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Official team lists, updates and injury news for round 1 of the 2023 Telstra Premiership season.

* All kick-off times are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

NRL Team Lists: Round 1

Eels v Storm, Thursday 7.50pm at CommBank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Will Warbrick
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
  • Winger for Eels is number 22 Isaac Lumelume
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Bryce Cartwright
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Trent Loiero
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Matt Doorey
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 J'maine Hopgood
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Josh King

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Jirah Momoisea
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Tyran Wishart
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Jack Murchie
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Alec MacDonald
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Wiremu Greig
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Jordan Grant
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Makahesi Makatoa
    Interchange for Storm is number 19 Bronson Garlick

Reserves

  • Replacement for Eels is number 18 Jake Arthur
    Replacement for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Adam Gee

Last updated:

Eels: Bailey Simonsson has recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered in the grand final while Waqa Blake (arm), Matt Doorey (ankle) and Bryce Cartwright (jaw) have also been named but Shaun Lane (broken jaw), Nathan Brown (hamstring) and Ryan Matterson (suspension) are sidelined. Doorey is part a new-look back row combination that includes former Panther J'maine Hopgood while ex-Raider Josh Hodgson plays his first game NRL game for the club at hooker. Former Warrior Jack Murchie has earned a spot on the interchange alongside another recruit in Jirah Momoisea.

Storm: Plenty of changes for Craig Bellamy's side with Ryan Papenhuyzen unavailable for at least eight weeks of the competition and several key departures including Jesse and Kenny Bromwich and Felise Kaufusi. Winger Will Warbrick and second-rower Trent Loiero have been rewarded for strong trial form with starting spots. Tyran Wishart is the bench utility, joined on interchange by the versatile Chris Lewis, late bloomer Jordan Grant and youngster Alec MacDonald. Veterans Tariq Sims (calf) and Tepai Moeroa (toe) are both sidelined.

Warriors v Knights, Friday 6pm at Sky Stadium, Wellington

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Lachlan Miller
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo Montoya
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Hymel Hunt
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Brayden Wiliame
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Adam Pompey
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Warriors is number 23 Edward Kosi
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Dominic Young
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Te Maire Martin
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kalyn Ponga
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Jackson Hastings

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Knights is number 8 Daniel Saifiti
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Mitchell Barnett
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Jackson Ford
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Marata Niukore
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Tohu Harris
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Kurt Mann

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Dylan Walker
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix Crossland
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Adam Elliott
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Josh Curran
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Jack Hetherington
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Tom Ale
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Leo Thompson

Reserves

  • Replacement for Warriors is number 20 Freddy Lussick
    Replacement for Knights is number 18 Jack Johns

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Ben Cummins

Last updated:

Warriors: Star recruits Marata Niukore, Dylan Walker, Mitch Barnett, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Te Maire Martin headline a new-look Warriors team. Centre Brayden Wiliame has been named to play his first NRL game since round 18, 2021 following a stint in French rugby. Former Dragon Jackson Ford makes his club debut in the back row alongside Niukore.

Knights: After playing just 40 minutes at five-eighth during the Pre-Season Challenge, Kalyn Ponga steps out in the No.6 at NRL level for the first time since round 3, 2019. Ponga teams with new recruit Jackson Hastings in the halves and Lachlan Miller makes his club debut at fullback. Centre Dane Gagai (hamstring) will miss the game, his place taken by Enari Tuala, who has recovered from a pectoral injury. Adam Elliott (ankle) and Jack Hetherington (shoulder) are good to go on the bench. Phoenix Crossland has grabbed the No.14 role and former Bronco Tyson Gamble is listed among the reserves.

Panthers v Broncos, Friday 8.05pm at BlueBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Selwyn Cobbo
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Sunia Turuva
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Izack Tago
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jesse Arthars
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Ezra Mam
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Corey Jensen
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Billy Walters
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Soni Luke
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Keenan Palasia
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Jaeman Salmon
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Martin Taupau

Reserves

  • Replacement for Panthers is number 18 Zac Hosking
    Replacement for Broncos is number 18 Deine Mariner

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Panthers: World Cup winner Liam Martin (knee) and Clive Churchill Medalist Dylan Edwards (hamstring) are both good to go for the season opener. Eleven members of the starting 13 from last year's grand final will line up against the Broncos. The season-ending injury to Taylan May sees Sunia Turuva start on the wing in Round 1 and permanently if he can cement the spot in the early rounds. Former Tiger Luke Garner takes over from Viliame Kikau on the left edge while Soni Luke gets the bench utility spot to partner Mitch Kenny at hooker.

Broncos: Kevin Walters has a relatively settled 17 for the club's season opener with the exception of fullback Reece Walsh, who is nursing a fractured eye socket. Selwyn Cobbo moves to fullback and Jesse Arthars comes onto the wing in his return to the club after a season with the Warriors. Cory Paix's impressive start to the year has earned him a spot on the bench alongside Keenan Palasia, Thomas Flegler and Martin Taupau in his Broncos debut.

Sea Eagles v Bulldogs, Saturday 3pm at 4 Pines Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Hayze Perham
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Christian Tuipulotu
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jacob Kiraz
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Jake Averillo
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Tolutau Koula
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Paul Alamoti
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Cooper Johns
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Max King
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Jake Trbojevic
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Ryan Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Kelma Tuilagi
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 17 Josh Aloiai
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Fa'amanu Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 13 Sean Keppie
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jayden Tanner
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Kaeo Weekes
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Corey Waddell
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Ben Trbojevic
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Franklin Pele
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Ethan Bullemor
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Jacob Preston

Reserves

  • Replacement for Sea Eagles is number 22 Gordon Chan Kum Tong
    Replacement for Bulldogs is number 19 Braidon Burns

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Sea Eagles: Tom Trbojevic has passed a final fitness test and will line up for his first game since May last year in a massive boost to the Sea Eagles. Kaeo Weekes was impressive at fullback in the Pre-season Challenge and will fill the utility role off the bench. The absence of first-choice five-eighth Josh Schuster (calf) will see Cooper Johns partner Daly Cherry-Evans in the halves in his first NRL game for the club. Centre Brad Parker is good to go despite suffering a broken nose against the Roosters a fortnight ago. Jake Trbojevic has been named at prop and Josh Aloiai on the bench. 

Bulldogs: Forward Luke Thompson injured his ankle at training on Tuesday and has been ruled out of the opening game. Fa'amanu Brown takes over at lock, continuing his career revival after 13 games at Wests Tigers last year. In the middle, Max King and Ryan Sutton are the starting props with former Shark Franklin Pele and youngster Jayden Tanner coming off the bench. Big-name signings Viliame Kikau and Reed Mahoney will be unveiled but the pack will be without Tevita Pangai Junior (calf) for at least three games. Hayze Perham gets the nod at fullback despite being below his best in the clash with the Sharks in the Pre-Season Challenge.

Cowboys v Raiders, Saturday 5.30pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Sebastian Kris
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Harley Smith-Shields
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Pasami Saulo
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Reuben Cotter
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Coen Hess
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Corey Harawira-Naera

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Griffin Neame
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ata Mariota
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 James Tamou
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Emre Guler

Reserves

  • Replacement for Cowboys is number 18 Brendan Elliot
    Replacement for Raiders is number 19 Matt Frawley

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Kasey Badger

Last updated:

Cowboys: James Tamou plays his first game for the Cowboys since 2016 when he lines up on the interchange on Saturday. Forward Coen Hess is set to fill the vacant left second-row spot after two years playing almost exclusively as a middle forward. Hess' inclusion for the departed Tom Gilbert is the only change to the starting 13 from last year's preliminary final against the Eels. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has overcome a rib injury sustained in the NRL All Stars game earlier this month to take his spot on the bench.

Raiders: Seb Kris has been given the job at fullback to replace Xavier Savage (broken jaw) with Jordan Rapana on the wing. Harley Smith-Shields returns to the NRL for the first time since 2021 in the centres. Prop Josh Papalii is out with a slight calf strain and his place is taken by Pasami Saulo in his first game for the club. After starting at No.9 during the Pre-Season Challenge, Huddersfield recruit Danny Levi makes his Green Machine debut at hooker. Tom Starling fills the impact hooker position on the bench. 

Sharks v Rabbitohs, Saturday 7.35pm at PointsBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Isaiah Tass
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Siosifa Talakai
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Izaac Tu’itupou Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Lachlan Ilias

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Toby Rudolf
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 16 Davvy Moale
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 15 Michael Chee Kam
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Cameron McInnes
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Wade Graham
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jai Arrow
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Blake Taaffe
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Shaquai Mitchell

Reserves

  • Replacement for Sharks is number 19 Mawene Hiroti
    Replacement for Rabbitohs is number 18 Jed Cartwright

Match Officials

  • Referee: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Gerard Sutton

Last updated:

Sharks: Halfback Nicho Hynes is out with a calf injury, his place taken by Braydon Trindall. Former Eel Oregon Kaufusi makes his club debut off the bench after four seasons and 72 games at Parramatta. Prop Royce Hunt is out with an elbow injury so Braden Hamlin-Uele will start and Jack Williams joins the bench.

Rabbitohs: Winger Taane Milne has one game to serve on a suspension with Izaac Tu'itupou Thompson set to take his place. Hame Sele is out with a calf injury suffered during the Pre-Season Challenge. Livewire utility Blake Taaffe is in line for the No.14 jersey and Shaquai Mitchell's powerful Charity Shield performance has won him a spot in the bench for the fourth NRL appearance of his career. Jai Arrow returns to the starting side after coming from the bench in the Charity Shield and Jacob Host drops out.

Dolphins v Roosters, Sunday 4.05m at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dolphins is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Dolphins is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii
  • Centre for Dolphins is number 4 Brenko Lee
    Centre for Roosters is number 14 Drew Hutchison
  • Winger for Dolphins is number 5 Tesi Niu
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
  • Five-Eighth for Dolphins is number 6 Isaiya Katoa
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Dolphins is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker

Forwards

  • Prop for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay Collins
  • Hooker for Dolphins is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Dolphins is number 10 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Matthew Lodge
  • 2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Egan Butcher
  • 2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Nat Butcher
  • Lock for Dolphins is number 13 Tom Gilbert
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dolphins is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Roosters is number 4 Corey Allan
  • Interchange for Dolphins is number 16 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Naufahu Whyte
  • Interchange for Dolphins is number 17 Kurt Donoghoe
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Terrell May
  • Interchange for Dolphins is number 18 Connelly Lemuelu
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Jake Turpin

Reserves

  • Replacement for Dolphins is number 19 Poasa Faamausili
  • Reserve for Roosters is number 15 Fletcher Baker

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

Last updated:

Dolphins: Young gun Isaiya Katoa has won the battle for the No.6 jersey in Wayne Bennett's inaugural Dolphins team, with veteran playmaker Anthony Milford named on the extended bench. Skipper Jesse Bromwich leads a forward pack that includes his brother Kenny and fellow Storm recruit Felise Kaufusi as well as Tom Gilbert and Jarrod Wallace. Former Eel Ray Stone has been named on the bench for his first game since suffering an ACL injury in round three last year while prop Herman Ese'ese is good to go after hurting his elbow during the trials. Katoa's teammate from Penrith's Jersey Flegg premiership-winning side, Kurt Donoghue, has been named to make his NRL debut off the bench.

Roosters: Star centre Joey Manu is out after suffering a facial fracture during pre-season training while fellow Kiwi Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (back) is also sidelined. Former Bulldog Corey Allan takes over in the centres alongside Joseph Suaalii. Five-eighth Luke Keary has overcome a jaw injury to take his place in the halves with Sam Walker. Star signing Brandon Smith will play his first NRL game for the Tricolours at hooker and Drew Hutchison is the back-up dummy half in No.14. World Cup winner Angus Crichton (personal leave) is out with Egan Butcher to start on an edge. 

Wests Tigers v Titans, Sunday 6.15pm at Leichhardt Oval

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 AJ Brimson
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Alofiana Khan-Pereira
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Brent Naden
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Aaron Schoupp
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Phillip Sami
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Charlie Staines
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Jojo Fifita
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Tanah Boyd

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jake Simpkin
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 David Klemmer
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Shawn Blore
    2nd Row for Titans is number 17 Joe Stimson
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 15 Alex Twal
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Jayden Campbell
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Erin Clark
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Fonua Pole
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Asu Kepaoa
    Interchange for Titans is number 18 Sam McIntyre

Reserves

  • Replacement for Wests Tigers is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
    Replacement for Titans is number 20 Chris Randall

Match Officials

  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: Halfback Luke Brooks (calf) has been named to play alongside star recruits Api Koroisau, David Klemmer and Isaiah Papali'i. Another big name signing, John Bateman, has only recently arrived from England and will be rested in round one. Centre Tommy Talau and second-rower Shawn Blore make their returns after missing the entire 2021 season due to ACL injuries. Veteran Ken Maumalo's knee injury opens the door for ex-Panther Charlie Staines to start on the wing after playing in both pre-season games.

Titans: Star recruit Kieran Foran joins Tanah Boyd in the halves, AJ Brimson starts at fullback and former Rooster Sam Verrills rounds out the spine at hooker. Flyer Alofiana Khan-Pereira makes his NRL debut on the wing on the back of a four-try haul in the Pre-Season Challenge win over the Dolphins. Jayden Campbell will bring impact from the bench in No.14 while Erin Clark, Moeaki Fotuaika and Joe Stimson round out the interchange. Chris Randall (hamstring) has been named among the extended reserves.

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