Monday's Expert - 2022 NRL Round 16
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Round 15 teamlists and officials drop right here at 4pm AEST. Stay tuned across the weekend as the squads are updated and late mail is confirmed.
What happens each week:
1. Tuesday afternoon - match officials confirmed
2. Tuesday 4pm AEST - 24-player teamlists announced
3. 24 hours before kickoff in each match - squads reduced to 19 players
4. One hour before kickoff in each match - final teamlist of 17 players (plus 18th player) confirmed
All times are listed in AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT) unless otherwise noted.
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|Teamlist||1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Tariq Sims 14. Moses Mbye 15. Francis Molo 16. Aaron Woods 17. Michael Molo 21. Jaiyden Hunt|
|Changes from last round||Ravalawa returns on the wing, debutant Reuben dropping out of the squad. Feagai is also back on the other wing pushing Moga out of the 17. Francis Molo is benched with de Belin moving to prop and Su'A starting in the back row. Mbye is benched with McCullough starting lock.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 18. Josh Kerr 20. Jayden Sullivan 22. Billy Burns|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 19. Tautau Moga|
1-17 for Griffin's side with Jaiyden Hunt 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. Kodi Nikorima 2. Alex Johnston 3. Taane Milne 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Blake Taaffe 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Siliva Havili 17. Hame Sele 18. Peter Mamouzelos|
|Changes from last round||Taaffe replaces Mamouzelos on the bench.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 19. Isaiah Tass 20. Dean Hawkins 21. Jed Cartwright|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 22. Liam Knight|
1-17 with Mamouzelos the 18th player.
Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: Liam Kennedy, Kasey Badger;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;
|Teamlist||1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Morgan Harper 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Toafofoa Sipley 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Andrew Davey 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Schuster 16. Martin Taupau 17. Sean Keppie 18. Taniela Paseka|
|Changes from last round||DCE returns at halfback, with Schuster shifting back to the bench. Ben Trbojevic drops to the reserves.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 20. Ethan Bullemor
21. Kaeo Weekes
22. Kurt De Luis|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 19. Ben Trbojevic|
1-17, Paseka is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 15. Coen Hess 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 11. Connelly Lemuelu 14. Jake Granville 17. Griffin Neame 19. Brendan Elliot 18. Ben Condon|
|Changes from last round||Cotter returns at prop, Hess benched. Nanai is also back - second row with Tom Gilbert out of the squad. Lemuelu starts back row for Heilum Luki who will miss the remainder of 2022. No sign of Luciano Leilua yet with the Wests Tigers having released the Townsville-bound back rower from his contract early today.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 20. Kane Bradley 23. Ben Hampton 24. Robert Derby|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 18. Ben Condon|
Hess starts second row with Lemuelu dropping to the bench. Elliot is 18th player.
Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Dave Munro, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Video Referees: Chris Butler;
|Teamlist||1. Nick Meaney 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Grant Anderson 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Tui Kamikamica 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 14. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 13. Josh King 16. Trent Loiero 17. Chris Lewis 22. Tyran Wishart|
|Changes from last round||Ryan Papenhuyzen is named only as a reserve as he looks to return from a hamstring injury which has seen him miss a month of footy. Grant Anderson therefore remains in the side which is unchanged.|
|Wednesday||21. Ryan Papenhuyzen is omitted due to COVID. Howarth replaces him as reserve.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 18. Jayden Nikorima 20. Jordan Grant 23. Jack Howarth|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 19. Alec MacDonald|
NAS and King are benched with Kamikamica starting prop and Smith lock. Wishart is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Brenko Lee 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Jake Turpin 15. Kobe Hetherington 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Keenan Palasia 18. Jordan Pereira|
|Changes from last round||Adam Reynolds (rib) and Herbie Farnworth (bicep) are both out. Roberts will pair with Mam in the halves, while Staggs returns for Farnworth in the centres. Cobbo is also back so Pereira drops to the reserves. Also returning is Kurt Capewell, which means Robati is out of the 17. Turpin is in on the bench with Cory Paix out injured.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 20. Delouise Hoeter 21. Xavier Willison 22. Ryan James|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 19. Rhys Kennedy|
1-17. Pereira 18th player.
Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Michael Wise, Phil Henderson;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;
|Teamlist||1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Braydon Trindall 16. Teig Wilton 19. Dale Finucane 18. Connor Tracey|
|Changes from last round||Unchanged. Finucane is listed as a reserve as he works his way back from a knee complaint.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 20. Lachlan Miller 21. Jesse Colquhoun 22. Kade Dykes|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 17. Andrew Fifita|
Finucane returns on the bench. Tracey is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. AJ Brimson 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Paul Turner 7. Toby Sexton 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Isaac Liu 11. Sam McIntyre 12. Beau Fermor 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Sam Lisone 18. Sosefo Fifita|
|Changes from last round||Brimson returns at fullback after a bout of COVID, which sees Isaako shift back to wing and Marsters out of the 17. Fa'asuamaleaui starts lock with Fotuaika benched.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 19. Herman Ese'ese 21. Kevin Proctor 22. Esan Marsters|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 20. Aaron Booth|
1-17. Sosefo Fifita 18th player.
Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Nick Beashel, Cameron Paddy;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;
|Teamlist||1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Ronald Volkman 7. Shaun Johnson 23. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Jazz Tevaga 11. Jack Murchie 13. Josh Curran 12. Tohu Harris 8. Bunty Afoa 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 16. Dunamis Lui 17. Bayley Sironen 20. Eliesa Katoa|
|Changes from last round||Volkman is set to debut at five-eighth with Harris-Tavita benched. Berry is out of the 17 with Jesse Arthars to start in the centres, while Ben Murdoch-Masila is out injured, replaced by Afoa up front and Pene joining the bench.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 15. Aaron Pene
18. Freddy Lussick
22. Daejarn Asi|
AFB is back! He moves into the starting side at prop, with Afoa benched and Pene dropping out.
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 21. Rocco Berry|
Curran shifts to second row with Harris lock. Katoa is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. Dylan Edwards 2. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 19. Matt Eisenhuth|
|Changes from last round||Yeo returns at lock, with Eisenhuth making way - Leniu retains his benche spot.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 18. Robert Jennings 20. Chris Smith 22. Thomas Jenkins|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 21. Soni Luke|
1-17. Eisenhuth 18th player.
Referees: Peter Gough;Sideline Officials: Belinda Sharpe, Tyson Brough;Video Referees: Chris Butler;
|Teamlist||1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 15. Ryan Matterson 13. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Marata Niukore 14. Makahesi Makatoa 16. Oregon Kaufusi 21. Ky Rodwell 19. Jakob Arthur|
|Changes from last round||No changes to the side that got put through the wringer by Canterbury.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 18. Tom Opacic 20. Bryce Cartwright 22. Sean Russell|
Nathan Brown is demoted to reserves with Rodwell promoted for a debut on the bench.
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 17. Nathan Brown|
Matterson starts back row, Niukore bench. Arthur is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 15. Drew Hutchison 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Nat Butcher 14. Connor Watson 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 20. Paul Momirovski|
|Changes from last round||Keary is named despite concussion concerns. Verrills returns at hooker after missing several weeks with a collarbone injury, with Hutchison dropping to the bench. Momirovski is out of the 17, Billy Smith replacing him in the centres. Egan Butcher replaces Rabbitohs-bound Daniel Suluka-Fifita on the bench.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 7. Luke Keary 18. Lachlan Lam 22. Adam Keighran|
Keary's concussion issues mean Robinson will rest him and give him a full fortnight to recover. Hutchison comes into the halves with Suluka-Fifita onto the bench.
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 21. Terrell May|
Momirovski 18th player.
Referees: Todd Smith;Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Grant Atkins;
|Teamlist||1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 23. Matt Frawley 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Horsburgh 19. James Schiller 18. Corey Harawira-Naera|
|Changes from last round||Rapana comes back from suspension with Schiller out of the 17. Papali'i is named to start prop after a late benching last week.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 6. Jack Wighton
20. Trey Mooney
21. Semi Valemei
22. Adrian Trevilyan|
Frawley comes in for Wighton (COVID) in the halves. CHN drops to reserves and Schiller joins the bench.
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 18. Brad Schneider|
CHN is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Enari Tuala 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 21. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 15. Leo Thompson 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Kurt Mann 14. Jacob Saifiti 14. Simi Sasagi 16. Mathew Croker 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Phoenix Crossland|
|Changes from last round||Ponga is named despite concussion concerns. Mann starts lock, Barnett second row and Fitzgibbon is out of the side. Saulo joins the bench.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 7. Jake Clifford
19. Tex Hoy
22. Hymel Hunt|
Clifford is replaced in the halves by Adam Clune.
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon|
One last change sees Jacob Saifiti benched and Thompson starting prop. Crossland is 18th player.
Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Nick Morel, Nick Pelgrave;Video Referees: Gerard Sutton;
|Teamlist||1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Corey Allan 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Jackson 15. Corey Waddell 13. Tevita Pangai Junior 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 16. Joe Stimson 17. Kurtis Morrin 21. Jayden Tanner|
|Changes from last round||Chris Patolo (concussion) is out, Kurtis Morrin to debut on the bench in his place. RFM starts second row, Waddell benched.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 19. Matt Dufty 20. Bailey Biondi-Odo 24. Jackson Topine|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 22. Isaac Lumelume|
Waddell starts 2nd row, RFM benched. Tanner is 18th player.
|Teamlist||1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford To'a 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 15. Alex Twal 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue 8. James Tamou 14. Fa'amanu Brown 16. Adam Doueihi 17. Alex Seyfarth 21. Junior Tupou|
|Changes from last round||Doueihi returns on the bench, while Kepaoa is back in the centres following the suspension of Brent Naden. Luciano Leilua is out of the side after the club released him from his contract earlier on Tuesday, Tuilagi coming into the starting side in the back row. Jock Madden is out of the squad with Faamanu Brown named on the bench.|
|24H Warning||Omitted players: 18. Jake Simpkin 19. Fonua Pole 22. Tyrone Peachey|
|Late Mail||Omitted player: 20. Austin Dias|
Tamou bench, Twal starts. Tupou 18th player.
Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: Wyatt Raymond, Darian Furner;Video Referees: Adam Gee;