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NRL TEAMS & LATE MAIL - 2018 Round 18
It's Teamlist Tuesday for Round 18 of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership! At 4pm AEST every Tuesday, the full teams & officials for each NRL round will be posted right here, with updated squad news and pre-game LATE MAIL across the weekend.
All times are listed in AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT) unless otherwise noted.
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1. Caleb Aekins 2. Christian Crichton 3. Waqa Blake 4. Dean Whare 5. Tyrone Phillips 6. Tyrone May 7. Jarome Luai 8. Trent Merrin 9. Sione Katoa 10. James Tamou 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Isaah Yeo 13. James Fisher-Harris 14. Wayde Egan 15. Corey Harawira-Naera 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Moses Leota
Tuesday: DWZ (hamstring) is out injured which brings rookie Caleb Aekins in at fullback. Maloney, Cleary and Peachey are listed only as reserves and appear unlikely to back up less than 48 hours post-Origin.
24H omissions: Nathan Cleary & James Maloney drop from the reserves after Wednesday's Game III Origin loss for NSW. Penrith have confirmed Tyrone Peachey will also drop out before kickoff tomorrow.
LATE MAIL: 1-17
1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sione Katoa 11. Kurt Capewell 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Edrick Lee 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 18. Scott Sorensen 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen 14. Joseph Paulo 15. James Segeyaro 16. Aaron Woods 17. Jayson Bukuya
Tuesday: Graham returns in the second row which sees Sorensen drop to the interchange.
24H omissions: Ava Seumanufagai & Kyle Flanagan.
LATE MAIL: Jesse Ramien comes out of the side, with Capewell moving to the centres and Sorensen coming in at second row.
Match Officials | Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson;Sideline Officials: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Nick Beashel;Video Referees: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea;
1. Nicholas Meaney 2. Ken Sio 3. Sione Mata'utia 4. Cory Denniss 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 6. Connor Watson 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Josh King 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Mitchell Barnett 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Herman Ese'ese 14. Nathan Ross 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jamie Buhrer 17. Jacob Lillyman
Tuesday: Ponga is out which sees Meaney come in at fullback, but in better news for the Knights Mitchell Pearce returns at half, pushing Jack Cogger to the reserves. Slade Griffin's season-ending knee injury means Levi is recalled to the starting hooker role, Saifiti is back in the front row, which pushes the whole forward pack around resulting in Stone dropping to the reserves.
24H omissions: Luke Yates & Jack Cogger.
LATE MAIL: 1-17
1. Clint Gutherson 2. Bevan French 3. Michael Jennings 4. Jarryd Hayne 5. George Jennings 6. Corey Norman 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Daniel Alvaro 9. Cameron King 10. Siosaia Vave 11. Marata Niukore 12. Brad Takairangi 13. Nathan Brown 14. Tepai Moeroa 15. Tim Mannah 16. David Gower 17. Peni Terepo
Tuesday: Moeroa returns from suspension on the interchange which pushes Will Smith out completely.
24H omissions: Kirisome Auva'a & Jaeman Salmon.
LATE MAIL: 1-17.
Match Officials | Referees: Adam Gee, Tim Roby;Sideline Officials: Rickey McFarlane, Michael Wise;Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten;
1. William Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Kerrod Holland 5. Reimis Smith 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jeremy Marshall-King 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. David Klemmer 11. Josh Jackson 12. Rhyse Martin 13. Adam Elliot 14. Fa'amanu Brown 15. Clay Priest 16. Ofahiki Ogden 17. Danny Fualalo
Tuesday: Klemmer returns from Origin duties up front, pushing Fualalo to the interchange.
24H omissions: Matt Frawley & Asipeli Fine
LATE MAIL: 1-17
1. Alex Johnston 2. Campbell Graham 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Dane Gagai 5. Robert Jennings 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. George Burgess 11. John Sutton 12. Angus Crichton 13. Sam Burgess 14. Adam Doueihi 15. Cameron Murray 16. Mark Nicholls 17. Tevita Tatola
Tuesday: Hunt replaces Inglis (finger) in the centres, while Nicholls comes in for Jason Clark (suspended) on the interchange. Origin reps are all named although there is some cover in the reserves.
24H omissions: Matt McIlwrick & Kyle Turner
LATE MAIL: 1-17
Match Officials | Referees: Peter Gough, Gavin Badger;Sideline Officials: Nick Morel, Chris McMillan;Video Referees: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins;
1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Matthew Wright 3. Moses Suli 4. Brian Kelly 5. Brad Parker 19. Tom Wright 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-blake 9. Manase Fainu 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Shaun Lane 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Trent Hodkinson 15. Kelepi Tanginoa 16. Frank Winterstein 17. Taniela Paseka
Tuesday: No changes to the first seventeen from last game, with the Trbojevic brothers and Cherry-Evans all named.
24H omissions: Tevita Funa & Lloyd Perrett
LATE MAIL: Dylan Walker drops out of the side through injury. Tom Wright is named at five-eighth.
7. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 18. Cheyse Blair 4. Curtis Scott 20. Young Tonumaipea 21. Ryley Jacks 22. Brodie Croft 16. Christian Welch 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Joe Stimson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Kenneath Bromwich 14. Brandon Smith 8. Jesse Bromwich 15. Tim Glasby 19. Tui Kamikamica
Tuesday: All six Origin stars return to their usual positions, as does Jesse Bromwich returning from injury in the front row. Christian Welch drops to the interchange while Hughes pushes back to half. The remaining players who deputised last week drop to the reserves, except Pat Kaufusi who is omitted.
24H omissions: A swag of changes. Slater is out after his huge showing in Origin III. Will Chambers (centre), Josh Addo-Carr (wing) and Cameron Munster (five-eighth) will also miss the match. In comes Tonumaipea (fullback) with Stimson and Blair completing the backline. Ryley Jacks is promoted for Munster, while Tui Kamikamica joins the bench and the NRL have allowed Justin Olam to be added as an extra reserve due to the club's extensive Origin representation.
LATE MAIL: Tonumaipea shifts to the wing, Blair into the centres, Hughes to fullback and Stimson second row, with Felise Kaufusi also withdrawn. Brodie Croft replaces Hughes in the halves, while Jesse Bromwich is benched in favour of Christian Welch starting up front.
Match Officials | Referees: Chris Sutton, Gavin Reynolds;Sideline Officials: Jeff Younis, Liam Nicholls;Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea;
1. Nick Cotric 2. Michael Oldfield 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Sam Williams 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Junior Paulo 17. Iosia Soliola 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Josh Papalii 14. Blake Austin 15. Luke Bateman 16. Siliva Havili 18. Liam Knight
Tuesday: Brad Abbey and Shannon Boyd are missing, although Rapana's return offsets the concern. Cotric moves to the back as a result, while Paulo comes in for Boyd at prop. Papali'i is named to back up from Origin at lock which pushes Havili to the bench while Tapine is named in the back row despite a pending judiciary hearing tonight. Bateman is back via the interchange pushing Liam Knight to the reserves.
24H omissions: Tapine's suspended - Liam Knight shifts into the second row. Royce Hunt drops out.
LATE MAIL: Soliola takes Tapine's spot with Knight coming onto the bench instead.
1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Enari Tuala 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. John Asiata 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 16. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo 12. Coen Hess 14. Ben Hampton 15. Shaun Fensom 17. Corey Jensen
Tuesday: Asiata comes back in to the front row which sees Jensen benched and Molo pushed to reserves. Cooper & Hess are named post-Origin.
24H omissions: Mtichell Dunn & Jake Clifford.
LATE MAIL: Hess is benched with Shane Wright to start in the second row.
Match Officials | Referees: Henry Perenara, Liam Kennedy;Sideline Officials: Rohan Best, Kasey Badger;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie;
1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 12. Jaydn Su'a 4. Jordan Kahu 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Anthony Milford 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Sam Thaiday 11. Alex Glenn 20. David Fifita 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Kotoni Staggs 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Korbin Sims 19. Patrick Mago 18. Jonus Pearson 23. Tom Opacic
Tuesday: All Brisbane's Origin reps are back in their usual spots. Staggs, Ofahengaue & Pangai Jr drop to the bench, and Glenn moves back to the second row. The remaining cover players drop to the reserves.
24H omissions: James Roberts & Tevita Pangai Junior. Su'A moves to the centres with David Fifita joining the second row. Patrick Mago moves up to the interchange.
LATE MAIL: No further changes.
1. Roger Tuivasa-sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Peta Hiku 4. Solomone Kata 5. Gerard Beale 6. Blake Green 7. Shaun Johnson 8. James Gavet 9. Issac Luke 10. Agnatius Paasi 11. Isaiah Papalii 12. Simon Mannering 13. Adam Blair 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Chris Satae 16. Joseph Vuna 17. Anthony Gelling
Tuesday: Ken Maumalo (knee) is out injured, which sees Beale start on the wing for him. Anthony Gelling joins the bench, while Joe Vuna is listed on the bench as well.
24H omissions: Mason Lino & Blake Ayshford
LATE MAIL: 1-17
Match Officials | Referees: Grant Atkins, Matt Noyen;Sideline Officials: Clayton Sharpe, Phil Henderson;Video Referees: Ashley Klein, Bryan Norrie;
1. Matthew Dufty 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jack de Belin 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Kurt Mann 16. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Luciano Leilua
Tuesday: The Dragons' five-man Origin contigent are all named in position, pushing Ah Mau and Leilua to the bench, while Host, Nicholls, Sele, Robson and Lawrie all pushing back to the reserves. Nightingale starts on the wing with Mann interchanged.
24H omissions: Blake Lawrie, Reece Robson & Darren Nicholls
LATE MAIL: 1-17
1. Moses Mbye 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Corey Thompson 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Russell Packer 9. Robbie Farah 10. Ben Matulino 11. Chris Lawrence 12. Josh Aloiai 13. Elijah Taylor 15. Sauaso Sue 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Matt Eisenhuth 19. Luke Garner
Tuesday: Reynolds' injury is covered by the return of Marshall at five-eighth, while MWZ's injury brings Nofoaluma back on the wing. Matulino is back at prop, benching Twal while Aloiai replaces McQueen in the back row.
24H omissions: Jacob Liddle & Tim Grant.
LATE MAIL: Alex Twal drops out, with Luke Garner added to the bench in his place.
Match Officials | Referees: Ben Cummins, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Sideline Officials: Belinda Sleeman, Nick Beashel;Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten;
1. Michael Gordon 2. Anthony Don 3. Konrad Hurrell 4. Brenko Lee 5. Phillip Sami 6. Aj Brimson 7. Ashley Taylor 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Nathan Peats 10. Ryan James 11. Kevin Proctor 16. Will Matthews 8. Jarrod Wallace 14. Mitch Rein 17. Jack Stockwell 19. Leilani Latu 22. Jai Whitbread
Tuesday: Dale Copley (hamstring) will miss the rest of 2018, which gives Hurrell a reprieve - selected at centre. Stockwell is added to the bench with Wallace and Arrow returning in the forward pack. Fotuaika and Matthews who started on Sunday are benched.
24H omissions: Keegan Hipgrave is out, with Will Matthews promoted to starting second row.
LATE MAIL: Jai Arrow is out, Wallace moves to lock with Fotuaika to play front row. Leilani Latu & Jai Whitbread join the interchange.
5. Blake Ferguson 2. Daniel Tupou 22. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 18. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 21. Sean O'sullivan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 20. Ryan Matterson 12. Nat Butcher 13. Isaac Liu 14. Zane Tetevano 15. Lindsay Collins 17. Kurt Baptiste 23. Poasa Faamausili
Tuesday: No Cordner, but Tedesco and Mitchell are named. Manu replaces Ikuvalu in the backline, while JWH comes back for Napa in the front row. Tupouniua is out, Aubusson replacing him on the interchange.
24H omissions: James Tedesco and Latrell Mitchell will miss out along with Boyd Cordner who wasn't named. Ikuvalu moves to fullback, Aubusson to centres and Matterson will return from injury in the second row. Faamausili joins the interchange.
LATE MAIL: Add Aubusson and Cooper Cronk to the omitted list. Ferguson moves to fullback, Ikuvalu to wing, Momirosvki into the centres, O'Sullivan at half.
Match Officials | Referees: Jon Stone, Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Todd Smith, Tim Roby;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie;