NRL TEAMS - 2021 Round 15

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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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Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Thu June 17 2021, 7:50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane Broncos

1. Tesi Niu 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthars 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Karmichael Hunt 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. TC Robati 13. Thomas Flegler 14. Kobe Hetherington 15. John Asiata 18. Cory Paix 16. Keenan Palasia

Changes from last week - Coates is back on the wing after being a late withdrawal. Niu moves to fullback with Copley dropping out of the backline. Flegler returns to lock with Asiata benched, while Palasia returns to the bench and Paix a reserve.

Squad update - Jordan Riki (19) and Rhys Kennedy (20) drop out.

Late mail - Teui Robati starts lock, with Flegler benched again. Like last week, Paix joins the interchange and Palasia is 18th man. Dale Copley (21) is cut.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 15. Hame Sele 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Jacob Host 18. Blake Taaffe 14. Braidon Burns

Changes from last week - Cook, Murray, Gagai and Arrow return. Benji Marshall is out, as is Peter Mamouzelos from last week's side. Host, Sele and Burns all drop to the bench.

Squad update - Liam Knight (19) and Josh Mansour (20) drop out.

Late mail - Taaffe debuts on the bench, with Braidon Burns 18th man. Jaydn Su'A (21) is the omitted reserve.

Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Belinda Sharpe, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;


North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Fri June 18 2021, 6:00pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Lachlan Burr 17. Francis Molo 19. Daejarn Asi

Changes from last week - Feldt returns on the wing with Justin O'Neill dropping out. Dunn returns in the back row, Hess shifting to prop and Gilbert to the bench with Hola out of the 17.

Squad update - Kane Bradley (19) and Corey Jensen (20) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Asi is 18th man with Peter Hola (18) missing out.

Cronulla-Sutherland 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. Siosifa Talakai 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 20. Braden Hamlin-Uele 24. Billy Magoulias

Changes from last week - Wade Graham is facing a medium-term sideline spell and is out. Talakai starts in his second row spot, Wilton joining the bench.

Squad update - Chad Townsend (19) and Sione Katoa (21) cut.

Late mail - Hamlin-Uele replaces Andrew Fifita (17) on the bench. Magoulias (previously 18) is now in jumper 24 and is 18th man.

Referees: Peter Gough;Sideline Officials: Wyatt Raymond, Liam Kennedy;Video Referees: Matt Noyen;


Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters
Fri June 18 2021, 7:55pm at BlueBet Stadium

Penrith Panthers

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Liam Martin 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 17. Izack Tago 18. Spencer Leniu 21. Brent Naden

Changes from last week - Cleary, To'o, Yeo, Luai, and Capewell all return. Paul Momirovski and Robert Jennings drop out and Viliame Kikau (ankle) is injured. Burton moves to the centres, Hopgood and May to reserves, Sorensen to the bench, but Izack Tago remains in the side on the bench.

Squad update - J'maine Hopgood (19) and Tyrone May (20) drop out.

Late mail - Leniu replaces Matt Eisenhuth (16) on the bench. Naden is 18th man.

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 21. Joseph Suaalii 5. Matt Ikuvalu 4. Joseph Manu 6. Lachlan Lam 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Adam Keighran 17. Fletcher Baker 11. Angus Crichton 13. Isaac Liu 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 14. Sam Verrills 15. Egan Butcher 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 19. Ben Thomas 20. Billy Smith

Changes from last week - Verrills returns at interchange in fortunate timing with Ben Marschke out suspended (Keighran named hooker). Tedesco and Taukeiaho return after missing Round 14 with Manu shifting to centre and Suaalii dropping to the reserves, while Baker is benched for SST.

Squad update - another tough week for the Tricolours. Sam Walker (7) and Sitili Tupouniua (12) are out. Keighran moves to partner Lam in the halves with Verrills promoted to starting hooker. Egan Butcher comes into the second row.

Late mail - Robbo's lottery numbers this week are... ok, so scrap all yesterday's shuffling. Keighran remains hooker and Verrills and Egan Butcher remain on the bench as originally named. Manu moves to five-eighth to partner Lam, Suaalii comes into the centres, Liu shifts to second row, SST to lock and Baker comes on as prop. Thomas fills the bench vacancy, Billy Smith is 18th man and the remaining player omitted is Tukupa Hau Tapuha (18).

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, David Munro;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;


Newcastle Knights v Warriors
Sat June 19 2021, 3:00pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Newcastle Knights

3. Kurt Mann 2. Dominic Young 12. Brodie Jones 4. Enari Tuala 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Mitchell Barnett 16. Sauaso Sue 14. Connor Watson 15. David Klemmer 17. Jack Johns 18. Josh King 21. Tex Hoy

Changes from last week - Some big IN's for the Knights. Pearce (halfback), Ponga (fullback), Klemmer (interchange) and Hunt (wing) all come back into the 17. Hoy drops to the reserves for Ponga, Bradman Best (ankle) is out with Tuala moving to centre and Hunt fills that wing vacancy, Watson is benched with Clifford moving to 5/8th for Pearce's return at half. The Saifiti brothers retain the prop spots with Klemmer only listed on the bench.

Squad update - Kalyn Ponga (1) is out for a couple of weeks. Hoy comes in at fullback, while Mat Croker (19) drops out.

Late mail - Hoy drops to 18th man. Mann is the new fullback with Brodie Jones moving to the centres and Sauaso Sue coming in at lock (Barnett moves to second row). Josh King joins the interchange, and Brayden Musgrove (20) is omitted.

Warriors

1. Reece Walsh 2. Marcelo Montoya 21. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Jazz Tevaga 10. Ben Murdoch-Masila 11. Bayley Sironen 12. Tohu Harris 13. Josh Curran 14. Eliesa Katoa 15. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Kane Evans 22. Taniela Otukolo 18. Edward Kosi

Changes from last week - Walsh (fullback), Berry (centre), O'Sullivan (half) and Tevaga (hooker) all come into the starting side, with RTS moving to the wing, Kosi dropping to the reserves, and Harris-Tavita (pec) and Wayde Egan (concussion) out. Eliesa Katoa returns on the bench, replacing Jack Murchie who drops to reserves.

Squad update - Rocco Berry (3) is out. Adam Pompey comes in to the centres. Murchie (20) is cut.

Late mail - Edward Kosi is 18th man, and Bunty Afoa (16) drops out, with Taniela Otukolo to debut on the bench.

Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Mark Bohan;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;


St George Illawarra Dragons v Canberra Raiders
Sat June 19 2021, 5:30pm at WIN Stadium

St George Illawarra Dragons

20. Tyrell Sloan 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Gerard Beale 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 15. Josh Kerr 11. Tariq Sims 12. Jack Bird 17. Jack de Belin 10. Paul Vaughan 16. Daniel Alvaro 18. Adam Clune 22. Billy Burns 19. Poasa Faamausili

Changes from last week - with the proximity to yesterday's game there are no changes to the Dragons' 17. Zac Lomax is named in the reserves as he nears an injury return.

Squad update - Talatau Amone (14) drops out along with Zac Lomax (21).

Saturday 3pm - 90 minutes prior to late mail the Dragons confirmed Jackson Ford (13) was out with an illness. Billy Burns was granted NRL approval as a late replacement.

Late mail - Matt Dufty (1) joins Ford on the sidelines. Sloan debuts fullback, de Belin (lock) and Kerr (prop) start, with Paul Vaughan benched. Clune and Burns fill the vacant bench spots with Faamausili 18th man.

Canberra Raiders

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. Xavier Savage

Changes from last week - Soliola bench, Sutton starting is the only change to the side that smashed Brisbane.

Squad update - Matt Frawley (20) and Ryan James (21) cut.

Late mail - In a shock that will surprise literally nobody, coach Ricky Stuart has put Soliola in the starting lock role, benching Ryan Sutton. Savage is 18th man with (19) Hudson Young omitted.

Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Nick Beashel, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;


Melbourne Storm v Wests Tigers
Sat June 19 2021, 7:35pm at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Melbourne Storm

1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Dale Finucane 10. Christian Welch 14. Harry Grant 16. Chris Lewis 17. Aaron Pene 21. Dean Ieremia

Changes from last week - Welch (prop), Jennings (wing) and Asofa-Solomona (prop) return. Jesse Bromwich (elbow) is out, Kamikamica benched, and Ieremia demoted to reserves.

Squad update - Cooper Johns (19) and Trent Loiero (20) drop out.

Late mail - One late switch with Kamikamica starting prop, Welch benched. Ieremia 18th man, Jordan Grant (18) drops out.

Wests Tigers

1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. James Roberts 5. Ken Maumalo 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. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Shawn Blore 16. Tom Amone 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Michael Chee-Kam

Changes from last week - New signing Maumalo comes straight in. Roberts moves to centre and Adam Doueihi (concussion) is out. Mbye returns at five-eighth with Billy Walters out.

Squad update - Kelma Tuilagi (19) and Jake Simpkin (21) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Chee Kam is 18th man while Fetalaiga Pauga (20) is cut.

Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Todd Smith, Nick Morel;Video Referees: Matt Noyen;


Parramatta Eels v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Sun June 20 2021, 2:00pm at Bankwest Stadium

Parramatta Eels

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Sean Russell 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. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Nathaniel Roache 20. Bryce Cartwright

Changes from last week - Maika Sivo (suspended) is replaced by debutant Sean Russell, with Blake Ferguson only listed as reserve. Keegan Hipgrave replaces Bryce Cartwright (reserves) on the bench.

Squad update - Blake Ferguson (19) and Jakob Arthur (21) drop out.

Late mail - 1-17. Cartwright 18th man, Oregon Kaufusi (18) drops out.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

1. Nick Meaney 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 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 17. Corey Waddell 20. Joe Stimson

Changes from last week - Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is listed only as a reserve. The side is 1-17 after yesterday's win over St George Illawarra.

Squad update - Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (21) and Jackson Topine (22) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Stimson 18th man, Kyle Flanagan (19) cut.

Referees: Matt Cecchin;Sideline Officials: Kasey Badger, Darian Furner;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;


Gold Coast Titans v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sun June 20 2021, 4:05pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Gold Coast Titans

1. 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 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. Sam Stone 12. David Fifita 14. Tyrone Peachey 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Jai Whitbread 17. Mitch Rein 18. Sam McIntyre

Changes from last week - Fotuaika returns prop, Jolliffe drops to the bench. Kevin Proctor (suspended) is out with Fifita and Fa'asuamaleaui both starting in the back row after last week being benched. AJ Brimson is on the reserves list along with Joseph Vuna, with Jai Whitbread getting a bench spot.

Squad update - Joseph Vuna (19) and Anthony Don (20) cut.

Late mail - No Brimson (21) today. Fotuaika benched, Tino to prop, Peachey starts lock and Rein joins the bench with McIntyre dropping to 18th man.

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. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Karl Lawton 16. Sean Keppie 14. Dylan Walker 15. Ben Trbojevic 17. Toafofoa Sipley 17. Kurt De Luis 19. Tevita Funa

Changes from last week - Tom Trbojevic returns at fullback, Garrick pushes back to wing, Parker centre, and Suli out of the 17. Keppie returns from suspension on the bench with last week's debutant Kurt de Luis just a reserve.

Squad update - Jake Trbojevic is out as announced during last night's Channel 9 broadcast. Rookie Kurt de Luis comes in at lock in jersey 21. Christian Tuipulotu (20) drops off the reserves list.

Late mail - no further changes. Moses Suli (18) drops out with Funa as 18th man.

Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: Michael Wise, Wyatt Raymond;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;