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Round 23 team lists Late Mail: Manly trio out for season, Moses early return, late Knights duo stood down, Latrell OK

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18th August, 2022
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Manly fullback Reuben Garrick has joined Jake Trbojevic and Jason Saab in being ruled out for the rest of the season.

Garrick was named at fullback for Saturday’s NRL clash with Cronulla, but scans have since shown an injury in his shoulder.

The Sea Eagles are already out of finals contention following their poor loss to the Gold Coast.

Trbojevic’s broken hand ruled him out of any football before this year’s Rugby League World Cup. Trbojevic played out Sunday’s 44-24 defeat to Gold Coast. He reported soreness afterwards before scans confirmed the break. It means he will not play again before Mal Meninga names his World Cup squad, with the lock an incumbent from the last Test in 2019.

Jason Saab (ACL tear) was the club’s third casualty from the loss and he is likely to be sidelined until midway through next year.

Parramatta have received a much-needed boost with star halfback Mitchell Moses trying to make an early comeback from a broken finger for Saturday’s clash with Canterbury.

The Eels, who dropped to seventh after last Friday’s loss to South Sydney, need to down the Dogs to keep their top-four hopes alive and also ensure they will make the finals.

Eels coach Brad Arthur said on NRL 360 on Monday night that Moses would play if he gets through this week’s training sessions without any setbacks. His son Jake Arthur makes way for Moses.


With finals berths on the line, coaches are set to roll the dice with several players. All teams have been named for the eight clashes.

Canberra prop Joseph Tapine is likely to be back on deck on Sunday against Newcastle after missing the win over the Dragons due to a rib complaint.

Knights outside backs Bradman Best and Enari Tuala have been dropped this weekend for missing the team bus last weekend before the clash with Brisbane.

Bradman Best of the Knights

(Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Penrith second-rower Liam Martin could line up as soon as Thursday night against Souths after scans cleared him of a serious ankle injury while fullback Dylan Edwards (shoulder) is also pushing to play.

Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell had a training mishap on Monday when he felt a muscle twinge in his groin but posted on Instagram to say he was fine. Centre Campbell Graham is set to make a return from a cheekbone fracture while halfback Lachlan Ilias (hamstring) is also expected to suit up. 

Storm halfback Jahrome Hughes is hopeful of making the trip to Brisbane on Friday night for their crucial clash with the Broncos but the club medicos are wary of risking his injured shoulder. He has been named in the No.7 jersey with a final decision to be made closer to kick-off.


Round 23 Team Lists


Rabbitohs vs Panthers, 7.50pm at Accor Stadium

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Taane Milne 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Siliva Havili 17. Hame Sele 18. Blake Taaffe 19. Dean Hawkins 20. Davvy Moale 21. Shaq Mitchell 22. Izaac Thompson

Latrell Mitchell had a training mishap on Monday when he felt a muscle twinge in his groin but posted on Instagram to say he was fine. Centre Campbell Graham is set to make a return from a cheekbone fracture while halfback Lachlan Ilias (hamstring) is also expected to suit up. 

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jaeman Salmon 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Matt Eisenhuth 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Charlie Staines 18. Robert Jennings 19. J’maine Hopgood 20. Taylan May 21. Chris Smith 22. Kurt Falls

NSW second-rower Liam Martin could line up after scans cleared him of a serious ankle injury. Dylan Edwards, who missed the 16-0 loss to the Storm with a sternum injury, has a chance of returning for the game after training at fullback on Sunday. Winger Taylan May is likely to need at least another week to recover from a shoulder injury but is no longer wearing a sling and was named on the reserves.



Cowboys v Warriors, 6pm at QCB Stadium

Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 15. Luciano Leilua 16. Coen Hess 17. Griffin Neame 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Ben Hampton 20. Jake Granville 21. Brendan Elliot 22. Connelly Lemuelu

The return of Kyle Feldt from a hamstring injury has meant Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow reverts to the bench utility role.

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Viliami Vailea 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Edward Kosi 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Euan Aitken 12. Jack Murchie 13. Bunty Afoa 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Tom Ale 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Josh Curran 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita 20. Dunamis Lui 21. Jackson Frei 22. Adam Pompey 23. Rocco Berry

Interim coach Stacey Jones has stuck with the team which flogged Canterbury in Auckland last Friday. Chanel Harris-Tavita is a chance to make a return from an ankle injury but Aaron Pene (leg) and Jesse Arthars (thigh) are another week away. 


Broncos v Storm, 7.55pm at Suncorp Stadium

Broncos: 1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Jake Turpin 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Corey Jensen 17. Ryan James 18. Jordan Pereira 19. Cory Paix 20. Tyson Gamble 21. Xavier Willison 22. Zac Hosking

Kevin Walters will stick with the same 17 that beat Newcastle with centre Brenko Lee (hamstring) still not fit.

Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Young Tonumaipea 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Tom Eisenhuth 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Tyran Wishart 18. Alec MacDonald 19. Jayden Nikorima 20. Grant Anderson 21. Jordan Grant 22. Trent Loiero

Felise Kaufusi taking another week off due to the death of his father while Jahrome Hughes is hopeful of overcoming his shoulder injury but the club may give him another week out.


Eels v Bulldogs, 3pm at CommBank Stadium


Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Waqa Blake 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Ofahiki Ogden 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Marata Niukore 18. Makahesi Makatoa 19. Bailey Simonsson 20. Jakob Arthur 21. Sean Russell 22. Elie El Zakhem

Coach Brad Arthur said on NRL 360 on Monday night that star half Mitchell Moses was trying to make an early comeback from a broken finger for Saturday’s clash with Canterbury. Jake Arthur is back in the reserves but will get a recall if Moses is ruled out.

Bulldogs: 1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Braidon Burns 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Harrison Edwards 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Josh Jackson 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 15. Joe Stimson 16. Jackson Topine 17. Chris Patolo 19. Declan Casey 20. Bailey Biondi-Odo 21. Brandon Wakeham 22. Luke Thompson 23. Tevita Pangai jnr

Tevita Pangai jnr, who missed the loss to the Warriors due to personal reasons, will come back into the pack at lock. Luke Thompsos is also set to play in what would be his first game since Round 12 after concussion problems.

Sea Eagles v Sharks, 5.30pm at 4 Pines Park

Sea Eagles: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Tolutau Koula 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Andrew Davey 13. Dylan Walker 14. Ben Trbojevic 15. Josh Schuster 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Kurt De Luis 19. Kaeo Weekes 20. Zac Fulton 21. James Roumanos 22. Jacob Sykes

Jason Saab’s season is over after suffering a serious knee injury against the Gold Coast while lock Jake Trbojevic (hand) is also out at least until the World Cup. Fullback Reuben Garrick has been ruled out of this weekend’s game and the next two in the regular season due to a shoulder problem.


Sharks: 1. Kade Dykes 2. Lachlan Miller 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane 14. Teig Wilton 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Matt Ikuvalu 21. Kayal Iro 22. Luke Metcalf

Toby Rudolf is set to be out until the first week of the finals after suffering an MCL tear against Wests Tigers in Tamworth on Saturday evening. Matt Moylan (thigh) and Connor Tracey (concussion) are back but Siosifa Talakai (shoulder) is still out.

Roosters v Tigers, 7.35pm at SCG

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Connor Watson 15. Egan Butcher 16. Drew Hutchison 17. Terrell May 18. Kevin Naiqama 19. Fletcher Baker 20. Oliver Gildart 21. Ben Thomas 22. Siua Wong

Front-rowers Siosiua Taukeiaho (cheekbone) and Lindsay Collins (concussion) are close to making returns for the red-hot Roosters but will be given another week out.

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. Brent Naden 3. Starford To’a 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Jock Madden 8. James Tamou 9. Fa’amanu Brown 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Fonua Pole 15. Austin Dias 16. Thomas Freebairn 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Jake Simpkin 19. Kitione Kautoga 20. Brandon Tumeth 21. Junior Pauga 22. Tyrone Peachey


Interim coach Brett Kimmorley has few options to turn around the team’s fortunes – Ken Maumalo is back on the wing after a knee complaint.


Dragons v Titans, 2pm at WIN Stadium

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Mbye 4. Zac Lomax 5. Tautau Moga 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Josh Mcguire 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack Bird 14. Tyrell Fuimaono 15. Aaron Woods 16. Michael Molo 17. Billy Burns 18. Jaiyden Hunt 19. Jayden Sullivan 20. Francis Molo 21. Tyrell Sloan 22. Jackson Ford

With their finals hopes over, the Dragons could give Jayden Sullivan another chance at NRL level after he has overcome a shoulder problem but he is listed in the reserves.

Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Sosefo Fifita 3. Phillip Sami 4. Brian Kelly 5. Patrick Herbert 6. AJ Brimson 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Jaimin Jolliffe 9. Erin Clark 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Isaac Liu 14. Greg Marzhew 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Moeaki Fotuaika 17. Sam McIntyre 18. Corey Thompson 19. Jarrod Wallace 20. Toby Sexton 21. Paul Turner 22. Klese Haas

Tino Fa’asuamaleaui missed the win over Manly due to the birth of his second child and will boost the Gold Coast pack, regaining the captaincy from AJ Brimson. 


Knights v Raiders, 4.05pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Knights: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Krystian Mapapalangi 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Brodie Jones 13. Jacob Saifiti 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Pasami Saulo 16. Simi Sasagi 17. Mathew Croker 18. Sauaso Sue 19. Chris Randall 20. Jack Johns 21. Oryn Keeley 22. Hymel Hunt

Veteran prop David Klemmer (knee) is set to return after a two-week absence. Bradman Best and Enari Tuala have been dropped for disciplinary reasons.

Raiders: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papalii 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Albert Hopoate 19. Ata Mariota 20. Matt Frawley 21. Ryan Sutton 22. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

In-form prop Joseph Tapine is likely to be back on deck after missing the win over the Dragons due to a rib complaint and has been named in the starting side. Nick Cotric is back on the wing after a one-game ban.