As released on Tuesday June 21 - Each NRL Team for Round 16 is listed below.
All Teams have been analysed in comparison to the side they last put on the field.
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Round 16 NRL Teams
TIGERS v BULLDOGS
[Team Changes - The Tigers have lost Benji Marshall to a minor knee injury and promoted Jacob Miller to five-eighth and importantly - to kick. Tim Simona has relegated Tim Moltzen to the bench. Ben Murdoch-Masila is the only other change after being added to the bench. ]
RABBITOHS v BRONCOS
CBY: Barba, Turner, Idris, Morris, Wright, Keating, Hodkinson, Tolman, Ennis, Hodgson, Pritchard, Ryan (c), Stagg. Bench: Kasiano, Eastwood, Payne, Halatau.[Team Changes - In addition to Trent Hodkinson returning from suspension and Jamal Idris back from being stood down for missing training, Kevin Moore has also added Jonathon Wright on the wing for Michael Lett and Corey Payne comes onto the bench for Grant Millington. Josh Reynolds, Bryson Goodwin, Jake Foster, Mickey Paea, Ben Roberts and Lett are just some of the players who can't get out of the NSW Cup this weekend. Tim Lafai goes to Toyota Cup. ]
SOU: Wesser, Merritt, Farrell, Inglis, Roberts, Sutton, Sandow, Ross, Luke, McPherson, McQueen, Taylor, Crocker (c). Bench: Pettybourne, Tyrrell, Clark, Peats.
BRI: Hoffman, Beale, Hodges, Reed, Yow Yeh, Lockyer (c), Wallace, Hannant, Baptiste, Anderson, Thaiday, Glenn, Parker. Bench: Norman, Gillett, Lui, Hala.
TITANS v SHARKS
[Team Changes - The Broncos get Corey Parker, Justin Hodges and Matt Gillett back from injury with Andrew McCullough and Ben Hunt suspended for a week by the club and Mitchell Dodds (Shoulder) and Dale Copley have been dropped. Kurt Baptiste gets his chance at hooker. ]
@ Skilled Saturday Night
GLD: Zillman, Michaels, Toopi, Tomane, Mead, Campbell, Prince (c), Bailey, Srama, Laffranchi, Bird, Minichiello, Harrison. Bench: White, Henderson, Thompson, Ridge, Lawrence, O'Dwyer.
[Team Changes - The Titans get Greg Bird back from a hip injury that forced him to miss their loss to the Rabbitohs and his inclusion moves Anthony Laffranchi to prop. Michael Henderson goes to the bench with Ryan James out for the season with a knee injury. Brenton Lawrence is added to a 6 man bench. ]
CRO: Gardner, M Wright, Pomeroy, Best, Stapleton, Graham, Townsend, Snowden, Morris, Douglas, Smith, Bukuya, Gallen (c). Bench: Tupou, Tagataese, Flanagan, Tautai.
RAIDERS v EELS
[Team Changes - The Sharks stick solid with the 17 that beat the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium. Paul Aiton, Dean Collis, Isaac Gordon, Tim Smith, Siosaia Vave, John Mannah and Broderick Wright will all play NSW Cup - so coach Shane Flanagan is being forced to pick his best team here. ]
CAN: Massey, Stuart, Croker, Ferguson, Robinson, McCrone, Williams, White, Tongue (c), Shillington, Picker, Papalii, Fensom. Bench: Buttriss, Harrison, Learoyd-Lahrs, Tilse, Thurling, Miller.
[Team Changes - Canberra did not name Josh Dugan or Joel Thompson but both key players could turn out on Saturday Night. Nathan Massey and James Stuart would make way if both played. David Shillington starts for Dane Tilse who goes to the bench and he is joined by Bronson Harrison who has finally paid the price for his form this year - rookie Josh Papalii is named to start. Trevor Thurling and Josh Miller are on an extended bench. ]
WARRIORS v STORM
PAR: Hayne, Burt, Morgan, Loko, Atkins, McGuire, Robson, Mannah, Keating, MoiMoi, Hindmarsh (c), Lasalo, Smith. Bench: Shackleton, Allgood, Webb, Horo.
[Team Changes - The Warriors make mass changes after their 3rd straight loss. Simon Mannering goes back into the pack, Brett Seymour starts at half for Shaun Johnson who goes to the bench, Lewis Brown and Shaun Berrigan are the new centre combination and Bill Tupou comes onto the wing. Krisnan Inu and Glen Fisiiahi are dropped and Kevin Locke's knee injury gives Lance Hohaia his fullback job back. Alehana Mara joins the bench alongside Sione Lousi. ]
MEL: Slater, Duffie, Nielsen, M Blair, Waqa, Widdop, Cronk, Bromwich, Smith (c), Norrie, A Blair, Proctor, Lowrie. Bench: Hinchcliffe, Manu, Woolnough, Lowe, Kostjasyn, O'Neill.
PANTHERS v COWBOYS
[Team Changes - Cameron Smith will start here and Dane Nielsen returns after being rested v the Tigers. Jesse Bromwich also returns after the birth of his son with Rory Kostjasyn and Justin O'Neill the standby players. There is no room for Anthony Quinn or Beau Champion. ]
PEN: Coote, Simmons, Vaivai, Tighe, Purtell, Burns, Walsh, McKendry, Kingston, Civoniceva (c), Waterhouse, Smith, Lewis. Bench: Seluini, Grant, Bell, Weston, Fatiaki.[Team Changes - The Panthers get Luke Lewis back from a hamstring injury and keep Junior Vavai in the centres. Joseph Paulo and Masada Iosefa make way as Dayne Weston and Sarafu Fatiaki join the bench. ]
NQL: Bowen, Graham, Jones, Cooper, Fai-Fai Loa, Thompson, Thurston (c), Scott (c), Payne, Tamou, T Sims, Hall, Johnson. Bench: Segeyaro, Riethmuller, A Sims, L Ah Mau, .
KNIGHTS v ROOSTERS
[Team Changes - The Cowboys will fight the 2 games Johnathan Thurston is facing out for running into a referee and expect him to get it downgraded and only miss this week v Penrith and play in Origin 3. Glenn Hall is back from suspension and James Tamou also returns. Isaak Ah Mau and Will Tupou have been dropped. ]
[Team Changes - The Knights have named James McManus and Dan Tolar despite ankle injuries that kept them out of their win over the Panthers. Peter Mata'utia and Steven Southern will make way if they play. Ryan Stig is again at five-eighth with Tyrone Roberts named on an extended bench but unlikely to play. ]
DRAGONS v SEA EAGLES
[Team Changes - The Roosters get Shaun Kenny-Dowall back from an ankle injury and regain Anthony Minichiello, Mitchell Pearce and Nate Myles from Origin duty. Sam Perrett is listed to return from injury on the wing and Mose Masoe has made the bench. Rhys Pritchard busted his collarbone in NSW Cup and has been lost for the season. ]
[Team Changes - The Dragons get Brett Morris back from a hammy injury and demote Peni Tagive. Ben Creagh has been named to play despite an ankle injury and Dean Young is back at hooker. Trent Merrin starts in the second row and Jack Bosden and Alex McKinnon are the extras on the bench. ]
ROUND 16 BYES - NONE
MAN: B Stewart, Robertson, Lyon (c), Matai, D Williams, K Foran, Cherry-Evans, King (c), Ballin, Rose, Watmough, Galuvao, G Stewart. Bench: Mauro, Buhrer, Robinson, Lussick, Harrison.[Team Changes - Brent Kite is still out with a rib injury but could be a late starter given the game is next Monday. Michael Robertson made his comeback v Parramatta and is named on the wing. Joe Galuvao broke his hand v Parramatta but was named. Darcy Lussick and Daniel Harrison are the new faces on an extended bench. ]
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