Round 6 NRL squad announcements

The official team lists for the sixth round of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership season, with squads trimmed to 19 players 24 hours before each match, and final line-ups confirmed one hour before kick-off.

All kick-off times in local time.

Official Round 6 team lists

Sharks v Panthers, Thursday 7.50pm at PointsBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 19 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Dean Whare
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
    Winger for Panthers is number 20 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 James Maloney
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 Tim Grant
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Isaah Yeo
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 James Fisher-Harris

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Blayke Brailey
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Sione Katoa
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 20 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Interchange for Panthers is number 19 Liam Martin

Sharks: Will Kennedy comes in at fullback for his NRL debut in jersey No.19. Josh Dugan shifts to the wing and Sione Katoa is out of the side. Jayson Bukuya has been taken off the interchange bench and his spot goes to Braden Hamlin-Uele. Paul Gallen (ribs) is back to bolster the pack and Jack Williams goes back to the bench after starting for Gallen last week. Kyle Flanagan and Aaron Gray were omitted from the squad 24 hours prior to kick-off. Katoa and Bukuya were left out when the squad was finalised an hour before kick-off.

Panthers: In a late change, winger Dylan Edwards has been left out and his place taken by Malakai Watene-Zelezniak in jersey 20. Representative prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been relegated to the bench and his place in the starting line-up taken by Tim Grant, who returned from injury last week in Canterbury Cup. Wayde Egan returns from concussion in the hooking role with Sione Katoa reverting to the bench. Isaah Yeo has been cleared of a shoulder injury and will play. Tyrell Fuimaono and Jarome Luai were culled from the squad on Wednesday evening, with Liam Martin replacing Fuimaono on the interchange. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex Johnston
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Corey Allan
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Kyle Turner
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell Graham
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jack Cogger
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Tevita Tatola
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Ofahiki Ogden
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Sam Burgess
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 16 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 13 Rhyse Martin
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 8 George Burgess
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Michael Lichaa
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Danny Fualalo
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Ethan Lowe
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Smith
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Liam Knight

Bulldogs v Rabbitohs, Friday 4.05pm at ANZ Stadium

Bulldogs: Adam Elliott has been promoted to start at lock with Rhyse Martin dropping to the bench. Winger Reimis Smith has scored nine tries in his past nine games. Christian Crichton and Marcelo Montoya were culled from the squad on Thursday. Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Fa'amanu Brown were dropped on Friday.

Rabbitohs: In their first match after Greg Inglis's retirement announcement earlier in the week, Souths are favourites to win over Canterbury. George Burgess has switched positions with interchange prop Junior Tatola in the team named an hour before-kick-off. The Rabbitohs have won their past three clashes against the Bulldogs. Rhys Kennedy and Jacob Gagan were omitted from the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off with Bayley Sironen and Connor Tracey suffering the same fate on Friday.

Storm v Roosters, Friday 7.55pm at AAMI Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Jahrome Hughes
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
  • Centre for Storm is number 21 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Roosters is number 17 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Victor Radley
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Prop for Roosters is number 14 Lindsay Collins
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Zane Tetevano

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Christian Welch
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Sam Verrills
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tui Kamikamica
    Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Joshua Curran

Storm: Curtis Scott returns from a shoulder injury, forcing Marion Seve out of the 17. In the only other change for the unbeaten Melbourne, Suliasi Vunivalu returns on the wing for Sandor Earl. The Storm will be keen to take on the premiers after losing to them in last year's grand final. Billy Walters and Patrick Kaufusi were omitted from the extended squad on Thursday evening and Albert Vete was cut an hour before game time.

Roosters: A boost for the premiers with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves cleared to play after missing two games with a rib injury. JWH's inclusion sees Zane Tetevano shifted to lock and Isaac Liu is out with a broken finger. In a late switch an hour before kick-off, Sam Verrills came onto the bench to make his NRL debut at the expense of Lachlan Lam. Sio Taukeiaho was then ruled out during warm-up and his place is taken by Lindsay Collins. That hands Josh Curran a debut on the bench. The versatile Mitch Aubusson starts at centre for the suspended Joey Manu. Sitili Tupouniua came onto the bench on Thursday with Poasa Faamausili omitted from the extended squad.

Warriors v Cowboys, Saturday 7.30pm (5.30pm AEST) at Mt Smart Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Te Maire Martin
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Warriors is number 21 Gerard Beale
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Jordan Kahu
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Solomone Kata
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Enari Tuala
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Ben Hampton
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Jake Clifford
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Agnatius Paasi
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Matthew Scott
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Issac Luke
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Adam Blair
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Josh McGuire
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Lachlan Burr
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 John Asiata

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Kurt Baptiste
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Coen Hess
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Isaiah Papali'i
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Scott Bolton
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 18 Nathaniel Roache
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo

Warriors: Blake Green (groin) has been ruled out, with Peta Hiku moving to five-eighth, Gerard Beale starting in the centres and Nathaniel Roache joining the bench. The Warriors have won their past five games at Mt Smart Stadium.

Cowboys: North Queensland are 1-17, with John Asiata (elbow) to play after initial thoughts of a serious injury in the collision with Nene Macdonald were eased earlier in the week. Josh McGuire will play his 200th NRL game. 

Dragons v Sea Eagles, Saturday 7.35pm at WIN Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Brendan Elliot
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Moses Suli
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Brad Parker
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kane Elgey
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Blake Lawrie
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Manase Fainu
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Zac Lomax
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Jack Gosiewski
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Jacob Host
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Corey Waddell
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Luciano Leilua
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 20 Morgan Boyle

Dragons: The home side are 1-17 as named on Tuesday as they chase a fourth straight win. Paul Vaughan will play despite leaving the field with an ankle injury last week. The Dragons have scored 119 points in three successive wins against the Sea Eagles. 

Sea Eagles: Toafaoa Sipley (No.17) has been named to replace the suspended Addin Fonua-Blake after he failed at the NRL judiciary for a dangerous contact charge on Tuesday, while Morgan Boyle joins the interchange. Des Hasler has a 6-1 record against Dragons rival Paul McGregor. Sea Eagles lock Jake Trbojevic will play his 100th NRL game.

Titans v Knights, Sunday 2pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Michael Gordon
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick Lee
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Tyrone Peachey
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Hymel Hunt
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Dale Copley
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tyrone Roberts
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 18 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Shannon Boyd
    Prop for Knights is number 10 James Gavet
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 10 Ryan James
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Tim Glasby

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Phillip Sami
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Titans is number 19 Jack Stockwell
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Daniel Saifiti
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Max King
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Josh King
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jai Whitbread
    Interchange for Knights is number 19 Jamie Buhrer

Titans: In a change announced an hour before kick-off, Moeaki Fotuaika (No.18) moves from the reserves list into the starting side at prop. As a result of that decision, Shannon Boyd drops back to the interchange bench. Keegan Hipgrave and Jack Stockwell were the two players omitted 60 minutes before game time. The loss of prop Jarrod Wallace to a two-week suspension has been tempered by the return of Boyd from hamstring soreness. Ryley Jacks and Jesse Arthurs were omitted on Saturday.

Knights: Connor Watson (No.14) will start at five-eighth, with Mason Lino joining Tautau Moga as the final two players dropped from the squad. Herman Ese'ese takes the place of injured back-rower Aidan Guerra on the bench. Sione Mata'utia and Brodie Jones were cut on Saturday. Newcastle have lost four in a row.

Raiders v Broncos, Sunday 4.05pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jack Bird
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Kodi Nikorima

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Payne Haas
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Joe Ofahengaue
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Matt Gillett
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
    Lock for Broncos is number 16 Thomas Flegler

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Broncos is number 13 David Fifita
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Hudson Young
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Jaydn Su'A
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Patrick Carrigan
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 JJ Collins
    Interchange for Broncos is number 20 James Roberts

Raiders: Canberra will start 1-17, with Jack Murchie and Bailey Simonsson the two men dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. Injured back-rower Joe Tapine has been replaced on the bench by Junior Collins. Aidan Sezer and Corey Horsburgh were cut from the reserves on Saturday. 

Broncos: In changes made an hour before kick-off, Thomas Flegler (No.16) will start at lock with David Fifita dropping back to the bench. James Roberts (No.20) will start on the interchange bench with Gehamat Shibasaki joining Shaun Fenson as the two players omitted 60 minutes before game time. 

Eels v Wests Tigers, Monday 4pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert Jennings
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Brad Takairangi
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Eels is number 20 Josh Hoffman
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jaeman Salmon
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Daniel Alvaro
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Russell Packer
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Marata Niukore
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luke Garner
  • Lock for Eels is number 14 Peni Terepo
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Josh Aloiai

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 13 Tepai Moeroa
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Ben Matulino
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Tim Mannah
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam

Eels: Josh Hoffman replaces Blake Ferguson (ribs) on the wing, and Peni Terepo starts with Tepai Moeroa moving back to the bench, Kane Evans also dropped out of the 19-man squad on game day. Two new faces on the interchange bench for Brad Arthur with 19-year-old Oregon Kaufusi and 21-year-old Ray Stone coming in for Kane Evans and David Gower who have been named as reserves. Stone made one NRL appearance in 2018 and Kaufusi has played just four games. David Gower and Greg Leleisuiao were the two players left out on the eve of the match.

Wests Tigers: Not surprisingly, Michael Maguire has kept last week's winning team intact. The fifth-placed Tigers are chasing their fourth win. Elijah Taylor and David Nofoaluma were both omitted 24 hours out from game time, with Paul Momirovski and Chris McQueen dropping out on game day.