackson Hastings
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Fletcher Baker
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Naufahu Whyte
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Kelma Tuilagi
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Drew Hutchison
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Starford To'a
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Ben Thomas
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Junior Pauga
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Jock Madden
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Ethan King
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Zane Musgrove

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 19 Terrell May
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Jake Simpkin
  • Reserve for Roosters is number 20 Tom Carr
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 19 Austin Dias
  • Reserve for Roosters is number 21 Ben Marschke
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 20 Alex Seyfarth
  • Reserve for Roosters is number 22 Sandon Smith
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 21 Rua Ngatikaura
  • Reserve for Roosters is number 25 Tuku Hau Tapuha
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 22 Tyrone Peachey
  • Reserve for Roosters is number 27 Eli Roberts
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 23 Tukimihia Simpkins

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton

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Roosters: Lachlan Lam again fills the No.1 jersey with James Tedesco saved for round one against the Knights. 

Big guns Joey Manu, Sam Walker, Daniel Tupou, Sam Verrills, Sitili Tupouniua and Victor Radley have all been named for their first hit-out of 2022 along with Maroons prop Lindsay Collins, who returns from a knee reconstruction.

Collins hasn't played since round eight last year when he did his ACL on a horror night in Newcastle when Brett Morris also suffered the same fate.

After starting last week against Canberra, Drew Hutchison and Ben Marschke have been named on the interchange bench and will be hoping for some game time to press their claims for the season opener.

Wests Tigers: Former Sea Eagle and Rooster Jackson Hastings suits up for his first game in Tigers colours, joining Luke Brooks in the halves. With Adam Doueihi sidelined for at least the first eight rounds there'll be plenty of interest in how 26-year-old Hastings handles the five-eighth role.

Star fullback Daine Laurie and centre James Roberts also step out after missing last week's trial against Manly.

One of the club's new captains, Ken Maumalo, gets a start with Starford To'a dropping back to the interchange. Joe Ofahengaue gets a crack in the starting side with Tyrone Peachey going to the bench.

Warriors v Titans, Saturday 2.00pm (AEST), 3.00pm (AEDT) at Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Rocco Berry
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Viliami Vailea
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo Montoya
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Alexander Brimson
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Toby Sexton

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Bunty Afoa
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Josh Curran
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Kina Kepu
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Ben Murdoch-Masila
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jarrod Wallace

Reserves

  • Reserve for Warriors is number 7 Reece Walsh
    Reserve for Titans is number 17 Will Smith
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 8 Matthew Lodge
    Reserve for Titans is number 18 Herman Ese'ese
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 17 Aaron Pene
    Reserve for Titans is number 19 Kevin Proctor
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 18 Bayley Sironen
    Reserve for Titans is number 20 Sosefo Fifita
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 20 Taniela Otukolo
    Reserve for Titans is number 21 Paul Turner
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 21 Ashley Taylor
    Reserve for Titans is number 22 Treymain Spry
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 22 Edward Kosi
    Reserve for Titans is number 23 Greg Marzhew
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 23 Jack Murchie
    Reserve for Titans is number 24 Esan Marsters
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 24 Adam Pompey
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 25 Junior Ratuva
  • Reserve for Warriors is number 26 Jayden Corrigan

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Warriors: Shaun Johnson will play his first game in Warriors colurs since the 2018 qualifying final and his halves partner is Kodi Nikorima, who has beaten Ash Taylor to the No.6 jersey.

With Reece Walsh to miss the first two rounds due to suspension, Chanel Harris-Tavita is again being used at fullback this weekend leaving him poised to wear the No.1 jersey in round one.

Hooker Wayde Egan is good to go after off-season shoulder surgery while Josh Curran has recovered from the head knock he suffered in the All Stars game and joins Euan Aitken and Eliesa Katoa in a powerful back row.

Addin Fonua-Blake and Bunty Afoa played some strong minutes against the Storm and are once again the starting props and will be backed up from the bench by Storm recruit Aaron Pene and rising star Otukinekina Kepu.

Titans: Coach Justin Holbrook will miss the game as he recovers from COVID but skipper Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is good to go after a modification of his training load was made as a precaution after returning from a knee injury.

All Stars reps David Fifita (ribs) and Will Smith (concussion) right to go after missing the Broncos trial.

Toby Sexton will again call the shots from halfback and this week is joined by AJ Brimson as they fine tune their combination ahead of round one.

In the pack, Mo Fotuaika, Beau Fermor, Erin Clark, Kevin Proctor and Fifita are expected to set to see their first action of the season alongside Sam Lisone, Jarrod Wallace, Tanah Boyd, Herman Ese'ese and Jaimin Jolliffe, who blew the cobwebs out against the Broncos.

The only key player missing is new recruit Isaac Liu, who is being held back for the season opener.

Panthers v Eels, Saturday 5.00pm at BlueBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Charlie Staines
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Robert Jennings
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Sean Russell
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Izack Tago
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Bailey Simonsson
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Panthers is number 16 J'maine Hopgood
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Scott Sorensen
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Ryan Matterson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Mavrik Geyer
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Makahesi Makatoa
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Chris Smith
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Jaeman Salmon
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Ray Stone
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 18 Eddie Blacker
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Jake Arthur

Reserves

  • Reserve for Panthers is number 19 Sunia Turuva
    Reserve for Eels is number 18 Mitch Rein
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 20 Taylan May
    Reserve for Eels is number 19 Marata Niukore
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 21 Mitch Kenny
    Reserve for Eels is number 20 Ofahiki Ogden
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 22 Soni Luke
    Reserve for Eels is number 21 Jordan Rankin
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 23 Arthur Crichton
    Reserve for Eels is number 22 Brendan Hands
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 25 Liam Henry
    Reserve for Eels is number 23 Ky Rodwell
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 26 Matt Stimson
    Reserve for Eels is number 24 Bryce Cartwright
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 28 Hohepa Puru
    Reserve for Eels is number 25 Hayze Perham
  • Reserve for Panthers is number 29 Niwhai Puru
    Reserve for Eels is number 26 Solomone Naiduki
  • Reserve for Eels is number 27 Tom Opacic
  • Reserve for Eels is number 28 Samuel Loizou
  • Reserve for Eels is number 29 Matthew Komolafe
  • Reserve for Eels is number 30 Josh Tuipulotu

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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Panthers: The Panthers will look to build on the momentum of last week's impressive victory when they add premiership players Jarome Luai, Stephen Crichton, Api Koroisau, Brian To'o, Viliame Kikau, Moses Leota, Spencer Leniu and Scott Sorensen to the mix for the local derby against Parramatta.

Sean O'Sullivan looked all class against the Sharks and he'll call the shots from halfback alongside Luai. Another of last week's standouts, Mavrik Geyer, gets another chance to show his wares from the bench.

Eels: Clint Gutherson and Junior Paulo will co-captain the Eels for the first time as Brad Arthur's men continue their build-up to a round one clash with the Titans.

Gun playmakers Mitch Moses and Dylan Brown take over from Jake Arthur and Jordan Rankin while Sean Russell comes into the starting side after Haze Dunster's season-ending knee injury.

In the pack, Isaiah Papali'i and Reagan Campbell-Gillard line up for their first game of the season while Ryan Matterson moves into the starting side at lock.

Nathan Brown injured his leg in pre-season but is expected to be fit for round one while Wiremu Greig (calf) will sit out this week but should also be right for the season opener.

Rabbitohs v Dragons, Saturday 7pm at Glen Willow Oval, Mudgee

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Blake Taaffe
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Tyrell Sloan
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jaxson Paulo
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Moses Suli
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Talatau Amone
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Lachlan Ilias
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Aaron Woods
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Hame Sele
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Blake Lawrie
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Jack Bird
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jai Arrow
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Mark Nicholls
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jack De Belin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Dean Hawkins
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Francis Molo
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh Kerr
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Thomas Burgess
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 George Burgess
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jacob Host
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Michael Molo

Reserves

  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 6 Jack Campagnolo
    Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Tautau Moga
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 18 Michael Chee Kam
    Reserve for Dragons is number 19 Jaiyden Hunt
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 19 Josiah Karapani
    Reserve for Dragons is number 20 Jackson Ford
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 20 Richard Kennar
    Reserve for Dragons is number 21 Jack Gosiewski
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 21 Davvy Moale
    Reserve for Dragons is number 22 Mathew Feagai
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 22 Romano Cook
    Reserve for Dragons is number 23 Josh McGuire
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 23 Terrell Kalo Kalo
    Reserve for Dragons is number 24 Connor Muhleisen
  • Reserve for Rabbitohs is number 24 Taane Milne
    Reserve for Dragons is number 25 Jonathon Reuben
  • Reserve for Dragons is number 26 Dean Blore

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

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Rabbitohs: Centre Jaxson Paulo is the only member of this week's starting side who played against the Cowboys. Blake Taaffe, Alex Johnston, Campbell Graham, Josh Mansour, Cody Walker and Lachlan Ilias are all having their first run of the year.

Taaffe has been named at fullback, a position he seems likely to hold down until Latrell Mitchell returns in round two.

Forwards Junior Tatola, Damien Cook, Keaon Koloamatangi, Jai Arrow and Mark Nicholls will be let off the leash after sitting out the Cowboys trial while Thomas Burgess, Siliva Havili and Jacob Host see their first action of 2022 off the bench.

Impressive youngster Josiah Karapani is in the extended squad but Shaquai Mitchell has not been named for the trip to Mudgee.

Dragons: Key big men Aaron Woods, and Jaydn Su'A will don the Red V for the first time while centre Zac Lomax, winger Mikaele Ravalawa, halfback and captain Ben Hunt, newly re-signed prop Blake Lawrie and back-rowers Jack Bird and Jack de Belin all get their first taste of football for 2022.

Tyrell Sloan has been named at fullback with Cody Ramsey on the wing as they battle it out for the No.1 jersey in round one.

Moses Mbye (quad) and Tariq Sims (calf) have been ruled out with minor complaints but are expected to be available for the season opener.

Cowboys v Broncos, Saturday 8.00pm (AEST), 9.00pm (AEDT) at BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Selwyn Cobbo
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Broncos is number 23 Brenko Lee
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 19 Tyson Gamble
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Billy Walters

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Patrick Carrigan
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Cory Paix
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Coen Hess
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Heilum Luki
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Tom Gilbert
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Reuben Cotter
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Kobe Hetherington

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Ryan James
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Jordan McLean
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Keenan Palasia
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Mitchell Dunn
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Jake Turpin
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Connelly Lemuelu
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Rhys Kennedy

Reserves

  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 18 Brendan Elliot
    Reserve for Broncos is number 18 Corey Jensen
  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 19 Scott Drinkwater
    Reserve for Broncos is number 20 Teui Robati
  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 20 Ben Condon
    Reserve for Broncos is number 21 David Mead
  • Reserve for Broncos is number 22 Ezra Mam
  • Reserve for Broncos is number 24 Jamayne Isaako

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Cowboys: On the back of a good win over Souths in Cairns the Cowboys crank up their preparations with a near full-strength squad named to play old rivals Brisbane.

Skipper Jason Taumalolo (hamstring) is the only big name missing but he is no doubt for the season opener against the Bulldogs.

Coach Todd Payten unveils his new-look backline with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow at fullback, Valentine Holmes in the centres alongside new recruit Peta Hiku, and five-eighth Tom Dearden partnering co-captain Chad Townsend in the halves. Dearden is expected to play the first half with Scott Drinkwater getting a crack at the No.6 in the second half.

Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has capped off an impressive first pre-season in North Queensland with a starting front-row berth alongside Coen Hess.

Reuben Cotter starts at lock in Taumalolo's absence with young bulls Heilum Luki and Jeremiah Nanai in the second row.

Broncos: With skipper Adam Reynolds being held back for round one the playmaking roles are again filled by Albert Kelly and Billy Walters while former Panther Kurt Capewell will captain the side as he did last week against the Titans.

Selwyn Cobbo gets a chance to press his claims at fullback and Cory Paix will start at hooker as he duels with Jake Turpin for the No.9 jersey for round one.

Forwards Payne Haas, Jordan Riki and Ryan James will see their first action of 2022.

Storm v Knights, 5.45pm at Mars Stadium, Wendouree

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nick Meaney
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Dominic Young
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cooper Johns
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Adam Clune

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Tyran Wishart
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Chris Randall
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Knights is number 16 Mitchell Barnett
  • 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 Josh King
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Kurt Mann

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Sualauvi Faalogo
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix Crossland
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tepai Moeroa
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jirah Momoisea
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Alec MacDonald
    Interchange for Knights is number 18 Tex Hoy
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Knights is number 19 Dylan Lucas

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 18 Jayden Nikorima
    Reserve for Knights is number 20 Mat Croker
  • Reserve for Storm is number 19 Dean Ieremia
    Reserve for Knights is number 21 Leo Thompson
  • Reserve for Storm is number 20 Bronson Garlick
    Reserve for Knights is number 22 McKenzie Baker
  • Reserve for Storm is number 21 Trent Loiero
    Reserve for Knights is number 23 Chris Vea'ila
  • Reserve for Storm is number 22 Brandon Smith
    Reserve for Knights is number 24 Brayden Musgrove
  • Reserve for Storm is number 23 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Reserve for Knights is number 25 Liam Wilkinson
  • Reserve for Storm is number 24 Cameron Munster
    Reserve for Knights is number 26 Pasami Saulo
  • Reserve for Storm is number 25 Jack Howarth
    Reserve for Knights is number 29 Ben Talty
  • Reserve for Storm is number 26 Harry Grant
    Reserve for Knights is number 30 Honeti Tuha
  • Reserve for Storm is number 27 Grant Anderson
    Reserve for Knights is number 31 Cooper Jenkins

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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Storm: The Storm take on a formidable look with Jesse Bromwich, Christian Welch, Justin Olam, Reimis Smith, Jahrome Hughes, Kenny Bromwich, Felise Kaufusi and Nelson Asofa-Solomona all named in the 27-man squad for their first outing of the year.

Nick Meaney lines up at fullback again as Ryan Papenhuyzen continues his rehab of an ankle injury sustained at the Geelong camp.

Tyran Wishart, the son of NSW great Rod Wishart, has again been named to start at hooker with Harry Grant and Brandon Smith to come from the interchange.

Grant, Smith, Cameron Munster and Chris Lewis are all ineligible for round one due to suspension but can play this weekend against the Knights.

Knights: Having rolled out a strong side against the Bulldogs on Monday, Adam O'Brien has made just minor changes for the side's second trial with Enari Tuala coming in on the wing for Hymel Hunt (knee), and Lachlan Fitzgibbon named to start this week ahead of Jirah Momoisea.

Back-rower Mitch Barnett has recovered from a groin injury and will line up for his first run of the season.

Young Englishman Bailey Hodgson had surgery on a fractured elbow on Tuesday and faces an extended absence.

Sharks v Bulldogs, Monday 7.00pm at PointsBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Matt Dufty
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jayden Okunbor
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Connor Tracey
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Aaron Schoupp
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Braydon Trindall
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Nicholas Hynes
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Luke Thompson
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
  • Prop for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Jack Hetherington
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Matt Ikuvalu
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Brandon Wakeham
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Teig Wilton
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Chris Patolo
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Jesse Colquhoun
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Corey Waddell

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sharks is number 19 Luke Metcalf
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 19 Khaled Rajab
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 20 Lachlan Miller
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 20 Braidon Burns
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 21 Reubenn Rennie
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 21 Lipoi Hopoi
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 22 Jayden Berrell
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 22 Jacob Kiraz
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 23 Jonaiah Lualua
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 23 Phillip Makatoa
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 24 Thomas Hazelton
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 24 Bailey Biondi-Odo
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 25 Franklin Pele
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 25 Declan Casey
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 28 Kayal Iro
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 26 Kyle Flanagan
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 29 Jenson Taumoepeau
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 27 Joe Stimson
  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 28 Jackson Topine
  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 29 Creedence Toia

Match Officials

  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro

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Sharks: Craig Fitzgibbon gets serious this week in his second game at the helm with Dale Finucane, Nicho Hynes, Wade Graham, Sione Katoa, Briton Nikora, Will Kennedy, Jesse Ramien, Connor Tracey, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Toby Rudolf,  Blayke Brailey and Matt Ikuvalu all stepping out for their first game.

Mulitalo makes his return from the broken jaw which cut short his 2021 season while Graham is a welcome addition having not played since round 14 last year.

Hynes has been named at halfback with Braydon Trindall in the No.6 jersey 

Cameron McInnes will miss the Bulldogs trial and the opening two rounds of the season after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on his knee.

Siosifa Takakai has passed the concussion protocols after suffering a head knock against the Panthers and has been named to play this week.

Bulldogs: A new era dawns for the Bulldogs with star recruits Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Burton and Brent Naden pulling on the blue and white for the first time. Burton's inclusion at five-eighth pushes Brandon Wakeham to the interchange.

Storm recruit Max King was superb against the Knights on Monday and he'll be out to make another statement in a front row rotation which includes Paul Vaughan, Luke Thompson, Ava Seumanufagai, Jack Hetherington and youngster Chris Patolo.

 

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