The NRL preliminary finals teams have been revealed.
The Melbourne Storm will be buoyed by the return of State of Origin winger Josh Addo-Carr from a hamstring injury ahead of Saturday night’s second preliminary final.
His inclusion – at the expense of Isaac Lumelume – is the only change for the Storm as they gear up for a mouthwatering grand final rematch.
Melbourne are also buoyed by Brandon Smith’s naming after fears he could have suffered a facial fracture in their qualifying final win.
Their opponents, the Penrith Panthers, however, could be down an Origin winger of their own with Brian To’o only named among the reserves as he races the clock to recover from an ankle injury.
Mitch Kenny – who was at the centre of last week’s trainer controversy – has succumbed to his ankle injury after all and has been replaced by Tyrone May on the bench.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles have made no changes to their respective sides.
CHECK OUT THE FULL TEAMS
Friday, 7:50pm at Suncorp Stadium
|Blake Taaffe||1||Tom Trbojevic|
|Alex Johnston||2||Jason Saab|
|Dane Gagai||3||Brad Parker|
|Campbell Graham||4||Morgan Harper|
|Jaxson Paulo||5||Reuben Garrick|
|Cody Walker||6||Kieran Foran|
|Adam Reynolds||7||Daly Cherry-Evans|
|Mark Nicholls||8||Josh Aloiai|
|Damien Cook||9||Lachlan Croker|
|Tevita Tatola||10||Martin Taupau|
|Keaon Koloamatangi||11||Haumole Olakau’atu|
|Jaydn Su’A||12||Josh Schuster|
|Cameron Murray||13||Jake Trbojevic|
|Benji Marshall||14||Dylan Walker|
|Jacob Host||15||Karl Lawton|
|Tom Burgess||16||Sean Keppie|
|Jai Arrow||17||Taniela Paseka|
|Taane Milne||18||Toafofoa Sipley|
|Patrick Mago||19||Moses Suli|
|Braidon Burns||20||Curtis Sironen|
|Jed Cartwright||21||Tevita Funa|
Saturday, 4pm at Suncorp Stadium
|Ryan Papenhuyzen||1||Dylan Edwards|
|George Jennings||2||Stephen Crichton|
|Reimis Smith||3||Paul Momirovski|
|Justin Olam||4||Matt Burton|
|Josh Addo-Carr||5||Brent Naden|
|Cameron Munster||6||Jarome Luai|
|Jahrome Hughes||7||Nathan Cleary|
|Jesse Bromwich||8||Moses Leota|
|Brandon Smith||9||Apisai Koroisau|
|Christian Welch||10||James Fisher-Harris|
|Felise Kaufusi||11||Viliame Kikau|
|Kenneath Bromwich||12||Kurt Capewell|
|Dale Finucane||13||Isaah Yeo|
|Harry Grant||14||Tyrone May|
|Tui Kamikamica||15||Scott Sorensen|
|Nelson Asofa-Solomona||16||Tevita Pangai Jr.|
|Nicho Hynes||17||Liam Martin|
|Aaron Pene||18||Izack Tago|
|Tom Eisenhuth||19||Spencer Leniu|
|Chris Lewis||20||J’maine Hopgood|
|Isaac Lumelume||21||Brian To’o|