As released on Tuesday March 15, Each NRL Team for Round 2 will be listed below.
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EELS v PANTHERSPAR: Hayne, Burt, Whatuira, Morgan, Uaisele, Mortimer, Robson, Mannah, McGuire, Allgood, Hindmarsh (c), Lasalo, Horo. Bench: Keating, Shackleton, Smith, MoiMoi.
[Changes - Chris Walker is out with a toe injury and Paul Whatuira replaces him in the centres. After making a late start v Warriors - FuiFui MoiMoi has been named on the bench for Round 2.]
PEN: Coote, M Gordon, Jennings, Tighe, Simmons, Burns, Walsh, Grant, Kingston, Civoniceva (c), Waterhouse, Plum, Lewis. Bench: McKendry, Bell, Purtell, Fatiaki.
[Changes: Sandor Earl and Masada Iosefa are the fall guys for the Panthers inept performance v Newcastle. David Simmons and rookie Sarafu Fatiaki come in. Michael Jennings is no certainty so Earl might get a reprieve, while Travis Burns will now likely spell Kevin Kingston at hooker.]
RAIDERS v BRONCOSCAN: Milne, Ferguson, Croker, Thompson, Vidot, McCrone, Orford, Learoyd-Lahrs, Buttriss, Shillington (c), Picker, Harrison (c), Fensom. Bench: Waddell, Miller, Tilse, Thurling, Galea.
[Changes - With prop Brett White Suspended 1 Week, Josh Miller joins the bench and Travis Waddell comes in for Alan Tongue who is out for 6 weeks with a shoulder injury. Matt Orford has been named at halfback for Sam Williams, but there is no Josh Dugan (yet) with David Milne at fullback. David Shillington and Bronson Harrison captain the team, while Danny Galea is 18th man and likely cover for Joe Picker who has a cork in his thigh. ]
BRI: Hoffman, Yow Yeh, Beale, Reed, Gagai, Lockyer (c), Wallace, Thaiday, McCullough, Anderson, Glenn, Gillett, Parker. Bench: Hunt, Te'o, McGuire, Tronc.
[No Changes - Both Ben Hannant and Justin Hodges were not named for the Round 2 clash with Canberra.]
STORM v TITANSMEL: Slater, Duffie, Nielsen, Champion, O'Neill, Widdop, Cronk, Blair, Smith (c), Lowe, Proctor, Manu, Hinchcliffe. Bench: Lowrie, Norrie, Thompson, Bromwich.
[Changes: Chase Stanley did his knee and is out for the season and Justin O'Neill copped a knock to his ankle. Beau Champion starts at centre and Anthony Quinn is likely to be on standby for O'Neill as a result.]GLD: Zillman, Gordon, Michaels, Toopi, Mead, Capewell, Prince (c), Bailey, Brown, White, Bird, Thompson, Harrison. Bench: Henderson, Tagataese, James, Campbell.
[No Changes: Mark Minichiello was named 18th man again and his progress will be checked later in the week to determine his chances of playing.]
TIGERS v WARRIORSWTG: McKinnon, Tuqiri, Lawrence, Ayshford, Utai, Marshall, Lui, Gibbs, Farah (c), Galloway, Dwyer, Ellis, Heighington. Bench: Moltzen, Woods, Fifita, Payten.
[Changes - Liam Fulton is out with injury and Simon Dwyer starts, Gareth Ellis is in doubt with a groin injury but Bryce Gibbs is recalled after missing the Canterbury game with a knee injury. Aaron Woods keeps his spot in the 17 after débuting in Round 1.]
WAR: Hohaia, Fisiiahi, Moon, Ropati, Inu, John, Seymour, Rapira, Packer, Mannering (c), Mateo, Luck. Bench: Berrigan, Lillyman, Matulino, Brown, Latimore.[Changes - With James Maloney Suspended 1 Week the Warriors promote Isaac John to Five-Eighth, Manu Vatuvei's knee injury sees Krisnan Inu recalled and Jeremy Latimore joins a 5 man bench at the expense of Steve Rapira]
COWBOYS v KNIGHTSNQL: Bowen, Graham, Tupou, Tonga, Bani, Thompson, Thurston (c), Scott (c), Payne, Tamou, Cooper, Hall, Johnson. Bench: Jones, L Ah Mau, T Sims, A Sims, R Thorby.
[Changes: Scott Bolton is out with a calf tear. Ricky Thorby joins the 5 man bench with Gavin Cooper starting and Tariq Sims elevated into jersey #16.]
NEW: Gidley (c), McManus, Sa'u, W Naiqama, Uate, Henry, Mullen, Kaufusi, Hilder, Tuimavave, Taia, Ciraldo, Houston. Bench: Rogers, Paterson, Fa'aoso, Tolar, Edwards.
[Changes - Kurt Gidley has been named despite a back injury and Shannon McDonnell has been placed on standby. Neville Costigan is out with a broken arm with Cameron Ciraldo starting, Isaac De Gois is replaced by Matt Hilder at hooker and Joel Edwards and Ben Rogers coming on to the bench. There is no Adam MacDougall for a second straigth week.]
RABBITOHS v BULLDOGSSOU: Wesser, Merritt, Farrell, Inglis, Talanoa, Sutton, Sandow, Stuart, Luke, Asotasi (c), Pettybourne, Taylor, Tyrrell. Bench: Ross, McPherson, Crocker, McQueen.
[Changes - Eddy Pettybourne and Dave Tyrrell start for injured forwards Sam Burgess and Ben Lowe. Michael Crocker comes onto the bench for Scott Geddes who did his Achilles and is joined by outside back Chris McQueen.]
CBY: Barba, Turner, Morris, Idris, Goodwin, Keating, Hodkinson, Tolman, Ennis, Kasiano, Foster, Ryan (c), Stagg. Bench: Paea, Pritchard, Payne, Roberts.
[Changes - No official changes from the team that beat the Tigers, although Josh Morris is awaiting scans on what looked to be a semi-serious knee injury. Morris was in a leg brace after the match and although optimistic that scans would clear him - he is in serious doubt for Round 2 (has now been ruled out for at least a month). Jonathon Wright or Ben Roberts are in line to replace him. ]
ROOSTERS v SEA EAGLESSYD: Minichiello, Perrett, Kenny-Dowall, Linnett, Leilua, Anasta (c), Pearce, Ryles, Friend, Kennedy, Nu'uausala, Aubusson, Myles. Bench: Waerea-Hargreaves, Masoe, Riddell, Symonds, Carney.
[Changes - Todd Carney has been named as 18th man for the clash with Manly. If fit he'll likely start and either Riddell or Symonds would make way]
MAN: B Stewart, Robertson, Hopoate, T Williams, D Williams, K Foran, Cherry-Evans, Rose, Ballin, Kite, Watmough, Galuvao, G Stewart (c). Bench: Seu Seu, Buhrer, Robinson, Mauro.
[Changes - With prop Jason King Suspended 1 Week, George Rose starts and Tim Robinson comes onto the bench. William Hopoate has been named in the centres despite a shoulder injury and David Williams comes onto the wing for the injured Jamie Lyon.]
SHARKS v DRAGONSCRO: Gardner, Wright, Collis, Best, Williams, Kelly, Graham, Snowden, Morris, Douglas, Smith, Tupou, Gallen. Bench: Cordoba, Wright, Flanagan, Pomeroy, Mannah, Tautai.
[Changes - With hooker Paul Aiton Suspended 1 Week the Sharks have promoted Stuart Flanagan to the bench. Taulima Tautai also joins a six man bench along with Ben Pomeroy. Jason Bukuya's hamstring injury that kept him out of Round 1 is more serious than first thought and he is out until Round 6.]
STI: Boyd, Morris, Gasnier, Cooper, Nightingale, Soward, Hornby (c), Hunt, Fien, Weyman, Scott, Creagh, Prior. Bench: Greenfield, Rein, Merrin, Green.[No Changes - Mitch Rein keeps his spot after being a late inclusion for Kyle Stanley v Gold Coast in Round 1]
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