Late Mail – Round 11

Lakey is still on death’s door thanks to the Magic Round flu that has floored numerous rugby league players this weekend. So JT and I will be taking over as the NRLSCTalk Late Mailmen this weekend.

We will be updating this post throughout the weekend once the information comes to hand.

THURSDAY

Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos 7.50pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 20. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Leo Thompson 17. Mathew Croker.

Reserve: 19. Simi Sasagi

Players cut: 3. Enari Tuala 18. Tex Hoy 21. Jake Clifford 22. Sauaso Sue 23. Pasami Saulo 24. Brodie Jones

Late Mail – Dane Gagai will return from injury and start in the centres with Enari Tuala making way. Anthony Milford will make his debut against his former club, seeing Tex Hoy drop out.

Broncos: 1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Tyson Gamble 21. Ezra Mam 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Cory Paix 15. Kobe Hetherington 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Keenan Palasia.

Reserve: 22. Jordan Pereira

Players cut: 7. Adam Reynolds 18. Brenko Lee 19. TC Robati 20. Rhys Kennedy 23. Ryan James 24. David Mead

Late Mail – Adam Reynolds will miss due to a groin injury. He has been replaced by Ezra Mam. Te Maire Martin has overcome a hip injury and will start as will both Payne Haas and Kurt Capewell. With Reynolds missing, Kotoni Staggs may kick goals, making him a very viable VC option.

FRIDAY

Wests Tigers vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6pm at Leichhardt Oval

Tigers: 1. Starford To’a 2. Junior Tupou 21. Brent Naden 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Jock Madden 7. Jackson Hastings 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Kelma Tuilagi 15. Alex Twal 16. Fa’amanu Brown 17. Stefano Utoikamanu.

Reserve: 18. Alex Seyfarth

Players cut: Players cut: 3. Asu Kepaoa 19. Oliver Gildart 20. Thomas Mikaele 22. Junior Pauga 23. Tukimihia Simpkins 24. Fonua Pole

Late Mail – Brent Naden will make his debut for the Tigers against his former side with Asu Kepaoa the one to make way. Finally, our original Late Mailman Wacko has suggested that Kelma Tuilagi may shift from the bench to the edge before kick-off.

Bulldogs: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Jayden Okunbor 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Jake Averillo 19. Jacob Kiraz 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 15. Joe Stimson 13. Josh Jackson 16. Max King 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. Chris Patolo 20. Zach Dockar-Clay 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner. Replacement player: 26. Declan Casey

Reserve: 27. Billy Tsikrikas

Players cut: 5. Josh Addo-Carr 11. Jackson Topine 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 21. Brandon Wakeham 22. Tuipulotu Katoa 24. Paul Alamoti 25. Ava Seumanufagai 26. Declan Casey

Late Mail – The Bulldogs have been hit by the Magic Round flu that has definitely been going around (just ask Lakey). Interim coach, Mick Potter has confirmed that Josh Addo-Carr will miss and will be replaced by Jacob Kiraz on the wing. Kiraz is a decent Nuff option for your CTW as he should cover Round 13 with Addo-Carr likely to play Origin. The SuperCoach relevant Max King will get a start at lock (elevated from the bench) with Josh Jackson shifting to the edge. Jackson Topine is the one to make way with Raymond Faitala-Mariner promoted to the bench. Finally, in a late move, Tevita Pangai Junior shifts to the bench with Joe Stimson named to start.

Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles 7.55pm at CommBank Stadium

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Hayze Perham 3. Viliami 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. Ryan Matterson 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Marata Niukore 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Nathan Brown 19. Jakob Arthur 21. Bryce Cartwright

Players cut: 18. Wiremu Greig 20. Mitch Rein 22. Sean Russell 23. Elie El Zakhem 24. Maika Sivo

Late Mail – No current expected changes to the side that was named on Tuesday. Maika Sivo will make his return via the NSW Cup, as will Sean Russell.

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Christian Tuipulotu 3. Morgan Harper 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. Andrew Davey 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Schuster 16. Martin Taupau 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Ethan Bullemor 20. Kaeo Weekes

Players cut: 19. Kurt De Luis 21. Jamie Humphreys 22. Alec Tuitavake 23. Zac Fulton 24. Jacob Sykes

Late Mail – Tom Trbojevic is likely to play despite a knee injury meaning that there are no current known changes from the side named on Tuesday. Ben Trbojevic will miss the next month with a shoulder injury, which means that he is unlikely to cover the Round 13 bye.

SATURDAY

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Warriors 3pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 18. Francis Molo 9. Moses Mbye 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 15. Tariq Sims 13. Jack de Belin 14. Jayden Sullivan 16. Aaron Woods 17. Michael Molo 19. Tyrell Fuimaono

Reserve: 23. Josh Kerr

Players cut: 12. Jack Gosiewski 21. George Burgess 22. Tyrell Sloan 24. Jackson Ford 25. Jaiyden Hunt

Late Mail – Jack Gosiewski was named to start on the edge but has been replaced in the starting side by Tariq Sims. Tyrell Fuimaono was named to replace Gosiewski yesterday but has not swapped with Sims before kick off.

Warriors: 1. 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. Jazz Tevaga 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila 11. Euan Aitken 13. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 14. Aaron Pene 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Freddy Lussick 18. Eliesa Katoa.

Reserve: 21. Jesse Arthars

Players cut: 10. Matt Lodge 22. Pride Petterson-Robati 23. Junior Ratuva 24. Ronald Volkman 25. Chanel Harris-Tavita

Late Mail – The Warriors have announced that Matt Lodge is being released from the club effective immediately. He has been replaced in the starting side by Ben Murdoch-Masila. Eliesa Katoa joins the bench and Jesse Arthars is the reserve.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm 5.30pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Cowboys: 1. 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 Taumalolo 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 17. Griffin Neame 20. Connelly Lemuelu 23. Ben Hampton

Players cut: 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Jake Granville 22. Jake Bourke 21. Ben Condon 24. Brendan Elliot

Late Mail – No changes are expected at this stage.

Storm: 1. Tyran Wishart 15. Dean Ieremia 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 2. Nick Meaney 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Brandon Smith 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Alec MacDonald 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tui Kamikamica 21. Jordan Grant 18. Chris Lewis 24. Jayden Nikorima

Players cut: 7. Jahrome Hughes 19. Cooper Johns 20. Tom Eisenhuth 22. Bronson Garlick 23. William Warbrick

Late Mail – Jahrome Hughes will not recover in time from a calf injury. Nick Meaney will start at halfback as his replacement. So, with that, I am changing my tip to the Cowgirls. Dean Ieremia will replace Meaney on the wing, while Jordan Grant comes onto the bench.

Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers 7.35pm at Sydney Cricket Ground

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Connor Watson 17. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 13. Nat Butcher 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 24. Terrell May 18. Lachlan Lam 19. Egan Butcher

Players cut:  12. Sitili Tupouniua 20. Ben Marschke 21. Naufahu Whyte 22. Kevin Naiqama 23. Adam Keighran

Late Mail – Sitili Tupouniua drops out of the starting side with Lindsay Collins starting at prop for Siosiua Taukeiaho reverting to lock and Nat Butcher to the edge.

Panthers: 1. 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. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Robert Jennings 19. Chris Smith 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Matt Eisenhuth 23. Soni Luke 24. Charlie Staines

Players cut: to be updated

Late Mail – No changes are expected at this stage.

SUNDAY

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canberra Raiders 2pm at Apex Oval, Dubbo

Rabbitohs: 1. 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. Trent Peoples 13. Jai Arrow 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Davvy Moale 16. Siliva Havili 17. Liam Knight 18. Peter Mamouzelos 19. Isaiah Tass 24. Hame Sele

Players cut: Josh Mansour 21. Shaq Mitchell 22. Dean Hawkins 23. Richard Kennar

Late Mail – No changes are expected at this stage.

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Matt Frawley 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 18. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Xavier Savage 17. Corey Horsburgh 19. Brad Schneider 20. Harry Rushton

Players cut: 13. Corey Harawira-Naera 21. Adrian Trevilyan 22. James Schiller 23. Emre Guler 24. Trey Mooney

Late Mail – There are up to eight players battling to be fit for this game due to the mysterious “Magic Round flu”. Adam Elliott is expected to return from illness and could start at lock with Corey Harawira-Naera dropping to the bench.

Gold Coast Titans vs Cronulla Sharks 4.05pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Corey Thompson 3. Phillip Sami 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’asuamaleaui 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Sam McIntyre 18. Will Smith 19. Paul Turner 20. Jaimin Jolliffe 21. Brian Kelly 22. Greg Marzhew 23. Patrick Herbert 24. Aaron Booth

Players cut: to be updated

Late Mail – Brian Kelly is expected to return to the starting side and replace Esan Marsters in the centres. Patrick Herbert is also a chance to be promoted from the reserves.

Sharks: 1. Lachlan Miller 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Braydon Trindall 16. Teig Wilton 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Kade Dykes 19. Thomas Hazelton 20. Luke Metcalf 21. Mawene Hiroti 22. Jayden Berrell 23. Jesse Colquhoun 24. Jonaiah Lualua

Players cut: to be updated

Late Mail – No changes are expected at this stage.

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Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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Kennedy

May be a subtle change but I love the bold letters indicating the ins & outs of players both here & in the team lists analysis

The Duke

I’m very bloody glad I looked at the late mail, I had Adam Reynolds traded in as a new recruit since Monday. This is literally down to the wire change trade time.

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