NRL line-ups revealed for Round One

All 16 NRL clubs have confirmed their 21-man squads for this weekend’s opening round of the 2021 season.

After finishing runners-up last season, Penrith are the bookies’ favourite heading into this year and begin their campaign against North Queensland.

The weekend is kicked off by the headline tie, which sees reigning Premiers Melbourne host South Sydney at AAMI Park on Thursday at 9:05am (UK time).

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

Thursday 11 March

Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs (AAMI Park – KO 9:05am – live on Sky Sports Arena)

Storm: 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2 George Jennings, 3 Reimis Smith, 4 Justin Olam, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Brandon Smith, 10 Christian Welch, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Kenneath Bromwich, 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona. Subs: 14 Chris Lewis, 15 Tui Kamikamica, 16 Tom Eisenhuth, 21 Tyson Smoothy.

Rabbitohs: 1 Latrell Mitchell, 2 Alex Johnston, 3 Dane Gagai, 4 Campbell Graham, 5 Josh Mansour, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Thomas Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 Tevita Tatola, 11 Jacob Host, 12 Jaydn Su’A, 13 Cameron Murray. Subs: 14 Benji Marshall, 15 Mark Nicholls, 16 Keaon Koloamatangi, 17 Jai Arrow.

Friday 12 March

Newcastle Knights v Canterbury Bulldogs (McDonald Jones Stadium – KO 7:00am)

Knights: 1 Tex Hoy, 2 Starford To’a, 3 Enari Tuala, 4 Bradman Best, 18 Hymel Hunt, 6 Kurt Mann, 7 Mitchell Pearce, 8 David Klemmer, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Daniel Saifiti, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Mitchell Barnett, 14 Sauaso Sue. Subs: 13 Connor Watson, 15 Jacob Saifiti, 16 Josh King, 17 Brodie Jones.

Bulldogs: 1 Corey Allan, 2 Nick Meaney, 3 Will Hopoate, 4 Nick Cotric, 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 6 Jake Averillo, 7 Kyle Flanagan, 8 Ofahiki Ogden, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Jack Hetherington, 11 Adam Elliott, 12 Corey Waddell, 13 Josh Jackson. Subs: 14 Bradley Deitz, 15 Renouf Atoni, 16 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 17 Dylan Napa.

Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels (Suncorp Stadium – KO 9:05am)

Broncos: 1 Jamayne Isaako, 2 Xavier Coates, 3 Herbie Farnworth, 4 Tesi Niu, 5 David Mead, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Tevita Pangai Jnr, 9 Jake Turpin, 10 Matthew Lodge, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 Jordan Riki, 13 Patrick Carrigan. Subs: 14 John Asiata, 15 Thomas Flegler, 16 Ethan Bullemor, 17 Ben Te’o.

Eels: 1 Clinton Gutherson, 2 Maika Sivo, 3 Tom Opacic, 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 Oregon Kaufusi, 15 Isaiah Papali’i, 16 Keegan Hipgrave, 17 Will Smith.

Saturday 13 March

New Zealand Warriors v Gold Coast Titans (Central Coast Stadium – KO 4:00am)

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2 David Fusitu’a, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Peta Hiku, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Kodi Nikorima, 7 Chanel Harris-Tavita, 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Wayde Egan, 10 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 11 Eliesa Katoa, 12 Bayley Sironen, 13 Tohu Harris. Subs: 14 Jazz Tevaga, 15 Ben Murdoch-Masila, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Bunty Afoa.

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

Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles (Sydney Cricket Ground – KO 6:30am – live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event)

Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Brett Morris, 6 Lachlan Lam, 7 Luke Keary, 8 Lindsay Collins, 9 Jake Friend, 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11 Angus Crichton, 12 Sitili Tupouniua, 13 Isaac Liu. Subs: 14 Adam Keighran, 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 16 Nat Butcher, 17 Daniel Suluka-Fifita.

Sea Eagles: 1 Dylan Walker, 2 Jason Saab, 3 Brad Parker, 4 Moses Suli, 5 Reuben Garrick, 6 Kieran Foran, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans, 8 Josh Aloiai, 9 Lachlan Croker, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Jack Gosiewski, 12 Curtis Sironen, 13 Jake Trbojevic. Subs: 14 Tevita Funa, 15 Andrew Davey, 16 Morgan Boyle, 17 Taniela Paseka.

Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys (Panthers Stadium – KO 8:35am – live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event)

Panthers: 1 Dylan Edwards, 2 Charlie Staines, 3 Paul Momirovski, 4 Stephen Crichton, 5 Brian To’o, 6 Jarome Luai, 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Moses Leota, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 James Fisher-Harris, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Kurt Capewell, 13 Isaah Yeo. Subs: 14 Tyrone May, 15 Spencer Leniu, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 17 Liam Martin.

Cowboys: 1 Scott Drinkwater, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 5 Valentine Holmes, 6 Michael Morgan, 7 Jake Clifford, 8 Francis Molo, 9 Reece Robson, 10 Jordan McLean, 11 Mitchell Dunn, 12 Coen Hess, 13 Jason Taumalolo. Subs: 14 Jake Granville, 15 Josh McGuire, 16 Corey Jensen, 19 Reuben Cotter.

Sunday 14 March

Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers (GIO Stadium – KO 5:05am)

Raiders: 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2 Bailey Simonsson, 3 Sebastian Kris, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Jack Wighton, 7 George Williams, 8 Josh Papalii, 9 Josh Hodgson, 10 Dunamis Lui, 11 Hudson Young, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Joseph Tapine. Subs: 14 Siliva Havili, 15 Ryan Sutton, 16 Iosia Soliola, 17 Ryan James.

Tigers: 1 Daine Laurie, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 James Roberts, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 AJ Kepaoa, 6 Moses Mbye, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 James Tamou, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Joe Ofahengaue, 11 Luke Garner, 12 Luciano Leilua, 13 Alex Twal. Subs: 14 Tommy Talau, 15 Thomas Mikaele, 16 Stefano Utoikamanu, 17 Russell Packer.

St George Illawarra Dragons v Cronulla Sharks (Netstrata Jubilee Stadium – KO 7:15am)

Dragons: 1 Matthew Dufty, 2 Cody Ramsey, 3 Jack Bird, 4 Zac Lomax, 5 Mikaele Ravalawa, 6 Adam Clune, 7 Ben Hunt, 8 Blake Lawrie, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Josh Kerr, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Tyrell Fuimaono. Subs: 14 Poasa Faamausili, 15 Trent Merrin, 16 Daniel Alvaro, 17 Brayden Wiliame.

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

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