Panthers vs Warriors
Panthers have both Corey Harawera-Naera (groin) and Viliame Kikau (knee) in some doubt due to injury, both would have had to pass fitness tests at Captains run to play with no word as to if they did or not, but I personally expect both to play with Kaide Ellis to be 18th man. Reports are Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will be given goal kicking duties ahead of Jarome Luai. Waqa Blake will also play 1st game back since he injured ankle in Rd 5. Caleb Aekins and Kaide Ellis expected to be the 2 players to drop out of squad. Warriors only player in some doubt is Jazz Tevega due to ongoing shoulder injury which he only returned last week from but picked up another knock to it, if ruled out Karl Lawton would come onto bench. David Fusitu’a will return after missing last couple of games due to ankle injury, with Joseph Vuna to other player tipped to drop out of squad.
Bulldogs vs Raiders
Bulldogs expected to have 1 change with Josh Morris set to return from knee injury, he would replace Marcelo Montoya in centre in only change to 17 named on Tuesday. Raiders are expected to be 1-17 with only player in doubt being Joseph Tapine due to concussion, he will have to pass all concussion protocols to play with final call to be made at training on Friday.
Titans vs Broncos
Titans major concern is Ryan James who is in Origin camp as cover due to Boyd Cordner calf injury, from all reports Brad Fittler will make a call on Friday afternoon as to if Cordner is fit or not allowing Ryan James to fly back to Gold Coast on Friday afternoon if Cordner is fit, if Cordner is ruled out and James gets his Origin debut Leilani Latu would come onto bench with Max King starting in Front row. Jack Stockwell and Will Matthews both picked up shoulder injuries last week and were in some doubt but both trained with squad on Thursday and will play. Broncos I am expecting 1 change with Jaydn Su’a in doubt due to ankle injury which kept him out of Origin selection, if ruled out Tevita Pangai Jnr who will overcome rib injury to play to start on right edge with David Fifita to come onto bench, no other late changes expected.