Saturday 16 December 2017 / 11:56 PM

NRL ROUND 1 TEAM LISTS

Sharks v Broncos – 8:05pm (AEDT), Thursday, March 2 @ Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sharks
1 Gerard Beale 2 Sosaia Feki 3 Jack Bird 4 Ricky Leutele 5 Edrick Lee 6 James Maloney 7 Chad Townsend 8 Andrew Fifita 9 Jayden Brailey 10 Matt Prior 11 Luke Lewis 12 Wade Graham 13 Paul Gallen
Interchange: 14 Jayson Bukuya 15 Chris Heighington 16 Sam Tagataese 17 Fa’amanu Brown
Reserves: 18 Tony Williams 19 Kurt Capewell 20 Daniel Mortimer 21 Valentine Holmes

*Jayden Brailey debuts at hooker with Fa’amanu Brown claiming a bench spot, while recent addition Edrick Lee comes onto the wing with Gerard Beale slotting in to fullback for the injured Valentine Holmes, who is in the extended squad.

Broncos
1 Darius Boyd 2 Corey Oates 3 James Roberts 4 Tautau Moga 5 Jordan Kahu 6 Anthony Milford 7 Ben Hunt 8 Korbin Sims 9 Andrew McCullough 10 Adam Blair 11 Sam Thaiday 12 Matt Gillett 13 Josh McGuire
Interchange: 14 Alex Glenn 15 Tevita Pangai 16 Herman Ese’ese 17 Jai Arrow
Reserve: David Mead Joe Ofahengaue Kodi Nikorima George Fai

*Tautau Moga is the surprise pick at centre, forcing Jordan Kahu to the wing and David Mead out of the 17. Korbin Sims makes his club debut in the run-on side, while Joe Ofahengaue and Kodi Nikorima have missed interchange spots.

Bulldogs v Storm – 6.00pm (AEDT), Friday, March 3 @ Belmore Sports Ground

Bulldogs
1 Will Hopoate 2 Brett Morris 3 Josh Morris 4 Brenko Lee 5 Kerrod Holland 6 Josh Reynolds 7 Moses Mbye 8 Aiden Tolman 9 Michael Lichaa 10 James Graham 11 Josh Jackson 12 Greg Eastwood 13 David Klemmer
Interchange: 14 Sam Kasiano 15 Danny Fualalo 16 Adam Elliott 17 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
Reserves: 19 Francis Tualau 20 Matt Frawley 21 Brad Abbey 23 Craig Garvey

*Brenko Lee and Kerrod Holland are the new centre/wing pairing, with the Morris brothers teaming up on the other side. No surprises otherwise.

Storm
1 Young Tonumaipea 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane
Interchange: 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Brodie Croft
Reserves: 18. Vincent Leuluai 19. Curtis Scott 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Joe Stimson

*No Billy Slater for the Storm, which sees Young Tonumaipea at fullback with Cameron Munster at five-eighth. Felise Kaufusi and Kenny Bromwich form a new second-row pairing with Tohu Harris out injured, but the intriguing pick is teenage half Brodie Croft on the interchange.

Rabbitohs v Tigers – 8.05pm (AEDT), Friday, March 3 @ ANZ Stadium

Rabbitohs
1 Greg Inglis 2. Alex Johnston 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Cody Walker 7. Luke Kelly 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Robbie Farah 10. David Tyrrell 11. John Sutton 12. Kyle Turner 13. Sam Burgess
Interchange: 14. Damien Cook 15. Jason Clark 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Robbie Rochow
Reserves: 18. Angus Crichton 19. Braidon Burns 20. George Burgess 21. Anthony Cherrington

*Luke Kelly grabs the halfback spot with Adam Reynolds out, while Siosifa Talakai is a bolter at centre. George Burgess is the shock omission from the 17, with twin Tom on the bench and youngster Zane Musgrove starting at prop.

Tigers
1 James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Kevin Naiqama 4. Jamal Idris 5. Jordan Rankin 6. Mitchell Moses 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Ava Seumanufagai 11. Sauaso Sue 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Elijah Taylor
Interchange: 14. Tim Grant 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Michael Chee-Kam 17. Joel Edwards
Reserves: 18. Jack Littlejohn 19. Justin Hunt 20. Jj Felise 21. Moses Suli

*Matt McIlwrick is in at hooker with Matt Ballin and Jacob Liddle on the injured list. Hyped youngster Moses Suli has been named in the extended squad after being tipped to grab a wing spot.

Dragons v Panthers – 4.30pm (AEDT), Saturday, March 4 @ UOW Jubilee Oval

Dragons
1 Josh Dugan 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Tim Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Josh McCrone 8. Russell Packer 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin
Interchange 14. Tariq Sims 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Jacob Host 17. Jai Field
Reserves: 18. Kurt Mann 19. Taane Milne 20. Jake Marketo 21. Hame Sele

*Tim Lafai has edged Taane Milne for a starting centre spot, while Josh McCrone has won the No.7 jumper ahead of rookie Jai Field, who has been named on the bench.

Panthers
1 Matt Moylan 2. Dean Whare 3. Waqa Blake 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Peta Hiku 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Peter Wallace 10. Regan Campbell-Gillard 11. Bryce Cartwright 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Trent Merrin
Interchange: 14. James Fisher-Harris 15. Leilani Latu 16. Tim Browne 17. Moses Leota
Reserves: 18. Sitaleki Akauola 19. Dylan Edwards 20. Mitch Rein 21. Sione Katoa

*Dean Whare and Peta Hiku return from long layoffs on the wings for injured duo Josh Mansour and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Te Maire Martin is the five-eighth with Bryce Cartwright reverting to the second-row.

Cowboys v Raiders – 7.00pm (AEDT), Saturday, March 4 @ 1300 Smiles Stadium

Cowboys
1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. Matthew Scott 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo
Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton 15. John Asiata 16. Coen Hess 17. Patrick Kaufusi
Reserves: 18. Sam Hoare 19. Gideon Gela-Mosby 20. Javid Bowen 21. Kalyn Ponga

*Antonio Winterstein has been named on the wing despite battling an ankle injury; Kalyn Ponga will take his spot if he is ruled out. Scott Bolton moves into the starting pack.

Raiders
1. Jack Wighton 2. Nick Cotric 3. Elliot Whitehead 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Clay Priest 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Iosia Soliola 13. Luke Bateman
Interchange: 14. Adam Clydsdale 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Jeff Lima 17. Joseph Tapine
Reserves: 18. Scott Sorenson 19. Zac Santo 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Lachlan Croker

*Elliot Whitehead selection at centre is one of the shocks of the round, while Nick Cotric will debut outside him on the wing. Clay Priest starts for suspended prop Junior Paulo, with Jeff Lima on the bench.

Titans v Roosters – 9.00pm (AEDT), Saturday, March 4 @ Cbus Super Stadium

Titans
1 Jarryd Hayne 2. Anthony Don 3. Dan Sarginson 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. William Zillman 6. Kane Elgey 7. Ashley Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Tyrone Roberts 10. Ryan James 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Chris McQueen 13. Leivaha Pulu
Interchange: 14. Karl Lawton 15. Nathaniel Peteru 16. Agnatius Paasi 17. Joe Greenwood
Reserves: 18. Paterika Vaivai 19. Max King 20. Morgan Boyle 21. Tyrone Roberts-Davis

*Jarryd Hayne and Konrad Hurrell have been named despite battling injuries. William Zillman is on the wing for the injured John Olive, while Tyrone Roberts starts at hooker for the injured Nathan Peats, with Karl Lawton the utility on the bench.

Roosters
1. Michael Gordon 2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 3. Blake Ferguson 4. Latrell Mitchell 5. Daniel Tupou 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra
Interchange: 14. Isaac Liu 15. Kane Evans 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Connor Watson
Reserves: 18. Paul Carter 19. Joseph Manu 20. Dale Copley 21. Zane Tetevano

*The Roosters’ line-up is as expected, though Ryan Matterson bumping Zane Tetavano off the bench may surprise some.

Warriors v Knights – 2.00pm (AEDT), Sunday, March 5 @ Mt Smart Stadium

Warriors
1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c) 2 Tuimoala Lolohea 3 David Fusitua 4 Solomone Kata5 Ken Maumalo 6 Mafoa’aeata Hingano 7 Shaun Johnson 8 Albert Vete 9 Issac Luke 10 Charlie Gubb 11 Bunty Afoa 12 Row Ryan Hoffman 13 Simon Mannering
Interchange: 14 Erin Clark 15 Jacob Lillyman 16 Samuel Lisone 17 Isaiah Papali’i
Reserves: 18 Bodene Thompson 20 Mason Lino 21 James Gavet 22 Blake Ayshford

*Ken Maumalo is in for injured winger Manu Vatuvei, while youngster Bunty Afoa starts with Bodene Thompson also struggling with injury. Debutants Erin Clark and Isaiah Papali’I are surprises on the bench ahead of Jazz Tevaga and James Gavet.

Knights
1 Dylan Phythian 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitchell Barnett
Interchange: 14. Luke Yates 15. Jack Stockwell 16. Sam Stone 17. Jacob Saifiti
Reserves: 18. Brendan Elliott 19. Tyler Randell 20. Josh King 21. Anthony Tupou

*New recruits Jamie Buhrer, Ken Sio and Josh Starling make their club debuts, while Luke Yates and Sam Stone are set to get their first taste of NRL action from the bench.

Sea Eagles v Eels – 4.00pm (AEDT), Sunday, March 5 @ Lottoland

Sea Eagles
1 Tom Trbojevic 2 Jorge Taufua 3 Dylan Walker 4 Brian Kelly 5 Akuila Uate 6 Blake Green 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (C) 8 Brenton Lawrence 9 Api Koroisau 10 Martin Taupau 11 Frank Winterstein 12 Curtis Sironen 13 Jake Trbojevic Interchange
Reserves: 14 Lewis Brown 15 Nate Myles 16 Addin Fonua-Blake 17 Lloyd Perrett
Interchange: 18 Jarrad Kennedy 19 Cameron Cullen 20 Matthew Wright 21 Jonathan Wright 22 Jackson Hastings

*Apisai Koroisau wins the No.9 battle ahead of Jackson Hastings, Brian Kelly debuts in the centres, and Frank Winterstein is the surprise pick in the starting back-row. Nate Myles has been relegated to the bench.

Eels
1 Bevan French 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Clint Gutherson 7. Corey Norman 8. Suaia Matagi 9. Kaysa Pritchard 10. Tim Mannah 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Beau Scott
Interchange: 14. Nathan Brown 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Rory O’Brien 17. Frank Pritchard
Reserves: 18. Jamal Fogarty 19. Cameron King 20. David Gower 21. Scott Schulte

*Josh Hoffman slots in on the wing, while forward recruits Suaia Matagi, Nathan Brown and Frank Pritchard all get a spot with Peni Terepo and Kenny Edwards both stood down. Kaysa Pritchard is a surprise at starting hooker with Isaac De Gois missing out.

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