10th December 2023

The Broncos and Storm have each opted to relaxation a number of massive names forward of their respective finals campaigns.

Brisbane and Melbourne will face one another to kick off spherical 27, however will each discipline under-strength line-ups with a sit up for a possible rematch within the first week of the finals.

The Broncos will probably be with out stars similar to Payne Haas, Ezra Mam, Selwyn Cobbo and Reece Walsh, whereas the Storm will probably be with out the likes of Cameron Munster, Harry Grant and Xavier Coates.

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Whereas the Storm are with no host of massive names, star fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen returns to the No.1 jersey for the primary time since his return from a long-term knee damage.

Ryan Papenhuyzen will make his first begin in over a yr for the Storm this weekend (Daniel Pockett by way of Getty Photos)

Penrith has opted towards resting its personal stars because it eyes the minor premiership within the occasion of a Broncos slip-up, with the likes of Nathan Cleary, Dylan Edwards, Stephen Crichton and Brian To’o all named within the aspect to face the Cowboys.

Listed here are the total crew lists for spherical 27.


7.50pm | Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm, Suncorp Stadium


1. Tristan Sailor 2. Corey Oates 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Joshua Rogers 7. Jock Madden 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Tyson Smoothy 10. Corey Jensen 11. Brendan Piakura 12. Jordan Riki 13. Keenan Palasia 14. Blake Mozer 15. Cory Paix 16. Xavier Willison 17. Martin Taupau 18. Benjamin Te Kura 19. Israel Leota 20. Kurt Capewell 21. Kobe Hetherington 22. Selwyn Cobbo

Evaluation: Reece Walsh, Herbie Farnworth, Selwyn Cobbo, Ezra Mam, Billy Walters, Payne Haas and Kurt Capewell have all been rested, whereas the crew remains to be with out injured duo Adam Reynolds and Pat Carrigan. Kotoni Staggs, who’s suspended, is the opposite first-choice Bronco watching from the sidelines this week.


1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. William Warbrick 3. Justin Olam 4. Younger Tonumaipea 5. Reimis Smith 6. Jayden Nikorima 7. Tyran Wishart 8. Tariq Sims 9. Bronson Garlick 10. Tepai Moeroa 11. Chris Lewis 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Josh King 14. Sualauvi Faalogo 15. Alec MacDonald 16. Aaron Pene 17. Jack Howarth 18. Grant Anderson 19. Joe Chan 20. Keagan Russell-Smith 21. Cole Geyer 22. Tristan Powell

Evaluation: Nick Meaney, Marion Seve, Xavier Coates, Cameron Munster, Christian Welch, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Tui Kamikamica, Tom Eisenhuth and Trent Loeiro are all rested this weekend. Star duo Harry Grant and Jahrome Hughes are additionally sidelined as a result of accidents, however there’s a return within the No.1 jersey for Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Referee: Ashley Klein

Ryan Papenhuyzen makes triumphant NRL return


6pm | Manly Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers, 4Pines Park


1. Tolutau Koula 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Toafofoa Sipley 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Sean Keppie 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Ben Trbojevic 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Gordon Chan Kum Tong 15. Dean Matterson 16. Aaron Woods 17. Ethan Bullemor 18. Kelma Tuilagi 19. Josh Schuster 20. Ben Condon 21. Samuela Fainu 22. Christian Tuipulotu

Evaluation: Anthony Seibold has made only one change to the aspect that beat the Bulldogs final week, with Dean Matterson coming onto the bench and Kelma Tuilagi named because the 18th man. Josh Schuster and Christian Tuipulotu are named among the many reserves, with Tuipulotu on the comeback path after a knee damage.


1. Jahream Bula 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Triston Reilly 4. Josh Feledy 5. Junior Tupou 6. Daine Laurie 7. Apisai Koroisau 8. Alex Twal 9. Jake Simpkin 10. David Klemmer 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Shawn Blore 13. Justin Matamua 14. Asu Kepaoa 15. Package Laulilii 16. Fonua Pole 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Tallyn Da Silva 19. Brandon Wakeham 20. Will Smith 21. Aitasi James 22. Tommy Talau

Evaluation: Each Alex Twal and Jake Simpkin return from accidents for the ultimate match of the season, however the Tigers are nonetheless with out Stefano Utoikamanu and John Bateman. 

Referee: Belinda Sharpe

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8pm | South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters, Accor Stadium


1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Izaac Tu’itupou Thompson 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Prepare dinner 10. Shaquai Mitchell 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Michael Chee Kam 13. Cameron Murray 14. Jai Arrow 15. Tallis Duncan 16. Hame Sele 17. Davvy Moale 18. Taane Milne 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Peter Mamouzelos 21. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 22. Dean Hawkins

Evaluation: Blake Taaffe returns to the fullback slot instead of the suspended Latrell Mitchell after deputising for him on the again finish of final season in what’s a must-win recreation for the Rabbitohs in the event that they need to make the finals. 


1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Fletcher Baker 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Sandon Smith 15. Egan Butcher 16. Terrell Could 17. Angus Crichton 18. Corey Allan 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Drew Hutchison 21. Fetalaiga Pauga 22. Dylan Napa

Evaluation: The Roosters welcome again James Tedesco after he was sidelined with a head knock. Joseph Manu suffered a hamstring damage whereas deputising for Tedesco within the No.1 jersey final weekend, however has been named. Fletcher Baker begins within the entrance row because of the suspension to Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Referee: Adam Gee

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3pm | Dolphins v Warriors, Suncorp Stadium


1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Tesi Niu 4. Euan Aitken 5. Jack Bostock 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harrison Graham 10. Mark Nicholls 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Connelly Lemuelu 13. Kenny Bromwich 14. Jarrod Wallace 15. Isaiya Katoa 16. Max Plath 17. Herman Ese’ese 18. Valynce Te Whare 19. Mason Teague 20. Brayden McGrady 21. Trai Fuller 22. Kurt Donoghoe

Evaluation: Jesse Bromwich’s return means Jarrod Wallace returns to the bench for the ultimate match of the Dolphins’ inaugural season.


1. Taine Tuaupiki 2. Edward Kosi 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Ronald Volkman 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Mitchell Barnett 11. Josh Curran 12. Marata Niukore 13. Dylan Walker 14. Brayden Wiliame 15. Jackson Ford 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Tom Ale 18. Kalani Going 20. Jacob Laban 21. Ben Farr 22. Zyon Maiu’u 23. Paul Roache

Evaluation: The Warriors have opted to relaxation a lot of their high line stars with a high 4 end locked in. Charze Nicoll-Klokstad and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak be a part of veteran halfback Shaun Johnson on the sidelines forward of the primary week of the finals.

Referee: Gerard Sutton

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5.30pm | Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys, BlueBet Stadium


1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jack Cogger 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Luke Sommerton 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Soni Luke 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Zac Hosking 18. Jaeman Salmon 19. Izack Tago 20. Thomas Jenkins 21. Luke Garner 22. Matt Eisenhuth

Evaluation: The Panthers have gone towards the grain by bringing huge names similar to Dylan Edwards and Scott Sorensen again into the crew for the ultimate spherical of the season. Jack Cogger is called as Nathan Cleary’s halves associate after the shoulder damage to Jarome Luai.


1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Zac Laybutt 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Jason Taumalolo 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Heilum Luki 13. Reuben Cotter 14. Jake Granville 15. Coen Hess 16. Griffin Neame 17. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Robert Derby 20. James Tamou 21. Brendan Elliot 22. Jack Gosiewski

Evaluation: No modifications to Todd Payten’s aspect that overcame the Dolphins final week, that means teenager Zac Laybutt retains his spot within the aspect. 

Referee: Todd Smith

The Knights will safe a house closing with victory over the Dragons. (Getty)

7.35pm | St George-Illawarra Dragons v Newcastle Knights, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium


1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Connor Muhleisen 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Billy Burns 12. Dan Russell 13. Jack de Belin 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Michael Molo 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Ryan Couchman 18. Toby Couchman 19. Jayden Sullivan 20. Alexander Lobb 21. Jaiyden Hunt 22. Viliami Fifita

Evaluation: Jack de Belin is again within the Dragons aspect after seving a suspension, that means Michael Molo drops to the bench. Jayden Sullivan is called among the many reserves as he plots his return from a hamstring damage.


1. Lachlan Miller 2. Dominic Younger 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Finest 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Adam Clune 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Fa’amanu Brown 10. Leo Thompson 11. Dylan Lucas 12. Brodie Jones 13. Adam Elliott 14. Riley Jones 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker 18. Jack Johns 19. Oryn Keeley 20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 21. Jackson Hastings 22. David Armstrong

Evaluation: Lachlan Miller has been named at fullback within the absence of Kalyn Ponga, who will miss the match as a result of a shoulder damage. Jackson Hastings is listed among the many reserves as he goals to come back again from an ankle damage, whereas Tyson Frizell, Dane Gagai and Phoenix Crossland are rested.

Referee: Ben Cummins

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2pm | Gold Coast Titans v Canterbury Bulldogs, Cbus Tremendous Stadium


1. AJ Brimson 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Brian Kelly 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Jojo Fifita 6. Kieran Foran 7. Thomas Weaver 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Chris Randall 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. David Fifita 12. Klese Haas 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Keano Kini 15. Kruise Leeming 16. Joe Stimson 17. Jacob Alick 18. Iszac Fa’asumaleaui 19. Jo Vuna 20. Tony Francis 21. Josiah Pahulu 22. Ken Maumalo

Evaluation: Moeaki Fotuaika returns to the line-up after lacking final week’s conflict towards the Storm because of the beginning of his baby. Isaac Liu misses out after struggling a finger damage final weekend.


1. Hayze Perham 2. Blake Wilson 3. Jake Averillo 4. Paul Alamoti 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Toby Sexton 8. Luke Thompson 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Liam Knight 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Corey Waddell 13. Max King 14. Kyle Flanagan 15. Samuel Hughes 16. Kurtis Morrin 17. Jayden Okunbor 19. Jeral Skelton 20. Bailey Biondi-odo 21. Jayden Tanner 22. Ryan Sutton 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Evaluation: Tevita Pangai Jr is overlooked after saying his retirement from the NRL to pursue a boxing profession. Harrison Edwards can be out of the aspect, and is changed at lock by Max King.

Referee: Kasey Badger

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4.05pm | Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders, PointsBet Stadium


1. Connor Tracey 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Jack Williams 15. Royce Hunt 16. Thomas Hazelton 17. Matt Moylan 18. Kayal Iro 19. Mawene Hiroti 20. Oregon Kaufusi 21. Jesse Colquhoun 22. Daniel Atkinson

Evaluation: Nicho Hynes’ return to the No.7 jersey means Braydon Trindall slides again to his regular five-eighth position, with Matt Moylan sliding to the bench.


1. Jordan Rapana 2. Sebastian Kris 3. Jack Wighton 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Nick Cotric 6. Matt Frawley 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Emre Guler 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Younger 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh 14. Tom Starling 15. Ata Mariota 16. Jarrod Croker 17. Hohepa Puru 18. Pasami Saulo 19. Albert Hopoate 20. Trey Mooney 21. Danny Levi 22. James Schiller

Evaluation: Corey Horsburgh is called regardless of his impending journey to the judiciary. Josh Papalii is out for the season with a biceps damage, that means Hohepa Puru comes into the aspect on the bench for his NRL debut

Referee: Grant Atkins

Bye: Parramatta Eels

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