TEAMLISTS: NRL Telstra Premiership - 2021 Round 6


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 and late mail throughout the coming sixth 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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Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers
Thu April 15 2021, 7:50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane Broncos

1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Richard Kennar 5. David Mead 21. Corey Oates 6. Brodie Croft 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. John Asiata 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Jordan Riki 18. Rhys Kennedy

Changes from last round - as reported on Monday, Anthony Milford and Tesi Niu are out. In come Brodie Croft (five-eighth) and Jesse Arthars (centre). Ben Te'o (bicep) is out also, replaced by Ethan Bullemor on the interchange. Patty Carrigan's back from suspension and pushes TPJ to the second row, Riki back to bench.

Squad update - Jesse Arthars (3) is out with illness. Mead moves to centre, Oates (21) comes into the side on the wing. Keenan Palasia (20) is omitted.

Late mail - Cory Paix (19) drops out with 18th man being Rhys Kennedy (18).

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 round - unchanged.

Squad update - Robert Jennings (19) and J'maine Hopgood (20) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Scott Sorensen (18) drops out and Jaeman Salmon (21) is 18th man.

Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Matt Noyen;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

Newcastle Knights v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Fri April 16 2021, 6:00pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Newcastle Knights

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Brayden Musgrove 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Blake Green 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Simi Sasagi

Changes from last round - Best, Mann (both injuries) and Jacob Saifiti (suspension) are all back. Best pushes Shibasaki to the reserves, while Watson moves back to lock for Mann's return. Saifiti takes Pasami Saulo's bench spot. Brayden Musgrove is named on the wing.

Squad update - Phoenix Crossland (20) and Gehamat Shibasaki (21) are cut from the reserves list.

Late mail - 1-17. Pasami Saulo (19) drops out with Simi Sasagi (18) the 18th man.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 12. Teig Wilton 4. Jesse Ramien 3. Connor Tracey 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 16. Jack Williams 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Billy Magoulias 15. Aiden Tolman 17. Siosifa Talakai 18. Braydon Trindall 20. Franklin Pele

Changes from last round - Connor Tracey replaces the injured Josh Dugan in the cenres, while Briton Nikora's timely return from suspension covers the loss of Wade Graham. Both Graham and Dugan have failed to pass concussion protocols.

Squad update - Ronaldo Mulitalo (5) is out. Connor Tracey moves to the wing, Teig Wilton shifting to centre and Jack Williams joins the second row. Braydon Trindall shifts up to the bench, while Nene Macdonald (19) is cut.

Late mail - No more changes. Franklin Pele (20) is 18th man, with Jenson Taumoepeau (21) dropping out.

Referees: Matt Cecchin;Sideline Officials: Darian Furner, David Munro;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;

Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters
Fri April 16 2021, 7:55pm at AAMI Park

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 14. Harry Grant 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 20. Chris Lewis

Changes from last round - 1-17 as per last week, although NAS is at lock with Kamikamica benched.

Squad update - Aaron Pene (18) and Brenko Lee (21) cut.

Late mail - Dean Ieremia (19) is out, with Chris Lewis (20) 18th man. Within the 17, Kamikamica moves to lock with Asofa-Solomona benched.

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 19. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Ben Marschke 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Adam Keighran 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Fletcher Baker

Changes from last round - Headed to the judiciary tonight, hooker Ben Marschke has been named to replaced the injured Freddy Lussick as the Tricolours' horrible run of luck with dummy halves persists. His brother Jesse is listed in the reserves. Lindsay Collins returns after a fortnight away due to concussion, while Adam Keighran is a welcome boost on the bench, pushing Fletcher Baker back to reserves.

Squad update - Jesse Marschke (20) and Daniel Suluka-Fifita (21) cut.

Late mail - Brett Morris (5) is out. Matt Ikuvalu comes in on the wing, while Fletcher Baker (18) is the 18th man.

Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Todd Smith, Phil Henderson;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Gold Coast Titans
Sat April 17 2021, 3:00pm at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium

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 17. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 14. Cade Cust 15. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Tevita Funa

Changes from last round - Tommy Turbo is back for the first time since September. He returns at fullback, perfectly timed as Dylan Walker (hamstring) is now missing. Jack Gosiewski's potentially season-ending injury is also well timed for Haumole Olakau'atu to return in the second row. Cade Cust returns on the bench replacing Tevita Funa.

Squad update - Christian Tuipulotu (20) and Ben Trbojevic (21) are cut.

Late mail - No changes in terms of ins or outs, but we do have Taupau and Olakau'atu benched - Keppie (second row) and Aloiai (prop) start instead. Tevita Funa (18) is the 18th man with Zac Saddler (19) dropping out.

Gold Coast Titans

1. Alexander Brimson 21. Jonus Pearson 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. 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 round - 1-17 unchanged.

Squad update - Herman Ese'ese (19) and Sam McIntyre (20) drop out. Philip Sami (2) has not passed concussion protocols and will drop out tomorrow. Jonus Pearson (21) is set to play wing with Beau Fermor (18) the extra man. Final team TBC 2pm Saturday.

Late mail - As expected, Sami is the player to drop out with Fermor 18th man.

Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Nick Beashel, Drew Oultram;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
Sat April 17 2021, 5:30pm at Stadium Australia

South Sydney Rabbitohs

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

Changes from last round - Cody Walker's return at five-eighth pushes Benji Marshall to the interchange.

Squad update - Hame Sele (18) and Troy Dargan (20) drop out - Liam Knight is promoted to the bench with Patrick Mago shifting to the reserves.

Late mail - No more changes. Mago remains as the 18th man in jersey 16, while Jaxson Paulo (21) misses out.

Wests Tigers

1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Stefano Utoikamanu 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Luke Garner 16. Thomas Mikaele 17. Zane Musgrove 19. Alex Seyfarth

Changes from last round - Jake Simpkins displaces Jacob Liddle at hooker, while Joey Leilua is out which sees Asu Kepaoa named in the back line. Stefano Utoikamanu starts prop with Musgrove benched.

Squad update - Jacob Liddle (18) and Tom Amone (20) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Alex Seyfarth (19) is 18th man with Michael Chee-Kam (21) cut.

Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Liam Kennedy, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;

Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels
Sat April 17 2021, 7:35pm at GIO Stadium Canberra

Canberra Raiders

1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 15. Ryan Sutton 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 10. Iosia Soliola 14. Tom Starling 16. Siliva Havili 17. Emre Guler 18. Sebastian Kris

Changes from last round - Curtis Scott is back in the centres, pushing Seb Kris out of the 17. Ryan James is out, Tapine returns to lock and Emre Guler joins the bench. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (neck) is out too, Caleb Aekins filling in at fullback.

Squad update - Matt Frawley (19) and Dunamis Lui (21) cut.

Late mail - 1-17 save for Sutton starting prop and Soliola dropping to the bench. Kris (18) is 18th man with Corey Harawira-Naera (20) dropping out.

Parramatta Eels

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Will Smith 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. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Bryce Cartwright 20. Wiremu Greig 19. Haze Dunster

Changes from last round - Will Smith is the new five-eighth with Dylan Brown suspended one match for a crusher tackle. Ryan Matterson is again named to return after missing multiple weeks with concussion symptoms - Papali'i is benched. Keegan Hipgrave is added to the interchange.

Squad update - Matterson (12) out again. Papali'i second row, Dunster (19) joins the bench. Joey Lussick (18) cut.

Late mail - Greig (20) is the bench player with Dunster 18th man. Jordan Rankin (21) is the omitted reserve.

Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: Peter Gough, Kasey Badger;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

St George Illawarra Dragons v Warriors
Sun April 18 2021, 2:00pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

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 15. Trent Merrin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Kaide Ellis 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 20. Josh Mcguire 19. Billy Burns

Changes from last round - no changes to a winning side. Josh McGuire is listed as a reserve after completing a mid-season move to the joint venture earlier today.

Squad update - Blake Lawrie (10) is out. Premiership winning prop Trent Merrin comes in to the front row with Jackson Ford joining the bench. Jordan Pereira (21) is cut.


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 4. Marcelo Montoya 2. Peta Hiku 3. Adam Pompey 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 21. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 16. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 14. Ben Murdoch-Masila 10. Tohu Harris 8. Leeson Ah Mau 13. Jazz Tevaga 15. Bunty Afoa 17. Paul Turner 12. Jack Murchie

Changes from last round - It might be game #100 for RTS, but the real news here is the returning stock for the Warriors. Prop Bunty Afoa is back on the bench, while Peta Hiku returns in the backline. Josh Curran gets a promotion to the starting back row while Jamayne Taunoa-Brown is listed on the bench after missing a couple of weeks through suspension. Eliesa Katoa and David Fusitu'a are both out.

Squad update - Tom Ale (20) and Taniela Otukolo (22) drop out.

Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Belinda Sharpe, David Munro;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;

North Queensland Cowboys v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Sun April 18 2021, 4:05pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neill 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Ben Hampton 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 15. Lachlan Burr 14. Jake Granville 16. Francis Molo 17. Corey Jensen 19. Mitchell Dunn 20. Jake Clifford

Changes from last round - Jason Taumalolo is named again after withdrawing last week ahead of a mooted comeback. Hess moves to prop, Molo the bench and Reuben Cotter is out. O'Neill returns at centre with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow out injured.

Squad update - Taumalolo (13) is out. Burr (15) moves to lock, Dunn (19) joins the bench, while Esan Marsters (18) is cut.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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

Changes from last round - Injury sees Josh Jackson out of the side - Luke Thompson joins the starting back row with Chris Smith added to the bench.

Squad update - disaster in the reserves with Brandon Wakeham (19), Dean Britt (20) and Joe Stimson (21) all injured. Aaron Schoupp (25) joins the reserves list under an NRL exemption.

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Wyatt Raymond, Michael Wise;Video Referees: Chris Butler;