NRL teams: Tigers, Sharks make big calls
Robbie Farah and Matt Moylan have been named ahead of Sunday's do-or-die finals play off.
Both Robbie Farah and Matt Moylan have been named ahead of Sunday's do-or-die finals play-off between the Wests Tigers and Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval. Both Farah and Moylan are racing the clock to be fit in time for Sunday's pressure test in late bid to bolster their sides' chances of claiming eight spot in the final round of the regular season. According to NRL.com the Tigers claimed they would only name Farah on Tuesday afternoon if he was a genuine chance of playing. The match will also be Farah's final feature at Leichhardt Oval, and could prove his final game result depending, with his retirement annoucment eairler this season. Matt Moylan should also prove a massive boost for the Sharks after last week's golden point upset against the Canberra Raiders. Thursday, South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Ethan Lowe 15. Tom Amone 16. Tevita Tatola 17. Mark Nicholls 18. Bayley Sironen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Kurt Dillon 21. Mawene Hiroti Analysis: Tom Amone comes onto the bench in place of Kyle Turner who injured his quad in Auckland. No other changes. Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley 14. Lindsay Collins 15. Zane Tetevano 16.Nat Butcher 17. Angus Crichton 18. Billy Smith 19. Sitili Tupouniua 20. Poasa Faamausili 21.Drew Hutchison Analysis: Boyd Cordner (calf) and halfback Cooper Cronk (eye) back on deck the big derby. Angus Crichton moves back to the bench. Siosiua Taukeiaho is out with a rib problem. Friday, Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium, 6pm Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma'u 13. Marata Niukore 14. Brad Takairangi 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Ray Stone 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. David Gower 19. Will Smith 20. Peni Terepo 21. Josh Hoffman Analysis: Tepai Moeroa and Ray Stone coem onto the bench at the expense of Peni Terepo and David Gower. Marata Niukore to start at lock, with Daniel Alvaro back to the bench. Sea Eagles: 1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Corey Waddell 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Manase Fainu 15. Sean Keppie 16. Lloyd Perrett 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Tevita Funa 20. Cade Cust 21. Haumole Olakauatu Analysis: Brendan Elliot starts at fullback in the absence of Tom Trbojevic (pectoral). Corey Waddell comes into the starting side and Sean Keppie comes onto the bench for his debut. Friday, Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park, 7.55pm Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin Olam 5. Sandor Earl 6. Brodie Croft 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Max King 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tino Faasuamaleaui 17. Tom Eisenhuth 18. Curtis Scott 19. Joe Stimson 20. Billy Walters 21. Harry Grant Analysis: Brodie Croft returns in place of Muncter, he will partner Jahrome Hughes in the halves. Josh Addo-Carr will be rested as Sandor Earl starts on the wing. Brandon Smith is also being rested. Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Jordan Kahu 4. Tom Opacic 5. Murray Taulagi 6. John Asiata 7. Michael Morgan 8. Scott Bolton 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Josh McGuire 15. Coen Hess 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo 18. Corey Jensen 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Tom Gilbert 21. Jake Clifford Analysis: Josh McGuire returning via the bench from a three-week suspension. No other changes. Saturday, Canberra Raiders v Warriors at GIO Stadium, 3pm Raiders: 1. Bailey Simonsson 2. Michael Oldfield 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Sebastian Kris 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. JJ Collins 18. Sam Williams 19. Joseph Tapine 20. Jordan Rapana 21. Tom Starling Analysis: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Jordan Rapana, Iosia Soliola and John Bateman will all be rested ahead of finals. Bailey Simonsson starts at fullback and his wing spot is taken by Michael Oldfield while Sebastian Kris takes Rapana's place. In the pack Hudson Young will start and Emre Guler is added to the bench. Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Adam Pompey 4. Blake Ayshford 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papalii 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Lachlan Burr 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Ligi Sao 17. Adam Keighran 18. Josh Curran 20. Taane Milne 21. Hayze Perham 22. Leivaha Pulu Analysis: Adam Pompey and Blake Ayshford will hold the centres in place of injured duo Peta Hiku (shoulder) and Patrick Herbert (quad). Chanel Harris-Tavita is sidelined by an arm injury. Saturday, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Nick Meaney 3. Morgan Harper 4. Reimis Smith 5. Jayden Okunbor 6.Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11.Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott 14. Jack Cogger 15. Renouf To'omaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Chris Smith 19. Danny Fualalo 20. Isaiah Tass 21.Fa'amanu Brown 22. Ofahiki Ogden Analysis: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is out with a knee injury so Will Hopoate shifts to fullback. Morgan Harper comes into the centresf or his NRL debut. Reimis Smith will play in the centres on his return from suspension. Kerrod Holland is out with a shoulder injury. Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 5. Jamayne Isaako 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 2. Corey Oates 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Patty Carrigan 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Izaia Perese 17. Rhys Kennedy 18. Sean O'Sullivan 19. Gehamat Shibasaki 20. Shaun Fensom 21. Joe Ofahengaue Analysis: Jake Turpin will start at halfback after a two-week suspension. Sean O'Sullivan has been dropped to the reserves. Gehamat Shibasaki has also been relegated to the reserves. Saturday, Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons at bus Super Stadium, 7.35pm Titans: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Alexander Brimson 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Arrow 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Nathan Peats 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Jack Stockwell 18. Will Matthews 19. Kallum Watkins 20. Ash Taylor 21. Anthony Don Analysis: Tyrone Peachey moves from five-eighth to centres and AJ Brimson slots in at No.6. Mitch Rein returns from suspension at hooker. Nathan Peats moves to lock and Jai Arrow to prop to replace the injured Moeaki Fotuaika. Dragons: 1. Corey Norman 2. Tristan Sailor 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Reece Robson 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jackson Ford 13. Blake Lawrie 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Luciano Leilua 17. Josh Kerr 18. Patrick Kaufusi 19. Zac Lomax 20. Matthew Dufty 21. Jacob Host Analysis: Corey Norman returns at fullback. Tristan Sailor goes to the wing. Zac Lomax named among the reserves after his headknock. Reece Robson comes in at hooker for Cameron McInnes (broken leg). Luciano Leilua goes to the bench. Jeremy Latimore gets a spot on the bench over Patrick Kaufusi. Sunday, Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval, 2pm Tigers: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Thomas Mikaele 9. Josh Reynolds 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Matt Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Alex Twal 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. Tommy Talau 19. Chris McQueen 20. Moses Mbye 21. Robbie Farah Analysis: Focus is on the fitness of Moses Mbye (hip flexor) and Robbie Farah (fractured tibia) who have been named among the reserves. Josh Reynolds has been named at hooker. Ryan Matterson goes to lock and Matthew Eisenhuth to the bench. Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Jack Williams 16. Andrew Fifita 17.Braden Hamlin-Uele 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Blayke Brailey 20. Kyle Flanagan 21. Matt Moylan Analysis: Shaun Johnson has been included in the starting side after a quad injury. Sosaia Feki (groin) returns on the winginm place of Sione Katoa. Kyle Flanagan is listed as a reserve, as is Matt Moylan. Sunday, Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights at Panthers Stadium, 4pm Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To'o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Wayde Egan 10. Moses Leota 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. James Fisher-Harris 14. Jarome Luai 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Billy Burns 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 18. Sione Katoa 19. Hame Sele 20. Josh Mansour 21. Kaide Ellis Analysis: Wayde Egan starts at hooker. Sione Katoa dropped to the reserves. Jarome Luai has been named on the bench. Josh Mansour has been included among the reserves. Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Bradman Best 3. Sione Mata'utia 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby 14. Kurt Mann 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. Josh King 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Jacob Saifiti 19. Jamie Buhrer 20. Jirah Momoisea 21. Starford Toa Analysis: Lachlan Fitzgibbon returns to the starting side. Aidan Guerra shifts to the bench. Kurt Mann named on the bench at the expense of Jacob Saifiti.