It was a good weekend for the Wenin’s scoring 1,384 to slide into the top 5k for the first time this year. Thanks largely to the King, the Iceman and Sam Walker!
Let’s get on with the teams.
RABBITOHS v STORM
Thursday, 7.50pm, Stadium Australia, Sydney
Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Steven Marsters 3. Dane Gagai 4. Braidon Burns 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Benji Marshall 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jai Arrow
Bench: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Jacob Host 17. Patrick Mago
Reserves: 18. Jed Cartwright 19. Hame Sele 20. Troy Dargan 21. Dean Hawkins
- Blake Taaffe (ankle, round 10)
- Latrell Mitchell (suspension, round 11)
- Josh Mansour (hamstring, round 11)
- Adam Reynolds (thumb, round 11)
- Tautau Moga (suspension, round 12)
- Cameron Murray (ankle, round 13)
- Campbell Graham (hand, round 13)
- Jaxson Paulo (wrist, round 15)
- Brock Gardner (Achilles, indefinite)
Massive changes at the Bunnies with Adam Reynolds, Cameron Murray, Campbell Graham and Jaxson Paulo all out injured. This sees Benji Marshall start at halfback, with Cody Walker moving from fullback to 5/8, Alex Johnston to fullback and two new wingers in Steven Marsters and Taane Milne. In some good news, Braidon Burns makes his long awaited return from injury having been named in the centres as a replacement for Graham. Finally, Jair Arrow replaces Murray at lock with Tevita Tatola starting at prop.
Arrow could see a nice uptick in output from the lock position while Murray is out. He has been largely irrelevant since a couple of good games to start the season.
Murray is a sell given that he will miss the next five weeks, while the absence of Reynolds could severely impact their attack over the next two weeks, particularly given that Latrell Mitchell is also out.
Burns is a big watch for me. In 2019 he averaged 35 BPPG in seven of the nine games played and at $351k, could be value as we look for numbers to cover the Round 17 bye.
Storm: 1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Brandon Smith
Bench: 14. Dale Finucane 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Reserves: 18. Dean Ieremia 19. Chris Lewis 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Aaron Pene
- Ryan Papenhuyzen (shoulder, round 10)
- Brenko Lee (calf, round 12-13)
- Darryn Schonig (knee, round 15-17)
- Max King (Achilles, indefinite)
There is still no Ryan Papenhuyzen! Nelson Asofa-Solomona and George Jennings have both been named to return from head knocks with Chris Smith and Dean Ieremia both dropped.
No Papenhuyzen = happy days for me as a Nicho Hynes owner but obviously not great news for those who held the gun fullback and Storm fans. With a current BE of -40, Hynes has plenty more cash to be made and against an injury depleted Souths side, he could go big again this Thursday night.
Cameron Munster will continue to kick goals despite missing a few sitters last week.
Storm Cameron Munster set to retain goal kicking duties in #NRLSouthsStorm despite banter from many teammates that they could do a better job than him— Wacko's Whispers (@WackosWhispers) May 4, 2021
Harry Grant prevented a big drop in price with his 103 points against the Sharks. He retains the starting role and needs to be considered soon.
Cameron Welch has peaked in price but he is doing a great job and should be held until at least Round 13 with other problems for us to deal with first.
PANTHERS v SHARKS
Friday, 6pm, BlueBet Stadium, Penrith
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo
Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin
Reserves: 18. Scott Sorensen 19. J’Maine Hopgood 20. Robert Jennings 21. Mitch Kenny
- Eddie Blacker (hamstring, round 9)
- Paul Momirovski (suspension, round 10)
Kurt Capewell has been named despite being under an injury cloud. Late mail will be key and thankfully this is the early Friday night game so we have plenty of time to sort trades out if needed. Regardless, with a BE of 81, it may be time to move him on as he was a sell before Round 13 with a probable role in the Queensland side looming.
Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Will Chambers 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Connor Tracey 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf
Bench: 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 17. Billy Magoulias
Reserves: 18. Matt Moylan 19. Josh Dugan 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau
- Andrew Fifita (suspension, round 10)
- Ronaldo Mulitalo (knee, round 10)
- Sione Katoa (knee, round 10)
- Jackson Ferris (foot, round 10)
- Siosifa Talakai (suspension, round 12)
- Braden Hamlin-Uele (ankle, round 15-16)
- Royce Hunt (knee, indefinite)
Jesse Ramien returns, seeing Teig Wilton drop back to the bench where he takes the place of injured prop Braden Hamlin-Uele, who will miss the next eight weeks.
Briton Nikora has a 3RA of 74 but it’s hard to advocate for players that aren’t covering the Round 13 bye. I’ll keep a close eye on him and Ramien for Round 14 onwards.
EELS v ROOSTERS
Friday, 7.55pm, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown
Bench: 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Shaun Lane 16. Haze Dunster 17. Bryce Cartwright
Reserves: 18. Joey Lussick 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Wiremu Greig 21. Jordan Rankin
- Ray Stone (shoulder, round 9)
- Waqa Blake (calf, round 10)
- Will Smith (thumb, indefinite)
Nathan Brown has been named despite suffering a hip injury last weekend that looked set to see him miss some time. Ryan Matterson has been promoted to the starting side with Shaun Lane dropping to the bench and Isaiah Papali’i retaining his starting spot on the edge.
So, there we have it. The new edge combination that we wanted. This automatically makes Matterson a massive target for Round 13 and as early as next week with a current BE of 126. He played the full 80 minutes last weekend, which is a great sign for his wellbeing. Papali’i continues to put up ridiculous scores and thankfully I jumped on prior to the Broncos game. He played 68 minutes last weekend and is a must even at his current price.
Long live the king! Clint Gutherson has been nothing short of heroic for me since purchasing him two weeks ago. The only downside is that I haven’t had the balls to captain him. He faces an injury depleted Roosters this weekend, then the Warriors, Souths and the Knights (minus Ponga) in Round 13 and therefore the big scores could continue.
Congrats to those who jumped on Maika Sivo before his whopping $100k price rise and with a BE of -47, there is more to come. Another great Round 13 bye coverage option.
As a Nathan Brown owner, I was kind of hoping that he would miss this round so I could trade him out. He was my POD selection in the 2RF spot but has been poor this year and his minutes have been way down over the past two weeks, including an injury impacted 37 last round. Given he is named, I will likely now hold and move him on in Round 14.
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchinson 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Ben Marschke 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley
Bench: 14. Adam Keighran 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Fletcher Baker 17. Daniel Suluka-Fifita
Reserves: 18. Egan Butcher 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Joseph Suaalii
- Sitili Tupouniua (suspension, round 10)
- Freddy Lussick (arm, round 11-13)
- Billy Smith (shoulder, mid-season)
- Boyd Cordner (concussion, mid-season)
- Luke Keary (knee, season)
- Brett Morris (knee, season)
- Lindsay Collins (knee, season)
- Jake Friend (concussion, retired)
James Tedesco is back but that’s just about where the good news ends for the Roosters. Lindsay Collins and Brett Morris will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury, while Sam Verrills will now miss the next foreseeable future with a detached retina (no pun intended). These massive outs see Joseph Manu replace Morris in the centres, Sio Siua Taukeiaho starts at prop, while Adam Keightran comes onto the bench as the utility. Sitili Tupouniua is also out through suspension and has been replaced by Nat Butcher on the edge.
The return of Tedesco is massive but unfortunately, he will be missing Verrills and Morris so there are significant question marks over his scoring output from here on. Hopefully he can team up with Sam Walker who is on an absolute tear!
Taukeiaho played just 45 minutes last weekend and his score of 60 was assisted by a linebreak, with 44 points coming in base. He will likely see another solid decrease in price this weekend with a current BE of 100 and could be a trade in option come Round 14 with Collins now to miss the rest of the season.
RAIDERS v KNIGHTS
Saturday, 3pm, McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga
Raiders: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton
Bench: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Hudson Young 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Joe Tapine
Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Ryan James 20. Matt Timoko 21. Dunamis Lui
- Sebastian Kris (ankle, round 9)
- George Williams (hamstring, round 9)
- Josh Papalii (rested, round 9)
- Jarrod Croker (shoulder, round 10)
- Josh Hodgson (calf, round 10)
- Albert Hopoate (shoulder, round 11-13)
- Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (neck, round 15-16)
- Harley Smith-Shields (biceps, round 20)
Josh Papalii returns seeing Ryan James omitted. George Williams has been named after being a late out last weekend, while Sebastian Kris has been named but will have to pass a fitness test with an ankle injury suffered last weekend.
Jordan Rapana is the shining light here from a SuperCoach perspective with the veteran winger averaged 68 PPG for the season and 83 PPG over the last three matches. Surely it’s time for him to share the limelight with Bailey Simonsson? Or maybe it’s time to bring back the SimoStar ranking system, hey JT? At his current price, Simonsson remains a hold as surely some attacking stats are on their way and his base is actually pretty good for a winger.
Corey Harawira-Naera has scores of 45 and 65 since returning to the starting side and has played 80 minutes in each of these games. He is priced at just over $300k and is not a bad option at the price; however, he will not cover Round 13.
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Brayden Musgrove 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson
Bench: 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Brodie Jones 17. Pasami Saulo
Reserves: 18. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 19. Starford To’a 20. Josh King 21. Tex Hoy
- Edrick Lee (foot, round 10)
- Blake Green (ribs, round 12)
- Bailey Hodgson (knee, round 13)
- Mitchell Pearce (pectoral, round 14-16)
- Dom Young (knee, indefinite)
- Jirah Momoisea (Achilles, indefinite)
- Chris Randall (wrist, indefinite)
Phoenix Crossland replaces Blake Green in the halves, while Hymel Hunt resumes on the wing with Starford To’a dropping out.
Lachlan Fitzgibbon has been named in the reserves, so we can expect another 80 minutes from Mitchell Barnett this weekend.
I am bringing Bradman Best in this week to help bolster my CTW despite him having a current BE of 77. Last year he put 123 on the Raiders and this Canberra side is struggling at the moment. Next, he faces the Tigers, Cowboys and Manly, which reflects a nice draw ahead. With a base of 38 PPG, he has a high floor and I think he is set to explode over the coming weeks. Welcome to the Wenin’s big fella.
David Klemmer is incredibly available for $476k, but with a BE of 61, there is no rush to add him this week if you have other more pressing issues. His minutes have been increasing over the past couple of weeks with 62 last weekend and with that you’ve got a pretty safe option in the FRF spot.
Kalyn Ponga has a BE of 166 this week but he could beat that.
TIGERS v TITANS
Saturday, 5.30pm, Campbelltown Sports Stadium
Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joey Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Zac Cini 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue
Bench: 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Stefano Utoikamanu 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele
Reserves: 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Zane Musgrove 20. Tom Amone 21. Shawn Blore
- Tommy Talau (suspension, round 10)
- Russell Packer (knee, round 10)
- James Roberts (shoulder, round 12)
- Asu Kepaoa (knee, season)
Tommy Talau is out suspended and he has been replaced at centres by Moses Mbye who has been named in the centres. This sees Jacob Liddle named on the bench. James Roberts remains out and could miss the next month with a shoulder injury.
The naming of Liddle is not great for Jake Simpkin and as a non-owner, I will be passing. His minutes have continued to decline and now faces a BE of 1 after just one price rise.
Zac Cini looked good on debut but don’t go early on a rookie winger at the Tigers. With only 20 BPPG, he’s going to rely a lot of attack and it’s worth waiting a week.
David Nofoaluma is playing well below his usual high standards and after scores of 50 and 39, his price has now dropped to $526k. With a BE of 102, he will likely be available at under $500K soon.
Daine Laurie finally had his breakout game and should now improve nicely in price before being a trade out option in Round 14, but you could do than to just hold him for the year as a 5th/6th CTW option.
Shawn Blore has been named in the reserves and could be an inclusion sometime before the bye round.
Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Beau Fermor 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ash Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey
Bench: 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin Clark
Reserves: 18. Sam McIntyre 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Jayden Campbell 21. Esan Marsters
- Sam Stone (ankle, round 9)
- Patrick Herbert (calf, round 12)
- Sam Lisone (pectoral, round 14)
- Jonus Pearson (knee, round 15)
- Corey Thompson (ankle, round 15-16)
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui’s is back after a two week suspension and this sees Moeaki Fotuaika drop back to the bench. Corey Thompson is unfortunately set to miss the next eight weeks with an ankle injury, seeing Beau Fermor start in the centres and Phillip Sami shifts to the wing. However, Esan Marsters could be a late inclusion after transferring to the Titans today.
For those who have held Fa’asuamaleaui through his suspension (like me), it’s an interesting decision to make this weekend. He has a BE of 111 but will be absolutely fired up here and so will the Titans after their disappointing loss last weekend to the Broncos. I can see him going large. However, he’s unlikely going to be a keeper and his ownership remains relatively high at over 23% (albeit significantly down from where he was about a month ago).
Brian Kelly is still well priced for a guy who averages 30 BPPG and will be even cheaper week. I will be looking closely at bringing him in before the Round 12 encounter against the Bulldogs.
COWBOYS v BRONCOS
Saturday, 7.35pm, QCB Stadium, Townsville
Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 13. Jason Taumalolo
Bench: 14. Jake Granville 15. Lachlan Burr 16. Francis Molo 17. Corey Jensen
Reserves: 18. Peter Hola 19. Mitch Dunn 20. Tom Gilbert 21. Kane Bradley
- Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (leg, round 10)
- Reuben Cotter (foot, round 19-20)
- Justin O’Neill (knee, scans required)
- Ben Hampton (pec, indefinite)
Jake Clifford starts at halfback with Ben Hampton out injured, Javid Bowen (remember him) replaces Justin O’Neill at centre.
Outside of Valentine Holmes there’s not too much to get excited about here.
Ben Condon has a BE of 48 and can be sold this week or next. However, he’s still getting big minutes and easily get some attacking stats against the Broncos.
Jason Taumalolo has a BE of 158 and will be very cheap soon.
Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthurs 5. Corey Oates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Matt Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Jordan Riki 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Pat Carrigan
Bench: 14. Danny Levi 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Rhys Kennedy
Reserves: 18. Dale Copley 19. Brendan Piakura 20. Tesi Niu 21. John Asiata
- Kotoni Staggs (knee, round 10-12)
- Alex Glenn (calf, round 11)
- Ben Te’o (biceps, round 18)
After a massive win Kevvie has stuck fat with his 17.
Jamayne Isaako was massive after a few were seriously questioning why Reece Walsh was let go ahead of the incumbent Broncos fullback. Following a score of 156, he now has a BE of 2 and with that massive score in his rolling average, price rises will continue. He’s currently one of the most traded in players of the round but I think there are better options. In the month prior to this he had scores 25, 49, 67 and 31 and let’s not forget just how bad the Broncos are after one win. After the Cowboys and Sea Eagles games, they face the Roosters and the Storm, while the Dragons will not be an easy match-up in round 13.
I traded Tevita Pangai for Ben Condon a few weeks back and may be reversing that trade this weekend as the Broncos forward looks like too good an SuperCoach asset to pass on while playing 80 minute games on the edge. The dual positioned flexibility is great, particularly if you can pair him up with Papali’i and he covers Round 13.
Payne Haas appeals either this week or next with a current BE of 75. He is so consistent and is a worthy addition despite missing rounds 13 and 17.
Tyson Gamble is priced at just $189k and is a dual positioned HB/FE. If he holds his spot then could be worth considering as he will cover the Round 13 bye round.
SEA EAGLES v WARRIORS
Sunday, 2pm, Lottoland, Sydney
Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Sean Keppie 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic
Bench: 14. Cade Cust 15. Moses Suli 16. Zac Saddler 17. Toafofoa Sipley
Reserves: 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua
- Martin Taupau (concussion, round 10)
- Curtis Sironen (knee, round 10)
- Dylan Walker (hamstring, round 10-12)
- Karl Lawton (Achilles, round 11-12)
- Jack Gosiewski (foot, round 17)
- Josh Aloiai (wrist, round 20)
- Andrew Davey (knee, season)
- Morgan Boyle (shoulder, season)
- Manase Fainu (stood down, indefinite)
A few changes here. Josh Aloiai and Martin Taupau are both out, with Sean Keppie shifting to the front row and Haumole Olakau’atu into the second row. Moses Suli will return via the bench
Jorge Taufua has been named on the extended bench and this could pose a threat to Jason Saab. Saab has finally started to produce some attacking stats and is therefore seeing some nice price rises. He could increase to over $300k and be an option to trade out to the Cini next week.
Tom Trbojevic faces the Warriors and Broncos over the coming two weeks. Set and forget him as your captain option.
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Edward Kosi 3. Adam Pompey 4. Rocco Berry 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Reece Walsh 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Tohu Harris
Bench: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Bayley Sironen
Reserves: 18. Jack Murchie 20. Chanel Harris-Tavita 21. Tom Ale 22. Euan Aitken
- Euan Aitken (ankle, round 9-10)
- Ben Murdoch-Masila (head knock, round 10)
- David Fusitu’a (hamstring, round 10)
- Marcelo Montoya (knee, round 10)
- Peta Hiku (dislocated shoulder, round 11-12)
- Addin Fonua-Blake (knee, round 19-20)
Ben Murdoch-Masila is out with a head knock and has been replaced on the edge by Eliesa Katoa. Chanel Harris-Tavita has been named on the extended bench and could be a late inclusion.
Josh Curran’s spot in the side looks relatively secure for now and is arguably still worth picking up at $293k with a BE of -15 but you’ve missed one hell of a price rise.
Tohu Harris is first on my list for Round 14. He has been nothing short of sensational this year and is close to a must for the run home.
DRAGONS v BULLDOGS
Sunday, 4.05pm, Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Tyrell Fuimaono 5. Max Feagai 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Josh McGuire
Bench: 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Billy Burns 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Kaide Ellis
Reserves: 18. Jackson Ford 19. Junior Amone 20. Mathew Feagai 21. Adam Clune
- Brayden Wiliame (calf, round 10)
- Mikaele Ravalawa (suspension, round 10)
- Jordan Pereira (suspension, round 11)
- Zac Lomax (thumb, indefinite)
- Cameron McInnes (knee, season)
- Jack de Belin (stood down)
Tyrell Fuimaono replaces Zac Lomax in the centres who is out injured. Poasa Faamausili returns to the bench in the only other change.
Not much that interests me despite the Dragons playing Round 13.
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Nick Meaney 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Chris Smith 13. Corey Waddell
Bench: 14. Brad Deitz 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Matt Doorey
Reserves: 19. Lachlan Lewis 20. Joe Stimson 21. Tuipulotu Katoa 23. Ofahiki Ogden
- Dylan Napa (shoulder, round 9)
- Jeremy Marshall-King (foot, round 10-12)
- Josh Jackson (calf, round 10-12)
- Jack Hetherington (suspension, round 12)
- Raymond Faitala-Mariner (foot, round 18-22)
- Jayden Okunbor (knee, round 20)
- Christian Crichton (knee, season)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak starts at fullback with Nick Meaney shifting to the wing in a straight swap in the only change.