2021 NRLW Playing Squads
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The full 21-man squads for this round of the NRL, dropping live Tuesday 4pm together with match official appointments. Bookmark the article and come back for squad updates and late mail!
Tuesday 4pm we see the 21-man squads listed along with the match official appointments (the Warriors side normally drops at 3pm AEST).
24 hours from kickoff squads are reduced to 19 men, then an hour before kickoff late mail shows the final 17 man squads and who takes the bench spot as 18th man.
All times are listed in AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT) unless otherwise noted.
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5. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 4. Morgan Harper 15. Moses Suli 3. Brad Parker 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Karl Lawton 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 16. Ben Trbojevic 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Kurt De Luis 19. Cade Cust
Changes from last match - DCE and the Trbojevic brothers have all been named. Foran, Walker, Olakau'atu and Ben Trbojevic are all back from injury though, with Sean Keppie and Tevita Funa both out suspended.
Squad update - Tom Trbojevic (1) is out, with Jorge Taufua (21) and Tolu Koula (22) dropping off the reserves. Dylan Walker comes in at fullback with Cade Cust added to the bench.
Late mail - Backline switcheroo. Walker goes back to the bench, Garrick moves to fullback, Parker moves to wing and Moses Suli comes in on the bench. Cust is demoted to 18th man with Kurt de Luis debuting on the bench instead, and Christian Tuipulotu (20) dropping out.
1. Valentine Holmes 18. Justin O'Neill 3. Javid Bowen 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Tom Gilbert 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Peter Hola 16. Lachlan Burr 17. Francis Molo 20. Daejarn Asi
Changes from last match - Taumalolo and Burr return from suspension along with Molo who missed last match under concussion protocol. Heilum Luki drops out, as does departed five-eighth - now Knight - Jake Clifford. He's replaced by new signing Tom Dearden in the halves, while Mitch Dunn is out suspended.
Squad update - Kyle Feldt (2) drops out. O'Neill joins the starting side in his place, with Ben Condon (19) and Kyle Laybutt (22) cut from the reserves.
Late mail - No more changes. Asi is 18th man with Corey Jensen (21) cut.
Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Kasey Badger, Peter Gough;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;
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. Teig Wilton
Changes from last match - Fifita replaces Pele on the bench, but they may swap as they did last match.
Squad update - Chad Townsend (19) and Mawene Hiroti (21) drop out.
Late mail - 1-17. Wilton 18th man, Franklin Pele (20) drops out.
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Robert Jennings 6. Matt Burton 7. Tyrone May 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Scott Sorensen 15. J'maine Hopgood 13. Matthew Eisenhuth 14. Mitch Kenny 17. Izack Tago 20. Liam Martin 27. Brent Naden
Changes from last match - Origin players Yeo, Cleary, Martin, Luai, Capewell and To'o are all named on a long reserves bench, with Api Koroisau straight into the starting side at hooker. Moses Leota returns from suspension with Salmon and Smith dropping out.
Squad update - Nathan Cleary (19), Jarome Luai (21), Isaah Yeo (18), Brian To'o (23) and Kurt Capewell (22) all drop out. Brent Naden is added to the reserves instead.
Late mail - Hopgood starts for Eisenhuth, the latter benched. Spencer Leniu (16) drops out of the squad with Liam Martin to back up from Game I on the bench. Naden is 18th man.
Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;
21. Jayden Campbell 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Kevin Proctor 18. Sam Stone 16. Sam McIntyre 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Tyrone Peachey 19. Joseph Vuna 17. Esan Marsters
Changes from last match - Brimson returns from Origin duty at fullback, with Campbell pushing back to the reserves after a solid debut in Round 13. Fifita, Fa'asuamaleaui and Fotuaika are all named to play with Jolliffe and McIntyre benched and Sam Stone pushed back to the reserves.
Squad update - AJ Brimson (1, injury) and Moeaki Fotuaika (10, suspension) are out along with reserves Anthony Don (22) and Mitch Rein (23). Campbell returns to the fullback role he filled last round, while Jaimin Jolliffe is promoted to prop and Vuna rejoins the bench.
Late mail - Fifta and Fa'asuamaleaui drop to the bench, with Stone (second row) and McIntyre (lock) starting. Marsters drops to 18th man, with Jai Whitbread (20) the omitted reserve.
4. Joseph Manu 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 21. Joseph Suaalii 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 14. Adam Keighran 17. Fletcher Baker 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 9. Ben Marschke 15. Egan Butcher 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 19. Ben Thomas 20. Brad Abbey
Changes from last match - Crichton returns from the suspension that saw him miss Origin I. Isaac Liu returns as well after suffering an eye injury a couple of weeks ago. Manu moves back to centre, Lam five-eighth and Walker back at half. Suaalii drops to the reserves.
Squad update - Siosiua Tauekieaho (10) is out. Baker is named at prop with Hau Tapuha joining the bench. Brad Abbey (20) is cut from the reserves.
Late mail - Ooft. James Tedesco (1) is out as well. Manu goes to fullback, Suaalii starts at centre, and Ben Thomas joins the bench. Marschke drops to the bench with Keighran starting hooker. Tukupa Hau Tapuha (18) drops out with Abbey re-added as 18th man.
Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Michael Wise;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Braidon Burns 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 14. Benji Marshall 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jacob Host 16. Hame Sele 15. Jaydn Su'A 17. Thomas Burgess 18. Liam Knight 23. Peter Mamouzelos 20. Blake Taaffe
Changes from last match - Mitchell, Cook and Murray (NSW) along with Su'A (QLD) are all named. Gagai is not though, with Burns replacing him in the backline. Arrow is also left out of the side with Nicholls coming in for him.
Squad update - Damien Cook (9) and Cameron Murray (13) are out, along with Tautau Moga (22) and Josh Mansour (21). Benji goes to hooker, Sele lock.
Late mail - Peter Mamouzelos joins the bench with Taaffe 18th man. Patrick Mago (19) drops out.
1. Tex Hoy 2. Enari Tuala 3. Kurt Mann 4. Bradman Best 21. Dominic Young 14. Connor Watson 6. Jake Clifford 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Brodie Jones 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 15. Sauaso Sue 13. Mitchell Barnett 16. Josh King 17. Jack Johns 20. Mathew Croker 18. Gehamat Shibasaki
Changes from last match - Daniel Saifiti returns in the pack with Sue benched and Croker back to the reserves. Tuala moves to the wing, Mann to centre and Crossland back in at half after missing Sunday's loss to Parramatta.
Squad update - Brayden Musgrove (5) is out, with Dom Young coming in on the wing. The omitted reserve is Jirah Momoisea (19).
Late mail - Phoenix Crossland (7) is out. Clifford moves to half, Watson five-eighth, Barnett is also benched with Sue starting lock and Croker joins the interchange. Shibasaki is 18th man.
Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Mark Bohan;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;
1. Bailey Simonsson 2. Semi Valemei 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 16. Iosia Soliola 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 17. Joseph Tapine 18. Elijah Anderson
Changes from last match - Simonsson goes to fullback for Caleb Aekins, Valemei on the wing for Jordan Rapana, and Timoko replaces stood-down centre Curtis Scott. Papali'i is back at prop, Guler benched and Corey Horsburgh and Ryan James out of the side.
Squad Update - Matt Frawley (20) and Harry Ruston (21) drop out.
Late mail - Soliola starts lock with Sutton benched. Elijah Anderson is 18th man. Hudson Young (19) drops out.
1. Herbie Farnworth 18. Tesi Niu 3. Dale Copley 4. Jesse Arthars 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Karmichael Hunt 22. Tyson Gamble 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 15. John Asiata 13. Thomas Flegler 14. Kobe Hetherington 17. TC Robati 19. Cory Paix 16. Keenan Palasia
Changes from last match - Karmichael Hunt returns! He's named in the halves with Albert Kelly. Farnworth moves to fullback with Jamayne Isaako out of the squad. Haas returns at prop, Flegler goes to lock and Asiata is benched, Ethan Bullemor out completely. Copley comes into the centres for Farnworth.
Squad Update - Kelly (7) is out. Tyson Gamble comes in at half in jumper 22. David Mead (20) and Jordan Riki (21) cut.
Late mail - Asiata starts with Flegler benched. Palasia drops to 18th man with Paix included on the bench. Xavier Coates (2) was injured in warm up and replaced by Tesi Niu on the wing.
Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Liam Kennedy, Wyatt Raymond;Video Referees: Matt Noyen;
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 21. Ken Maumalo 3. Euan Aitken 2. Marcelo Montoya 5. Edward Kosi 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 17. Ben Murdoch-Masila 9. Wayde Egan 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Bayley Sironen 12. Tohu Harris 13. Josh Curran 14. Jack Murchie 15. Kane Evans 16. Bunty Afoa 23. Addin Fonua-Blake 18. Jazz Tevaga
Changes from last match - RTS moves to fullback to cover suspended rookie Reece Walsh, with Edward Kosi coming in on the wing. Rocco Berry gets the call up in the centres for Adam Pompey, who joins Walsh on the suspension list. Ah Mau gets the nod up front, Harris and Sironen are the new second row pairing with Josh Curran named at lock. Addin Fonua-Blake is listed as a reserve after missing much of 2021 so far, and could get a call-up on the bench if passed fit.
Squad update - Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (8) is out. BMM comes in to the front row, with Jazz Tevaga joining the bench. Sean O'Sullivan (20) drops out.
Late mail - Rocco Berry (4) drops out with Maumalo to play in his final game for the club before switching to the Wests Tigers. Fonua-Blake takes the bench vacancy with Tevaga as 18th man.
1. Nicholas Hynes 18. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 19. Tom Eisenhuth 12. Felise Kaufusi 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 17. Aaron Pene 21. Chris Lewis 22. Trent Loiero 20. Marion Seve
Changes from last match - NAS and Reimis Smith are named but both face the judiciary tonight. Munster, Kaufusi and JAC are all named to back up from Origin, Grant and Welch on the bench too. Kenny Bromwich returns early from a rib injury.
Squad update - George Jennings (2), Nelson Asofa Solomona (10), Kenny Bromwich (11) and Christian Welch (16) all drop out of the lineup. Ieremia (wing), Kamikamica (prop) and Eisenhuth (second row) join the starting side with Lewis and Loiero promoted to the bench. Cooper Johns (23) drops off the reserves list, replaced by Jordan Grant.
Late mail - Marion Seve is 18th man with Grant (24) omitted.
Referees: Matt Cecchin;Sideline Officials: Darian Furner, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;
1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Joey Lussick 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Will Smith
Changes from last match - Joey Lussick replaces the injured Reed Mahoney in the dummy half role. Paulo returns at prop, Niukore bench and Will Smith to reserves. Dunster remains on the wing with Ferguson named on the reserves as well.
Squad update - NSW rep Junior Paulo is clear. Reserves cut are Blake Ferguson (19) and Jakob Arthur (20).
Late mail - 1-17. Smith 18th man, Nathaniel Roache (21) drops out.
1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Tommy Talau 5. James Roberts 19. Billy Walters 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Shawn Blore 16. Tom Amone 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Michael Chee-Kam
Changes from last match - Ofahengaue returns from Origin at lock, Seyfarth benched and Tom Mikaele (knee) is out injured.
Squad update - Moses Mbye (6) out. Walters comes in at five-eighth. Kelma Tuilagi (20) drops off.
Late mail - Chee-Kam 18th man. Jake Simpkin (21) drops out.
Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Peter Gough;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;
21. Tuipulotu Katoa 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Nick Meaney 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Matt Doorey 13. Josh Jackson 14. Sione Katoa 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ava Seumanufagai 20. Corey Waddell 19. Kyle Flanagan
Changes from last match - JMK returns at hooker, with his rotation partner Sione Katoa returning from suspension on the interchange. Brad Deitz and Jackson Tapine drop out, with Chris Smith only named in the reserves after serving his one week in Round 12.
Squad update - Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (1) is out. Tui Katoa is named at fullback, inexplicably. Joe Stimson (17) drops off the bench.
Late mail - Corey Waddell fills Stimson's vacant bench spot. Chris Smith (23) drops out with Kyle Flanagan 18th man.
1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Gerard Beale 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 20. Tariq Sims 12. Jack Bird 13. Jackson Ford 11. Josh Kerr 14. Talatau Amone 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jack de Belin 15. Poasa Faamausili
Changes from last match - 1-17 unchanged, with Origin rep Tariq Sims only a reserve.
Squad update - Adam Clune (18) and Billy Burns (21) omitted.
Late mail - Sims (20) starts in the back row. Kerr is benched, with Faaumasili dropping to 18th man and Kaide Ellis (19) cut.
Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Todd Smith;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;