TEAMLIST: NRL Telstra Premiership - 2021 Round 5


The definitive teamlist article to follow each week - full match details and referee appointments, with 21-man squads named Tuesday for each NRL club and squad updates & late mail throughout the coming fifth round of the premiership.

How it works:

  • 3pm Tuesday: Warriors name 21-man squad
  • 4pm Tuesday: all other 21-man squads named
  • 24 hours before kickoff: Squad update - clubs provide updated 19-man squads
  • 1 hour before kickoff: Late mail - final 17-man teamlists confirmed, along with each side's "18th man"

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

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos
Thu April 8 2021, 7:50pm at Stadium Australia

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Jacob Host 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Dean Hawkins 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Hame Sele

Changes from last week - Benji Marshall replaces Cody Walker (suspended) at number six. The other suspended player - Keaon Koloamatangi - is replaced in the forward pack by Jacob Host. Dean Hawkins joins the bench.

Squad update - Jaxson Paulo (19) and Troy Dargan (20) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Hame Sele (18) is the 18th man while Steven Marsters (21) is omitted. 

Brisbane Broncos

1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Richard Kennar 4. Tesi Niu 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Tevita Pangai Junior 14. Brodie Croft 15. Thomas Flegler 16. John Asiata 17. Ben Te'o 18. Ethan Bullemor

Changes from last week - Herbie Farnworth is out injured, with Richie Kennar called up. Patrick Carrigan (suspended) is also missing, Pangai Junior gets pushed to lock with Asiata re-joining the bench. The Broncos have only three reserves named.

Squad update - With just a 20-man squad named, only one player is cut - Cory Paix (20).

Late mail - 1-17 also, with Ethan Bullemor (18) as the extra on the bench. Rhys Kennedy (19) is cut.

Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: Kasey Badger, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;

Warriors v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Fri April 9 2021, 6:00pm at Central Coast Stadium


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Adam Pompey 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Jack Murchie 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Ben Murdoch-Masila 15. Tom Ale 16. Kane Evans 20. Paul Turner 17. Josh Curran

Changes from Round 4 - Addin Fonua-Blake, Bayley Sironen (injured) and Bunty Afoa (suspended) are all out. Harris starts prop, Murchie comes in at second row with Tevaga named lock in jumper 13 this week. Kane Evans is listed to make his club debut on the bench, along with Tom Ale and Josh Curran. 

Squad update - cut from the reserves are 21. Jackson Frei and 22. Taniela Otukolo

Late mail - minor bench change with Paul Turner in jersey 20 joining the side. Josh Curran (17) is the 18th man, while Rocco Berry (18) is omitted.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

1. Dylan Walker 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 17. Josh Aloiai 11. Jack Gosiewski 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 10. Martin Taupau 15. Toafofoa Sipley 16. Sean Keppie 18. Tevita Funa 19. Zac Saddler

Changes from last week - Moses Suli (injured) is out and is replaced by Morgan Harper. Morgan Boyle (injured and suspended) is also out. Jack Gosiewski comes back into the starting side in the back row, while Sipley joins the bench.

Squad update - Cade Cust (14) has a virus and is out of the main 17. Instead, Tevita Funa slides up to the bench, while Ben Trbojevic (21) is the cut reserve.

Late mail - more changes with Taupau benched and Aloiai starting prop in jumper 17. Christian Tuipulotu (20) drops out while Zac Saddler (19) is 18th man.

Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Belinda Sharpe, Wyatt Raymond;Video Referees: Matt Noyen;

Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders
Fri April 9 2021, 7:55pm at BlueBet Stadium

Penrith Panthers

1. Stephen Crichton 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin 21. Jaeman Salmon

Changes from last week - unchanged.

Squad update - Omitted - 19. Robert Jennings and 20. J'maine Hopgood.

Late mail - 1-17. Scott Sorensen (18) is cut while the 18th man is 21. Jaeman Salmon.

Canberra Raiders

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 16. Iosia Soliola 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 17. Ryan James 10. Ryan Sutton 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Tom Starling 15. Siliva Havili 21. Corey Harawira-Naera

Changes from last week - Tapine returns, with Ryan James benched. Papali'i and Sutton are the front row with Lui pushed out of the 17.

Squad update - Cut players are 19. Semi Valemi and 20. Dunamis Lui

Late mail - Mostly intact but some swaps inside the 17. Soliola starts prop in jersey 16 with James starting lock in jersey 17. Sutton and Tapine are benched while the 18th man is Corey Harawira-Naera. Sam Williams (18) is the omitted player.

Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Todd Smith, Phil Henderson;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

Gold Coast Titans v Newcastle Knights
Sat April 10 2021, 3:00pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Gold Coast Titans

1. Alexander Brimson 2. Phillip Sami 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 21. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin Clark 18. Beau Fermor

Changes from last week - Brian Kelly is back, Phil Sami moves to the wing and the injured Anthony Don is out. Ash Taylor is listed as a reserve.

Squad update - 19. Herman Ese'ese and 20. Sam McIntyre drop out. Ash Taylor is looking increasingly likely to return with Beau Fermor or Tanah Boyd likely to fill the role as 18th man.

Late mail - Taylor (jersey 21) starts five-eighth as expected. Boyd (6) drops out, with Fermor the 18th man (jersey 18).

Newcastle Knights

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To'a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Connor Watson 7. Blake Green 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 14. Chris Randall 13. Sauaso Sue 15. Pasami Saulo 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 20. Simi Sasagi

Changes from last week - Kalyn Ponga returns, with Tex Hoy (hamstring) out. Blake Green replaces the injured Mitchell Pearce in the halves, and David Klemmer is named to play despite sustaining a knee injury last Sunday. Connor Watson will partner Green in the halves, Kurt Mann (concussion) missing out this week too. Randall, Saulo and Jones join the bench.

Squad update - 19. Brayden Musgrove and 21. Garrett Smith are the omitted players.

Late mail - Sue (13) is benched with Randall (14) starting lock. Simi Sasagi (20) is 18th man, with Jack Johns (18) cut.

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Liam Kennedy, Michael Wise;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Melbourne Storm
Sat April 10 2021, 5:30pm at Stadium Australia

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 16. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 8. Luke Thompson 14. Jackson Topine 15. Renouf Atoni 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Brandon Wakeham

Changes from Round 4 - Nick Meaney (injured) is out, with previously suspended Dallin Watene-Zelezniak returning in his place at fullback. In the outside backs, Corey Allan goes to centre with Nick Cotric shifting to wing. Returning from suspension also are Josh Jackson (lock) and Luke Thompson (prop), which pushes Dylan Napa and Renouf Atoni to the bench, and Dean Britt & Joe Stimson to the reserves.

Squad update - 20. Chris Smith and 21. Dean Britt are cut.

Late mail - A late swap sees returning prop Thompson benched with Napa to start up front. Stimson (22) drops out with Brandon Wakeham (19) the 18th man.

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 15. Tui Kamikamica 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 21. Harry Grant 14. Chris Lewis

Changes from last week - Kaufusi is back from suspension which pushes Eisenhuth to the bench. Promising signs in the reserves with both Brenko Lee and Harry Grant named as they claw their way back to fitness.

Squad update - 20. Brenko Lee and 19. Dean Ieremia drop out.

Late mail - NAS (13) is benched with Kamikamica (15) starting lock. Chris Lewis (14) is demoted to 18th man with Harry Grant (21) named on the bench in his return to play for 2021. Aaron Pene (18) is the omitted reserve.

Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Jon Stone, Darian Furner;Video Referees: Chris Butler;

Sydney Roosters v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Sat April 10 2021, 7:35pm at Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 16. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 12. Sitili Tupouniua 14. Ben Marschke 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 17. Fletcher Baker 21. Matt Ikuvalu

Changes from last week - unchanged.

Squad updates - 18. Daniel Suluka-Fifita and 20. Joseph Suaalii are cut.

Late mail - no omissions or inclusions - but Nat Butcher starts back row and Tupouniua is benched. Matt Ikuvalu (21) is 18th man with Egan Butcher (19) missing out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Teig Wilton 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Connor Tracey 15. Aiden Tolman 16. Jack Williams 17. Billy Magoulias 18. Braydon Trindall

Changes from last week - Ramien returns from suspension, replacing Connor Tracey in the backline. Tracey drops to the bench, pushing Braydon Trindall to the reserves.

Squad updates - Nene Macdonald (19) and Andrew Fifita (20) omitted.

Late mail - 1-17. Braydon Trindall (18) is 18th man while Franklin Pele (21) is cut.

Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Peter Gough, Nick Beashel;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys
Sun April 11 2021, 4:05pm at Leichhardt Oval

Wests Tigers

1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 19. Joseph Leilua 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 22. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 17. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 4. Moses Mbye 11. Luke Garner 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 14. Michael Chee-Kam

Changes from last week - Mbye comes into the starting 13 in the centres, pushing Talau to the wing and Asu Kepaoa out. Michael Chee-Kam joins the bench.

Squad Update - Brooks is now 22 following the retirement of jumper 7 for Tommy Raudonikis. Jake Simpkin (20) and Tui Simpkins (21) drop out.

Late mail - Chee-Kam (14) drops off the bench with Joey Leilua returning to the side in jumper 19 at centre, Moses Mbye (4) benched. Ofahengaue (17) starts back row with Garner (11) benched. Chee-Kam remains 18th man with Alex Seyfarth (18) omitted.

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Ben Hampton 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 15. Coen Hess 14. Jake Granville 17. Lachlan Burr 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Clifford

Changes from last week - Taumalolo returns at lock, McGuire dropping to the bench. HTF moves to centre with Justin O'Neill (concussion) out. Feldt comes in on the wing.

Squad Update - Big changes. Taumalolo, McGuire are both out as is reserve Esan Marsters. Cotter moves to lock with Peter Hola an exemption in being added to reserves.

Late mail - Hess (15) moves to lock with Cotter (19) pushed back to the bench. Corey Jensen (20) joins the interchange, with Jake Clifford (21) 18th man. Hola (22) is out.

Referees: Matt Cecchin;Sideline Officials: Matt Noyen, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;

Parramatta Eels v St George Illawarra Dragons
Sun April 11 2021, 6:15pm at Bankwest Stadium

Parramatta Eels

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 15. Isaiah Papali'i 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 16. Will Smith 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Ray Stone 19. Haze Dunster

Changes from last week - Matterson is named to return once more after withdrawing on matchday in Round 4. Papali'i goes back to the bench with Hipgrave pushed back to the reserves. Ray Stone also suffers that fate with Bryce Cartwright coming in on the bench for his club debut.

Squad update - Ryan Matterson (12) is out for the third straight week, failing to overcome concussion. Papali'i is back in the starting side with Stone (18) returning to the bench. Jordan Rankin (21) is omitted.

Late mail - No more changes. Haze Dunster (19) is the extra, with Keegan Hipgrave (20) cut.

St George Illawarra Dragons

1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 19. Kaide Ellis 18. Jackson Ford

Changes from last week - Jack Bird returns to replace Brayden Wiliame in the backline, with Wiliame to the bench. Jackson Ford pushes back to the reserves.

Squad update - Poasa Faamausili (14) and Max Feagai (21) omitted.

Late mail - Kaide Ellis (19) fills the vacancy on the interchange, with Ford (18) the extra man. Jordan Pereira (21) omitted.

Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Phil Henderson;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;