NRL Round 12: Team lists, KFC SuperCoach NRL analysis, trade tips, Adam Reynolds out

The Broncos will be without skipper Adam Reynolds for another week after he suffered an injury setback. Find out who’s in and who’s out for your team in Round 12.

Adam Reynolds’ injury saga has continued with Brisbane’s champion playmaker again ruled out in a blow for the Broncos ahead of Friday night’s derby showdown with the Titans.

Reynolds missed last week’s thumping win over the Knights with groin soreness and now a fresh hamstring concern will see him sidelined as the Broncos shoot for a sixth consecutive win against the Gold Coast at Suncorp Stadium.

The Broncos skipper was hopeful of being fit to face the Titans, only to suffer another setback on Tuesday when he experienced hamstring tightness which forced him to finish training early at Red Hill.

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The Broncos insist the injury is not serious, with Reynolds to be rested as a precaution — opening the door for playmaking young gun Ezra Mam to answer a scrumbase SOS for the second consecutive week.

The Broncos got the job done without Reynolds in Newcastle, flogging the Knights 36-12, and coach Kevin Walters is backing Mam to fire in the No.7 jumper after two try assists in a nerveless debut at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Adam Reynolds will miss the Broncos’ clash against the Titans. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Adam Reynolds will miss the Broncos’ clash against the Titans. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Mam was presented with his maiden Broncos jumper by Reynolds and the 19-year-old Indigenous playmaker said he felt comfortable with the pace of the NRL after his eleventh-hour promotion against the Knights.

“It was pretty fast at the start, but once I got into the game, it slowed down for me a bit,” Mam said. “I started feeling like I had more time out there in the second half, so it was pleasing to get through the game and I want to build from here.


“To get my jumper from ‘Reyno’ was pretty special.

“While I train with him every day, I really look up to him because he is such a great player.

“One of my goals eventually is to be a regular first grader. I still have a long way to go, but it (his debut against the Knights) was a good first step and hopefully I can break into the team consistently.”

Ezra Mam impressed at halfback against the Knights. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Ezra Mam impressed at halfback against the Knights. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Reynolds came under fire for partying at Brisbane casino following the Broncos’ 38-0 Magic Round drubbing of Manly.

Since his alcohol-fuelled night out, Reynolds has missed two games due to separate minor injuries, but the Broncos are confident Mam is up to the task after combining well with Tyson Gamble in the halves to sink the Knights.

Broncos lock Pat Carrigan said Brisbane have vivid memories of their round 2 encounter last year, when David Fifita scored two tries to inspire the Titans’ 28-16 victory at Robina.

“There’s a few old Broncos boys at the Titans like Dave Fifita, so they always get up for it in the middle of the park,” Carrigan said. “We beat them at home last year but they embarrassed us down there on the Goldie, so the derby is always a good test.”

Meantime, Titans weapon David Fifita is pushing to make a last-ditch bid for State of Origin selection by attempting to return from a knee injury against the Broncos on Friday night.

David Fifita could return for the Titans against the Broncos. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images
David Fifita could return for the Titans against the Broncos. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Fifita is set to be named in an extended squad for the Queensland derby at Suncorp Stadium.

The bustling backrower has missed the past three games after suffering a medial ligament injury in the Gold Coast’s round 8 loss to Penrith.

But he is racing the clock to get back on the park for the last game before Queensland coach Billy Slater picks his Origin I team.


STORM (Wurundjeri) v SEA EAGLES (Cammeraygal / Gayamaygal & Garigal)

Thursday, 7.50pm, AAMI Park, Melbourne


1. Nick Meaney, 2. Dean Ieremia, 3. Marion Seve, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Xavier Coates, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Harry Grant, 10. Tui Kamikamica, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Josh King

Bench: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Tyran Wishart, 16. Trent Loiero, 17. Alec MacDonald

Reserves: 18. Chris Lewis, 19. Jayden Nikorima, 20. Jordan Grant, 21. Tom Eisenhuth, 21. Jordan Grant, 22. Will Warbrick 23. Bronson Garlick, 24. Jack Howarth

TEAM NEWS: In a huge win for all his SuperCoach owners, Harry Grant reverts to hooker thanks to the return of Jahrome Hughes at halfback. Brandon Smith goes to the bench, Tui Kamikamica starts at prop.

Sea Eagles

1. Reuben Garrick, 2. Jorge Taufua, 3. Morgan Harper, 4. Tolutau Koula, 5. Christian Tuipulotu, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Josh Aloiai, 9. Lachlan Croker, 10. Toa Sipley, 11. Haumole Olakau’atu, 12. Andrew Davey, 13. Jake Trbojevic

Bench: 14. Dylan Walker, 15. Josh Schuster, 16. Ethan Bullemor, 17. Sean Keppie

Reserves: 18. Kurt De Luis, 19. Jason Saab, 20. Kaeo Weekes, 21. Viliami Fifita, 22. Alec Tuitavake, 23. Jamie Humphries, 24. Jacob Sykes

TEAM NEWS: Tom Trbojevic (shoulder) is sidelined for an extended period which sees Reuben Garric move from wing to fullback creating a vacancy for the return of Jorge Taufua, though note Jason Saab lurks in the reserves. Marty Taupau is out which sees Ethan Bullemor earn another recall to the bench.

Jorge Taufua is back on the wing for the Sea Eagles. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Jorge Taufua is back on the wing for the Sea Eagles. Picture: Phil Hillyard

PANTHERS (Dharug) v COWBOYS (Wulgurukaba & Bindal)

Friday, 6pm, BlueBet Stadium, Penrith


1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Taylan May, 3. Izack Tago, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brian To’o, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Scott Sorensen, 16. Spencer Leniu, 17. Jaeman Salmon

Reserves: 18. Robert Jennings, 19. Chris Smith, 20. J’Maine Hopgood, 21. Sean O’Sullivan, 22. Matthew Eisenhuth, 23. Soni Luke, 24. Charlie Staines

TEAM NEWS: Unchanged 1-24 — a gift to team list journos.


1. Scott Drinkwater, 2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 3. Valentine Holmes, 4. Peta Hiku, 5. Murray Taulagi, 6. Tom Dearden, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Jordan McLean, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Reuben Cotter, 11. Tom Gilbert, 12. Jeremiah Nanai, 13. Coen Hess

Bench: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Heilum Luki, 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 17. Griffin Neame

Reserves: 18. Taniela Sadrugu, 19. Ben Hampton, 20. Ben Condon, 21. Connelly Lemuelu, 22. Riley Price, 23. Brendan Elliot, 24. Brendan Frei

TEAM NEWS: Kyle Feldt (MCL) will miss a few weeks which sees Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow come into the starting team and slot straight onto the wing. Hammer’s move is a hammer blow for SuperCoach favourite Reece Robson as Jake Granville is the new utility and he may cut into Robson’s minutes. Jason Taumalolo’s Rd 13 availability is uncertain but he’ll miss this week which sees Coen Hess named at lock and Jamayne Taunoa-Brown join the bench.

BRONCOS (Yuggera & Turrbal) v TITANS (Yugambeh)

Friday, 7.55pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Te Maire Martin, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Selwyn Cobbo, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Ezra Mam, 8. Corey Jensen, 9. Billy Walters, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Kurt Capewell, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Pat Carrigan

Bench: 14. Cory Paix, 15. Kobe Hetherington, 16. Thomas Flegler, 17. Keenan Palasia

Reserves: 18. Brenko Lee, 19. TC Robati, 20. Rhys Kennedy, 21. Delouise Hoeter, 22. Jordan Pereira 23. Xavier Willison, 24. David Mead

TEAM NEWS: No changes with the Broncos giving Adam Reynolds another week off to rest his groin and hamstring.


1. Jayden Campbell, 2. Corey Thompson, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. Esan Marsters, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. AJ Brimson, 7. Toby Sexton, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Erin Clark, 10. Jarrod Wallace, 11. Isaac Liu, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui

Bench: 14. Tanah Boyd, 15. Jaimin Jolliffe, 16. Sam McIntyre, 17. Sam Lisone

Reserves: 18. Paul Turner, 19. Herman Ese’ese, 20. Greg Marzhew, 21. Aaron Booth, 22. Alofiana Khan-Pereira, 23. David Fifita, 24. Patrick Herbert

TEAM NEWS: David Fifita is back! Sort of, the big unit is named on the reserves and is considered a strong chance to play this week. Philip Sami (knee) is out replaced by Brian Kelly while Jaimin Jolliffe comes on to the bench in place of Herman Ese-ese.

Jake Clifford will start at halfback for the Knights against the Warriors. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Jake Clifford will start at halfback for the Knights against the Warriors. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

WARRIORS (Aotearoa) v KNIGHTS (Awabakal)

Saturday, 3pm, Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe


1. Reece Walsh, 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Viliami Vailea, 4. Adam Pompey, 5. Marcelo Montoya, 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 9. Freddy Lussick, 10. Jazz Tevaga, 11. Euan Aitken, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Jack Murchie

Bench: 14. Taniela Otukolo, 15. Aaron Pene, 16. Bunty Afoa, 17. Eliesa Katoa

Reserves: 18. Jesse Arthars, 20. Rocco Berry, 21. Dunamis Lui, 22. Daejarn Asi, 23. Pride Petterson-Robati, 23. Junior Ratuva, 24. Ronald Volkman, 25. Jackson Frei

TEAM NEWS: Skipper Addin Fonua-Blake (foot) is out which sees Ben Murdoch-Masila promoted to the starting side and Tohu Harris named as captain. Matt Lodge’s walkout sees Jazz Tevaga move to prop with Freddy Lussick start at hooker and Taniela Otukolo come on to the bench. Daejarn Asi (reserves) is replaced by Chanel Harris-Tavita. New recruit Dunamis Lui is named in the reserves.


1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Enari Tuala, 5. Dominic Young, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Mitch Barnett

Bench: 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Leo Thompson, 17. Mat Croker

Reserves: 18. Simi Sasagi, 19. Brodie Jones, 20. Tex Hoy, 21. Sauaso Sue, 22. Pasami Saulo, 23. Krystian Mapapalangi, 24. Brayden Musgrove

TEAM NEWS: Bradman Best (elbow) is facing a month or so on the sidelines which sees Enari Tuala come in at left centre. Jake Clifford replaces Adam Clune in the halves.

RABBITOHS (Eora & Gadigal) v TIGERS (Dharawal & Eora)

Saturday, 5.30pm, Accor Stadium, Sydney


1. Blake Taaffe, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Jaxson Paulo, 4. Campbell Graham, 5. Taane Milne, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Lachlan Ilias, 8. Tevita Tatola, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Thomas Burgess, 11. Keaon Koloamatangi, 12. Jai Arrow, 13. Hame Sele

Bench: 14. Liam Knight, 15. Mark Nicholls, 16. Siliva Havili, 17. Kodi Nikorima

Reserves: 18. Josh Mansour, 19. Isaiah Tass, 20. Trent Peoples, 21. Shaquai Mitchell, 22. Dean Hawkins, 23. Izaac Thompson, 24. Cameron Murray

TEAM NEWS: Cameron Murray has made a miracle return and while named in the reserves need only get through training to play. Popular SuperCoach buy Trent Peoples is also in the reserves so hit that reverse button! Mark Nicholls is another on the injury comeback trail and he’s been named on the bench with Hame Sele starting at lock.


1. Daine Laurie, 2. Asu Kepaoa, 3. Starford To’a, 4. Brent Naden, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Luke Brooks, 7. Jackson Hastings, 8. James Tamou, 9. Jake Simpkin, 10. Zane Musgrove, 11. Luke Garner, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Joe Ofahengaue

Bench: 14. Kelma Tuilagi, 15. Alex Twal, 16. Fa’amanu Brown, 17. Stefano Utoikamanu

Reserves: 18. Alex Seyfarth, 19. Jock Madden, 20. Jacob Liddle, 21. Tyrone Peachey, 22. Fonua Pole, 23. Junior Tupou, 24. David Nofoaluma

TEAM NEWS: The Tigers spine looks better this week with Luke Brooks back at five-eighth and Daine Laurie at fullback. Starford To’a shifts to centre while Tyrone Peachey and Jock Madden drop to the reserves. Asu Kepaoa comes back into the team at the expense of Junior Tupou, though keep an eye on David Nofoaluma, who is named in the reserves after a lengthy stint with the injury group. The hooker round-a-bout continues to spin — this week Jake Simpkin wears nine and Jacob Liddle is in the reserves.

Daine Laurie returns for the Tigers. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Daine Laurie returns for the Tigers. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

SHARKS (Dharawal & Gweagal) v ROOSTERS (Eora & Gadigal)

Saturday, 7.35pm, PointsBet Stadium, Cronulla


1. Will Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Connor Tracey, 4. Siosifa Talakai, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Matt Moylan, 7. Nicho Hynes, 8. Toby Rudolf, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Royce Hunt, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Cameron McInnes

Bench: 14. Aiden Tolman, 15. Braydon Trindall, 16. Teig Wilton, 17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves: 18. Lachie Miller, 19. Thomas Hazelton, 20. Mawene Hiroti, 21. Kade Dykes, 22. Jesse Colquhoun, 23. Luke Metcalf, 24. Kayal Iro

TEAM NEWS: Lachie Miller impressed on debut but the Rugby Sevens star was always going to struggle to stay in the team when Will Kennedy returned from suspension.


1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Paul Momirovski, 4. Joey Manu, 5. Joseph Suaalii, 6. Sam Walker, 7. Luke Keary, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Drew Hutchison, 10. Lindsay Collins, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Nat Butcher 13. Siosiua Taukeiaho

Bench: 14. Connor Watson, 15. Fletcher Baker, 16. Sitili Tupouniua, 17. Terrell May

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Lam, 19. Egan Butcher, 20. Ben Marschke, 21. Billy Smith, 22. Kevin Naiqama, 23. Adam Keighran, 24. Daniel Suluka-Fifita

TEAM NEWS: Sitili Tupouniua (head) returns but is named on the bench with Nat Butcher holding on to his starting job — on paper at least it would not shock if they revert come game day. Egan Butcher is the player to make way.

BULLDOGS (Dharug, Bidjigal/Bediagal) v DRAGONS (Dharawal & Yuin)

Sunday, 2pm, Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney


1. Matt Dufty, 2. Jacob Kiraz, 3. Aaron Schoupp, 4. Jake Avreillo, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Luke Thompson, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Corey Waddell, 12. Max King, 13. Josh Jackson

Bench: 14. Zach Dockar-Clay, 15. Tevita Pangai Jr, 16. Chris Patolo, 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Reserves: 25. Ava Seumanufagai, 19. Jackson Topine, 20. Brandon Wakeham, 21. Joe Stimson, 22. Declan Casey, 23. Jayden Okunbor, 24. Paul Alamoti

TEAM NEWS: Jacob Kiraz is a SuperCoach must now holding his spot even with the return of Josh Addo-Carr. Jayden Okunbor is the player to make way for Addo-Carr. Corey Waddell (head) is back which sees Joe Stimson dropped.


1. Cody Ramsey, 2. Mathew Feagai, 3. Moses Suli, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Talatau Amone, 7. Ben Hunt, 8. Francis Molo, 9. Moses Mbye, 10. Blake Lawrie, 11. Jack Bird, 12. Tariq Sims, 13. Jack De Belin

Bench: 14. Andrew McCullough, 15. Aaron Woods, 16. Michael Molo, 17. Tyrell Fuimaono

Reserves: 18. Jack Gosiewski, 19. Tautau Moga, 20. Jayden Sullivan, 21. Tyrell Sloan, 22. Josh Kerr, 23. Jackson Ford, 24. Jaiyden Hunt

TEAM NEWS: Andrew McCullough (thumb) is back, he’s named on the bench but it would not surprise to see he and Moses Mbye swap roles. Mbye could claim the fullback job back though Cody Ramsey was impressive there last week.

Jamal Fogarty has been named to make his return for the Raiders. Picture: Ashley Feder/Getty Images
Jamal Fogarty has been named to make his return for the Raiders. Picture: Ashley Feder/Getty Images

RAIDERS (Ngunnawal & Wiradjuri) v EELS (Dharug & Burramattagal)

Sunday, 4.05pm, GIO Stadium, Canberra


1. Xavier Savage, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Matt Timoko, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Zac Woolford, 10. Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Adam Elliott

Bench: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Ryan Sutton, 16. Sebastian Kris, 17. Corey Horsburgh

Reserves: 18. Brad Schneider, 19. Harry Rushton, 20. James Schiller, 21. Corey Harawira-Naera, 22. Trey Mooney, 23. Emre Guler, 24. Matt Frawley

TEAM NEWS: 2022 recruit Jamal Fogarty is a big inclusion for the Raiders, while Jarrod Croker is another returning to the team. Seb Kris and Brad Schneider are the players to make way. Xavier Savage replaces Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad at fullback.


1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Waqa Blake, 3. Will Penisini, 4. Tom Opacic, 5. Bailey Simonsson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitchell Moses, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Shaun Lane, 12. Marata Niukore, 13. Isaiah Papali’i

Bench: 14. Makahesi Makatoa, 15. Ryan Matterson, 16. Oregon Kaufusi, 17. Nathan Brown

Reserves: 18. Bryce Cartwright, 19. Jake Arthur, 20. Mitch Rein, 21. Hayze Perham 22. Sean Russell, 23. Ky Rodwell, 24. Maika Sivo

TEAM NEWS: Waqa Blake returns at the expense of Hayze Perham. Maika Sivo is in the reserves again — Sivo carved up NSW Cup last week and must be getting close to a return to the NRL.

Originally published as NRL Round 12: Team lists, KFC SuperCoach NRL analysis, trade tips, Adam Reynolds out

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