The NRL semi-finals teams have been revealed.
The Penrith Panthers have been boosted ahead of Saturday night’s do-or-die semi-final, regaining Dylan Edwards at fullback and Moses Leota at prop after both were withdrawn late from last week’s lock loss to South Sydney.
Charlie Staines is the casualty from Edwards’ return, with Stephen Crichton shifting to the wing to take his spot. Matt Eisenhuth drops out due to Leota’s return.
The Parramatta Eels, for their part, have named Clint Gutherson and Blake Ferguson despite both suffering injuries in last week’s controversial win over the Knights. The only change they’ve made is the return of Ryan Matterson to the bench at the expense of Makahesi Makatoa.
The Sydney Roosters will be without Sio Siua Taukeiaho for their crunch match on Friday night, after the forward succumbed to a leg injury. They do, however, regain Nat Butcher from a knee problem on the the bench.
Sam Verrills has been named despite facing the judiciary for a high tackle charge.
The Manly Sea Eagles have made one change; Lachlan Croker returns at hooker after he was a late withdrawal from last week’s loss with a back injury. Karl Lawton drops to the bench and Curtis Sironen leaves the side altogether as a result.
CHECK OUT THE FULL TEAMS
Friday, 7:50pm at BB Print Stadium, Mackay
|Tom Trbojevic||1||James Tedesco|
|Jason Saab||2||Daniel Tupou|
|Brad Parker||3||Josh Morris|
|Morgan Harper||4||Adam Keighran|
|Reuben Garrick||5||Matt Ikuvalu|
|Kieran Foran||6||Lachlan Lam|
|Daly Cherry-Evans||7||Drew Hutchison|
|Josh Aloiai||8||Jared Waerea-Hargreaves|
|Lachlan Croker||9||Sam Verrills|
|Martin Taupau||10||Isaac Liu|
|Haumole Olakau’atu||11||Angus Crichton|
|Josh Schuster||12||Sitili Tupouniua|
|Jake Trbojevic||13||Victor Radley|
|Dylan Walker||14||Sam Walker|
|Karl Lawton||15||Nat Butcher|
|Sean Keppie||16||Egan Butcher|
|Taniela Paseka||17||Fletcher Baker|
|Toafofoa Sipley||18||Dale Copley|
|Moses Suli||19||Ben Thomas|
|Curtis Sironen||20||Ben Marschke|
|Tevita Funa||21||Naufahu Whyte|
Saturday, 7:50pm at BB Print Stadium, Mackay
|Dylan Edwards||1||Clint Gutherson|
|Stephen Crichton||2||Haze Dunster|
|Paul Momirovski||3||Will Penisini|
|Matt Burton||4||Waqa Blake|
|Brian To’o||5||Blake Ferguson|
|Jarome Luai||6||Dylan Brown|
|Nathan Cleary||7||Mitchell Moses|
|Moses Leota||8||Reagan Campbell-Gillard|
|Apisai Koroisau||9||Ray Stone|
|James Fisher-Harris||10||Junior Paulo|
|Viliame Kikau||11||Shaun Lane|
|Kurt Capewell||12||Marata Niukore|
|Isaah Yeo||13||Nathan Brown|
|Mitch Kenny||14||Will Smith|
|Scott Sorensen||15||Isaiah Papali’i|
|Tevita Pangai Jr.||16||Bryce Cartwright|
|Liam Martin||17||Ryan Matterson|
|Spencer Leniu||18||Makahesi Makatoa|
|Izack Tago||19||Oregon Kaufusi|
|Brent Naden||20||Tom Opacic|
|Tyrone May||21||Jake Arthur|