Teams: Townsend dumped after match-winner

The team lists for Indigenous round are in and the Sharks have made a huge call by dropping playmaker Chad Townsend, who won the game Cronulla off his own boot on Friday against St George Illawarra.

Townsend, who recently signed with the Cowboys for next season, will be left out of the squad despite slotting the game-winning field goal against the Dragons, with interim coach Josh Hannay opting to go with Shaun Johnson and Matt Moylan in the halves.

In other team news, the Wests Tigers have dropped Joey Leilua for the second time this season as James Roberts comes back into the side following a shoulder injury.

While the Brisbane Broncos will bring back Anthony Milford for the third time this season following the suspension handed down to Tyson Gamble.

FULL TEAMS BELOW:

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Thursday

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthars 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Albert Kelly 8. Rhys Kennedy 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Keenan Palasia 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Thomas Flegler 14. Kobe Hetherington 15. John Asiata 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Tc Robati 18. Dale Copley 19. Selwyn Cobbo 20. Richard Kennar 21. Cory Paix

Analysis: Rhys Kennedy will start up front following the suspension to Matt Lodge. TC Robati has been named on the bench as a result, while coach Kevin Walters will welcome back Anthony Milford, with Tyson Gamble coming out of the squad for a suspension also.

Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Chris Lewis 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aaron Booth 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Trent Loiero 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Dean Ieremia 19. Isaac Lumelume 20. Aaron Pene 21. Cooper Johns

Analysis: Jahrome Hughes returns to the side and has been named at halfback, which pushes Cooper Johns back to the reserves.

North Queensland Cowboys v New Zealand Warriors, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 6.00pm (AEST) Friday

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Tom Gilbert 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Coen Hess 14. Jake Granville 15. Peter Hola 16. Corey Jensen 17. Heilum Luki 18. Justin O’Neill 19. Ben Condon 20. Daejarn Asi 21. Emry Pere

Analysis: Coen Hess returns from injury and will replace the suspended Jason Taumalolo at lock. Speedster Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is also back from injury and he replaces Connolly Leumeulu. Lachlan Burr and Francis Molo are out of the squad and will be replaced by Peter Hola and Corey Jensen.

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Jack Murchie 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Ben Murdoch-Masila 18. Taniela Otukolo 20. Rocco Berry 21. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Jackson Frei

Analysis: The Warriors’ 1-17 from last week remains unchanged.

Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons, Bankwest Stadium, 7.55pm (AEST) Friday

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Tommy Talau 5. James Roberts 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Tom Amone 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Kiah Cooper

Analysis: James Roberts makes his way back into the team following a shoulder injury. Joey Leilua comes out as a result.

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Brayden Wiliame 3. Jack Bird 4. Gerard Beale 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford 14. Talatau Amone 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jaiyden Hunt 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Adam Clune 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Billy Brittain

Analysis: Forward Josh Kerr comes out due to suspension, along with Max Feagai who suffered a head knock. Tariq Sims will replace Kerr, while Brayden Wiliame replaces Feagai. Veteran Gerard Beale who recently signed with the club has been named in the centres.

Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs, BlueBet Stadium, 3.00pm (AEST) Saturday

Panthers: 1. Stephen Crichton 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 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. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Spencer Leniu 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Robert Jennings 20. Lindsay Smith 21. Izack Tago

Analysis: Moses Leota slots in for the suspended Kurt Capewell. Liam Martin shifts back to the second row.

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Nick Meaney 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Jackson Topine 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Matt Doorey 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bradley Deitz 15. Joe Stimson 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ava Seumanufagai 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Corey Waddell 21. Tuipulotu Katoa 22. Renouf Atoni

Analysis: Jack Hetherington returns at prop and captain Josh Jackson is back. Adam Elliott moves from No.13 to the second row in place of the suspended Chris Smith. Jackson Topine returns from injury to replace the suspended Sione Katoa at dummy-half.

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels, Stadium Australia, 5.30pm (AEST) Saturday

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Jai Arrow 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jacob Host 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Hame Sele 17. Thomas Burgess 18. Liam Knight 19. Jaydn Su’A 20. Patrick Mago 21. Braidon Burns

Analysis: Cameron Murray and Jacob Host have both been named to make their returns from injury. Taane Milne will replace Josh Mansour who suffered a head knock last week.

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

Analysis: Oregon Kaufusi replaces Reagan Campbell-Gillard (suspended). Marata Niukore joins the bench in his comeback game from a two-week suspension.

Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders, Central Coast Stadium, 7.35pm (AEST) Saturday

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Ben Marschke 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Adam Keighran 15. Nat Butcher 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Tukupa Hau Tapuha 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii

Analysis: Isaac Liu moves from prop to lock and Siosiua Taukeiaho is promoted to start in place of Victor Radley. Josh Morris’ returns from injury, Joseph Suaalii drops back to the reserves.

Raiders: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Josh Hodgson 15. Iosia Soliola 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James 18. Elijah Anderson 19. Harry Rushton 20. Brad Schneider 21. Hudson Young

Analysis: Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson return from suspension. Winger Jordan Rapana is back from a hamstring injury. Sam Williams is the new halfback after Englishman George Williams was granted an immediate release.

Cronulla Sharks v Gold Coast Titans, C.ex Coffs International Stadium, 2.00pm (AEST) Sunday

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Connor Tracey 3. Will Chambers 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Chad Townsend 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau

Analysis: Mawene Hiroti, Josh Dugan and Teig Wilton are all suspended. Ronaldo Mulitalo, Jesse Ramien and Siosifa Talakai, replace them, respectively. Shaun Johnson has again been named to return from a hamstring injury for his 200th career game. Chad Townsend is dropped to the reserves list.

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Erin Clark 15. Beau Fermor 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Sam McIntyre 18. Esan Marsters 19. Jai Whitbread 20. Jayden Campbell 21. Ashley Taylor

Analysis: David Fifita returns from suspension pushing Beau Fermor to the bench. Patrick Herbert returns, pushing Esan Marsters out.

Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles, McDonald Jones Stadium, 4.05pm (AEST) Sunday

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

Analysis: Kalyn Ponga and centre Bradman Best are both back from injury. Kurt Mann moves from fullback to five-eighth, Phoenix Crossland is the new halfback and Blake Green is out of the side.

Manly: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Josh Schuster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Karl Lawton 12. Sean Keppie 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Curtis Sironen 15. Moses Suli 16. Zac Saddler 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua

Analysis: Curtis Sironen returns on the bench from a knee injury. Last week’s debutant Karl Lawton retains his spot. Haumole Olakau’atu drops out.

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