Here at the NRL Teams and Squad Lineups for Week 1 of the Finals in 2009.
Jamie Lyon is expected to come into play for Manly and some concern remains around Justin Poore for the Saints, who suffered a calf strain during training this week.
MELBOURNE STORM v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Etihad Stadium, 7.45pm
STORM: Billy Slater, Steve Turner, Will Chambers, Greg Inglis, Dane Nielsen, Brett Finch, Cooper Cronk, Aiden Tolman, Cam Smith (capt), Brett White, Adam Blair, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Hep Cahill, Ryan Tandy, Wairangi Koopu.
SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Ben Farrar, Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Matt Orford (capt), Brent Kite, Matt Ballin, Josh Perry, Anthony Watmough, Chris Bailey, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: Heath L’Estrange, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, George Rose, Glenn Hall.
Referees: Shayne Hayne, Gavin Badger
GOLD COAST TITANS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at Skilled Park, 6.30pm
TITANS: Preston Campbell, Kevin Gordon, Jordan Atkins, Brett Delaney, David Mead, Mat Rogers, Scott Prince (capt), Luke Bailey (capt), Nathan Friend, Matthew White, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiellom, Ashley Harrison Interchange: Michael Henderson, Brad Meyers, Sam Tagataese, Josh Graham, Will Matthews (one to be omitted)
BRONCOS: Karmichael Hunt, Antonio Winterstein, Israel Folau, Justin Hodges, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren Lockyer (capt), Peter Wallace, Nick Kenny, Andrew McCullough, David Taylor, Tonie Carroll, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker Interchange: Lagi Setu, Alex Glenn, Ashton Sims, Josh McGuire, Joel Clinton.
Referees: Ben Cummins, Ashley Klein
BULLDOGS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at ANZ Stadium, 8.30pm
BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Josh Morris, Jamal Idris, Bryson Goodwin, Ben Roberts, Daniel Holdsworth Ben Hannant, Michael Ennis, Michael Hodgson, Greg Eastwood, Andrew Ryan (capt), David Stagg. Interchange: Jarrad Hickey, Chris Armit, Yileen Gordon, Gary Warburton.
KNIGHTS: Kurt Gidley (capt), Shannon McDonnell, Junior Sau, Adam MacDougall, Cooper Vuna, Jarrod Mullen, Scott Dureau, Mark Taufua, Isaac DeGois, Chris Houston, Steve Simpson, Zeb Taia, Matt Hilder. Interchange: Wes Naiqama, Cory Paterson, Marvin Karawana, Richie Faaoso, Danny Wicks (one to be omitted).
Referees: Tony Archer, Jason Robinson
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v PARRAMATTA EELS at WIN Jubilee Oval, 4.00pm
DRAGONS: Darius Boyd, Brett Morris, Beau Scott, Matt Cooper, Wendell Sailor, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby, Justin Poore, Dean Young, Michael Weyman, Matt Prior, Ben Creagh, Jeremy Smith. Interchange: Dan Hunt, Neville Costigan, Nathan Fien, Jason Nightingale, Jarrod Saffy (one to be omitted)
EELS: Jarryd Hayne, Luke Burt, Krisnan Inu, Joel Reddy, Eric Grothe, Daniel Mortimer, Jeff Robson, Nathan Cayless (capt), Matthew Keating, Fuifui Moimoi, Nathan Hindmarsh, Ben Smith, Todd Lowrie, Interchange: Kevin Kingston, Feleti Mateo, Tim Mannah, Joe Galuvao.
Referees: Jared Maxwell, Matt Cecchin