Gareth Widdop, Ryan Hoffman, Alex Johnston and Jason Taumalolo are all out this week.
Gareth Widdop, Ryan Hoffman, Alex Johnston and Jason Taumalolo are all out this week.

NRL teams round 23

SOUTH Sydney have settled on an interim fullback, and the Dragons have been forced into a new-look spine.

Here is every NRL club's Round 23 squad.

BRONCOS v RABBITOHS

Thursday, 7:50pm, Suncorp Stadium

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd, 2. Corey Oates, 3. James Roberts, 4. Jordan Kahu, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Kodi Nikorima, 8. Matt Lodge, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Sam Thaiday, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. Tevita Pangai, 13. Josh McGuire. Interchange: 14. Kotoni Staggs, 15. Joe Ofahengaue, 16. Korbin Sims, 17. David Fifita. Reserves 18. Patrick Mago, 19. Troy Dargan, 20. Gehamat Shibasaki, 21. Sam Tagataese

Analysis: Last week's debutant Gehamat Shibasaki makes way for Jordan Kahu. Josh McGuire (suspension) returns at lock. Matt Lodge and Tevita Pangai Jnr have been promoted to start with David Fifita and Joe Ofahengaue moving to the bench. Patrick Mago drops out

Rabbitohs: 1. Dane Gagai, 2. Hymel Hunt, 3. Braidon Burns, 4. Tyrell Fuimaono, 5. Richie Kennar, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Thomas Burgess, 9. Damien Cook, 10. George Burgess, 11. John Sutton, 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Sam Burgess (c). Interchange: 14. Mawene Hiroti, 15. Cameron Murray, 16. Jason Clark, 17. Junior Tatola. Reserves: 18. Matt McIlwrick, 19. Kyle Turner, 20. Dean Britt, 21. Connor Tracey

Analysis: Dane Gagai switches to fullback for Alex Johnston (hamstring). Tyrell Fuimaono starts at centre with Mawene Hiroti named to debut from the bench.

Jordan Kahu is back for the Broncos. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
Jordan Kahu is back for the Broncos. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

SEA EAGLES v TITANS

Friday, 6:00pm, Lottoland

Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Moses Suli, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Brad Parker, 6 Dylan Walker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans, 8 Addin Fonua-Blake , 9 Manase Fainu , 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Shaun Lane, 13 Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14 Trent Hodkinson, 15 Kelepi Tanginoa, 16 Frank Winterstein, 17 Lloyd Perrett. Reserves: 18 Matthew Wright, 19 Tom Wright, 21 Toafofoa Sipley, 22 Taniela Paseka

Analysis: Lloyd Perrett replaces Taniela Paseka on the bench in the only change

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson, 2. Anthony Don, 3. Konrad Hurrell, 4. Brenko Lee, 5. Phillip Sami, 6. Kane Elgey, 7. Ash Taylor, 8. Jarrod Wallace, 9. Nathan Peats, 10. Ryan James, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Keegan Hipgrave, 13. Jai Arrow. Interchange: 14. Mitch Rein, 15. Moeaki Fotuaika, 16. Jack Stockwell, 17. Will Matthews. Reserves: 18. Brendan Elliot, 19. Jai Whitbread, 20. Leilani Latu, 21. Bryce Cartwright

Analysis: Brenko Lee (hamstring) returns in the centres with Brendan Elliot dropping to reserves.

STORM v EELS

Friday, 7:55pm, AAMI Park

Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Curtis Scott 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith © 10. Nelson Asofa Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Joe Stimson 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14. Cheyse Blair 15. Tim Glasby 16. Christian Welch 17. Kenny Bromwich. Reserves: 18. Brandon Smith 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Albert Vete 21. Brodie Croft

Analysis: Ryan Hoffman (hamstring) is out with a serious injury, replaced by Cheyse Blair on the bench.

Eels: 1. Corey Norman 2. Jarryd Hayne 3. Michael Jennings 4. Clint Gutherson (c) 5. George Jennings 6. Jaeman Salmon 7. Mitch Moses 8. Peni Terepo 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Tim Mannah (c) 11. Marata Niukore 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Nathan Brown. Interchange 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Brad Takairangi 16. David Gower 17. Siosaia Vave. Reserves: 18. Josh Hoffman 19. Bevan French 20. Ray Stone 21. Cameron King

Analysis: Tim Mannah (broken hand) returns at prop in place of Kane Evans (calf, round 24). Oregon Kaufusi has been named to debut off the bench in place of Will Smith.

Ryan Hoffman injured his hamstring in Melbourne’s loss to Cronulla. Picture: AAP
Ryan Hoffman injured his hamstring in Melbourne’s loss to Cronulla. Picture: AAP

PANTHERS v KNIGHTS

Saturday, 3:00pm, Pepper Stadium

Panthers: 1 Tyrone Peachey, 2 Josh Mansour, 3 Waqa Blake, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 6. Tyrone May, 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 James Tamou, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris Interchange: 14 Wayde Egan, 15 Trent Merrin, 16 Corey Harawira-Naera, 17 Moses Leota Reserves: 18 Kaide Ellis, 19 Christian Crichton, 20 Adam Keighran

Analysis: James Maloney (knee) is replaced at five-eighth by Tyrone May. James Tamou (leg) returns from injury at prop. Jack Hetherington (suspension) misses out. Moses Leota and Wayde Egan join the bench.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Ken Sio, 3. Sione Mata'utia, 4. Cory Dennis, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Jack Cogger, 7. Mitchell Pearce (c), 8. Herman Ese'ese, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitchell Barnett, 13. Aidan Guerra, Interchange: 14. Jamie Buhrer (c), 15. Chris Heighington, 16. Pasami Saulo, 17. JJ Felise, Reserves: 18. Nick Meaney 19. Josh King, 20. Brodie Jones, 21. Luke Yates

Analysis: No changes despite talk Kalyn Ponga (ankle) would be rested. Connor Watson (groin) is aiming for next week.

TIGERS v DRAGONS

Saturday, 5:30pm, Leichhardt Oval

Tigers: 1 Moses Mbye, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Kevin Naiqama, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Robbie Farah, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Michael Chee Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor. Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Suaso Sue, 16 Luke Garener, 17 Matt Eisenhuth Reserves: 18 Jacob Liddle, 19 Robbie Rochow, 20 Tyson Gamble, 21 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Analysis: Mahe Fonua (broken arm) returns at centre after a long lay-off. Kevin Naiqama shifts to the wing and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak dropping out. Chris Lawrence also returns from injury in the second row with Matt Eisenhuth moving to the bench and Jacob Liddle back to the reserves.

Dragons: 1 Matt Dufty, 2 Nene McDonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jordan Pereira, 6 Kurt Mann, 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Leeson Ah Mau, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack de Belin Interchange: 14 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Jacob Host , 16 Blake Lawrie, 17 Luciano Leilua Reserves: 18 Zach Lomax , 19 Jai Field, 20 Hame Sele, 21 Darren Nicholls

Analysis: Gareth Widdop (shoulder) is replaced at five-eighth by Kurt Mann, although fellow candidates Jai Field and Darren Nicholls have been included in reserves. Jacob Host (shoulder) returns from injury on the bench.

Gareth Widdop is out after dislocating his shoulder.
Gareth Widdop is out after dislocating his shoulder.

SHARKS v COWBOYS

Saturday: 7:30pm, Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sharks: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Josh Dugan 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Scott Sorensen 13. Paul Gallen Interchange: 14 Kurt Capewell, 15. James Segeyaro, 16. Aaron Woods, 17. Jayson Bukuya. Reserves: 18. Joseph Paulo, 19. Ava Seumanufagai, 20. Wade Graham, 21. Sione Katoa

Analysis: Scott Sorensen replaces Wade Graham (knee) on the left edge with Kurt Capewell added to the bench.

Cowboys: 1. Te Maire Martin 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby 6. Jake Clifford 7. Johnathan Thurston (C) 8. Matt Scott (C) 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. John Asiata. Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Francis Molo 16. Corey Jensen 17. Scott Bolton. Reserves: 18. Ethan Lowe 19. Kyle Laybutt 20. Shaun Fensom 21. Enari Tuala

Analysis: Jason Taumalolo (suspension) will miss one week. He is replaced by John Asiata at lock with Francis Molo joining the interchange.

BULLDOGS v WARRIORS

Sunday, 2:00pm, ANZ Stadium

Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Kerrod Holland 5. Reimis Smith 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jeremy Marshall-King 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. David Klemmer 11. Josh Jackson 12. Rhyse Martin 13. Adam Elliott. Interchange: 14. Fa'amanu Brown 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Ofahiki Ogden 17. Greg Eastwood. Reserves: 19. Francis Tualau 20. Matt Frawley 21. Renouf To'omaga 23. John Olive

Analysis: Lachlan Lewis (family matter) returns at five-eighth for Matt Frawley.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. David Fusitu'a, 3. Gerard Beale, 4. Solomone Kata, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Blake Green, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. James Gavet, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Agnatius Paasi, 11. Isaiah Papali'i, 12. Adam Blair, 13. Simon Mannering. Interchange: 14. Jazz Tevaga, 15. Leivaha Pulu, 16. Bunty Afoa, 17. Peta Hiku Reserves: 18. Joseph Vuna, 20. Anthony Gelling, 21. Tevita Satae, 22. Karl Lawton

Analysis: No changes.

Lachlan Lewis returns for the Bulldogs. Picture: Richard Dobson
Lachlan Lewis returns for the Bulldogs. Picture: Richard Dobson

RAIDERS v ROOSTERS

Sunday, 4:00pm, GIO Stadium

Raiders: 1. Brad Abbey 2. Nick Cotric 3. Elliott Whitehead 4. Joey Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Josh Hodgson (C) 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Joe Tapine 12. Sia Soliola 13. Josh Papalii. Interchange: 14. Emre Guler 15. Luke Bateman 16. Siliva Havili 17. Junior Paulo Reserves: 18. Jack Murchie 19. Liam Knight 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Michael Oldfield

Analysis: The Nick Cotric fullback experiment is over. He switches to the wing with Brad Abbey named in the No. 1. Debutant Emre Guler replaces Jack Murchie on the interchange.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Ryan Matterson 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Dylan Napa 9. Jake Friend (c) 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner (c) 12. Isaac Liu 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Sean O'Sullivan. Reserves: 18. Sitili Tupouniua 19. Kurt Baptiste 20. Paul Momirovski 21. Lindsay Collins

Analysis: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (ribs) is replaced at prop by Dylan Napa with Nat Butcher joining the bench.


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