NRL team list Tuesday live blog: Round 11 – all 16 teams named

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    Nathan Cleary will look to stake his claim for a sky blue jersey as he makes his NRL return at the undermanned Penrith Panthers ahead of State of Origin. Join The Roar for all the news, Round 11 team lists and analysis from 3:30pm (AEST).

    The Panthers have the biggest casualty ward in the competition after ten weeks, but with Trent Merrin a surprise inclusion last week and Cleary due back this time around, they will start to get things back on track – not that things are off track, given they are running second on the ladder.

    In other positive news around the competition, Paul Gallen, Jason Bukuya, Luke Lewis and Wade Graham are all a show of being named at the Sharks, while Josh Reynolds could be back for the Tigers. Victor Radley will also return from suspension for a Roosters outfit looking to build on their dominant win over the Warriors last week.

    That’s about it for the positive news though. The Melbourne Storm will be without both Sam Kasiano and more importantly, the recently-rep-retired Cameron Smith, who have both been suspended for a week.

    At Canterbury, Michael Lichaa is set to miss another week with Danny Fualalo to join him on the sidelines, while Jack de Belin will need to prove his fitness after struggling with a rib injury against South Sydney. Ben Hunt may be in the same boat after suffering a corked thigh.

    Blake Austin will likely spend some time on the sidelines for Ricky Stuart’s Raiders while Payne Haas for the Broncos and Shaun Fensom at the Cowboys are both unlikely to play after suffering a dislocated shoulder and elbow respectively.

    The Warriors will also have a problem in the halves, with both Shaun Johnson and Mason Lino expected to miss their clash with the Eels through leg injuries.

    In other news, there has also been talk Broncos coach Wayne Bennett will drop Jack Bird. The utility has been out of sorts this year and after a move from half to centre last week, he might find himself in reserve grade this weekend.

    There is also talk surrounding Trent Hodkinson, who the Manly Sea Eagles have signed to try and fix their halves crisis after he was released from the Sharks yesterday. Trent Barrett is expected to name him this weekend.

    Round 11 team lists

    Thursday, 7:50pm: Penrith Panthers vs Wests Tigers at Panthers Stadium, Penrith

    Penrith Panthers
    1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 2 Christian Crichton, 3 Tyrone Peachey, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Tyrone Phillips, 6 James Maloney (c), 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Trent Merrin, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Corey Harawira-Naera, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris
    Interchange: 14 Wayde Egan, 15 Jack Hetherington, 16 Viliame Kikau, 17 James Tamou, 18 Jarome Luai, 19 Kaide Ellis, 20 Tyrone May, 21 Nick Lui-Toso

    Wests Tigers
    1 Corey Thompson, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer (c), 9 Elijah Taylor, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Jacob Liddle, 16 Michael Chee-Kam, 17 Sauaso Sue, 18 Tim Grant, 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Josh Aloiai, 21 Tyson Gamble

    Friday, 6pm: Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium

    Parramatta Eels
    1 Clint Gutherson (c), 2 Bevan French, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Brad Takairangi, 5 George Jennings, 6 Corey Norman, 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Daniel Alvaro, 9 Cameron King, 10 Peni Terepo, 11 Beau Scott (c), 12 Tepai Moeroa, 13 Manu Ma’u
    Interchange: 14 Will Smith, 15 Suaia Matagi, 16 David Gower, 17 Marata Niukore, 18 Josh Hoffman, 19 Siosaia Vave, 20 Jaeman Salmon, 21 Raymond Stone

    New Zealand Warriors
    1. Roger Tuivasa-sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Peta Hiku 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Blake Green 7. Mason Lino 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Issac Luke 10. Agnatius Paasi 11. Isaiah Papalii 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair
    Interchange: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Chris Satae 16. James Gavet 17. Simon Mannering 18. Gerard Beale 20. Karl Lawton 21. Albert Vete 22. Anthony Gelling

    Friday, 7:50pm: Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium

    Brisbane Broncos
    1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Corey Oates, 3 James Roberts, 4 Tom Opacic, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Kodi Nikorima, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Sam Thaiday, 11 Tevita Pangai jnr, 12 Jaydn Su’A, 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Interchange: 14 Sam Tagataese, 15 Gehamat Shibasaki, 16 Korbin Sims, 17 Patrick Mago, 18 Kontoni Staggs, 19 Todd Murphy, 20 George Fai, 21 David Fifita

    Sydney Roosters
    1 James Tedesco, 2 Joseph Manu, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Mitchell Aubusson, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Dylan Napa, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 12 Ryan Matterson, 13 Isaac Liu
    Interchange: 14 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 15 Zane Tetevano, 16 Kurt Baptiste, 17 Victory Radley, 18 Nat Butcher, 19 Sitili Tupouniua, 20 Lindsay Collins, 21 Mitchell Cornish

    Saturday, 3pm: Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights at CBus Super Stadium

    Gold Coast Titans
    1 Michael Gordon, 2 Anthony Don, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Brenko Lee, 5 Phillip Sami, 6 AJ Brimson, 7 Ashley Taylor, 8 Jarrod Wallace, 9 Nathan Peats, 10 Ryan James (c), 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 Keegan Hipgrave, 13 Jai Arrow
    Interchange: 14 Mitch Rein, 15 Max King, 16 Jack Stockwell, 17 Moeaki Fotuaika, 18 Bryce Cartwright, 19 Konrad Hurrell, 20 Kane Elgey, 21 Morgan Boyle

    Newcastle Knights
    1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Ken Sio, 3 Sione Mata’utia, 4 Nathan Ross, 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Brock Lamb, 8 Herman Ese’ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Josh King, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Mitchell Barnett, 13 Aidan Guerra (c)
    Interchange: 14 Danny Levi, 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Jacob Saifiti, 17 Daniel Saifiti, 18 Jamie Buhrer (c), 19 Jacob Lillyman, 20 Jack Cogger, 21 Cory Denniss

    Saturday, 5:30pm: North Queensland Cowboys vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at 1300 Smiles Stadium

    North Queensland Cowboys
    1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O’Neill, 4 Ben Hampton, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Michael Morgan, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Scott Bolton, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Coen Hess, 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Interchange: 14 Te Maire Martin, 15 Shaun Fensom, 16 Corey Jensen, 17 Ethan Lowe, 18 Francis Molo, 19 Jake Clifford, 20 Javid Bowen, 21 Enari Tuala

    South Sydney Rabbitohs
    1 Alex Johnston, 2 Campbell Graham, 3 Greg Inglis (c), 4 Dane Gagai, 5 Hymel Hunt, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Thomas Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 George Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Sam Burgess
    Interchange: 14 Cameron Murray, 15 Adam Doueihi, 16 Jason Clark, 17 Tevita Tatola, 18 Robbie Farah, 19 Mark Nicholls, 20 Braidon Burns, 21 Kyle Turner

    Saturday, 7:30pm: Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park

    Melbourne Storm
    1 Billy Slater (c), 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Ryley Jacks, 8 Christian Welch, 9 Brandon Smith, 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Dale Finucane
    Interchange: 14 Tim Glasby, 15 Kenny Bromwich, 16 Joe Stimson, 17 Jahrome Hughes, 18 Patrick Kaufusi, 19 Brodie Croft, 20 Harry Grant, 21 Justin Olam

    Manly Sea Eagles
    1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Matthew Wright, 3 Moses Suli, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Dylan Walker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Shaun Lane, 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Interchange: 14 Trent Hodkinson, 15 Frank Winterstein, 16 Lloyd Perrett, 17 Toafofoa Sipley, 18 Tom Wright, 19 Lewis Brown, 20 Jorge Taufua, 21 Tevita Funa

    Sunday, 2pm: St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders at Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee

    St George Illawarra Dragons
    1 Matt Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale, 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack De Belin
    Interchange: 14 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Blake Lawrie, Reserves: 18 Reece Robson, 19 Zachary Lomax, 20 Mitchell Allgood, 21 Hame Sele

    Canberra Raiders
    1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii
    Interchange: 14 Ata Hingano, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Charlie Gubb, 17 Dunamis Lui, 18 Liam Knight, 19 Michael Oldfield, 20 Sam Williams, 21 Craig Garvey

    Sunday, 4:10pm: Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs at Southern Cross Group Stadium

    Cronulla Sharks
    1 Valentine Holmes, 2 Sosaia Feki, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Edrick Lee, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Kurt Capewell, 11 Jayson Bukuya, 13 Paul Gallen (c)
    Interchange: 14 Joseph Paulo, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Ava Seumanufagai, 17 Jack Williams, 18 Kurt Dillon, 19 Braden Uele, 20 Luke Lewis, 21 Josh Dugan

    Canterbury Bulldogs
    1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Matt Frawley, 7 Kieran Foran, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Jeremy Marshall-King, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13 Rhyse Martin
    Interchange: 14 Adam Elliott, 15 Clay Priest, 16 Renouf Toomaga, 17 Kerrod Holland, 19 Greg Eastwood, 20 John Olive, 21 Asipeli Fine, 23 Michael Lichaa

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    • Roar Rookie

      5:40pm
      3_Hats SSTID 2014 said | 5:40pm | ! Report

      Are you blokes starting to take my Rabbitohs seriously?

      Sure it is still early in the season but it is damn good to be in our position.
      I wrote last week we will beat the Dragons easy and we did.

      I expect the Cowboys to aim up this week so I doubt the game will be easy.

      The Cows have won the last 4 games plus 8 out of the past 10.
      Curiously before that, the Rabbitohs had won 8 out of the previous 10 games and 4 in a row twice.

      History Played 32 Games:
      Cows 17 wins, Souths 14 wins and 1 Draw.

      In Townsville Played 16 Games
      Cows 9 wins, Souths 7 wins

      Souths by 8

      • Roar Rookie

        7:50am
        steveng said | 7:50am | ! Report

        Yeah, fully agree 3Hats but, the boys will have to have a real go and not be complacent up there! The Cows are a mystery this year? They have had some shockers but have proven that they can topple some of the top teams. Funny things happen up there at 1300smile and we haven’t looked good against them lately. Matches at venue: Played 16; Cowboys 9 wins, Rabbitohs 7 wins 2017 results: Cowboys won 20-6 at 1300Smiles Stadium in round 5 and 23-10 at Barlow Park in round 19 which is not a good look and could be a worry if the boys don’t have a real go, especially after last weeks game against the Tigers where the Cows looked pretty strong but were out muscled by the Tigers. Go the Bunnies!

    • 4:57pm
      R N said | 4:57pm | ! Report

      Really Cowboys…. no changers?

      • Roar Guru

        5:14pm
        Emcie said | 5:14pm | ! Report

        It’s a head scratcher

      • 9:22pm
        Concerned Observer said | 9:22pm | ! Report

        Excellent showcase of psychological warfare by Paul Green. Reading that Justin O’Neil has again been allowed within 100 feet of an innocent NRL team gave me a severe extra-dural haemorrhage so Imagine what must be going through the minds of South Sydney.

        Master stroke

        • 10:46pm
          R N said | 10:46pm | ! Report

          I feel for O’Neil… when in form he’s not bad. But at the moment he is the league equivalent of Ian baker finch. Pretty sure he dropped the ball more times than he caught it the other night!
          I m going to play a drinking game this weekend,
          -O’Neil drop ball, drink
          -Coote not beating 1st man on kick return, drink
          -Martin forward pass from dummy half, drink
          -Morgan in the clear and forgetting how good he is, drink
          -Thurston caught with ball when looking for support, drink
          – Thurston giving away a 7 tackle set, drink
          – Completed set with all one out hit ups with no offloads, drink
          – Lowe looking to offload to no support, drink
          – Feldt and Hampton looking good , showing some ticker and embarrassing their more highly paid teammates, drink
          Can’t wait for the game… on current form I won’t be conscious by the 20th minute!

          Hope they prove me wrong.

    • Roar Guru

      4:33pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:33pm | ! Report

      That’ll just about do it for today.

      Be sure to drop your own comments on the team selections for Round 11 and join The Roar for live coverage of every game this weekend.

    • Roar Guru

      4:29pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:29pm | ! Report

      Clay Priest will get another shot for the Bulldogs. He is on the bench with Danny Fualalo out to an ankle injury. It means David Klemmer will start in the front row as well.

    • Roar Guru

      4:28pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:28pm | ! Report

      CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

      1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Matt Frawley, 7 Kieran Foran, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Jeremy Marshall-King, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13 Rhyse Martin
      Interchange: 14 Adam Elliott, 15 Clay Priest, 16 Renouf Toomaga, 17 Kerrod Holland, 19 Greg Eastwood, 20 John Olive, 21 Asipeli Fine, 23 Michael Lichaa

    • Roar Guru

      4:28pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:28pm | ! Report

      Paul Gallen and Jason Bukuya are back for the Sharks, meaning half of their injured forward quartet will return. They both go into the starting side with Ava Seumanufagai and Joseph Paulo on the bench. It means that Kurt Dillon and Braden Uele drop out of the side. Josh Dugan and Luke Lewis are both on the reserves as well, meaning Shane Flanagan gives them an outside chance at returning.

      • 6:43pm
        farkurnell said | 6:43pm | ! Report

        I’d prefer Gal to start on the bench,coming on to replace Prior /Faf ..Hodko leaving to Manly leaves the Sharks light on for backup halves -only young rookies available to replace

    • Roar Guru

      4:26pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:26pm | ! Report

      CRONULLA SHARKS

      1 Valentine Holmes, 2 Sosaia Feki, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Edrick Lee, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Kurt Capewell, 11 Jayson Bukuya, 13 Paul Gallen (c)
      Interchange: 14 Joseph Paulo, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Ava Seumanufagai, 17 Jack Williams, 18 Kurt Dillon, 19 Braden Uele, 20 Luke Lewis, 21 Josh Dugan

    • Roar Guru

      4:25pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      It appears as if Blake Austin will be fit to play. No changes to the 17 for Ricky Stuart’s mob.

    • Roar Guru

      4:25pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      CANBERRA RAIDERS

      1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii
      Interchange: 14 Ata Hingano, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Charlie Gubb, 17 Dunamis Lui, 18 Liam Knight, 19 Michael Oldfield, 20 Sam Williams, 21 Craig Garvey

    • Roar Guru

      4:24pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:24pm | ! Report

      Just the one change for the Dragons with Blake Lawrie named ahead of Zac Lomax on the bench in jersey 17. There are still concerns over Ben Hunt and Jack de Belin.

      • 5:10pm
        andrew said | 5:10pm | ! Report

        Hi Scott, whats the damage on Ben and Jack?

        • Roar Guru

          5:15pm
          Scott Pryde said | 5:15pm | ! Report

          Hi Andrew,

          Jack de Belin has a hip injury and really shouldn’t have played last week. Only got 28 mintues in as it was.

          Hunt has a cork he picked up against Souths.

          So, neither of them are serious.

          • 5:51pm
            Matt said | 5:51pm | ! Report

            Hi Scott
            I’ll be the nark and say De Belin will be out until the Blues go into camp, and then he will be good to go for the Dragons. I have a gut feeling they thought they could spare him v Souths, and v Raiders as well as avoid Origin selection. and super suspicious that a coach cannot elaborate or comment on an injury calling it ‘part of the body’. Never a sign of a more guilty word spoken is to say nothing. If it turns out as above, the guy is going to wear mud for a long time just like Jamie Lyon. Only difference is Lyon was open and honest about not wanting to play for the Blues. If De Belin simply doesn’t want to play State/ or moreso wants to put the Dragons first, then just come out and say so. Don’t make up stories. Let’s all hope he is seriously hurt and I’m wrong. To compare, niggly injuries never stopped Thurston from taking the field.

            • Roar Guru

              5:55pm
              Scott Pryde said | 5:55pm | ! Report

              I strongly, strongly doubt de Belin doesn’t want to play for the Blues. Even more than that, Mary was one of the only coaches who wanted his players to play City-Country last year. He thought the rep experience could only help the Dragons.

              Sorry, but your theory is more than likely totally wrong.

            • 12:12am
              tim said | 12:12am | ! Report

              Maybe he has an injury that McGregor won’t disclose because he doesn’t want to embarrass DeBelin (think ruptured testicle, etc). Either that, or there’s the fear that opponents will target the injury.

              • 5:57am
                Matt said | 5:57am | ! Report

                Hi Scott, I do hope I am totally wrong. Whenever else though has a coach not been so sheepish and secretive about an injury, so much so, but impossible not to arouse suspicion?

                Hi Tim, I just don’t know when the last time was that a coach wasn’t open and honest about a player’s injury? Every other player in the game is man enough to go into a game knowing the opposition know about their injury. Why not here? Is this the Dragons ploy from here on in? No injuries will be disclosed to the media ? I hope not.

    • Roar Guru

      4:24pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:24pm | ! Report

      ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

      1 Matt Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale, 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack De Belin
      Interchange: 14 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Blake Lawrie, Reserves: 18 Reece Robson, 19 Zachary Lomax, 20 Mitchell Allgood, 21 Hame Sele

    • Roar Guru

      4:23pm
      Scott Pryde said | 4:23pm | ! Report

      Trent Hodkinson will have an immediate opportunity to make a good impression on his new club after being named on the bench by Trent Barrett, although it would hardly be a surprise to see him start. What it does is pushed Tom Wright out of the 17 and Jackson Hastings back off the reserves list, where he will again turn out for Blacktown this weekend in the NSW Cup. Taniela Paseka is also out with an ankle injury, replaced by Toafofoa Sipley.

      • 4:28pm
        Aardvark62 said | 4:28pm | ! Report

        #20 is interesting. Jorge Taufua possibly back earlier than expected from injury.

        • Roar Guru

          4:30pm
          Scott Pryde said | 4:30pm | ! Report

          Very much so… Every chance he plays I suppose. Suli could well face the axe, although I’d think it’d be Walker into the centres and Hodkinson into the halves.

      • Roar Guru

        4:45pm
        Jason Hosken said | 4:45pm | ! Report

        Gday Scott. Do you know how long Taniela Paseka will be on the sidelines?

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