Here are the NRL Teams and Lineups for round 17 of the NRL this weekend. Interestingly, Wendell Sailor gets a quick recall to the St George Illawarra Dragons side to face Newcastle at EnergyAustralia Stadium. Also of note, out of form NRL referee Ben Cummins manages to keep his first grade spot again after several weeks of poor form.
Gold Coast v Manly at Skilled Park, 7.45pm
Titans: Preston Campbell, Ben Jeffery, Luke O’Dwyer, Brett Delaney, Jordan Atkins, Mat Rogers, Scott Prince (capt), Michael Henderson, Nathan Friend, Michael Hodgson, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: James Stosic, Brad Meyers, Daniel Conn, Josh Graham.
Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, Steve Matai, David Williams, Jamie Lyon, Matt Orford (capt), Brent Kite, Matt Ballin, Josh Perry, Anthony Watmough, Glenn Stewart, Steve Menzies. Interchange: Heath L’Estrange, Glenn Hall, Adam Cuthbertson, Mark Bryant, Michael Bani (one to be omitted)
Referee: Jared Maxwell
Saturday Newcastle v St George Illawarra at EnergyAustralia Stadium, 7:30pm
Knights: Kurt Gidley, James McManus, Wes Naiqama, Adam MacDougall, Cooper Vuna, Chris Bailey, Jarrod Mullen, Steve Simpson, Danny Buderus (capt), Jesse Royal, Chris Houston, Cory Paterson, Zeb Taia. Interchange: Scott Dureau, Ben Cross, Richard Fa’aoso, Danny Wicks.
Dragons: Brett Morris, Jason Nightingale, Josh Morris, Matt Cooper, Wendell Sailor, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby, Justin Poore, Dean Young, Jason Ryles, Beau Scott, Chase Stanley, Lagi Setu. Interchange: Kirk Reynoldson, Dan Hunt, Jarrod Saffy, Rangi Chase, Michael Lett, Matt Prior, Stuart Webb (three to be omitted)
Referee: Sean Hampstead
SundayMelbourne v Canberra at Olympic Park, 2pm
Storm: Billy Slater, Steve Turner, Matt Geyer, Israel Folau, Anthony Quinn, Greg Inglis, Cooper Cronk, Jeff Lima, Cameron Smith (capt), Brett White, Michael Crocker, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Jeremy Smith, Adam Blair, Sika Manu, Joseph Tomane, Antonio Kaufusi (one to be omitted)
Raiders: David Milne, Justin Carney, Colin Best, Joel Monaghan, Bronx Goodwin, Terry Campese, Todd Carney, Troy Thompson, Glen Buttriss, Dane Tilse, Glen Turner, Joe Picker, Alan Tongue (capt). Interchange: Josh Miller, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Trevor Thurling, Michael Weyman, Brett Kelly (one to be omitted).
Referee: Ben Cummins
Parramatta v Penrith at Parramatta Stadium, 3pm
Eels: Luke Burt, Taulima Tautai, Krisnan Inu, Joel Reddy, Jarryd Hayne, Feleti Mateo, Brett Finch, Nathan Cayless (capt), Mark Riddell, Josh Cordoba, Nathan Hindmarsh, Daniel Wagon, Chad Robinson. Interchange: Matthew Keating, Fuifui Moimoi, Weller Hauraki, Brendan Oake, Todd Lowrie, Tony Williams (two to be omitted)
Panthers: Rhys Wesser, Lachlan Coote, Michael Jennings, Maurice Blair, Brad Tighe, Wade Graham, Luke Lewis, Tony Puletua, Masada Iosefa, Petero Civoniceva (capt), Frank Pritchard, Trent Waterhouse, Nathan Smith. Interchange: Matthew Bell, Junior Moors, Tim Grant, Keith Peters, Jarrod Sammut, Shane Rodney (two to be omitted).
Referee: Shayne Hayne
Bulldogs v South Sydney at Telstra Stadium, 7pm
Bulldogs: Brent Crisp, Hazem El Masri, Daryl Millard, Tim Winitana, Heka Nanai, Arana Taumata, Ben Roberts, Jarrad Hickey, Corey Hughes, Fred Briggs, Sonny Bill Williams, Andrew Ryan (capt), Reni Maitua. Interchange: Lee Te Maari, Brad Morrin, John Kite, Aaron Groom.
Rabbitohs: Luke Capewell, Nathan Merritt, Jamie Simpson, Beau Champion, Fetuli Talanoa, Craig Wing, Chris Sandow, Scott Geddes, Issac Luke, Roy Asotasi (capt), Luke Stuart, David Fa’alogo, John Sutton. Interchange: Beau Falloon, Shannan McPherson, Manase Manuokafoa, Michael Greenfield, David Kidwell (one to be omitted).
Referee: Jason Robinson