The confirmed team lists for this week's NRL trial matches.
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Trial game team lists
Match: Raiders v Roosters
Round 3 -
Venue: Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan
Raiders (squad): Caleb Aekins, Elijah Anderson, Adam Cook, Matt Frawley, Emre Guler, Siliva Havili, Josh Hodgson, Albert Hopoate, Corey Horsburgh, Ryan James, Seb Kris, Dunamis Lui, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Kai O’Donnell, Josh Papalii, Jordan Rapana, Harry Rushton, Curtis Scott, Harley Smith-Shields, Bailey Simonsson, Sia Soliola, Tom Starling, Ryan Sutton, Joseph Tapine, Leo Thompson, Matt Timoko, Semi Valemei, Elliott Whitehead, Jack Wighton, George Williams, Sam Williams, Hudson Young
Josh Hodgson returns from his own knee reconstruction for his first game since last July, while Ryan James has also been named to make his comeback from injuries that have kept him out of NRL action for almost two years.
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Lachlan Lam, 7. Drew Hutchison, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Isaac Liu. Interchange: 14. Nat Butcher, 15. Adam Keighran, 16. Daniel Saluka-Fifita, 17. Lindsay Collins, 18. Matt Ikuvalu, 19. Egan Butcher, 20. Sam Walker, 21. Freddy Lussick.
Luke Keary will miss the game with a hamstring injury so Lachlan Lam and Drew Hutchison team up in the halves for the first time. Victor Radley and Sam Verrills continue their recoveries from respective knee reconstructions and target round-one returns. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Isaac Liu will start in the pack for their first games of the year.
Match: Storm v Knights
Round 3 -
Venue: Albury Sports Ground, Albury
Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2. Dean Ieremia, 3. Reimis Smith, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich (c), 9. Harry Grant, 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane (c). Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Christian Welch, 16. Tui Kamikamica, 17. Tom Eisenhuth
Brenko Lee sitting out due to a slight hamstring issue with Victorian junior Dean Iermia gets a crack at replacing Suliasi Vunivalu vacant wing spot as Reimis Smith shifts in-field to cover for Lee, who is expected to be fit for round one.
Knights: 1. Tex Hoy, 2. Starford To'a, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Gehamat Shibasaki, 6. Phoenix Crossland, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Daniel Saifiti, 9. Jayden Brailey, 10. David Klemmer, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Mitch Barnett, 13. Connor Watson. Interchange: 14. Chris Randall, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Sauaso Sue, 17. Josh King. Extended Bench: 18. Simi Sasagi, 19. Brodie Jones, 20. Mat Croker, 21. Brayden Musgrove, 22. Pasami Saulo, 23. Dominic Young.
Mitchell Pearce returns from a broken thumb in his first game since giving up the Newcastle captaincy. Kurt Mann won't play due to a family commitment, while Edrick Lee has fractured his foot and is expected to miss the first few rounds.
Match: Titans v Warriors
Round 3 -
Venue: Oakes Oval, Lismore
Titans: 1. AJ Brimson, 2. Anthony Don, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. Patrick Herbert, 5. Corey Thompson, 6. Ash Taylor, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Jarrod Wallace, 9. Mitch Rein, 10. Moeaki Fotuaika, 11. David Fifita, 12. Kevin Proctor, 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui. Interchange: Phillip Sami, Tyrone Peachey, Sam Lisone, Jaimin Jolliffe, Beau Fermor, Sam Stone, Tanah Boyd, Treymain Spry, Greg Marzhew, Erin Clark, Jai Whitbread, Toby Sexton
Star recruits David Fifita and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui will start and AJ Brimson is at fullback after being injured in the 2020 Origin series.
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2. Ken Maumalo, 3. Euan Aitken, 4. Peta Hiku, 14. Marcelo Montoya, 6 Kodi Nikorima, 20. Sean O'Sullivan, 8. Addin Fonua-Blake, 9. Wayde Egan, 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 21. Josh Curran, 12. Bayley Sironen, 13. Tohu Harris. Interchange: 5. Adam Pompey, 11 Ben Murdoch Masila, 15. Kane Evans, 17. Rocco Berry, 18. Paul Turner, 23. Hayze Perham, 25. Jazz Tevaga, 26. Jack Murchie, 27. Bunty Afoa, 28 Leeson Ah Mau.
Chanel Harris-Tavita is out with a minor quad strain, with Sean O'Sullivan now scheduled to start at halfback. Star signings Addin Fonua-Blake (prop) and Ben Murdoch-Masila (interchange) are both named.
Match: Sharks v Bulldogs
Round 3 -
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Josh Dugan, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Matt Moylan, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Billy Magoulias. Interchange: 14. Connor Tracey, 15. Jack Williams, 16. Teig Wilton, 17. Andrew Fifita, 18. Luke Metcalf, 19. Mawene Hiroti, 20. Braydon Trindall, 21. Nene Macdonald.
Aiden Tolman and Toby Rudolf will miss the trial with minor leg injuries but are expected to be available for the round one clash with the Dragons.
Bulldogs (squad): Corey Allan, Renouf Atoni, Bailey Biondi-Odo, Dean Britt, Declan Casey, Nick Cotric, Brad Deitz, Matt Doorey, Adam Elliott, Kyle Flanagan, Jack Hetherington, Will Hopoate, Josh Jackson, Sione Katoa, Tui Katoa, Lachlan Lewis, Falakiko Manu, Nick Meaney, Ofahiki Ogden, Aaron Schoupp, Ava Seumanufagai, Chris Smith, Joe Stimson, Jackson Topine, Corey Waddell, Brandon Wakeham, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Star signings Nick Cotric and Kyle Flanagan are among those named in the Bulldogs squad to face Cronulla.
Match: Dragons v Rabbitohs
Round 3 -
Venue: Glen Willow Oval, Mudgee
Dragons: 1. Matt Dufty, 2. Cody Ramsey, 3. Jack Bird, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Jordan Pereira, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Ben Hunt (c), 8. Poasa Faamausili, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Tariq Sims, 12. Josh Kerr, 13. Blake Lawrie. Interchange: 14. Adam Clune, 15. Kaide Ellis, 16. Daniel Alvaro, 17. Tyrell Fuimaono, 18. Jackson Ford, 19. Trent Merrin, 20. Brayden Wiliame, 21. Mikaele Ravalawa, 22. Jaiyden Hunt, 23. Max Feagai, 24. Jayden Sullivan
The Dragons squad is 1-24 as named on Tuesday with no late changes. Corey Norman will line up for the Dragons as he prepares to appeal his NRL breach notice.
Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Jaxson Paulo, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Campbell Graham, 5. Alex Johnston, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds (c), 8. Thomas Burgess, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Junior Tatola, 11. Keaon Koloamatangi, 12. Jacob Host, 13. Cameron Murray. Interchange: 14. Blake Taaffe, 15. Josh Mansour, 16. Tautau Moga, 17. Steven Marsters, 18. Troy Dargan, 19. Hame Sele, 20. Benji Marshall, 21. Mark Nicholls, 22. Dean Hawkins, 23. Patrick Mago, 24. Jai Arrow, 25. Joshua Cook.
The Rabbitohs squad is intact as named on Tuesday with no late changes. Souths will bring star recruits Jai Arrow, Josh Mansour and Benji Marshall off an extended bench for the clash, with Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds and Cameron Murray all named to start.
Match: Panthers v Eels
Round 3 -
Venue: BlueBet Stadium, Penrith
Panthers (squad): Api Koroisau, Brian To'o, Charlie Staines, Dylan Edwards, Isaah Yeo, James Fisher-Harris, Jarome Luai, J'maine Hopgood, Kurt Capewell, Liam Martin, Matt Burton, Matt Eisenhuth, Moses Leota, Nathan Cleary, Paul Momirovski, Spencer Leniu, Stephen Crichton, Tyrone May, Viliame Kikau
Matt Burton is named along with Stephen Crichton, who returns from a niggling ankle injury. Burton, Paul Momirovski and Tyrone May are contenders to replace Brent Naden at right centre over the opening four rounds.
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Tom Opacic, 4. Waqa Blake, 5. Blake Ferguson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitch Moses, 8. Junior Paulo, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11. Shaun Lane, 12. Ryan Matterson, 13. Nathan Brown. Interchange: 14. Oregon Kaufusi, 15. Isaiah Papali'i, 16. Keegan Hipgrave, 17. Marata Niukore
The Eels have named close to a full-strength squad even with Nathanial Roache, Ray Stone, Bryce Cartwright, Michael Oldfield and Caleb Tohi unavailable through injury. Tom Opacic gets his chance to lock down a spot in the centres while new recruit Keegan Hipgrave comes off the bench.
Match: Broncos v Cowboys
Round 3 -
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako, 2. Xavier Coates, 3. Jesse Arthars, 4. Tesi Niu, 5. David Mead, 6. Brodie Croft, 7. Tom Dearden, 8. Patrick Carrigan, 9. Jake Turpin, 10. Matt Lodge, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Tevita Pangai Jnr. Interchange: 14. John Asiata, 15. Thomas Flegler, 16. Corey Oates, 17. Ben Te'o, 18. Cory Paix, 19. Tyson Gamble, 20. Richard Kennar
Brodie Croft partners Tom Dearden in the halves for the Broncos with Anthony Milford still out with a broken hand. Tesi Niu gets another crack at replacing Kotoni Staggs (ACL) at right centre.
Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Justin O’Neill, 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 5. Valentine Holmes, 6. Michael Morgan (c), 7. Jake Clifford, 8. Francis Molo, 9. Reece Robson, 13. Jason Taumalolo (c), 11. Mitch Dunn, 12. Coen Hess, 21. Reuben Cotter. Interchange: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Lachlan Burr, 16. Peter Hola, 17. Corey Jensen, 18. Shane Wright, 19. Ben Hampton, 20. Murray Taulagi, 22. Esan Marsters
Jordan McLean and Josh McGuire are both out with hamstring injuries, with Jason Taumalolo shifting to prop and Reuben Cotter to lock. Cowboys coach Todd Payten has moved marquee man Valentine Holmes to the wing as he continues to tinker with North Queensland's best 13, starting Scott Drinkwater at fullback against Brisbane.
Match: Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles
Round 3 -
Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Wests Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie, 2. David Nofoaluma, 3. James Roberts, 4. Joseph Leilua, 5. AJ Kepaoa, 6. Jock Madden, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. James Tamou (c), 9. Jacob Liddle, 10. Joe Ofahengaue, 11. Luke Garner, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Alex Twal. Interchange: 14. Tommy Talau, 15. Reece Hoffman, 16. Adam Doueihi, 17. Stefano Utoikamanu, 18. Jake Simpkin, 19. Alex Seyfarth, 20. Tuki Simpkins, 21. Michael Chee Kam, 22. Kelma Tuilagi, 23. Zane Musgrove, 24. Russell Packer, 25. Thomas Mikaele, 26. Tyronne Roberts-Davis
Moses Mbye's hamstring injury gives Daine Laurie a chance at fullback, while Jock Madden joins Luke Brooks in the halves with Adam Doueihi to come off the bench. New signing James Roberts joins Joey Leilua in an explosive centre pairing, while James Tamou begins his role as on-field skipper at his new club.
Sea Eagles: 1. Morgan Harper, 2. Christian Tuipulotu, 3. Brad Parker, 4. Moses Suli, 5. Reuben Garrick, 6. Josh Schuster, 7. Kaeo Weekes, 8. Taniela Paseka, 9. Cade Cust, 10. Martin Taupau, 11. Jack Gosiewski, 12. Curtis Sironen, 13. Morgan Boyle. Interchange: 14. Tevita Funa, 15. Josh Aloiai, 16. Sean Keppie, 17. Toafofoa Sipley, 18. Andrew Davey, 19. Jack Birt, 20. Ben Trbojevic, 21. Tolu Koula, 22. Zac Saddler, 23. Daniel Ala, 24. Sione Fainu, 25. Dylan Smith, 26. Alec Tuitavake, 27. Jonah Palota Kopa, 28. Zane Harris
Several big names including Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran will sit out this trial, while Morgan Harper replaces the injured Tom Trbojevic. Josh Schuster is among the other young guns getting their chance in the backline this week.