Rugby League

Talkin' teams and Ultimate League (round 20)

Shark return ... will Paul Gallen make an early return for Cronulla?
Shark return ... will Paul Gallen make an early return for Cronulla? Photo: Bradley Kanaris

That's full time for Talkin' Teams for another week. Good luck to your team on the weekend!

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Roosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello (c), 2. Nene Macdonald , 3. Mitchell Aubusson, 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 6. James Maloney, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Sam Moa, 11. Boyd Cordner,  12. Sonny Bill Williams, 13. Aidan Guerra, 14. Frank-Paul Nuuausala,  15. Isaac Liu , 16. Dylan Napa,, 17. Remi Casty

Big rush of teams coming in! Only the Roosters remain!

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Sharks: 1. Michel Gordon, 2. Sosaia Feki, 3. Jonathan Wright, 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Jacob Gagan ,6. Fa'amanu Brown, 7. Jeff Robson, 8. Andrew Fifita , 9. Michael Lichaa, 10.Bryce Gibbs , 11. Luke Lewis , 12. Wade Graham, 13. Anthony Tupou, 14. Pat Politoni, 15. Chris Heighington, 16. Tinirau Arona, 17. Sam Tagataese, 18. Tim Robinson, 19. Matt Prior

 

Talking point: No Paul Gallen for the Sharks for their trip to Bathurst. Chris Heighington (calf) returns to take the place of   Siosaia Vave (pectoral )who is out for the season.

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Bulldogs: 1. Mitch Brown, 2. Corey Thompson, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Drury Low, 6. Moses Mbye, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. Sam Kasiano, 9. Michael Ennis ©, 10. James Graham, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Tony Williams, 13. Greg Eastwood, 14. Reni Maitua, 15. Dale Finucane, 16.  Pat O'Hanlon, 17. Lloyd Perrett, 18. Damien Cook

 

Talking point: After coming back last week Moses Mbye will start at five eighth. Josh Morris has also been named to return in place of Krisnan Inu. Corey Thompson, Trent Hodkinson and Josh Jackson have all been selected after choosing to take the early guilty plea

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Wests Tigers: 1. Mitchel Moses, 2. Keith Lulia, 3.Tim Simona, 4. Chris Lawrence , 5. Pat Richards, 6. Blake Austin ,7. Luke Brooks, 8. Aaron Woods, 9. Robbie Farah, 10. Keith Galloway, 11. Curtis Sironen, 12. Bodene Thompson, 13. Adam Blair, 14. Ava Seumanufagai , 15. Martin Taupau, 16. Dene Halatau, 17. James Gavet, 18. Sauaso Sue

 

Talking point: Same 1-18 for the Wests Tigers. Dene Halatau, the man to miss out last week, has been named in the No.16 jumper.

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Storm: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Sisa Waqa,  3. Will Chambers, 4. Mahe Fonua, 5. Marika Koroibete, 6. Ben Roberts, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Bryan Norrie, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe, 14. Tim Glasby, 15. Tohu Harris, 16. Kenny Bromwich, 17. Jordan McLean, 18. Dayne Weston, 19. Young Tonumaipea

 

Talking point: An extended squad for the Storm with Kenny Bromwich, Dayne Weston and Young Tonumaipea added. Jordan McLean has been named on the bench after starting last week.

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Brisbane: 1 Josh Hoffman, 2 Lachlan Maranta, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Justin Hodges, 5.Jordan Kahu,  6 Ben Barba, 7 Ben Hunt, 8 Josh McGuire, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Corey Parker, 11 Alex Glenn , 12 Matt Gillett, 13 Sam Thaiday, 14.Jake Granville, 15. Ben Hannant, 16. Martin Kennedy, 17. Todd Lowrie, 18. Jarrod Wallace, 19. Jack Reed, 20. Corey Oates, 21. Daniel Vidot

 

Talking point: Extended squad for Brisbane that includes  Jack Reed, Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates, who played Queensland Cup last weekend after being stood down. The good news for Broncos fans is Matt Gillett returns from an ankle injury. The Hoffman/Barba switch has been named again.

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Manly: 1. Brett Stewart, 2. Jorge Taufua, 3. Jamie Lyon, 4. Steve Matai, 5. Peta Hiku, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Josh Starling, 9. Matt Ballin, 10. Brenton Lawrence, 11. Anthony Watmough, 12. Jamie Buhrer, 13. Tom Symonds,  14. Jesse Sene-Lefao, 15. Dunamis Lui, 16. James Hasson, 17. Jason King

 

Talking point: Same 1-17 for the league leaders. James Hasson returns to replace Tyson Andrews after being a late scratching last week.

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Wade Graham leading the most under rated player poll...

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Knights: 1. Darius Boyd 2. James McManus, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Joey Leilua, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Jarrod Mullen, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Kade Snowden, 9. Adam Clydsdale, 10.  Willie Mason, 11.  Beau Scott, 12.  Robbie Rochow, 13.  Jeremy Smith, 14. Travis Waddell,   15. Korbin Sims, 17.Adam Cuthbertson, 18. Davud Fa'alogo

 

Talking point:  Kurt Gidley has been ruled out due to a low-grade adductor injury, but welcome back winger James McManus from a foot injury. Tyrone Roberts moves into the halves with Travis Waddell named on the bench. Chris Houston (knee) is out for 2-3 weeks.

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Penrith: 1. Matt Moylan, 2.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak , 3.Dean Whare, 4.Jamal Idris, 5.Kevin Naiqama, 6.Jamie Soward, 7. Peter Wallace, 8. Nigel Plum, 9.James Segeyaro, 10. Brent Kite, 11. Bryce Cartwright, 12. Isaah Yeo, 13. Elijah Taylor, 14.Lewis Brown, 15. Jeremy Latimore, 16. Adam Docker, 17 Sam McKendry, 23. Sika Manu

 

Talking point: Plenty of changes at the foot of the mountains. The good news is that Peter Wallace returns in the No.7 jumper. The big surprise is young guns Bryce Cartwright and  Isaah Yeo will start in the second row forcing Adam Docker and Sika Manu to the bench. Nigel Plum also gets a start.

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Eels: 1. Jarryd Hayne (c), 2. Semi Radradra, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Willie Tonga, 5. Vai Toutai, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Chris Sandow, 8. Junior Paulo, 9. Isaac De Gois, 10. Fuifui Moimoi , 11. Kenny Edwards, 12. Tepai Moeroa, 13. David Gower, 14. Joseph Paulo, 15. Peni Terepo,  16. Pauli Pauli, 17.  Ben Smith

Talking point: Same 17 for the blue and gold. Tim Mannah (shoulder) has not been named.

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Rabbitohs: 1. Greg Inglis, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Dylan Walker, 4. Kirisome Auva’a, 5. Bryson Goodwin, 6. John Sutton, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8.George Burgess, 9. Issac Luke, 10. David Tyrrell, 11. Kyle Turner, 12. Ben Te'o, 13. Sam Burgess, Interchange: Luke Keary, Ben Lowe,  Jason Clark, Tom Burgess, Joe Picker, Joel Reddy

Talking point: Bryson Goodwin replaces the suspended Lote Tuqiri. Ben Te'o returns from suspension forcing Ben Lowe back to the bench.  Dave Tyrrell will play game 100.

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Raiders: 1. Anthony Milford, 2. Reece Robinson, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Jarrad Kennedy, 5. Sami Sauiluma, 6. Terry Campese, 7. Josh McCrone, 8. David Shillington , 9. Glen Buttriss, 10. Brett White, 11. Josh Papalii, 12 Joel Edwards, 13. Shaun Fensom Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptiste, 15. Paul Vaughan, 16. Dane Tilse, 17. Shannon Boyd, 18. Matt Allwood

 

Talking point: Unchanged for the Green Machine. Brenko Lee (Hamstring) and Jack Wighton (Thumb) are still at least two weeks away from returning.

Ultimate League

Leeson Ah Mau has been producing solid numbers.

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