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NRL Round 1 Team Lists

NRL ROUND 1 TEAM LISTS

 

EELS V BRONCOS – THURS 3 MARCH, 8.05PM, PIRTEK STADIUM

Eels

1 Michael Gordon

2 Semi Radradra

3 Michael Jennings

4 Brad Takairangi

5 Clint Gutherson

6 Corey Norman

7 Kieran Foran (c)

8 Junior Paulo

9 Nathan Peats

10 Tim Mannah (c)

11 Manu Ma’u

12 Beau Scott

13 Tepai Moeroa

Interchange

14 David Gower

15 Peni Terepo

16 Daniel Alvaro

17 Ken Edwards

18 Kaysa Pritchard

Coach: Brad Arthur

Notes: Michael Jennings, Kieran Foran, Michael Gordon and Beau Scott will all make their club debuts against the Broncos. Nathan Peats (neck) and Kenny Edwards (knee) will also make their long-awaited return from injury.

Broncos

1 Darius Boyd

2 Corey Oates

3 Jordan Kahu

4 James Roberts

5 Greg Eden

6 Anthony Milford

7 Ben Hunt

8 Josh McGuire

9 Andrew McCullough

10 Adam Blair

11 Alex Glenn

12 Matt Gillett

13 Corey Parker (c)

Interchange

14 Jarrod Wallace

15 Sam Thaiday

16 Joe Ofahengaue

17 Kodi Nikorima

Coach: Wayne Bennett

Notes: Wayne Bennett has made one change from the side that beat Wigan in the World Club Series a fortnight ago with Ben Hunt returning from suspension in place of Travis Waddell. Greg Eden will make his NRL debut.

SEA EAGLES V BULLDOGS – FRI 4 MARCH, 8.05PM, BROOKVALE OVAL

Sea Eagles

1 Brett Stewart

2 Jorge Taufua

3 Jamie Lyon (c)

4 Steve Matai

5 Tom Trbojevic

6 Dylan Walker

7 Daly Cherry-Evans

8 Jake Trbojevic

9 Apisai Koroisau

10 Nate Myles

11 Lewis Brown

12 Nathan Green

13 Martin Taupau

Interchange

14 Matt Parcell

15 Blake Leary

16 Darcy Lussick

17 Feleti Mateo

18 Siosaia Vave

Coach: Trent Barrett

Notes: Apisai Koroisau wins the race for the vacant No.9 jumper with Matt Parcell named on the bench as Dylan Walker, Nate Myles, Lewis Brown, Nathan Green and Martin Taupau earn their club debut under new coach Trent Barrett.

Bulldogs

1 Will Hopoate

2 Curtis Rona

3 Josh Morris

4 Chase Stanley

5 Sam Perrett

6 Josh Reynolds

7 Moses Mbye

8 Aiden Tolman

9 Michael Lichaa

10 James Graham (c)

11 Josh Jackson

12 Tony Williams

13 Greg Eastwood

Interchange

14 Sam Kasiano

15 Danny Fualalo

16 Tim Browne

17 Adam Elliott

19 Shaun Lane

Coach: Des Hasler

Notes: Brett Morris’s long-term layoff means Will Hopoate will make his club debut at fullback, with Chase Stanley named in the centres. Tony Williams (pec) makes his return while Adam Elliott is tipped to make his NRL debut following David Klemmer’s suspension.

RAIDERS V PANTHERS – SAT 5 MARCH, 3.00PM, GIO STADIUM

Raiders

1 Jack Wighton

2 Edrick Lee

3 Jarrod Croker (c)

4 Joseph Leilua

5 Jordan Rapana

6 Sam Williams

7 Aidan Sezer

8 Shannon Boyd

9 Josh Hodgson

10 Frank-Paul Nuuausala

11 Josh Papalii

12 Elliot Whitehead

13 Shaun Fensom

Interchange

14 Blake Austin

15 Iosia Soliola

16 Paul Vaughan

17 Jeff Lima

18 Kurt Baptiste

Coach: Ricky Stuart

Notes: Blake Austin, Sia Soliola and Paul Vaughan have all been named on the bench for the Raiders with new faces Aidan Sezer and Elliot Whitehead named to start. Jeff Lima will also make his club debut, with Sisa Waqa (Mounties) the odd man out in the Raiders’ back five.

Panthers

1 Will Smith

2 Josh Mansour

3 Waqa Blake

4 Peta Hiku

5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

6 Jamie Soward

7 Peter Wallace

8 Sam McKendry

9 James Segeyaro

10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard

11 Bryce Cartwright

12 Isaah Yeo

13 Trent Merrin

Interchange

14 Tyrone Peachey

15 Jeremy Latimore

16 Suaia Matagi

17 Elijah Taylor

Coach: Anthony Griffin

Notes: Will Smith replaces Matt Moylan (back) at fullback while Waqa Blake slots in the centres for Dean Whare. Trent Merrin and Isaah Yeo push Tyrone Peachey and Elijah Taylor to a bench that also includes Suaia Matagi.

TIGERS V WARRIORS – SAT 5 MARCH, 5.30PM, CAMPBELLTOWN

Wests Tigers

1 James Tedesco

2 David Nofoaluma

3 Tim Simona

4 Kevin Naiqama

5 Jordan Rankin

6 Mitchell Moses

7 Jack Littlejohn

8 Aaron Woods (c)

9 Manaia Cherrington

10 Tim Grant

11 Curtis Sironen

12 Chris Lawrence

13 Sauaso Sue

Interchange

14 Kyle Lovett

15 Josh Aloiai

16 Ava Seumanufagai

17 Jack Buchanan

18 Michael Chee Kam

Coach: Jason Taylor

Notes: Jack Littlejohn earns his club debut with Luke Brooks out suspended. Manaia Cherrington will go it alone at hooker with Matt Ballin and Robbie Farah (both knee) out. Dene Halatau’s suspension means Josh Aloiai will make his NRL debut. Recruit Jordan Rankin will take Pat Richards’ spot on the wing.

Warriors

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

2 Tuimoala Lolohea

3 Blake Ayshford

4 Solomone Kata

5 Manu Vatuvei

6 Shaun Johnson

7 Jeff Robson

8 Jacob Lillyman

9 Issac Luke

10 Ben Matulino

11 Ben Henry

12 Ryan Hoffman (c)

13 Simon Mannering

Interchange

14 Nathaniel Roache

15 Sam Lisone

16 James Gavet

17 Bodene Thompson

18 Jonathan Wright

20 Albert Vete

Coach: Andrew McFadden

Notes: The Warriors have named a new-look spine with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jeff Robson and Issac Luke all to debut for the club. Blake Ayshford and James Gavet will also make their Warriors debuts with Tuimoala Lolohea pushed out to the wing and Konrad Hurrell omitted. Dummy-half Nathaniel Roache will make his NRL debut from the bench.

 

COWBOYS V SHARKS – SAT 5 MARCH, 7.30PM, 1300SMILES

Cowboys

1 Lachlan Coote

2 Kyle Feldt

3 Justin O’Neill

4 Kane Linnett

5 Antonio Winterstein

6 Michael Morgan

7 Johnathan Thurston (c)

8 Matthew Scott (c)

9 Jake Granville

10 James Tamou

11 Gavin Cooper

12 Ethan Lowe

13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

14 Rory Kostjasyn

15 John Asiata

16 Scott Bolton

17 Ben Hannant

Coach: Paul Green

Notes: The Cowboys have name the same 17 that won the grand final in October last year.

Sharks

1 Ben Barba

2 Sosaia Feki

3 Jack Bird

4 Ricky Leutele

5 Valentine Holmes

6 James Maloney

7 Chad Townsend

8 Andrew Fifita

9 Michael Ennis

10 Sam Tagataese

11 Luke Lewis

12 Wade Graham

13 Paul Gallen (c)

Interchange

14 Chris Heighington

15 Matt Prior

16 David Fifita

17 Jayson Bukuya

18 Gerard Beale

19 Joseph Paulo

Coach: Shane Flanagan

Notes: Ben Barba and Jack Bird have been named at fullback and centre respectively with Gerard Beale demoted to 18th man. James Maloney has been named at five-eighth to partner the returning Chad Townsend in the halves.

ROOSTERS V RABBITOHS – SUN 6 SEPTEMBER, 4.00PM, ALLIANZ

Roosters

1 Blake Ferguson

2 Daniel Tupou

3 Dale Copley

4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall

5 Latrell Mitchell

6 Jayden Nikorima

7 Jackson Hastings

8 Kane Evans

9 Jake Friend (c)

10 Dylan Napa

11 Aidan Guerra

12 Mitchell Aubusson

13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

14 Sio Siua Taukeiaho

15 Sam Moa

16 Ian Henderson

17 Vincent Leuluai

18 Mitchell Frei

19 Joe Burgess

Coach: Trent Robinson

Notes: Latrell Mitchell, Jayden Nikorima and Vincent Leuluai have all been named to make their NRL debut. Isaac Liu has been named at lock, with Boyd Cordner and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves out with injuries. Ian Henderson will make his first start for the Roosters in over 11 years.

Rabbitohs

1 Greg Inglis (c)

2 Alex Johnston

3 Bryson Goodwin

4 Hymel Hunt

5 Aaron Gray

6 Cody Walker

7 Adam Reynolds

8 Sam Burgess

9 Cameron McInnes

10 David Tyrell

11 Paul Carter

12 John Sutton

13 Kyle Turner

Interchange

14 Damien Cook

15 Jason Clark

16 Chris Grevsmuhl

17 Zane Musgrove

18 Kirisome Auva’a

19 Nathan Brown

Coach: Michael Maguire

Notes: Sam Burgess returns to the Rabbitohs in the No.8 jumper with brothers George (suspended) and Tom (injured) out. Cameron McInnes wins the race for Issac Luke’s vacant No.9 jersey. Hymel Hunt ousts cousin Kirisome Auva’a from the centres while Cody Walker and Zane Musgrove make their NRL debut.

TITANS V KNIGHTS – SUN 6 MARCH, 6.30PM, CBUS SUPER STADIUM

 

Titans

1 Will Zillman (c)

2 Anthony Don

3 Josh Hoffman

4 Nathan Davis

5 David Mead

6 Tyrone Roberts

7 Ashley Taylor

8 David Shillington

9 Nathan Friend (c)

10 Agnatius Paasi

11 Zeb Taia

12 Chris McQueen

13 Greg Bird

Interchange

14 Eddy Pettybourne

15 Ryan James

16 Leivaha Pulu

17 Daniel Mortimer

18 Lachlan Burr

19 Leva Li

Coach: Neil Henry

Notes: With Nene Macdonald (knee) and Luke Douglas (suspension) both unavailable, Nathan Davis and Leivaha Pulu will make their NRL debut. New boys Tyrone Roberts and Ash Taylor make up the Titans’ halves combo with Kane Elgey (knee) out for the season.

Knights

1 Jaelen Feeney

2 Chanel Mata’utia

3 Dane Gagai

4 Pat Mata’utia

5 Akuila Uate

6 Jarrod Mullen

7 Trent Hodkinson

8 Kade Snowden

9 Tyler Randell

10 Sam Mataora

11 Jacob Safiti

12 Robbie Rochow

13 Jeremy Smith

Interchange

14 David Bhana

15 Korbin Sims

16 Lachlan Fitzgibbon

17 Pauli Pauli

18 Daniel Safiti

19 Nathan Ross

Coach: Nathan Brown

Notes: Seven new faces have earned their first start for the Knights, with Pat Mata’utia, Jaelen Feeney, Jacob Saifiti, David Bhana and Daniel Saifiti all set for their NRL debut. Pauli Pauli and Trent Hodkinson round out the new-look Knights team.

STORM V DRAGONS – MON 7 MARCH, 7.00PM, AAMI PARK

Storm

1 Billy Slater

2 Marika Koroibete

3 Will Chambers

4 Richard Kennar

5 Young Tonumaipea

6 Blake Green

7 Cooper Cronk

8 Jesse Bromwich

9 Cameron Smith (c)

10 Jordan McLean

11 Kevin Proctor

12 Tohu Harris

13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

14 Kenny Bromwich

15 Tim Glasby

16 Ben Hampton

17 Christian Welch

18 Felise Kaufusi

19 Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Coach: Craig Bellamy

Notes: Billy Slater has been named at fullback, in what will be his first game since Origin II last season. Richard Kennar has been named in the centres as Cameron Munster (knee) continues his rehabilitation. Ben Hampton has been named on the bench in a shock utility twist by coach Craig Bellamy.

Dragons

1 Kurt Mann

2 Euan Aitken

3 Josh Dugan

4 Tim Lafai

5 Jason Nightingale

6 Gareth Widdop (c)

7 Benji Marshall

8 Leeson Ah Mau

9 Mitch Rein

10 Russell Packer

11 Will Matthews

12 Joel Thompson

13 Mike Cooper

Interchange

14 Ben Creagh (c)

15 Jack de Belin

16 Dunamis Lui

17 Siliva Havili

18 Peter Mata’utia

19 Tyrone McCarthy

20 Jake Marketo

Coach: Paul McGregor

Notes: With Kurt Mann named at fullback Josh Dugan and Tim Lafai make up a new-look Dragons centre pairing. Russell Packer’s 995-day NRL exodus is over, named at prop while Tyson Frizell’s (back) bid to play Round 1 has failed with Will Matthews named in the back row.

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