NRL line-ups revealed for Round 18

All 16 NRL clubs have confirmed their 21-man squads for this weekend’s round 18 fixtures.

Only eight sides were in action last week, with State of Origin this Wednesday giving the other eight a bye.

Title-challenging Sydney and South Sydney notched wins over strugglers Canterbury and North Queensland respectively, with the latter now just two points adrift of top two Melbourne and Penrith, who are tied on 30.

Elsewhere, Canberra beat a Trbojevic-less Manly 30-16, while Cronulla triumphed over New Zealand Warriors to nudge themselves back into the top eight.

This week’s round is kicked off by Gold Coast hosting Parramatta at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday at 9:00am (UK time).

Origin is again set to have an effect on most squads, with coaches forced to decide whether or not to ask their representative players to back up.

The increasingly concerning COVID-19 situation in Australia also means several venues are still to be decided.

Friday 16 July

Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels (Cbus Super Stadium – KO 9:00am)

Titans: 1 AJ Brimson, 2 Phillip Sami, 3 Brian Kelly, 4 Patrick Herbert, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Ashley Taylor, 7 Jamal Fogarty, 8 Jarrod Wallace, 9 Erin Clark, 16 Jaimin Jolliffe, 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 David Fifita, 13 Tino Fa’asuamaleaui. Subs: 10 Moeaki Fotuaika, 14 Tyrone Peachey, 15 Sam Lisone, 17 Beau Fermor. 18th man: 18 Sam McIntyre.

Eels: 1 Clinton Gutherson, 2 Maika Sivo, 3 Tom Opacic, 4 Waqa Blake, 5 Haze Dunster, 6 Dylan Brown, 21 Jakob Arthur, 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9 Reed Mahoney, 14 Marata Niukore, 11 Isaiah Papali’i, 12 Ryan Matterson, 13 Nathan Brown. Subs: 15 Shaun Lane, 16 Oregon Kaufusi, 17 Bryce Cartwright, 19 Will Smith. 18th man: 18 Viliami Penisini.

Manly Sea Eagles v St George Illawarra Dragons (Cbus Super Stadium – KO 10:55am – live on Sky Sports Arena)

Sea Eagles: 5 Reuben Garrick, 2 Jason Saab, 3 Brad Parker, 4 Morgan Harper, 18 Moses Suli, 12 Josh Schuster, 6 Kieran Foran, 8 Taniela Paseka, 9 Lachlan Croker, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Haumole Olakau’atu, 15 Karl Lawton, 13 Sean Keppie. Subs: 14 Dylan Walker, 16 Kurt De Luis, 17 Toafofoa Sipley, 21 Cade Cust. 18th man: 19 Tevita Funa.

Dragons: 1 Tyrell Sloan, 2 Cody Ramsey, 3 Jack Bird, 4 Brayden Wiliame, 5 Gerard Beale, 6 Corey Norman, 7 Ben Hunt, 8 Blake Lawrie, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Jack de Belin, 11 Josh Kerr, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jackson Ford. Subs: 14 Poasa Faamausili, 15 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 16 Josh McGuire, 17 Billy Burns. 18th man: 18 Adam Clune.

Saturday 17 July

North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney Roosters (Queensland Country Bank Stadium – KO 6:00am – live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix)

Cowboys: 3 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 2 Kyle Feldt, 19 Javid Bowen, 4 Connelly Lemuelu, 5 Murray Taulagi, 6 Scott Drinkwater, 7 Tom Dearden, 8 Francis Molo, 9 Reece Robson, 10 Jordan McLean, 11 Shane Wright, 12 Mitchell Dunn, 13 Jason Taumalolo. Subs: 14 Jake Granville, 15 Tom Gilbert, 16 Coen Hess, 17 Peter Hola. 18th man: 21 Daejarn Asi.

Roosters: 4 Joseph Manu, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Josh Morris, 19 Billy Smith, 5 Matt Ikuvalu, 6 Drew Hutchison, 7 Sam Walker, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Sam Verrills, 10 Isaac Liu, 15 Nat Butcher, 12 Sitili Tupouniua, 13 Victor Radley. Subs: 11 Angus Crichton, 14 Lachlan Lam, 16 Egan Butcher, 17 Fletcher Baker. 18th man: 20 Adam Keighran.

Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks (Cbus Super Stadium – KO 8:30am)

Raiders: 1 Xavier Savage, 2 Semi Valemei, 3 Jarrod Croker, 4 Sebastian Kris, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Jack Wighton, 7 Sam Williams, 16 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson, 10 Emre Guler, 11 Corey Harawira-Naera, 12 Hudson Young, 13 Ryan Sutton. Subs: 8 Josh Papalii, 14 Tom Starling, 15 Joseph Tapine, 17 Ryan James. 18th man: 18 Matthew Timoko.

Sharks: 1 Will Kennedy, 2 Sione Katoa, 3 Connor Tracey, 4 Jesse Ramien, 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6 Braydon Trindall, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 Aiden Tolman, 9 Blayke Brailey, 10 Aaron Woods, 15 Siosifa Talakai, 12 Teig Wilton, 13 Toby Rudolf. Subs: 11 Briton Nikora, 14 Mawene Hiroti, 16 Jack Williams, 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele. 18th man: 19 Royce Hunt.

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights (Cbus Super Stadium – KO 10:35am – live on Sky Sports Mix)

Storm: 1 Nicho Hynes, 2 George Jennings, 3 Reimis Smith, 4 Justin Olam, 18 Dean Ieremia, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Brandon Smith, 15 Tui Kamikamica, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Kenneath Bromwich, 13 Dale Finucane. Subs: 14 Aaron Booth, 16 Chris Lewis, 17 Aaron Pene, 22 Jordan Grant. 18th man: 19 Isaac Lumelume.

Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Dominic Young, 3 Kurt Mann, 4 Enari Tuala, 5 Hymel Hunt, 6 Jake Clifford, 22 Phoenix Crossland, 8 Jacob Saifiti, 9 Jayden Brailey, 15 David Klemmer, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13 Mitchell Barnett. Subs: 14 Connor Watson, 16 Josh King, 17 Brodie Jones, 18 Jack Johns. 18th man: 20 Tex Hoy.

Sunday 18 July

New Zealand Warriors v Penrith Panthers (Suncorp Stadium – KO 4:50am)

Warriors: 1 Reece Walsh, 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3 Rocco Berry, 20 Euan Aitken, 4 Marcelo Montoya, 5 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 21 Chad Townsend, 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Wayde Egan, 10 Matt Lodge, 22 Tohu Harris, 12 Bayley Sironen, 13 Jazz Tevaga. Subs: 6 Kodi Nikorima, 11 Eliesa Katoa, 14 Josh Curran, 15 Leeson Ah Mau. 18th man: 17 Kane Evans.

Panthers: 1 Dylan Edwards, 2 Charlie Staines, 3 Stephen Crichton, 4 Brent Naden, 5 Brian To’o, 6 Matt Burton, 7 Tyrone May, 8 Moses Leota, 14 Mitch Kenny, 10 James Fisher-Harris, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Kurt Capewell, 13 Isaah Yeo. Subs: 9 Apisai Koroisau, 15 Scott Sorensen, 16 Spencer Leniu, 17 Liam Martin. 18th man: 18 Izack Tago.

Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers (Suncorp Stadium – KO 7:05am)

Broncos: 1 Tesi Niu, 2 Corey Oates, 3 Kotoni Staggs, 4 Herbie Farnworth, 21 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Tyson Gamble, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Rhys Kennedy, 9 Jake Turpin, 10 Payne Haas, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 TC Robati, 13 Kobe Hetherington. Subs: 15 Thomas Flegler, 16 Keenan Palasia, 17 Jordan Riki, 19 Jesse Arthars. 18th man: 18 Ethan Bullemor.

Tigers: 1 Daine Laurie, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Junior Pauga, 19 Tommy Talau, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Adam Doueihi, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Stefano Utoikamanu, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 James Tamou, 11 Luke Garner, 12 Luciano Leilua, 13 Thomas Mikaele. Subs: 14 Joe Ofahengaue, 15 Alex Twal, 16 Tukimihia Simpkins, 17 Moses Mbye. 18th man: 18 Michael Chee-Kam.

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs (Cbus Super Stadium – KO 9:15am)

Rabbitohs: 20 Blake Taaffe, 2 Alex Johnston, 3 Dane Gagai, 4 Campbell Graham, 5 Taane Milne, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Mark Nicholls, 9 Damien Cook, 10 Thomas Burgess, 11 Keaon Koloamatangi, 12 Jaydn Su’A, 13 Cameron Murray. Subs: 15 Liam Knight, 16 Patrick Mago, 17 Jacob Host, 18 Braidon Burns. 18th man: 21 Peter Mamouzelos.

Bulldogs: 1 Nick Meaney, 2 Corey Allan, 3 Will Hopoate, 4 Aaron Schoupp, 23 Jayden Okunbor, 6 Lachlan Lewis, 7 Jake Averillo, 8 Jack Hetherington, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Luke Thompson, 11 Corey Waddell, 21 Matt Doorey, 12 Josh Jackson. Subs: 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo, 15 Dylan Napa, 16 Ava Seumanufagai, 20 Ofahiki Ogden. 18th man: 5 Falakiko Manu.

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