NRL line-ups revealed for Finals Week 1

The top eight NRL clubs have confirmed their for this weekend’s first round of finals fixtures.

The winners of the two games between the top four teams – Penrith v Sydney and Melbourne v Parramatta – go straight through to the preliminary finals and will be 80 minutes away from the Grand Final.

The losers, meanwhile, will face the winners of the remaining games – Canberra v Cronulla and South Sydney v Newcastle – with the losers of those games being eliminated.

The weekend’s opening clash sees this year’s minor premiers, the Panthers, take on the Roosters, who will be looking to bounce back from last week’s 60-8 thrashing at the hands of the Rabbitohs.

All four games will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Here’s a full list of the games and who’ll be lining up for each team:

Friday 2 October

Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters (Panthers Stadium – KO 10:50am)

Panthers: 1 Dylan Edwards, 2 Josh Mansour, 3 Brent Naden, 4 Stephen Crichton, 5 Brian To’o, 6 Jarome Luai, 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 James Tamou, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 James Fisher-Harris, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Liam Martin, 13 Isaah Yeo. Subs: 14 Tyrone May, 15 Kurt Capewell, 16 Moses Leota, 17 Zane Tetevano.

Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Brett Morris, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Kyle Flanagan, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Freddy Lussick, 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11 Boyd Cordner, 16 Angus Crichton, 13 Isaac Liu. Subs: 12 Sitili Tupouniua, 15 Lindsay Collins, 18 Nat Butcher, 19 Mitchell Aubusson.

 

Saturday 3 October

Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks (GIO Stadium – KO 8:40am)

Raiders: 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2 Semi Valemei, 3 Jarrod Croker, 4 Jordan Rapana, 5 Nick Cotric, 6 Jack Wighton, 7 George Williams, 8 Josh Papalii, 9 Tom Starling, 15 Iosia Soliola, 11 John Bateman, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Joseph Tapine. Subs: 10 Dunamis Lui, 14 Siliva Havili, 15 Iosia Soliola, 16 Hudson Young, 17 Corey Harawira-Naera.

Sharks: 1 Will Kennedy, 2 Sione Katoa, 3 Josh Dugan, 4 Jesse Ramien, 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6 Connor Tracey, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele, 9 Blayke Brailey, 13 Toby Rudolf, 11 Briton Nikora, 12 Wade Graham, 14 Siosifa Talakai. Subs: 10 Aaron Woods, 15 Scott Sorensen, 16 Andrew Fifita, 17 Jack Williams.

Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels (Suncorp Stadium – KO 10:50am)

Storm: 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Brenko Lee, 4 Justin Olam, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith, 10 Christian Welch, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Kenneath Bromwich, 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona. Subs: 14 Brandon Smith, 15 Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, 17 Nicholas Hynes, 22 Chris Lewis.

Eels: 1 Clinton Gutherson, 2 Maika Sivo, 3 Michael Jennings, 4 Waqa Blake, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Dylan Brown, 7 Mitchell Moses, 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9 Reed Mahoney, 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Shaun Lane, 12 Ryan Matterson, 13 Nathan Brown. Subs: 14 Will Smith, 15 Andrew Davey, 16 Kane Evans, 17 Marata Niukore.

 

Sunday 4 October

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Newcastle Knights (ANZ Stadium – KO 6:05am)

Rabbitohs: 1 Corey Allan, 2 Alex Johnston, 3 Campbell Graham, 4 Dane Gagai, 5 Jaxson Paulo, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Tevita Tatola, 9 Damien Cook, 10 Thomas Burgess, 11 Jaydn Su’A, 12 Bayley Sironen, 13 Cameron Murray, 14 Mark Nicholls, 15 Liam Knight, 16 Jed Cartwright, 17 Keaon Koloamatangi, 19 Hame Sele, 21 Patrick Mago.

Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Edrick Lee, 3 Enari Tuala, 4 Bradman Best, 5 Hymel Hunt, 6 Mason Lino, 7 Mitchell Pearce, 8 David Klemmer, 9 Kurt Mann, 10 Daniel Saifiti, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra, 13 Mitchell Barnett, 14 Chris Randall, 15 Jacob Saifiti, 16 Herman Ese’ese, 17 Sione Mata’utia, 18 Josh King, 20 Tex Hoy.

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