NRL TEAMS - 2022 Round 23


NRL teamlists drop right here at 4pm AEST together with match official appointments - then bookmark the article and check back all weekend as squads are updated and late mail is confirmed.

What happens each week:
1. Tuesday afternoon - match officials confirmed
2. Tuesday 3pm AEST (5pm NZST) - Warriors team named
3. Tuesday 4pm AEST - 24-player teamlists announced
4. 24 hours before kickoff in each match - squads reduced to 19 players
5. One hour before kickoff in each match - final teamlist of 17 players (plus 18th player) confirmed

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

Broadcast: All matches are live on Fox League (502) and Kayo Sports. Matches broadcast on Channel 9 (check guides for local broadcast information) are:

  • South Sydney v Penrith (Thu 7:50pm)
  • Brisbane v Melbourne (Fri 7:55pm)
  • Sydney v Wests Tigers (Sat 7:35pm)
  • Newcastle v Canberra (Sun 4:05pm)

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

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v Penrith Panthers
Thu August 18 2022, 7:50pm
at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
Lands of the Wann-gal people

Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Darian Furner;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Taane Milne 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Siliva Havili 17. Hame Sele 18. Blake Taaffe

ChangesDespite media reports suggesting injury, Latrell Mitchell is named fullback. Campbell Graham (centre) returns, Paulo moving to wing and Thompson out of the 17. Ilias returns at half, Hawkins joining Thompson in reserves. Suluka-Fifita starts with Sele benched.
24H WarningOmitted players: 19. Dean Hawkins 21. Shaq Mitchell 22. Izaac Thompson
Late MailOmitted player: 20. Davvy Moale
1-17 - Taaffe is the concussion replacement

Penrith Panthers

1. Dylan Edwards 20. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jaeman Salmon 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Moses Leota 14. Mitch Kenny 10. Matt Eisenhuth 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 9. Apisai Koroisau 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Charlie Staines 19. J'maine Hopgood 2. Sunia Turuva

ChangesEdwards returns at fullback, Staines is benched and Jennings out of the 17.
24H WarningOmitted players: 15. Scott Sorensen 18. Robert Jennings 22. Kurt Falls
Taylan May is cleared to return from injury. Turuva drops to the reserves. Sorensen is out injured with Hopgood replacing him on the bench.
Late MailOmitted player: 21. Chris Smith
Kenny starts for Koroisau in the only late change for the home side. Turuva is 18th man.

North Queensland Cowboys v Warriors
Fri August 19 2022, 6:00pm
at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
Lands of the Wulgurukaba people

Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Wyatt Raymond, Nick Morel;Video Referees: Kasey Badger;

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 16. Coen Hess 15. Luciano Leilua 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 10. Reuben Cotter 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 17. Griffin Neame 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 20. Jake Granville

ChangesFeldt returns on the wing, Tabuai-Fidow to the bench and Taunoa-Brown out of the 17. McLean starts prop with Hess benched.
24H WarningOmitted players: 11. Tom Gilbert 19. Ben Hampton 22. Connelly Lemuelu
Gilbert (family reasons) is a late withdrawal. Leilua starts and Taunuoa-Brown gets a reprieve.
Late MailOmitted player: 21. Brendan Elliot
Hess drops to the bench with Cotter starting. Granville is 18th player.


1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Viliami Vailea 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Edward Kosi 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Euan Aitken 12. Jack Murchie 13. Bunty Afoa 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Tom Ale 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Josh Curran 20. Dunamis Lui

ChangesNo changes to the side that took the field last week. Chanel Harris-Tavita is named in the reserves as he works his way back from injury.
24H WarningOmitted players: 21. Jackson Frei 22. Adam Pompey 23. Rocco Berry
Late MailOmitted player: 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita
1-17. Lui is 18th player.

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm
Fri August 19 2022, 7:55pm
at Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Lands of the Yuggera & Turrbal people

Referees: Todd Smith;Sideline Officials: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Michael Wise;Video Referees: Gerard Sutton;

Brisbane Broncos

1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 14. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 17. Ryan James 9. Billy Walters 13. Kobe Hetherington 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Corey Jensen 18. Jordan Pereira

24H WarningOmitted player: 20. Tyson Gamble 21. Xavier Willison 22. Zac Hosking
Late MailOmitted player: 19. Cory Paix
No omissions or inclusion, but Walters and Hetherington are benched - Turpin starts hooker and James starts lock. Pereira is 18th player.

Melbourne Storm

1. Nick Meaney 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Young Tonumaipea 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 15. Tui Kamikamica 12. Kenny Bromwich 14. Brandon Smith 11. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Josh King 16. Chris Lewis 17. Tyran Wishart 18. Alec MacDonald

ChangesHughes returns at half with Cooper Johns dropping out of the squad. Marion Seve is also out, with Tonumaipea named centre.
24H WarningOmitted player: 19. Jayden Nikorima 21. Jordan Grant 22. Trent Loiero
Late MailOmitted player: 20. Grant Anderson
Similarly, Bellamy has benched Eisenhuth and King, with Kamikamica (second row) and Smith (lock) starting the match. MacDonald is 18th player.

Parramatta Eels v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Sat August 20 2022, 3:00pm
at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta
Lands of the Burramattagal people

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Chris Sutton, Kasey Badger;Video Referees: Adam Gee;

Parramatta Eels

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Waqa Blake 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali'i 17. Marata Niukore 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Ofahiki Ogden 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Oregon Kaufusi 20. Jakob Arthur

ChangesMoses returns from injury, Arthur making way.
24H WarningOmitted players: 18. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Sean Russell 22. Elie El Zakhem
Late MailOmitted player: 19. Bailey Simonsson
Niukore starts lock, with Matterson benched. Arthur is 18th player.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Braidon Burns 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 23. Tevita Pangai Junior 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Josh Jackson 11. Harrison Edwards 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 15. Joe Stimson 22. Luke Thompson 17. Chris Patolo

ChangesSame 17 named, but Luke Thompson and Tevita Pangai Junior are listed as reserves.
24H WarningOmitted players: 16. Jackson Topine 20. Bailey Biondi-Odo 21. Brandon Wakeham
A couple of big ins with Thompson and TPJ joining the bench. Patolo drops to the reserves.
Late MailOmitted player: 19. Declan Casey
TPJ starts back row with Edwards benched. Patolo is 18th player.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Sat August 20 2022, 5:30pm
at 4 Pines Park, Brookvale
Lands of the Cammeraygal people

Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Matt Noyen, Peter Gough;Video Referees: Grant Atkins;

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

2. Tolutau Koula 23. Alfred Smalley 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 16. Ethan Bullemor 13. Dylan Walker 14. Ben Trbojevic 15. Josh Schuster 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Kurt De Luis 21. James Roumanos

ChangesKoula moves to the wing with Jason Saab (ACL) out for the season. Harper returns in the centres. Dylan Walker is lock with Jake Trbojevic (hand) also to miss the last three rounds. Bullemor joins the bench.
24H WarningOmitted players: 1. Reuben Garrick 12. Andrew Davey 20. Zac Fulton 22. Jacob Sykes
Added player: 23. Alfred Smalley
Garrick's injury omission (he's out for the remaining rounds) sees Koula move to fullback and Smalley coming in on the wing. Davey's omission sees Bullemor start back row and Kurt De Luis joins the bench.
Late MailOmitted player: 19. Kaeo Weekes
Roumanos 18th player.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

2. Lachlan Miller 20. Matt Ikuvalu 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 22. Luke Metcalf

ChangesToby Rudolf is out injured, Hamlin-Uele comes into the starting side once more and Andrew Fifita coming onto the bench. Tracey and Moylan return, with Trindall, Ikuvalu and Colquhoun out of the 17.
24H WarningOmitted players: 1. Kade Dykes 14. Teig Wilton 21. Kayal Iro
Dykes is out injured, Miller shifting to fullback and Ikuvalu coming in on the wing. Wilton's omission sees Trindall back in the side on the bench.
Late MailOmitted player: 19. Jesse Colquhoun
Metcalf 18th player.

Sydney Roosters v Wests Tigers
Sat August 20 2022, 7:35pm
at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park
Lands of the Gadigal people

Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Cameron Paddy;Video Referees: Chris Butler;

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 16. Drew Hutchison 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Connor Watson 15. Egan Butcher 17. Terrell May 20. Oliver Gildart 19. Fletcher Baker

24H WarningOmitted players: 3. Paul Momirovski 21. Ben Thomas 22. Siua Wong
Gildart will make his club debut - against his contracted club. Momirosvki makes way.
Late MailOmitted player: 18. Kevin Naiqama
Hutchison moves to centre, Gildart to the bench. Baker 18th player.

Wests Tigers

1. Daine Laurie 2. Brent Naden 3. Starford To'a 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Jock Madden 8. James Tamou 9. Fa'amanu Brown 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Fonua Pole 15. Austin Dias 16. Thomas Freebairn 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Jake Simpkin

ChangesMaumalo returns, To'a shifts to centre and James Roberts is out. Seyfarth replaces Peachey on the bench.
24H WarningOmitted players: 19. Kitione Kautoga 20. Brandon Tumeth 22. Tyrone Peachey
Late MailOmitted player: 21. Junior Pauga
1-17. Simpkin 18th player.

St George Illawarra Dragons v Gold Coast Titans
Sun August 21 2022, 2:00pm
at WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Lands of the Dharawal people

Referees: Liam Kennedy;Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski;Video Referees: Ashley Klein;

St George Illawarra Dragons

1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Mbye 4. Zac Lomax 5. Tautau Moga 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Josh Mcguire 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Jack Bird 15. Aaron Woods 16. Michael Molo 19. Jayden Sullivan 20. Francis Molo 14. Tyrell Fuimaono

24H WarningOmitted players: 17. Billy Burns 18. Jaiyden Hunt 22. Jackson Ford
Burns is out, Frank Molo is back on the bench. Fuimaono drops to reserves with Jayden Sullivan joining the pine instead.
Late MailOmitted player: 21. Tyrell Sloan
No changes to what was announced yesterday. Fuimaono is the 18th man.

Gold Coast Titans

1. Jayden Campbell 2. Sosefo Fifita 3. Phillip Sami 5. Patrick Herbert 14. Greg Marzhew 6. AJ Brimson 7. Tanah Boyd 19. Jarrod Wallace 17. Sam McIntyre 10. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Isaac Liu 8. Jaimin Jolliffe 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. Moeaki Fotuaika 21. Paul Turner 18. Corey Thompson

ChangesFa'asuamaleaui returns, Wallace out of the 17.
24H WarningOmitted players: 4. Brian Kelly 9. Erin Clark 22. Klese Haas
Kelly is replaced by Herbert at centre, with Marzhew coming in on the wing. McIntyre is named hooker for Clark, with Wallace and Turner joining the bench.
Late MailOmitted player: 20. Toby Sexton
Wallace starts in place of Jolliffe in the only late change for this Titans lineup.

Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders
Sun August 21 2022, 4:05pm
at McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton
Lands of the Awabakal people

Referees: Grant Atkins;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Jon Stone;Video Referees: Gerard Sutton;

Newcastle Knights

1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Krystian Mapapalangi 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 13. Jacob Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Brodie Jones 17. Mathew Croker 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Pasami Saulo 16. Simi Sasagi 18. Sauaso Sue 21. Oryn Keeley

ChangesBradman Best and Enari Tuala are out (disciplinary). Edrick Lee comes in for Tuala on the wing, debutant Krystian Mapapalangi in for Best at centre. Klemmer returns prop, Jacob Saifiti moves to lock, Croker bench and Sue out of the 17.
24H WarningOmited players: 19. Chris Randall 20. Jack Johns 22. Hymel Hunt
Late MailOmitted player: 10. Daniel Saifiti
D-Saf is out with COVID. His brother Jacob replaces him at prop, Croker starts lock and Sue joins the bench. Keeley is 18th player.

Canberra Raiders

1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali'i 14. Tom Starling 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 9. Zac Woolford 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Albert Hopoate

ChangesTapine returns in the front row, with Guler benched and Sutton out of the 17. Cotric returns on the wing, pushing Hopoate out similarly.
24H WarningOmitted players: 20. Matt Frawley 21. Ryan Sutton 22. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Late MailOmitted player: 19. Ata Mariota
As named with one late switch - Starling starts hooker with Woolford benched. Hoppa 18th player.