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Round 20 NRL squad announcements

Official team lists, updates and injury news for the 20th round of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 20 teams lists

Broncos v Cowboys, Thursday 7.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Jesse Arthars
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Murray Taulagi
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Cowboys is number 21 Justin O'Neill
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Richard Kennar
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Kotoni Staggs
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Joe Ofahengaue
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuire
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Issac Luke
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reuben Cotter
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Jordan Riki
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Mitchell Dunn
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 15 Tom Gilbert
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Ben Te'o
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 John Asiata
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Corey Oates
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Corey Jensen
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jamil Hopoate
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Broncos: The Broncos are 1-17. Kotoni Staggs is set to start at five-eighth, with Tyson Gamble dropping out after his head knock last week and Jesse Arthars coming in at centre.

Prop Payne Haas has returned after a week off with personal leave bumping Ben Te'o to the bench and Ethan Bullemor to the reserves.

Xavier Coates will start on the wing with Corey Oates reverting to the interchange. Jordan Riki will return from suspension in the back row with David Fifita out injured. The Broncos have won five of their past six games against the Cowboys.

Bullemor and Sean O'Sullivan were cut from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off. Brodie Croft and Rhys Kennedy were omitted an hour before kick-off.

Cowboys: A late switch in the back row with Tom Gilbert to start and Gavin Cooper moving to the bench. Centre Daejarn Asi was ruled out on Wednesday with a knee injury and his place is taken by Justin O'Neill in jersey No.21.

Josh McGuire will return from suspension at prop while Jason Taumalolo is named at lock after getting through his injury comeback last week.

Corey Jensen and Francis Molo have reverted to the interchange alongside the returning John Asiata with Emre Pere and dropping out.

Jake Granville and Ben Condon were omitted an hour before game time.

The Cowboys have lost nine of their past 10 games at Suncorp Stadium.

Titans v Knights, Friday 6pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
    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 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Treymain Spry
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Mason Lino
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Kurt Mann
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Sione Mata'utia
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Sam Stone
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Aidan Guerra
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Chris Randall
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jai Arrow
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jai Whitbread
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

Last updated:

Titans: The Titans are 1-17. Brian Kelly is set to return from an ankle injury at centre with Treymain Spry shifting to wing and Corey Thompson in the reserves following a hamstring complaint. Hooker Mitch Rein (head knock) and forward Jai Arrow (groin) are named and expected to play.

Nathan Peats (calf) was named among the reserves but cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off along with Thompson.

Darius Farmer and Phillip Sami were the last two players cut an hour before kick-off.

The Titans are aiming to equal a club-record five consecutive wins.

Knights: The Knights are 1-17. Coach Adam O'Brien has confirmed centre Bradman Best will return from an ankle injury after seven weeks out.

"We've missed Bradman. He certainly gives the team some confidence when you've got him out wide," O'Brien said. "As the boys call him, he's a beast. [We're] really fortunate. He's worked really hard to get back and I'm looking forward to seeing him perform."

Winger Edrick Lee will also return after missing last week for personal reasons, while Kurt Mann is back from suspension at hooker, bumping Chris Randall to the pine and Phoenix Crossland out.

Sione Mata'utia will start in the back row with Lachlan Fitzgibbon (leg) injured and Brodie Jones called up to the interchange. Mann has scored six tries in six games against the Titans.

Starford To'a and Jirah Momoisea were omitted from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off. Josh King and Gehamat Shibasaki were cut an hour before kick-off.

Rabbitohs v Roosters, Friday 7.55pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Corey Allan
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
    Winger for Roosters is number 18 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Liam Knight
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Bayley Sironen
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 18 Tevita Tatola
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Angus Crichton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jed Cartwright
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Hame Sele
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Keaon Koloamatangi
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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Rabbitohs: Tevita Tatola will start in jersey No.18 with Jed Cartwright dropping back to the interchange. Patrick Mago and Troy Dargan were the last two players dropped from the squad.

Dane Gagai has returned from suspension in place of Steven Marsters at centre. Jack Johns and Cory Denniss were omitted from the 19-man squad on Thursday night. The Rabbitohs have conceded 72 points in their past three games.

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Roosters: Fullback James Tedesco, hooker Jake Friend, back-rower Boyd Cordner and prop Siosiua Taukeiaho all return. Friend said on Wednesday that he and Cordner are fit and ready after the week off.

Matthew Ikuvalu replaces Brett Morris on the wing, while Freddy Lussick was the other player to drop out of the playing squad 24 hours before kick-off. Daniel Fifita and Ryan Hall were the two players omitted an hour before kick-off.

Joey Manu, Lindsay Collins and Isaac Liu will get a rest, Angus Crichton has switched to lock and Lachlan Lam is set to return from an ankle injury in place of Drew Hutchison on the bench. The Roosters have won seven of their past 10 games against the Rabbitohs.

Bulldogs v Panthers, Saturday 3pm at ANZ Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Tyrone May
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 23 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 20 Jack Cogger
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 14 Brandon Wakeham
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 17 Sauaso Sue
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Chris Smith
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Matt Burton
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Sione Katoa
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 19 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 21 Tuipulotu Katoa
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Zane Tetevano

Match Officials

  • Referee: Henry Perenara
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Gavin Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman picked up a calf injury in the warm-up and was a late scratching for what would be his final game for the Bulldogs. Sauaso Sue starts with Dean Britt joining the bench.

Halfback Lachlan Lewis, who suffered a head knock last week, has been omitted from the side 24 hours from kick-off. Centre Tim Lafai failed in his bid to escape suspension for a high tackle, opening the door for Kerrod Holland to come into the side in his final game before retirement.

Jack Cogger has been promoted from the reserves to partner Brandon Wakeham in the halves with Jake Averillo also out. Tui Katoa is the fresh face on the interchange.

James Roumanos dropped off the extended bench on game day. The Bulldogs are aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time in 2020.

Panthers: The Panthers are 1-17. Dylan Edwards, Viliame Kikau and Stephen Crichton have been rested for the final round. Daine Laurie will play fullback, Tyrone May centre and Kurt Capewell second row.

James Tamou has returned at prop and Api Koroisau at hooker following their one-week breaks. Moses Leota has dropped to the bench and Mitch Kenny to the reserves. Matt Burton and Zane Tetevano earned call-ups on the interchange with Jack Hetherington dropping out.

Mitch Kenny and Dean Whare dropped out of the playing squad an hour before kick-off with Hetherington and Billy Burns having been omitted from the 21-man squad when it was cut to 19 on Friday. The Panthers are aiming for a 15th consecutive victory.

Sharks v Raiders, Saturday 5.30pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Adam Cook
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Nene Macdonald
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Mawene Hiroti
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
  • Centre for Sharks is number 20 Bryson Goodwin
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Harley Smith-Shields
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Wade Graham
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Matt Frawley
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Connor Tracey
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 19 Braydon Trindall
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 17 Teig Wilton
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • Lock for Sharks is number 14 Scott Sorensen
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Siliva Havili

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Kai O'Donnell
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Billy Magoulias
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Darby Medlyn
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 21 Daniel Vasquez
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Jarrett Subloo

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

Last updated:

Sharks: A number of changes were announced 24 hours before the game with Toby Rudolf and Siosifa Talakai out of the side, replaced by Teig Wilton and Scott Sorensen, while Billy Magoullias was added to the bench.

There were three more changes on game day with Bryson Goodwin replacing Jesse Ramien at centre, Braydon Trindall replacing Blayke Brailey at hooker, and Daneil Vasquez joining the bench.

Wade Graham has swapped to the halves with Shaun Johnson injured. Nene Macdonald has replaced Sione Katoa (leg) on the wing while Mawene Hiroti will replace Josh Dugan (knee) at centre. 

The Sharks have lost all seven games against top-eight opposition in 2020.

Raiders: Mass restings. Adam Cook has replaced Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad at fullback. Harley Smith-Shields and Matt Timoko will form a new centre pairing with Jarrod Croker and Jordan Rapana out. Matt Frawley and Sam Williams will make up a new halves pairing with Jack Wighton and George Williams rested.

John Bateman and Elliott Whitehead are out with Hudson Young and Corey Harawira-Naera the new back-row pairing. Josh Papalii and Joe Tapine are also rested with Sia Soliola returning from a facial fracture at prop, Siliva Havili at lock and Tom Starling starting at hooker.

Kai O'Donnell and debutants Darby Medlyn and Jarrett Subloo are the new names on the bench. 

Wighton and Whitehead were the first two names to drop off the extended reserves list 24 hours before kick-off and Ata Mariota and Joseph Tapine dropped out on game day. The Raiders play their first game at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium since 2016.

Wests Tigers v Eels, Saturday 7.35pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Chris Lawrence
    Centre for Eels is number 19 Brad Takairangi
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Asu Kepaoa
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 14 Will Smith
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Zane Musgrove
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas Mikaele
    Prop for Eels is number 16 Kane Evans
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Eels is number 15 Andrew Davey
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Shawn Blore
    Interchange for Eels is number 20 George Jennings
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Eels is number 21 Daniel Alvaro

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: The joint-venture club lines up 1-17 after Alex Seyfarth and Jacob Liddle were omitted an hour before kickoff. Luke Brooks has returned from suspension in the halves with Josh Reynolds out, Tommy Talau replacing Joey Leilua at centre, Alex Twal returning from illness at lock with Matt Eisenhuth going to the bench and Tom Mikaele moving to prop for the injured Josh Aloiai.

Luke Garner will start in the back row with Sam McIntyre (head knock) out while Elijah Taylor, Shawn Blore and Michael Chee Kam have joined the bench with Russell Packer and Jacob Liddle dropping out. Winger David Nofoaluma is expected to play despite limping off last round.

Reserves Josh Reynolds and Joey Leilua were the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Wests Tigers have lost four of their past five games at Bankwest Stadium.

Eels: Mass changes for Parramatta with William Smith, Kane Evans and Andrew Davey promoted from the bench to the starting side. Brad Takairangi shifts from five-eighth to centre with Smith replacing him in the halves, Shaun Lane and Daniel Alvaro drop back to the bench and George Jennings moves up from the reserves to the bench. Centre Michael Jennings and Haze Dunster are the match-day omissions.

Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Jai Field were left out of the Parramatta team 24 hours before the match.

Junior Paulo returned to the starting side when the squad was named.

The Eels have won six of their past seven games against Wests Tigers.

Warriors v Sea Eagles, Sunday 2pm at Central Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Peta Hiku
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tevita Funa
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Adam Pompey
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Abbas Miski
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Keighran
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Hayze Perham
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Patrick Herbert
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Lachlan Croker
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Lachlan Burr
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 10 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Corey Waddell
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Wayde Egan
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Albert Hopoate
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam Blair
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Morgan Boyle
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Jack Murchie
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Haumole Olakau'atu

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Warriors: Will start 1-17 after Josh Curran and Paul Turner were the two players left out an hour before the match. In a positional switch, Tohu Harris will start at prop and Isaiah Papali'i in the second row.

Peta Hiku will switch to fullback after a hamstring injury to captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Patrick Herbert is set to return on the wing and Hayze Perham will shift to centre. Eliesa Katoa returns with Jack Murchie bumped to the bench.

Jamayne Taunoa-Brown will return from suspension on the interchange.

Tom Ale and Gerard Beale were omitted from the reserves list 24 hours before kick-off. The Warriors have won three of their past four games against Manly.

Sea Eagles: Manly will start 1-17 after Ben Trbojevic and Toafofoa Sipley were omitted 60 minutes before kick-off.

Fullback Tom Trbojevic is out with a shoulder injury, so Tevita Funa will drop to the back while winger Reuben Garrick is named to return from his shoulder issue. Abbas Miski will start on the other wing with Albert Hopoate dropping to the interchange.

Taniela Paseka is named to start at prop with Morgan Boyle reverting to the pine. Corey Waddell will start in the second row with Jack Gosiewski out. Haumole Olakau'atu is the new face on the bench.

Luke Metcalf and Sione Fainu were omitted from the extended bench on Saturday. Manly have conceded an average of 34 points per game since Round 12.

Dragons v Storm, Sunday 4pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Max Feagai
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Sandor Earl
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Ricky Leutele
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Paul Momirovski
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Cody Ramsey
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Isaac Lumelume
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Jayden Sullivan
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Ryley Jacks
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Cooper Johns

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Tui Kamikamica
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Dragons is number 15 Kaide Ellis
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Tom Eisenhuth
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Jacob Host
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Chris Lewis
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jackson Ford
    Lock for Storm is number 18 Aaron Booth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Tariq Sims
    Interchange for Storm is number 13 Max King
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Josh Kerr
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Nicho Hynes
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Eddie Blacker
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Darryn Schonig
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 21 Tyrell Fuimaono
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Aaron Pene

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated:

Dragons: Paul Vaughan (eye) is out, with Kaide Ellis starting at prop and Tyrell Fuimaono joining the bench. Jordan Pereira was the other player omitted from the extended squad on Saturday.

Jayden Sullivan will debut in the halves alongside the returning Adam Clune with Ben Hunt suspended.

Brayden Wiliame and Corey Norman were the two players left out an hour before the match.

Max Feagai has been called onto the wing with Jordan Pereira out and prop Eddie Blacker handed a debut on the bench, while Euan Aitken (hamstring) has returned at centre.

Jacob Host (calf) is back in the second row with Tariq Sims moving to the bench and Tyrell Fuimaono out while Blake Lawrie will start with Kaide Ellis benched. The Dragons have lost four from five at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium this season.

Storm: In changes announced an hour before kick-off, Aaron Booth (No.18) will start at lock and Max King drops back to the bench. Albert Vete and Dean Ieremia were omitted an hour before kick-off.

Plenty of players rested at Melbourne with an entirely new backline. Ryan Papenhuyzen (Achilles) will return with Nicho Hynes shifted to the bench. Josh Addo-Carr and Suliasi Vunivalu are rested with Sandor Earl and Issac Lumelume on the wings. Brenko Lee and Justin Olam are out with Ricky Leutele and Paul Momirovski the new centre pairing. Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes are rested with Ryley Jacks and Cooper Johns in the halves.

Cameron Smith, Jesse Bromwich, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Felise Kaufusi, Kenny Bromwich and Nelson Asofa-Solomona are rested from the pack. Brandon Smith will start at hooker with the returning Christian Welch and Tui Kamikamica at prop, Tom Eisenhuth and Chris Lewis forming a new back row. 

Trent Loiero and Judda Turahui were trimmed from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. The Storm have won six of their past eight games against the Dragons.

 

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