NRL Late Mail Round 21: Predicted team changes

Cronulla have lost some major firepower ahead of their local derby against the Dragons. Full predicted team changes here.

The Sharks have suffered a major blow ahead of their local derby clash with St George-Illawarra with playmaker Matt Moylan ruled out with a quad injury.

The in-form five-eighth has been sent for scans after feeling a niggle in his quad in the dying stages of the Sharks captains run on Friday.

Braydon Trindall has been drafted into the starting halves to partner Nicho Hynes.

Talented outside back Lachie Miller will join the Sharks bench.

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Matt Moylan is a late out for the Sharks. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images
Matt Moylan is a late out for the Sharks. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

FULL NRL LATE MAIL

— Tim Williams

SHARKS v DRAGONS

Saturday, 7.35pm, PointsBet Stadium, Cronulla

Sharks: 1. Kade Dykes, 2. Connor Tracey, 3. Jesse Ramien, 4. Siosifa Talakai, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 14. Braydon Trindal, 7. Nicho Hynes, 8. Toby Rudolf, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Cameron McInnes

Bench: 15. Aiden Tolman, 16. Teig Wilton, 17. Andrew Fifita, 18. Lachlan Miller

Reserves: , 19. Jesse Colquhoun

Players cut: 6. Matt Moylan 20. Royce Hunt, 21. Matt Ikuvalu, 22. Thomas Hazelton

Late mail: The Sharks have suffered a major blow ahead of their local derby clash with St George-Illawarra with playmaker Matt Moylan ruled out with a quad injury.

The in-form five-eighth has been sent for scans after feeling a niggle in his quad in the dying stages of the Sharks captains run on Friday.

Braydon Trindall has been drafted into the starting halves to partner Nicho Hynes.

Talented outside back Lachie Miller will join the Sharks bench.

Dragons: 1. Moses Mbye, 2. Mathew Feagai, 3. Jack Bird, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Tautau Moga, 6. Talatau Amone, 7. Ben Hunt, 8. Jack De Belin, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Blake Lawrie, 12. Jaydn Su’A, 17. Josh McGuire, 13. Tariq Sims

Bench: 14. Tyrell Sloan, 15. Aaron Woods, 16. Francis Molo, 18. Michael Molo

Reserves: 19. Max Feagai, 21. Tyrell Fuimaono

Players cut: 11. Billy Burns, 20. Jaiyden Hunt, 22. Jackson Ford

Late mail: Josh McGuire has been promoted to the starting side in place of Billy Burns. Michael Molo oves onto the bench.

BULLDOGS v COWBOYS

Sunday, 2pm, Salter Oval, Bundaberg

Bulldogs: 1. Jake Averillo, 2. Jacob Kiraz, 3. Aaron Schoupp, 4. Braidon Burns, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Max King, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Josh Jacskon, 12. Jackson Topine, 13. Tevita Pangai Jr

Bench: 14. Zach Dockar-Clay, 15. Joe Stimson, 16. Harrison Edwards, 17. Chris Patolo

Reserves: 19. Declan Casey, 20. Kurtis Morrin, 21. Bailey Biondi-Odo, 22. Jeral Skelton, 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Players cut: TBC

Late mail: Raymond Faitala-Mariner is bidding to return from a rib cartilage injury, he’ll need to get through Saturday’s captain’s run to take his place on the bench. No changes expected elsewhere.

Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater, 2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 3. Valentine Holmes, 4. Peta Hiku, 5. Murray Taulagi, 6. Tom Dearden, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Coen Hess, 11. Tom Gilbert, 12. Jeremiah Nanai, 13. Jason Taumalolo

Bench: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Reuben Cotter, 16. Luciano Leilua, 17. Griffin Neame

Reserves: 18. Connelly Lemuelu, 19. Brendan Elliot, 20. Riley Price, 21. Tom Chester, 22. Ben Hampton

Players cut: TBC

Late mail: No changes expected at the Cowboys. Reuben Cotter is expected to remain on the bench for another week as he’s eased back into a starting role. Jordan McLean has been put on ice for another week ahead of an expected return in Round 22 from a hamstring injury.

TIGERS v KNIGHTS

Sunday, 4.05pm, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie, 2. Brent Naden, 3. Starford To’a, 4. Asu Kepaoa, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Adam Doueihi, 7. Jock Madden, 8. James Tamou, 9. Fa’amanu Brown, 10. Joe Ofahengaue, 11. Alex Seyfarth, 12. Kelma Tuilagi, 13. Fonua Pole

Bench: 14. Zane Musgrove, 15. Austin Dias, 16. Tom Freebairn, 17. Tyrone Peachey

Reserves: 18. Junior Tupou, 19. Jake Simpkin, 20. Brandon Tumeth, 21. James Roberts, 22. Justin Matamua

Players cut: TBC

Late mail: No changes expected at the Tigers following a big win over the Broncos last weekend.

Knights: 1. Tex Hoy, 2. Enari Tuala, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Dom Young, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Jayden Brailey, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Mitch Barnett

Bench: 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Simi Sasagi, 16. Pasami Saulo, 17. Mat Croker

Reserves: 18. Jack Johns, 19. Jirah Momoisea, 20. Adam Clune, 21. Kurt Mann, 22. Hymel Hunt

Players cut: TBC

Late mail: Kurt Mann is a strong chance to return from injury provided he gets through captain’s run unscathed. If cleared, he’d likely start at lock, pushing Mitchell Barnett to the edge and Brodie Jones to the bench.

Originally published as NRL Late Mail Round 21: Predicted team changes

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