NRL TEAMS - 2023 Finals Week 2


In this article, you can view teamlists as they're announced for the NRL Semi Finals, plus squad updates 24 hours before kickoff and late mail on game day, as well as information on each match, what happens next, and the appointed match officials.

Times to note as you use this article across the weekend:

  • Tuesday afternoon: match official appointments
  • Tuesday 4pm: squad lists released for all clubs
  • 24 hours from kickoff: squad update (squads reduced to 19 players)
  • One hour from kickoff: final lineups (17 players plus one reserve)

All times are listed in AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT). Variations on kickoffs in other time zones are shown where appropriate. All matches are broadcast on Fox League, Kayo Sports, Nine Network & 9Now.

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2nd Semi Final
Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters
Fri September 15 2023, 7:50pm
at AAMI Park, Melbourne / Wurundjeri

Melbourne Storm

1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Reimis Smith 6. Cameron Munster 21. Tyran Wishart 8. Tui Kamikamica 19. Bronson Garlick 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Trent Loiero 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Josh King 15. Tom Eisenhuth 10. Christian Welch 17. Tariq Sims 9. Harry Grant 18. Grant Anderson

21-man squad named: Out: Young Tonumaipea (centre), Xavier Coates (wing), Ryan Papenhuyzen (bench)
In: Justin Olam (centre), Reimis Smith (wing), Alec MacDonald (bench)

Squad update: 7. Jahrome Hughes, 14. Alec MacDonald , 22. Sua Fa'alogo OMITTED. Anderson & Moeroa remain in the squad.

Late mail: Asofa-Solomona and Garlick start with Grant and Welch benched. Anderson is 18th player and 20. Tepai Moeroa misses out.

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Fetalaiga Pauga 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Corey Allan 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 15. Egan Butcher 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Sandon Smith 10. Fletcher Baker 16. Terrell May 17. Angus Crichton 18. Drew Hutchison

21-man squad named: Out: Billy Smith (centre), Joseph Manu (centre), Joseph-Aukuso Sua'ali'i (wing)
In: Paul Momirovski (centre), Corey Allan (centre), Jaxson Paulo (wing)
Changes: Egan Butcher (front row to bench), Fletcher Baker (bench to front row)

Squad update: 20. Zach Dockar-Clay, 21. Jake Turpin and 22. Nathan Brown. Hutchison and Whyte remain in the squad.

Late mail: Egan Butcher starts prop with Baker benched. Hutchison is 18th player and 19. Naufahu Whyte drops out.

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Chris Sutton;Video Referees: Chris Butler;

FINALS OUTCOMES: The loser is eliminated while the winner progresses to face Penrith, away, in a preliminary final.

1st Semi Final
Warriors v Newcastle Knights
Sat September 16 2023, 4:05pm
at Go Media Stadium, Penrose / Aotearoa


1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Mitchell Barnett 11. Jackson Ford 12. Marata Niukore 13. Tohu Harris 14. Dylan Walker 15. Jazz Tevaga 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Josh Curran 20. Taine Tuaupiki

21-man squad named: Out: Freddy Lussick (bench)
In: Shaun Johnson (halfback)
Changes: Dylan Walker (five-eighth to bench), Te Maire Martin (halfback to five-eighth)

Squad update: 21. Bunty Afoa, 22. Tom Ale and 23. Edward Kosi omitted.

Late mail: 1-17. Tuaupiki  18th player and 18. Freddy Lussick cut.

Newcastle Knights

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Adam Clune 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Phoenix Crossland 10. Leo Thompson 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Dylan Lucas 13. Adam Elliott 14. Kurt Mann 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker 18. Brodie Jones 20. Fa'amanu Brown

21-man squad named: Out: Jackson Hastings (halfback), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (second row)
In: Adam Clune (halfback), Dylan Lucas (second row)

Squad update: 15. Daniel Saifiti, 21. Lachlan Miller and 22. Jack Johns omitted. D.Saifiti OUT with a hamstring injury replaced by Brodie Jones. Tuala and Brown remain in the squad.

Late mail: Brown 18th player, 19. Enari Tuala drops out.

Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, David Munro;Video Referees: Grant Atkins;

FINALS OUTCOMES: The loser is eliminated while the winner progresses to face Brisbane, away, in a preliminary final.