TEAMLISTS: NRL Telstra Premiership - 2021 Round 8


Each week LeagueUnlimited is the quickest and clearest place to find full 21 man squads for each NRL match, plus referee appointments, squad updates and late mail through the weekend.

Tuesday around 3pm, the Warriors team drops; then at 4pm the remaining 15 lineups. 24 hours from kickoff squads are reduced to 19 men, then an hour before kickoff late mail shows the final 17 man squads and who takes the bench spot as 18th man.

All times are listed in AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT) unless otherwise noted.

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Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Thu April 29 2021, 7:50pm at GIO Stadium Canberra

Canberra Raiders

1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 12. Elliott Whitehead 6. Jack Wighton 8. Ryan James 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Siliva Havili 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Corey Horsburgh 19. Iosia Soliola 18. Matthew Timoko

Changes from last week - Jarrod Croker (shoulder) is out, with Kris coming into the centres and Simonnson returning on the wing. Josh Papali'i is out with Joe Tapine into the 17. 

Squad update - Matt Frawley (20) and Dunamis Lui (21) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Matt Timoko (18) is 18th man, while Sia Soliola (19) drops out.

Kickoff change - George Williams (7) injured in warmup. Whitehead moves to half, Young starts second row, with Soliola returning on the bench. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Cody Walker 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 17. Jai Arrow 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Jacob Host 20. Patrick Mago 18. Steven Marsters

Changes from last week - no changes. Tatola is touch and go after a failed HIA last weekend.

Squad update - Tevita Tatola (10) has not passed concussion protocols. Arrow (17) moves to prop with Mago (20) joining the bench. Dean Hawkins (21) cut.

Late mail - No more changes after Tatola's omission. Steven Marsters (18) is 18th man with Hame Sele (19) cut.

Referees: Ben Cummins;Sideline Officials: Peter Gough, Liam Kennedy;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;

Melbourne Storm v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Fri April 30 2021, 6:00pm at AAMI Park

Melbourne Storm

1. Nicholas Hynes 19. Dean Ieremia 2. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 14. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 3. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Dale Finucane 15. Ryley Jacks

Changes from last week - Papenhuyzen remains out injured. George Jennings (concussion) is out with Tom Eisenhuth into the centres. Ryley Jacks and Chris Lewis join the bench. Nelson Asofa-Solomona (concussion) is also out.

Squad update - Trent Loiero (20) and Isaac Lumelume (21) cut.

Late mail - Big changes. Dean Ieremia comes into the side on the wing, with Eisenhuth pushing back to the bench along with Tui Kamikamica. Reimis Smith moves to the centres. Harry Grant starts hooker with Brandon Smith replacing Kamikamica at lock. Ryley Jacks drops off the bench to become 18th man. Aaron Pene (18) drops out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Will Chambers 14. Teig Wilton 5. Connor Tracey 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 15. Braydon Trindall 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele 19. Billy Magoulias 21. Josh Dugan

Changes from last week - Wade Graham and Aiden Tolman return with Will Chambers making his club debut against his former side at their home ground. Teig Wilton drops to the bench to allow Graham's return in the back row while Billy Magoulias drops to the reserves. Josh Dugan is listed in the reserves. Tolman's return is in the starting front row which sees Hamlin-Uele benched.

Squad update - Jesse Ramien (4) is out. Wilton returns to the centres for now with Magoulias joining the bench. Matt Moylan (18) drops out.

Late mail - no further changes, with Josh Dugan 18th man. Franklin Pele (20) drops out.

Referees: Gerard Sutton;Sideline Officials: Jon Stone, Wyatt Raymond;Video Referees: Matt Noyen;

Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans
Fri April 30 2021, 7:55pm at Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane Broncos

1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Corey Oates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Jordan Riki 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Danny Levi 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Rhys Kennedy 19. John Asiata

Changes from last week - Milford is back. He'll partner inexperienced Tyson Gamble in the halves with both Brodie Croft (reserves) and Tom Dearden (omitted) out of the 17. Jesse Arthars returns in the backline which sees David Mead pushed to reserves.

Squad update - David Mead (20) and Brodie Croft (21) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. John Asiata is 18th man with Tesi Niu (18) dropping out.

Gold Coast Titans

1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Phillip Sami 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Herman Ese'ese 17. Sam McIntyre 18. Beau Fermor 14. Erin Clark

Changes from last week - Anthony Don returns, pushing Sami into the centres. The space is created there by the injured Patrick Herbert. Herman Ese'ese comes onto the bench for Sam Lisone (pectoral).

Squad update - Jai Whitbread (20) and Darius Farmer (21) cut.

Late mail - Erin Clark drops to 18th man with Beau Fermor joining the bench. Tanah Boyd (19) drops out.

Referees: Adam Gee;Sideline Officials: Belinda Sharpe, Todd Smith;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

Penrith Panthers v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sat May 1 2021, 3:00pm at Carrington Park

Penrith Panthers

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin 19. Mitch Kenny

Changes from last week - Api Koroisau is finally back, the hooker replacing Mitch Kenny who has deputised in his absence. Kenny is listed as a reserve.

Squad update - Robert Jennings (20) and Canterbury-bound Brent Naden (21) are left off the reserves list.

Late mail - 1-17. Mitch Kenny is 18th man with Scott Sorensen (18) cut.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 17. Toafofoa Sipley 19. Tevita Funa

Changes from last week - no changes to the 17.

Squad update - Christian Tuipulotu (20) and Ben Trbojevic (21) cut.

Late mail - Aloiai and Kepiie start, Taupau and Olakau'atu benched. Zac Saddler (18) cut with Tevita Funa 18th man.

Referees: Ashley Klein;Sideline Officials: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Kasey Badger;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels
Sat May 1 2021, 5:30pm at Stadium Australia

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

1. Nick Meaney 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 21. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Chris Smith 13. Corey Waddell 14. Bradley Deitz 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Matt Doorey 19. Brandon Wakeham

Changes from last week - none. DWZ is a reserve after missing last week with an infection.

Squad update - DWZ comes in on the wing, Tui Katoa (5) dropping out along with reserve Ofahiki Ogden (23).

Late mail - no further changes, with Brandon Wakeham 18th man. Joe Stimson (20) cut.

Parramatta Eels

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Ryan Matterson 12. Isaiah Papali'i 13. Nathan Brown 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 16. Haze Dunster 17. Bryce Cartwright 20. Wiremu Greig

Changes from last week - Ryan Matterson is named on the bench after a successful return in NSW Cup last week. Haze Dunster replaces Will Smith (thumb) on the interchange. Wiremu Greig is the player to drop from the 17 to make way for Matto.

Squad update - Joey Lussick (18) and Jordan Rankin (21) cut.

Late mail - Matterson will start in the back row, Kaufusi front row. Paulo and Lane benched. Greig is 18th man and Keegan Hipgrave (19) cut.

Referees: Peter Gough;Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Keiren Irons;Video Referees: Henry Perenara;

Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters
Sat May 1 2021, 7:35pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Newcastle Knights

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To'a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Brayden Musgrove 6. Kurt Mann 7. Blake Green 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Jacob Saifiti 17. Brodie Jones 18. Pasami Saulo 19. Phoenix Crossland

Changes from last week - Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Tex Hoy are listed in the reserves but the 17 that lost to Penrith last week has been retained.

Squad update - Lachlan Fitzgibbon (20) and Tex Hoy (21) cut.

Late mail - Josh King (16) drops off the bench. Saulo joins the bench with Crossland (19) 18th man.

Sydney Roosters

4. Joseph Manu 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 5. Brett Morris 19. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Sam Verrills 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Ben Marschke 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 21. Joseph Suaalii

Changes from last week - Tedesco remains in the side, while Verrills is listed at hooker and Marschke on the bench. Taukieaho returns via the bench after missing Sunday's ANZAC Cup win. Fletcher Baker drops to the reserves.

Squad update - James Tedesco (1) is out. Manu moves to fullback, Brett Morris to centre and Matt Ikuvalu comes in on the wing. Egan Butcher (20) cut.

Late mail - No further changes. Fletcher Baker (18) drops out with Suaalii 18th man.

Referees: Matt Cecchin;Sideline Officials: David Munro, Nick Beashel;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;

Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys
Sun May 2 2021, 2:00pm at Central Coast Stadium


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 23. Edward Kosi 3. Adam Pompey 4. Rocco Berry 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Reece Walsh 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Bayley Sironen 20. Sean O’Sullivan

Changes from last week - Big switcheroos around the place. Marcelo Montoya is out with Sean O'Sullivan and Jack Murchie out of the first 17. In come David Fustiu'a (wing), Adam Pompey (centre) and Tohu Harris (lock) all return. RTS moves back to fullback with Reece Walsh shifting to the halves.

Squad update - Jack Murchie (18), Tom Ale (21), Taniela Otukolo (22) all out. Edward Kosi (23) joins the reserves.

Late mail - Kosi comes in for David Fusitu'a (2) who is out. Sean O'Sullivan is 18th man.

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neill 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Ben Hampton 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Lachlan Burr 16. Francis Molo 17. Corey Jensen 19. Javid Bowen

Changes from last week - Jason Taumalolo is back. He pushes Burr to the interchange, with Mitch Dunn (suspended) making way.

Squad update - Tom Gilbert (20) and Jake Clifford (21) cut.

Late mail - 1-17. Peter Hola (18) drops out with Javid Bowen (19) as 18th man.

Referees: Chris Butler;Sideline Officials: Todd Smith, Wyatt Raymond;Video Referees: Alan Shortall;

St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers
Sun May 2 2021, 4:05pm at WIN Stadium

St George Illawarra Dragons

1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Max Feagai 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 15. Josh Mcguire 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Billy Burns 18. Kaide Ellis 21. Junior Amone

Changes from last week - Ben Hunt returns in the halves, pushing Bird back to the centres and Ramsey to the win. Both Jordan Pereira and Mikaele Ravalawa are suspended, with Max Feagai filling the other wing role. Josh Kerr returns in the back row with Billy Burns back to the bench.

Squad update - Adam Clune (14) and Poasa Faaumausili (20) drop out, Kaide Ellis pushes up to the bench.

Late mail - One last switch sees Fuimaono benched and new Dragon Josh McGuire starting lock. Jackson Ford is 18th man with Junior Amone (21) omitted.

Late change - Ford injured in warm-up. Amone new 18th man.

Wests Tigers

1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 5. Tommy Talau 24. Zac Cini 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Moses Mbye 15. Stefano Utoikamanu 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele 18. Michael Chee-Kam

Changes from last week - Joey Leilua is back at centre, with Michael Chee-Kam out of the 17. Utoikamanu drops to the bench with Twal moving to prop and Luke Garner at lock, Ofahengaue lock. Mikaele replaces Zane Musgrove on the bench.

Squad update - Drama in the Tigers lineup with James Roberts (4) out. Zane Musgrove (19) and Tom Amone (20) dropping out. Talau moves to centre, and Zac Cini comes in on the wing in jersey 24.

Late mail - No further changes - Jacob Liddle (21) drops out with Chee-Kam 18th man.

Referees: Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Jon Stone, Drew Oultram;Video Referees: Steve Chiddy;