NRL TEAMS - 2021 Round 21
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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.
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1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jakob Arthur 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Will Smith 18. Haze Dunster
Changes from last week - Moses remains an omission after failing to back up from Origin. Junior Paulo returns at prop, Niukore benched and Cartwright drops to the reserves. Blake Ferguson returns on the wing with Haze Dunster dropped to reserve; and Will Penisini is set to debut in the centres.
Squad updates - Makahesi Makatoa (20) and Joey Lussick (21) come out of the side.
Late mail - 1-17. Dunster 18th man, Bryce Cartwright (19) omitted.
1. Jordan Rapana 2. Harley Smith-Shields 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Semi Valemei 6. Matt Frawley 7. Sam Williams 17. Joseph Tapine 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 8. Josh Papali'i 14. Tom Starling 15. Matthew Timoko 16. Iosia Soliola 19. Ryan James
Changes from last week - Rapana replaces rookie Xavier Savage (shoulder, season) at fullback. Smith-Shields is the new winger, while Jack Wighton (rib) is not available either and will be replaced by Frawley in the halves. Ryan James drops to the reserves with Timoko added to the interchange.
Squad updates - Siliva Havili (20) and Trey Mooney (21) are omitted.
Late mail - Papalii bench, Tapine starts. Caleb Aekins (18) drops out with James 18th man.
Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Peter Gough;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;
1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 19. Fletcher Baker 18. Adam Keighran
Changes from last week - Tedesco returns at fullback with Manu moving to the centres and out-of-form veteran Josh Morris dropping to the reserves. Sio Siua Taukeiaho returns on the bench after missing Round 18 with a hamstring issue - Fletcher Baker drops out of the 17. Crichton is named to start with Nat Butcher benched.
Squad update - Taukieaho (17) is out. Baker re-joins the bench with Morris (20) cut.
Late mail - No more changes. Ben Thomas (21) drops out with Keighran 18th man.
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Kurt Mann 4. Enari Tuala 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Jack Johns 20. Tex Hoy
Changes from last week - Dan Saifiti is back after an injury that saw him miss last week's Origin and Knights games. Klemmer drops to the bench with Lachlan Fitzgibbon dropping to reserves, Sauaso Sue joining the interchange.
Squad update - David Klemmer (15) is out after failing HIA protocols this week. Johns joins the bench while Simi Sasagi (19) and Fitzgibbon (21) omitted, with Jirah Momoisea added under NRL exemption.
Late mail - No more changes. Hoy is 18th man with Momoisea (23) cut.
Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Kasey Badger, Todd Smith;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;
17. Jake Granville 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Murray Taulagi 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Kane Bradley 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Tom Gilbert 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 21. Daejarn Asi 18. Lachlan Burr
Changes from last week - Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow remains fullback after replacing Val Holmes there last week. Murray Taulagi replaces injured Javid Bowen in the centres, with Kane Bradley to debut on the wing. Heilum Luki returns from suspension on the bench replacing Peter Hola.
Squad update - Following emergency surgery during the week, Tabuai-Fidow (1) is out. Asi comes straight in at five-eighth, Drinkwater moves to fullback, while Peter Hola (20) is omitted.
Late mail - Somehow Granville has been named at fullback. Drinkwater drops back to the halves and Asi the bench. Lachlan Burr is 18th man with Michael Bell (19) cut.
1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cooper Johns 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 18. Trent Loiero 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tui Kamikamica 11. Chris Lewis 15. Aaron Pene 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 19. Jordan Grant
Changes from last week - Paps is back! The usual #1 is named on the bench for the first time sine Round 10. Addo-Carr and Welch (Origin rest) also return, as does Asofa-Solomona (suspension). Dale Finucane (concussion) is not named. Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi are being rested. Cooper Johns is the new five-eighth.
Squad update - Aaron Booth (14) and Marion Seve (21) drop out.
Late mail - Lewis benched with Loiero to start. Grant is 18th man with Isaac Lumelume (20) cut.
Referees: Matt Cecchin;Sideline Officials: Jon Stone, Belinda Sharpe;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dane Gagai 14. Taane Milne 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 15. Jacob Host 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Braidon Burns 20. Blake Taaffe
Changes from last week - Alex Johnston (hamstring) is out. Jaxson Paulo comes in on the wing, Latrell Mitchell is back at fullback with Blake Taafe dropping to reserves. Veteran winger Josh Mansour is back on the wing with Milne benched and Braidon Burns out of the 17. Jai Arrow returns on the bench while Liam Knight and Peter Mamouzelos both dropping out of the squad entirely.
Squad update - Campbell Graham (4) is out. Milne replaces him in the backline, with Burns added to the bench. Dean Hawkins (21) is omitted.
Late mail - No further changes. Taaffe 18th man, Jed Cartwright (19) cut.
1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chad Townsend 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Jazz Tevaga 10. Matt Lodge 11. Jack Murchie 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Josh Curran 14. Taniela Otukolo 15. Eliesa Katoa 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Leeson Ah Mau 20. Edward Kosi
Changes from last round - Injury to Wayde Egan, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Tohu Harris have forced a few changes. Rocco Berry is also out. Pompey comes in at centre, Nikorima replaces RTS in the halves, Tevaga moves to hooker and Curran is lock. Murchie replaces Harris in the back row, with Otukolo and Afoa added to the bench. Ben Murdoch-Masila is named in the reserves.
Squad update - Sean O'Sullivan (21) and Ben Murdoch-Masila (22) cut.
Late mail - This mob for the first time in recent memory are 1-17. Kosi is 18th man with Kane Evans (18) omitted.
Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Video Referees: Grant Atkins;
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. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Moses Suli
Changes from last week - Tom and Jake Trbojevic and DCE all return. Garrick reverts to wing, Suli to reserves, Schuster second row, Lawton is out, and Keppie benched. Aloiai returns on the bench. De Luis and Cust are out of the first 17.
Squad update - Cade Cust (19) and Kurt De Luis (21) drop out.
Late mail - 1-17. Suli 18th man with Jack Gosiewski (20) cut.
1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Junior Pauga 4. Tommy Talau 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Thomas Mikaele 14. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Tukimihia Simpkins 17. Moses Mbye 20. Alex Seyfarth 18. Michael Chee-Kam
Changes from last week - No changes to a winning side.
Squad update - Alex Twal (15) is out with a shoulder injury. Seyfarth joins the bench. Jake Simpkin (19) is omitted.
Late mail - No more changes, Chee Kam is 18th man and Shawn Blore (21) drops out.
Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Todd Smith, Darian Furner;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Tyrone May 8. Moses Leota 14. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Liam Martin 18. Brent Naden 23. Jaeman Salmon
Changes from last week - Luai returns, Brent Naden drops to reserves. Burton shifts to centre. Koroisau is named to start with Kenny on the bench.
Squad update - The suspension of Api Koroisau (9) means Kenny comes back to dummy half, with Naden shifting onto the bench for now. Paul Momirovski (19) and Izack Tago (21) drop out while the NRL has granted an exemption for Ivan Cleary to bring in Jaeman Salmon to the reserves.
Late mail - Salmon is 18th man, Matt Eisenhuth (20) omitted.
1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Brodie Croft 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Cory Paix 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Keenan Palasia 18. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati
Changes from last week - Flegler and Riki start in the forwards with Kennedy and Robati benched. Paix replaces Arthars in the 17 although has dropped out in consecutive weeks on match day.
Squad update - Robati drops to reserves with Bullemor promoted to the bench. The two Xaviers (Willson, 20 and Coates, 21) are omitted.
Late mail - Robati is 18th man, Jesse Arthars (19) drops out.
Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Peter Gough;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;
1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Gerard Beale 4. Cody Ramsey 5. Mathew Feagai 6. Jayden Sullivan 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh Kerr 11. Jack Bird 12. Tariq Sims 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Adam Clune 15. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Jack de Belin 18. Kaide Ellis
Changes from last week - What hasn't changed? Corey Norman is out suspended, Brayden Wiliame, Jackson Ford and Poasa Faaumausili are all also missing. Dufty returns at fullback with Tyrell Sloan dropping to reserves, Fuimaono returns on the bench. Ramsey and Beale are centres, Bird moves to the second row, Mat Feagai returns from injury on the wing and of course Wiliame is out. de Belin drops to the bench, Kerr to prop, McGuire starts lock and Clune replaces Billy Burns on the bench, with the latter dropping to reserves.
Squad update - Billy Burns (20) and Tyrell Sloan (21) drop out.
Late mail - 1-17. Ellis is 18th man with Talatau Amone (19) omitted.
1. Alexander Brimson 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Toby Sexton 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 17. Beau Fermor 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 12. David Fifita 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 18. Esan Marsters
Changes from last week - Phillip Sami, Jamal Fogarty and Erin Clark are all out injured. Sexton is set to debut in the halves, Marzhew returns on the wing and Rein replaces Clark. Fotuaika is named to start with Jollife benched.
Squad update - Tanah Boyd (20) and Jayden Campbell (21) drop out.
Late mail - Fermor is the starting second row with Fifita benched. Esan Marsters 18th man, Sam McIntyre (19) drops out.
Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: Matt Noyen, Kasey Badger;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;
1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jake Averillo 8. Ava Seumanufagai 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Corey Waddell 12. Josh Jackson 13. Luke Thompson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Joe Stimson 23. Renouf Atoni 21. Falakiko Manu
Changes from last week - Marshall-King returns at hooker, with Sione Katoa out of the 17 and Biondi-Odo retaining his bench role. Seumanufagai starts front row, Thompson moves to lock, Jackson second row and Matt Doorey out of the 17. Stimson joins the bench.
Squad update - Renouf Atoni is added to the reserves. Ofahiki Ogden (17) drops off the bench and Kyle Flanagan (19) and Matt Doorey (22) are cut.
Late mail - No further changes. Sione Katoa (20) drops out with Manu as 18th man.
1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Siosifa Talakai 16. Briton Nikora 13. Jack Williams 14. Mawene Hiroti 15. Royce Hunt 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele 20. Andrew Fifita 18. Billy Magoulias
Changes from last week - Aiden Tolman is suspended ahead of a game against his former club for the second time this year. Rudolf moves to prop for him, Williams starts lock and Hunt joins the bench.
Squad update - Cronulla lose Teig Wilton (12), Nikora moves into the second row and Fifita joins the bench. Jonaiah Lualua (21) cut.
Late mail - no more changes, Magoulias 18th man and Luke Metcalf (19) cut.
Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Phil Henderson;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;