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NRL Late Mail: Changes forecast for Sharks, Storm

Watch every game of Magic Round this weekend Live & Ad-Break Free In Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now >BULLDOGS v KNIGHTSFriday, 6pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneBulldogs1. Matt Dufty, 2. Brent Naden, 3. Jake Averillo, 4. Aaron Schoupp, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Luke Thompson, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Corey Waddell, 12. Tevita Pangai Jr, 13. Josh JacksonBench: 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo, 15. Joe Stimson, 16. Max King, 17. Chris PatoloReserves: 25. Ava Seumanufagai, 19. Josh Cook, 20. Jackson Topine, 21. Brandon Wakeham, 22. Jayden Okunbor, 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 24. Paul AlamotiPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No changes expected at the Bulldogs, with back-rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner likely to be eased back from injury through NSW Cup.Knights1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Dominic Young, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Adam Clune, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Mitchell Barnett, 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Leo ThompsonBench: 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Pasami Saulo, 17. Mat CrokerReserves: 18. Simi Sasagi, 19. Sauaso Sue, 20. Brayden Musgrove, 21. Jaron Purcell, 22. Krystian Mapapalangi, 23. Kobe Rugless, 24. Ben TaltyPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Provided he gets through today’s captain’s run, Adam Clune is set to return from a knee injury in the halves alongside Tex Hoy. Edrick Lee must pass concussion protocols to take his part in the match, if unavailable, Simi Sasagi would come into the centres, with Enari Tuala pushing to the wing. Should he pass concussion protocols, Sauaso Sue may join the bench on game day in place of either Mat Croker or Pasami Saulo. Mitchell Barnett returns from suspension to add some grit back to the maligned forward pack.SEA EAGLES v BRONCOSFriday, 8.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneSea Eagles1. Tom Trbojevic, 2. Christian Tuipulotu, 3. Ben Trbojevic, 4. Tolutau Koula, 5. Reuben Garrick, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Josh Aloiai, 9. Lachlan Croker, 10. Sean Keppie, 11. Haumole Olakau’atu, 12. Ethan Bullemor, 13. Jake TrbojevicBench: 14. Dylan Walker, 15. Andrew Davey, 16. Martin Taupau, 17. Toafofoa SipleyReserves: 18. Kurt De Luis, 19. Morgan Harper, 20. Kaeo Weekes, 21. James Roumanos, 22. Josh Schuster, 23. Jamie Humphries, 24. Jacob SykesPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Named on the extended bench, Josh Schuster is the big watch ahead of Friday night’s clash with Brisbane. While unlikely to feature, if returning he’d start in the back-row in place of Ethan Bullemor, if not, Andrew Davey may also come into the starting side following a two week stint on the sidelines. While Morgan Harper is lurking on the extended bench, Ben Trbojevic is expected to remain at centre. Marty Taupau is likely to start the match at prop, with Sean Keppie or Josh Aloiai to revert to the bench.Broncos1. Te Maire Martin, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Selwyn Cobbo, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Corey Jensen, 9. Billy Walters, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Kurt Capewell, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Pat CarriganBench: 14. Cory Paix, 15. Kobe Hetherington, 16. Thomas Flegler, 17. Keenan Palasia Reserves: 18. Brenko Lee, 19. TC Robati, 20. Rhys Kennedy, 21. Ezra Mam, 22. Jordan Pereira 23. Ryan James, 24. Jake TurpinPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No changes expected at the Broncos as they look to continue their strong run of form. Payne Haas returns from an AC joint injury, with pain tolerance throughout the clash the main concern come kick-off.WARRIORS v RABBITOHSSaturday, 3pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneWarriors1. Reece Walsh, 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Viliami Vailea, 4. Adam Pompey, 5. Marcelo Montoya, 6. Daejarn Asi, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Addin Fonua-Blake, 9. Wayde Egan, 10. Matt Lodge, 11. Euan Aitken, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Jazz TevagaBench: 14. Aaron Pene, 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 16. Bunty Afoa, 17. Jack MurchieReserves: 18. Eliesa Katoa, 20. Rocco Berry, 21. Pride Petterson-Robati, 22. Edward Kosi, 23. Junior Ratuva, 24. Ronald Volkman, 25. Freddy LussickPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Tohu Harris set to play his first game of the season following a lengthy stint on the sidelines due to an ACL injury. Harris has been named to start on the edge, but there’s every chance he plays as a middle come game day. Euan Aitken must pass concussion protocols to take his part in the clash.Rabbitohs1. Blake Taaffe, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Jaxson Paulo, 4. Campbell Graham, 5. Taane Milne, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Lachlan Ilias, 8. Tevita Tatola, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Thomas Burgess, 11. Keaon Koloamatangi, 12. Jacob Host, 13. Jai ArrowBench: 14. Kodi Nikorima, 15. Davvy Moale, 16. Siliva Havili, 17. Liam KnightReserves: 18. Petre Mamouzelos, 19. Isaiah Tass, 20. Josh Mansour, 21. Shaquai Mitchell, 22. Dean Hawkins, 23. Trent Peoples, 24. Josiah KarapaniPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No major changes expected at the Rabbitohs, however Taane Milne and Joseph Paulo may make a game day switch between the wing and centre for the clash with the Warriors. Kodi Nikorima has been named to make his club debut off the bench.TITANS v DRAGONSSaturday, 5.30pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneTitans1. Jayden Campbell, 2. Phillip Sami, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. Esan Marsters, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. AJ Brimson, 7. Toby Sexton, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Erin Clark, 10. Jarrod Wallace, 11. Isaac Liu, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleauiBench: 14. Tanah Boyd, 15. Sam Lisone, 16. Herman Ese’ese, 17. Sam McIntyreReserves: 18. Greg Marzhew, 19. Corey Thompson, 20. Paul Turner, 21. Jaimin Jolliffe, 22. Aaron Booth, 23. Sosefo Fifita, 24. Kevin ProctorPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No major changes expected at the Titans, with coach Justin Holbrook making a few substantial changes in Tuesday’s team list.Dragons1. Moses Mbye, 2. Mathew Feagai, 3. Moses Suli, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Talatau Amone, 7. Ben Hunt, 8. Francis Molo, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Jack de Belin, 11. Jack Bird, 12. Josh McGuire, 13. Tariq Sims Bench: 14. Jayden Sullivan, 15. Blake Lawrie, 16. Aaron Woods, 17. Tyrell Fuimaono Reserves: 18. George Burgess, 19. Cody Ramsey, 20. Jack Gosiewski, 21. Tyrell Sloan, 22. Josh Kerr, 23. Jackson Ford, 24. Tautau MogaPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Nothing major expected at the Dragons, however Jack de Belin has been named at prop with Tariq Sims at lock. I expect the on-field roles to be reversed, with de Belin playing his usual ball-playing game at lock.KFC SuperCoach gun Ryan Papenhuyzen is out for 4-6 weeks, so this was his last contribution for a significant period. STORM v PANTHERSSaturday, 7.45pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneStorm1. Nick Meaney, 2. Dean Ieremia, 3. Marion Seve, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Xavier Coates, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Harry Grant, 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Josh KingBench: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Tyran Wishart, 16. Trent Loiero, 17. Chris LewisReserves: 18. Cooper Johns, 19. Jordan Grant, 20. Tom Eisenhuth, 21. Jayden Nikorima, 22. Alec MacDonald, 23. Tui Kamikamica, 24. Will WarbrickPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Melbourne have plenty of options come game day ahead of their blockbuster top of the table clash with Penrith. It wouldn’t surprise to see the starting side shaken up due to Ryan Papenhuzyen’s absence. Tyran Wishart may start at fullback following a successful cameo at the back against the Dragons, which would see Nick Meaney play on the wing, and Dean Ieremia drop out of the side. In a bid to combat the ruthless left edge of Penrith led by Viliame Kikau, Craig Bellamy may also opt for a bigger body in Chris Lewis to play centre ahead of Marion Seve. Meaney will take over the goal-kicking duties in the absence of Papenhuyzen.Panthers1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Taylan May, 3. Izack Tago, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brian To’o, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah YeoBench: 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Scott Sorensen, 16. Spencer Leniu, 17. Jaeman SalmonReserves: 18. Robert Jennings, 19. Chris Smith, 20. J’Maine Hopgood, 21. Sean O’Sullivan, 22. Matthew Eisenhuth, 23. Soni Luke, 24. Charlie StainesPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No changes expected at the full-strength Panthers, with Taylan May to continue on the left edge outside of Izack Tago. Brian To’o didn’t miss a beat on return from injury in the unfamiliar right wing position, running for 266m against the Eels.SHARKS v RAIDERSSunday, 1.50pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneSharks1. Nicho Hynes, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Connor Tracey, 4. Siosifa Talakai, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Matt Moylan, 7. Braydon Trindall, 8. Toby Rudolf, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aiden Tolman, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Teig Wilton, 13. Dale FinucaneBench: 14. Cameron McInnes, 15. Jack Williams, 16. Wade Graham 17. Royce HuntReserves: 18. Mawene Hiroti, 19. Andrew Fifita, 20. Luke Metcalf, 21. Lachlan Miller, 22. Jayden Berrell, 23. Jesse Colquhoun, 24. Thomas HazeltonPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: I expect Cameron McInnes to again start at lock come game day, with Dale Finucane shifting to prop, and Aiden Tolman to the bench. Andrew Fifita is also expected to replace Royce Hunt on the bench come Sunday afternoon.Raiders 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Matt Timokoi, 4. Sebastian Kis, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Matt Frawley, 7. Brad Schneider, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Adam Elliot, 10. Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Corey Harawira-NaeraBench: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Ryan Sutton, 16. Xavier Savage, 17. Corey HorsburghReserves: 18. Harry Rushton, 19. Trey Mooney, 20. Sam Williams, 21. Peter Hola, 22. James Schiller, 23. Emre Guler, 24. Albert HopoatePlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No changes expected to the 17, with Corey Harawira-Naera to continue as a middle forward and Elliott Whitehead back to his more customary edge role. Adam Elliott will continue his starting role at hooker, with Tom Starling to be injected off the bench after the opening 20 minutes. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstadd will overcome a serious cork to take his place in Magic Round. Xavier Savage is on the bench as cover, should Nicoll-Klokstadd have any troubles, he’d move to the wing, with Jordan Rapana deputising at fullback.The Daily Telegraph NRL Podcast – PlaylistROOSTERS v EELSSunday, 4.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneRoosters1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Paul Momirovski, 4. Joey Manu, 5. Joseph Suaalii, 6. Sam Walker, 7. Luke Keary, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Victor RadleyBench: 14. Drew Hutchison, 15. Fletcher Baker, 16. Nat Butcher, 17. Daniel Suluka-Fifita Reserves: 18. Lachlan Lam, 19. Naufahu Whyte, 20. Ben Marschke, 21. Ben Thomas, 22. Kevin Naiqama, 23. Adam Keighran, 24. Tukupa-Ke Hau TapuhaPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Drew Hutchinson is likely to start at hooker for the opening period of the game, with Connor Watson to come off the bench at hooker on return from injury. Trent Robinson continues to shift his starting back-row on game day, with Angus Crichton, Sitili Tupouniua and Nat Butcher all having played off the bench at different stages of the season. Crichton has played four consecutive 80 minute matches and is likely to continue in that role.Eels1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Hayze Perham, 3. Will Penisini, 4. Tom Opacic, 5. Bailey Simonsson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitchell Moses, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Shaun Lane, 12. Isaiah Papali’i, 13. Nathan BrownBench: 14. Makahesi Makatoa, 15. Ryan Matterson, 16. Oregon Kaufusi, 17. Bryce Cartwright Reserves: 18. Wiremu Greig, 19. Jake Arthur, 20. Mitch Rein, 21. Sean Russell, 22. Samuel Loizou, 23. Elie El-Zakhem, 24. Brendan HandsPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Following a successful return from injury via NSW Cup, Sean Russell is a strong chance to come into the side on the wing in place of Hayze Perham in what would be the only change to the team.TIGERS v COWBOYSSunday, 6.25pm, Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneTigers1. Starford To’a, 2. Asu Kepoa, 3. Oliver Gildart, 4. Luke Garner, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Luke Brooks, 7. Jackson Hastings, 8. James Tamou, 9. Jake Simpkin, 10. Zane Musgrove, 11. Kelma Tuilagi, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Joe OfahengaueBench: 14. Tyrone Peachey, 15. Alex Twal, 16. Alex Seyfarth, 17. Stefano UtoikamanuReserves: 18. Jacob Liddle, 19. Jock Madden, 20. Thomas Mikaele, 21. Fa’amanu Brown. 22. Junior Pauga, 23. Junior Tupou, 24. Tuki SimpkinsPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: Ken Maumalo must pass concussion protocols to take his part in the clash, with the eight day turnaround between games to bolster his chances. With several backline casualties at the club, it could open the door for Junior Pauga to play his third NRL game at centre. However, the club may opt for the more experienced option of Tyrone Peachey to slot into the backline. Luciano Leilua will also need clearance to return from a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play. If ruled out, Alex Seyfarth would start in the back-row.Cowboys1. 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 TaumaloloBench: 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 15. Heilum Luki, 16. Coen Hess, 17. Griffin NeameReserves: 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 19. Jake Granville, 20. Connelly Lemuelu, 21. Ben Condon, 22. Emry Pere, 23. Ben Hmpton, 24. Brendan ElliotPlayers cut: TBCLate Mail: No changes expected at the high-flying North Queensland Cowboys, with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow to again be injected late in the game off the bench.

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