NRL TEAMS - 2021 Finals Week 2


All the squad lists and match official appointments for the weekend ahead, available at 4pm Tuesday. Bookmark this article and come back for squad updates and late mail across the round.

What to expect each week:

  • Tuesday or Wednesday: match official appointments
  • Tuesday 4pm: 21-man squads announced
  • 24 hours before a match kicks off: squad update, 21 players reduced to 19
  • One hour before a match kicks off: late mail, 19 players reduced to final 17 plus 18th man medical sub

All times are listed in AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT) unless otherwise noted.

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1st Semi Final
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters
Fri September 17 2021, 7:50pm
at BB Print Stadium Mackay

Manly-Warringah 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. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 16. Sean Keppie 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 10. Martin Taupau 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 17. Taniela Paseka 19. Moses Suli

Changes from last week - Lachlan Croker (hooker) returns with Lawton shifting back to the bench. Curtis Sironen moves back to the reserves.

Squad Update - Curtis Sironen (20) and Tevita Funa (21) cut.

Late mail - Keppie starts prop and Taupau is benched. Suli is 18th man with Toff Sipley (18) cut.

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Drew Hutchison 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 20. Ben Marschke 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Sam Walker 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Dale Copley

Changes from last week - Sam Verrills is named despite a judiciary hearing that could see him suspended for two games tonight. Ben Marschke is in the reserves ready if needed. Meanwhile, Nat Butcher returns with Siosiua Taukeiaho out of the side.

Squad Update - Verrills (9) is out suspended. Marschke comes in at hooker, with Ben Thomas (19) the other omitted player.

Late mail - Copley is 18th man with Naufahu Whyte (21) cut.

Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Dave Munro, Todd Smith;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;

RESULT: Sea Eagles 42 Roosters 6
: Manly face the South Sydney Rabbitohs next Friday 24 September at Suncorp Stadium for a place in the 2021 NRL Grand Final. The Roosters are eliminated.

2nd Semi Final
Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels
Sat September 18 2021, 7:50pm
at BB Print Stadium Mackay

Penrith Panthers

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 20. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 17. Liam Martin 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 11. Viliame Kikau 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 19. Izack Tago

Changes from last week - Edwards returns at fullback, as does Leota in the forward pack. Sorensen is back on the interchange too. Spencer Leniu drops back to the reserves while Charlie Staines and Matt Eisenhuth drop out completely.

Squad update - Brian To'o (5) is out with an ankle injury. Naden comes in on the wing, while Tyrone May (21) is omitted.

Late mail - Kikau benched, Martin starts. Leniu (18) drops out.

Parramatta Eels

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Haze Dunster 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Ray Stone 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Nathan Brown 14. Will Smith 15. Isaiah Papali'i 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Ryan Matterson 18. Makahesi Makatoa

Changes from last week - Ryan Matterson earns a promotion to the interchange, while Makahesi Makatoa drops to the reserves.

Squad update - Oregon Kaufusi (19) and Jakob Arthur (21) drop out.

Late mail - 1-17. Makatoa 18th man, Tom Opacic (20) cut.

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Grant Atkins;

FINALS PROGRESSION: The winner will face Melbourne Storm next Saturday 25 September at Suncorp Stadium for a place in the 2021 NRL Grand Final.