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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

NRL 2011 - Round 21 NRL Teams & Analysis 26/07/2011


]-[ NRL 2011 ]-[Round 21 NRL Teams

As released on Tuesday July 26 - Each NRL Team for Round 21 is listed below.
All Teams have been analysed in comparison to the side they last put on the field and the relative impact of new players or those returning from injury.
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Round 21 NRL Teams

SEA EAGLES v TIGERS
@ BlueTongue Friday Night
MAN: B Stewart, Robertson, Lyon (c), Matai, Hopoate, K Foran, Cherry-Evans, King (c), Ballin, Kite, Watmough, Galuvao, G Stewart. Bench: Mauro, Buhrer, Rodney, Rose, Robinson, Lussick.
[Team Changes - Manly have named Anthony Watmough to return from a shoulder injury in the backrow and Shane Rodney goes back to the bench. Michael Robertson is also back on the wing for Michael Oldfield, while Tim Robinson is the new face on an extended bench. ]
WTG: Moltzen, Ryan, Ayshford, Lawrence, Utai, Marshall, Lui, Gibbs, Farah (c), Galloway, Fulton, Ellis, Heighington. Bench: McKinnon, Payten, Brown, Woods, Groat.
[Team Changes - The Tigers have lost winger Lote Tuqiri again - just a week after getting him back from a long layoff (again) and have named Matt Utai to replace him. Andrew Fifita is omitted for a second straight week, while Todd Payten and Wade McKinnon are back on the bench with youngster Matt Groat. ]
BRONCOS v SHARKS
@ Suncorp Friday Night
BRI: Hoffman, Beale, Reed, Hodges, Yow Yeh, Lockyer (c), Wallace, Hannant, McCullough, Anderson, Glenn, Thaiday, Parker. Bench: Gillett, Hunt, Hala, McGuire.
[Team Changes - The Broncoshave dropped  Mitchell Dodds from the team that was overrun by the Storm late and recalled another giant young prop in David Hala. Darren Lockyer picked up a head knock in the game but has been named to play. ]
CRO: Gardner, Williams, M Wright, Best, Stapleton, Graham, Townsend, Cordoba, Morris, Douglas, Tautai, Tupou, Smith (c). Bench: Snowden, Tagataese, Flanagan, Pomeroy, Mannah.
[Team Changes - The Sharks didn't bother to name Paul Gallen this week - which meant he was never any chance to play against the Knights last weekend. That being said he might still be some hope for the trip to Brisbane. Nathan Gardner has recovered from a head knock and Kade Snowden's shoulder injury was just a stinger. Matthew Wright returns from a neck injury to displace Ben Pomeroy in the centres. Taulima Tautai keeps his starting spot in the backrow. ]
ROOSTERS v BULLDOGS
@ SFS Saturday Night
SYD: Minichiello, Perrett, Linnett, Kenny-Dowall, Leilua, T Carney, Pearce, Ryles, Friend, Myles, Anasta (c), Guerra, Nu'uausala. Bench: Mitchell, Waerea-Hargreaves, Takairangi, Arona, Symonds.
[Team Changes - The Roosters have doubt surrounding the availability of Frank-Paul Nu'uausala after he decided to challenge a one week suspension at the Judiciary - his fate will be decided Wednesday night. Kane Linnett is named despite a knee injury, while Tom Symonds and Tinirau Arona come in for the omitted Mose Masoe. ]

CBY: Barba, Turner, Lafai, Idris, Wright, Roberts, Hodkinson, Tolman, Romelo, Kasiano, Pritchard, Ryan (c), Halatau. Bench: Eastwood, Armit, Payne, Reynolds.
[Team Changes - The Bulldogs have lost David Stagg to an ankle injury and Corey Payne comes back from a week in the NSW Cup to replace him on the bench. Martin Taupau is also out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury and Chris Armit gets another chance in the top grade. The big news is the retention of Tim Lafai ahead of Josh Morris - who promptly scored a hat-trick in his first game in the NSW Cup after being dropped. ]
COWBOYS v PANTHERS
@ Dairy Farmers Saturday Night
NQL: Bowen, Graham, Tate. Tonga, Fai-Fai Loa, Thompson, Jones, Scott (c), Payne, A Sims, Cooper, T Sims, Johnson. Bench: Segeyaro, Hall, Paterson, Tamou, L Ah Mau, .
[Team Changes - The Cowboys added Leeson Ah Mau to their extended bench for the visit from the Panthers in their only change. Scott Bolton and Michael Bani will return via the QLD Cup for the Northern Pride. Johnathan Thurston is still at least 2 weeks away. ]
PEN: Simmons, Walker, Jennings, Tighe, Purtell, Seijka, Walsh, Grant, Kingston, Civoniceva (c), Waterhouse, Plum, Lewis. Bench: McKendry, Weston, Smith, Bell.
[Team Changes - The Panthers have lost Lachlan Coote for a couple of weeks with a leg injury and have moved David Simmons to fullback as cover. Ryan Walker comes onto the wing and with Travis Burns also hurt, Harry Seijka gets his chance at five-eighth. Luke Lewis has been named t play but is probably no better than a 50/50 prospect at this stage. Nafe Seluini has been dropped. ]
WARRIORS v RAIDERS
@ Mt Smart Sunday Afternoon
WAR: Locke, Tupou, Moon, Berrigan, Vatuvei, Maloney, Johnson, Packer, Heremaia, Lillyman, Mateo, Mannering (c), Luck. Bench: Godinet, Sam Rapira, Matulino, Taylor.
[Team Changes - The Warriors will be without utility Lance Hohaia for a second week due to a knee injury, allowing Pita Godinet to get another chance on the bench. Feleti Mateo and Jacob Lillyman are listed to start but don't be surprised if Elijah Taylor and Ben Matulino start in their place again. ]
CAN: Dugan, Ferguson, Croker, Thompson, Vidot, McCrone, Williams, White, Tongue (c), Tilse, Papalii, Harrison, Fensom. Bench: Buttriss, Miller, Galea, Mataora, Picker.
[Team Changes - Canberra kept their incredible winning run over the Dragons going and in return David Furner has kept the 16 of the 17 that won and added Joe Picker and Josh Miller to the bench as cover for the loss of Trevor Thurling (Achilles). Joel Thompson is expected to overcome a head knock to play, while Jarrod Croker seemed fine in his comeback from a back injury. As did Josh Papalii who continues to start for the Raiders despite hurting his groin just a few weeks ago. ]
KNIGHTS v TITANS
@ AusGrid Sunday Afternoon
NEW: Gidley (c), McManus, Sa'u, Lulia, Uate, Stig, Mullen, Tuimavave, De Gois, Kaufusi, Houston, Costigan, Edwards. Bench: Hilder, Taufua, Ciraldo, Tetevano, Karawana.
[Team Changes - The Knights have listed Neville Costigan and Evarn Tuimavave to return from injury and have also named Jarrod Mullen despite hurting his pectoral again last week. Rookie Zane Tetevano and Marvin Karawana hold their spots on the bench. ]
GLD: Rankin, Peyroux, Zillman, Toopi, Mead, Henry, Prince (c), Bailey, Srama, Laffranchi, Thompson, Minichiello, Bird. Bench: White, Lawrence, O'Dwyer, Campbell.
[Team Changes - The Titans won't have Ashley Harrison back but have dropped Luke Capewell and replaced him with Jordan Rankin at fullback. Steve Michaels is also out with concussion and Dominique Peyroux will make his NRL debut on the wing]
DRAGONS v RABBITOHS
@ WIN Wollongong Sunday Afternoon
STI: Boyd, Morris, Gasnier, Cooper, Nightingale, Soward, Hornby (c), Hunt, Fien, Weyman, Scott, Creagh, Prior. Bench: Cuthbertson, Green, Merrin, Rein, Stanley.
[Team Changes - The Dragons get their skipper and halfback Ben Hornby back from a hand injury which sees Nathan Fien go back to hooker and Mitch Rein join Kyle Stanley on the bench. Trent Merrin also moves to the bench with Dan Hunt returning, as does Jon Green on the bench. Jack De Belin and David Gower are omitted. ]
SOU: Wesser, Merritt, Farrell, Inglis, McQueen, Sutton, Sandow, Ross, Luke, McPherson, Clark, Pettybourne, Crocker (c). Bench: L Burgess, Tyrrell, Lowe, Peats, Corrigan.
[Team Changes - The Bunnies have named skipper Michael Crocker to return from a one week rest due to a head knock and he has forced Ben Lowe back to the bench. Shaune Corrigan is once again listed on an extended bench as cover in the outside backs. Otherwise there are no changes from the team that got pummelled 48-16 by the Warriors. ]
EELS v STORM
@ Parramatta Monday Night
PAR: Burt, Uaisele, Horo, Smith, Atkins, Hayne, Robson, Mannah, Keating, MoiMoi, Hindmarsh (c), Lasalo, Maitua. Bench: McGuire, Shackleton, Allgood, O'Hanlon.
[Team Changes - Jeff Robson holds the halfback job after his return on Friday and relegates Casey McGuire to the bench. Reni Maitua will start at lock with Justin Horo replacing Ryan Morgan once again at centre. Pat O'Hanlon remains on the bench despite barely being used again last week. ]
MEL: Slater, Duffie, Nielsen, M Blair, O'Neill, Widdop, Cronk, Bromwich, Smith (c), Norrie, A Blair, Manu, Proctor. Bench: Kostjasyn, Hinchcliffe, Woolnough, Lowe.
[Team Changes - The Storm will trot out the same 16 of the 17 man squad that beat the Broncos - with Matt Duffie's return from a sternum injury for Beau Champion on the wing the only change. But as always with Melbourne - don't discount a late change. ]
ROUND 21 BYES - NONE All done for 2011.
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