Teams: Long wait for Storm star finally over

The Round 19 NRL team lists round are in as the Melbourne Storm get set to welcome back Ryan Papenhuyzen follow a lengthy layoff with concussion.

Papenhuyzen, who’s only featured on six occasions this season, has missed Melbourne’s past seven games after suffering a concussion during Magic Round.

The incident which occurred against the Dragons, saw the Storm fullback knocked out and stretchered off the field after copping a high tackle from Tyrell Fuimaono.

The 23-year-old speedster has now been named on the interchange in the No.17 jersey.

In other team news, the Manly Sea Eagles will welcome back star their trio of brothers Jake and Tom Trbojevic, along with skipper Daly Cherry-Evans.

Meanwhile, the Panthers have received a big boost with playmaker Jarome Luai named in the starting side following a knee injury.

NRL TEAM LISTS

Thursday

Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium, 7.50pm

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Will Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jakob Arthur 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Will Smith 18. Haze Dunster 19. Bryce Cartwright 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Joey Lussick

Analysis: Jake Arthur, son of coach Brad Arthur, will play at halfback again with Mitch Moses still out of the side. The Eels have since revealed Moses has a back fracture, but the club is confident it won’t keep the playmaker out for long.

In some good news, Junior Paulo returns at prop following his Origin commitments.

Veteran winger Blake Ferguson returns to the side with Haze Dunster dropping to the reserves, while Will Penisini comes in to replace Tom Opacic at centre.

Raiders: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Harley Smith-Shields 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Semi Valemei 6. Matt Frawley 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Matthew Timoko 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Joseph Tapine 18. Caleb Aekins 19. Ryan James 20. Siliva Havili 21. Trey Mooney

Analysis: Jordan Rapana will shift from the wing and replace the injured Xavier Savage at fullback. Harley Smith-Shields comes in as the new winger, while star playmaker Jack Wighton is out due to injury and is replaced by Matt Frawley. Matthew Timoko replaces Ryan James on the interchange.

Friday

Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights at Sunshine Coast Stadium, 6.00pm

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Adam Keighran 19. Fletcher Baker 20. Josh Morris 21. Ben Thomas

Analysis: James Tedesco makes his return at fullback with Joey Manu shifting to centre and Josh Morris dropping to the reserves. Siosiua Taukeiaho returns from a hamstring injury and replaces Fletcher Baker on the interchange.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Kurt Mann 4. Enari Tuala 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. David Klemmer 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Jack Johns 19. Simi Sasagi 20. Tex Hoy 21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon

Analysis: Daniel Saifiti returns from injury which pushes David Klemmer to the interchange and Lachlan Fitzgibbon to the reserves. Sauaso Sue is named on the interchange, with Jack Johns dropping to the reserves.

North Queensland vs Melbourne Storm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 7.55pm

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Murray Taulagi 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Kane Bradley 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Tom Gilbert 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 17. Jake Granville 18. Lachlan Burr 19. Michael Bell 20. Peter Hola 21. Daejarn Asi

Analysis: Javid Bowen (ACL/MCL) is replaced by Murray Taulagi at centre. Kane Bradley has been named on the wing to make his NRL debut.

Back-rower Heilum Luki is back in the side following a suspension as Peter Hola comes out and drops to the reserves.

Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cooper Johns 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Chris Lewis 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tui Kamikamica 14. Aaron Booth 15. Aaron Pene 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Trent Loiero 19. Jordan Grant 20. Isaac Lumelume 21. Marion Seve

Analysis: Speedster Ryan Papenhuyzen has been named on the interchange following a battle with concussion. In other changes, Josh Addo-Carr and Christian Welch are back after being rest due to Origin duties.

Meanwhile, Nelson Asofa-Solomona comes out due to suspension, while Dale Finucane (concussion), Cameron Munster (rested) and Felise Kaufusi (rested) all come out. Cooper Johns comes into the side at five-eighth.

Saturday

South Sydney vs New Zealand Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium, 3.00pm

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 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 14. Taane Milne 15. Jacob Host 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Braidon Burns 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Blake Taaffe 21. Dean Hawkins

Analysis: Alex Johnston (hamstring) is replaced by Jaxson Paulo on the wing. Latrell Mitchell is back at fullback after being rested due to Origin duties, with Blake Taafe dropping to reserves as a result.

In other changes, Josh Mansour is back on the wing, which pushes Taane Milne to the bench and Braidon Burns to the reserves. Jai Arrow returns following his COVID-19 breach and is named on the bench, while Liam Knight and Peter Mamouzelos are both out of the squad.

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chad Townsend 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Jazz Tevaga 10. Matt Lodge 11. Jack Murchie 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Josh Curran 14. Taniela Otukolo 15. Eliesa Katoa 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Leeson Ah Mau 18. Kane Evans 20. Edward Kosi 21. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Ben Murdoch-Masila

Analysis: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been ruled out due to a head knock suffered last week, while Wayde Egan (shoulder) and Tohu Harris (ACL) and Rocco Berry (hamstring) will all miss out following injuries.

The Warriors will welcome back Kodi Nikorima who has been named in the halves. Jack Murchie replaces Harris in the back row, while Jazz Tevaga takes over at hooker. Bunty Afoa and Taniela Otukolo come into the side on the interchange.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers at Suncorp Stadium, 5.30pm

Manly: 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. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Moses Suli 19. Cade Cust 20. Jack Gosiewski 21. Kurt De Luis

Analysis: Manly’s star trio of brothers Jake and Tom Trbojevic, and captain Daly Cherry-Evans have been named. Karl Lawton comes out and Moses Suli goes back to the reserves.

Kurt DeLuis and Cade Cust drop to reserves, while Josh Aloiai returns from injury and is named on the interchange.

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Junior Pauga 4. 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 14. Joe Ofahengaue 15. Alex Twal 16. Tukimihia Simpkins 17. Moses Mbye 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Alex Seyfarth 21. Shawn Blore

Analysis: The Tigers’ 1-17 remains unchanged from last weekend.

Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, 7.35pm

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Tyrone May 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Liam Martin 18. Brent Naden 19. Paul Momirovski 20. Matthew Eisenhuth 21. Izack Tago

Analysis: Jarome Luai returns and is named at five-eighth, with Brent Naden dropping to the reserves and Matt Burton shifting to centre.

Api Koroisau is named to start with Mitch Kenny moving back to the interchange.

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Brodie Croft 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Cory Paix 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Keenan Palasia 17. TC Robati 18. Ethan Bullemor 19. Jesse Arthars 20. Xavier Willison 21. Xavier Coates

Analysis: Tom Flegler and Jordan Riki have been named to start in the forwards, which pushes Rhys Kennedy and TC Robati to the interchange. Jesse Arthars comes out of the top 17 and is replaced by Cory Paix.

Sunday

St Goerge Illawarra Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, 1.50pm

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Gerard Beale 4. Cody Ramsey 5. Mathew Feagai 6. Jayden Sullivan 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh Kerr 11. Jack Bird 12. Tariq Sims 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Adam Clune 15. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Jack de Belin 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Talatau Amone 20. Billy Burns 21. Tyrell Sloan

Analysis: Corey Norman will serve his one-game suspension, with rookie Jayden Sullivan replacing him in the halves. Brayden Wiliame, Jackson Ford and Poasa Faaumausili are all out the side as well.

In other changes, Matt Dufty and Tyrell Fuimaono have been named to return following their one-game bans. Dufty’s return at fullback pushes Tyrell Sloan out, while Fuimaono comes in on the interchange. Winger Mathew Feagai (ankle) is also back.

Cody Ramsey and Gerard Beale are the new centres, while Jack Bird shifts to the back-row. Meanwhile, Josh McGuire moves from the bench to lock, while Jack de Belin shifts from the front row to the interchange.

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Toby Sexton 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Beau Fermor 18. Esan Marsters 19. Sam McIntyre 20. Tanah Boyd 21. Jayden Campbell

Analysis: Phillip Sami, Jamal Fogarty and Erin Clark are all out of the side due to injures.

Rookie Toby Sexton has been named to make his debut at halfback, while Greg Marzhew comes in on the wing and Mitch Rein is named at dummy-half.

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Cronulla Sharks at Cbus Super Stadium, 4.05pm

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jake Averillo 8. Ava Seumanufagai 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Corey Waddell 12. Josh Jackson 13. Luke Thompson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Sione Katoa 21. Falakiko Manu 22. Matt Doorey

Analysis: Jeremy Marshall-King returns and is named at hooker, which pushes Sione Katoa out of the top 17 as a result.

In other changes, Ava Seumanufagai will go from the interchange and into the front row to start. Luke Thompson has been named at lock, with Josh Jackson shifting to the second row as Luke Doorey comes out and as a result and is named in the reserves.

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Siosifa Talakai 12. Teig Wilton 13. Jack Williams 14. Mawene Hiroti 15. Royce Hunt 16. Briton Nikora 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Luke Metcalf 20. Andrew Fifita 21. Joniah Lualua

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