Finals week 3 team announcements

The official 21-man squads for the 4 clubs taking part in this week's preliminary finals, updated with 19-man line-ups 24 hours before each game and with the final 17-man sides one hour before kick-off.

Finals week 3 team lists

Raiders v Rabbitohs, Friday 7.50pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 19 Corey Allan
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 12 Sam Burgess
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Liam Knight
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 16 Ethan Lowe
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Bailey Simonsson
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Tevita Tatola
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Mark Nicholls
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Dunamis Lui
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 20 Dean Britt

Raiders: Canberra are 1-17 after Ryan Sutton and Siliva Havili were dropped from the match-day squad. Joey Leilua returns to the starting side after his pre-game fireworks drama forced him to the bench in the qualifying final in Melbourne. Bailey Simonsson goes back to the bench after ably filling in for Leilua at the last minute and scoring the first try. Nick Cotric is named to play despite suffering a gash to the face against the Storm. Josh Papalii has been confirmed to start after  swapping with Dunamis Lui on game day in Melbourne. Sam Williams and Sebastian Kris dropped off the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off.

Rabbitohs: A shock late change an hour before kick-off with George Burgess left out of the side and Dean Britt coming on to the bench. In other late moves Sam Burgess goes to prop and his brother Thomas is pushed back to the bench. Ethan Lowe moves from the bench into the second row. With centre James Roberts out of the Rabbitohs team with a thumb injury Corey Allan comes into the side on the wing with Campbell Graham moving to the centres. Adam Doueihi and Alex Johnston are good to go following head knocks last week. The Rabbitohs have won four of their past five games at GIO Stadium.

Match: Raiders v Rabbitohs

Finals Week 3 -

Full Time
Raiders

Home Team

Raiders

Scored 16 points
Rabbitohs

Away Team

Rabbitohs

Scored 10 points

Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • FOXTEL
  • LIVE PASS

 

Roosters v Storm, Saturday 7.50pm at SCG

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Storm is number 17 Will Chambers
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Curtis Scott
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Angus Crichton
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Storm is number 21 Sandor Earl

Roosters: The premiers are 1-17 after Drew Hutchison and Ryan Hall were the final omissions from the match-day squad. Jake Friend's bid to make his long-awaited return from the arm injury which has sidelined him since round 18 fell short. In-form replacement Sam Verrills retained his place at hooker with co-captain Friend cut from the Roosters squad 24 hours out from kickoff along with Sitili Tupouniua. The loss of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves to suspension sees Siosiua Taukeiaho promoted to the starting side and Lindsay Collins come on to the bench. The Roosters have won their past nine games at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Storm: A late change on the bench an hour before kick-off with Sandor Earl coming in at the expense of Joe Stimson. A big blow for the Storm on Friday with winger Suliasi Vunivalu ruled out with a hamstring injury. Will Chambers returns to the starting side on the wing after he was initially named on the bench for the second week in a row. Curtis Scott retains his spot in the centres. The other player omitted an hour before kick-off was Tino Fa'asuamaleaui. 

Match: Roosters v Storm

Finals Week 3 -

Full Time
Roosters

Home Team

Roosters

Scored 14 points
Storm

Away Team

Storm

Scored 6 points

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • FOXTEL
  • LIVE PASS

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