NRL TEAMS - 2021 Finals Week 3


All the squad lists and match official appointments for the Preliminary Finals, 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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2nd Preliminary Final
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Fri September 24 2021, 7:50pm
at Suncorp Stadium

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Jacob Host 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Jai Arrow 19. Patrick Mago

Changes from Week 1 - None.

Squad update - Braidon Burns (20) and Jed Cartwright (21) cut from squad.

Late mail - 1-17 for Bennett's side. Mago is 18th man with Taane Milne (18) cut.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 19. Moses Suli 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 21. Tevita Funa

Changes from Week 2 - None

Squad update - Brad Parker (3) is out. Suli comes in at centre. Curtis Sironen (20) drops out.

Late mail - Keppie starts up front with Taupau benched. Funa is 18th man with Toafofoa Sipley (18) omitted.

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

1st Preliminary Final
Melbourne Storm v Penrith Panthers
Sat September 25 2021, 4:00pm
at Suncorp Stadium

Melbourne Storm

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Nicholas Hynes 19. Tom Eisenhuth

Changes from Week 1 - Josh Addo-Carr is the big name inclusion here. His return sees Isaac Lumelume pushed out of the 17.

Squad update - Aaron Pene (18) and Chris Lewis (20) omitted.

Late mail - 1-17 for Bellamy's boys. Tom Eisenhuth is 18th man with Isaac Lumelume (21) cut.

Penrith Panthers

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 21. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 17. Liam Martin 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 11. Viliame Kikau 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 19. Spencer Leniu 5. Brent Naden

Changes from Week 2 - Brian To'o is named in the reserves, while Mitch Kenny is not named. Tyrone May replaces Kenny on the bench.

Squad update - Moses Leota (8) is out injured. Martin moves into the forward pack while Izack Tago (18) is omitted. Brian To'o is expected to play.

Late mail - Martin goes to second row, and Kikau the bench. Pangai Junior is the new prop. To'o starts wing with Naden 18th man.

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