Of note; Brett Kimmorley takes his place at the helm of the Bulldogs side. The Eels name Daniel Mortimer despite his hip injury and bring Kris Inu back into the centres for Jon Wright.
For the Brisbane Broncos, they have named Alex Glenn at halfback to replace Peter Wallace and injured star Justin Hodges remains in the lineup.
Referee boss Robert Finch has again decided to run with the struggling Ben Cummins in the finals series. However, Cummins will be helped by leading referee Tony Archer who will partner him in this Fridays match. The second match will be controlled by the in-form Shane Hayne and impressive Jarred Maxwell.
BULLDOGS v PARRAMATTA EELS at ANZ Stadium, 7.45pm
BULLDOGS: Luke Patten, Hazem El Masri, Josh Morris, Jamal Idris, Bryson Goodwin, Ben Roberts, Brett Kimmorley, Ben Hannant, Michael Ennis, Michael Hodgson, Greg Eastwood, Andrew Ryan (capt), David Stagg. Interchange: Jarrad Hickey, Chris Armit, Yileen Gordon, Gary Warburton.
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: Tony Archer, Ben Cummins
SATURDAY MELBOURNE STORM v BRISBANE BRONCOS at Etihad Stadium, 7.45pm
STORM: Billy Slater, Steve Turner, Will Chambers, Greg Inglis, Dane Nielsen, Brett Finch, Cooper Cronk, Aiden Tolman, Cameron Smith (capt), Brett White, Adam Blair, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Jeff Lima, Ryan Tandy, Wairangi Koopu, Scott Anderson (one to be omitted).
BRONCOS: Karmichael Hunt, Antonio Winterstein, Israel Folau, Justin Hodges, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren Lockyer (c), Alex Glenn, Nick Kenny, Andrew McCullough, David Taylor, Ashton Sims, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker. Interchange: Lagi Setu, Tonie Carroll, Ben Te’o, Joel Clinton.
Referees: Shayne Hayne, Jared Maxwell