Trials Week 1 Teams

It is official – rugby league is back, baby!

Trials commence this week starting on the 7th – a Friday – and as the teams filter through, you’ll see them all available in this document on nrlnews.com.

So, without further adieu, here are the teams for this weeks’ trials:

Friday February 7

St George Illawarra Dragons v Illawarra Cutters/Mudgee Dragons; Win Jubilee Oval, Kogarah. Kick-off: TBA.

Dragons: Leeson Ah Mau, Josh Ailaomai Gerard Beale, Jack Bird, Mike Cooper, Jack De Belin, Josh Drinkwater, Josh Dugan, Dylan Farrell, Tyson Frizell, Craig Garvey, Yaw Kiti Glymin, Matt Groat, Nathan Green, Bronson Harrison, Willie Mataka, Peter Mata’utia, Will Matthews, Trent Merrin, Adam Quinlan, Mitch Rein, Charly Runciman, Kyle Stanley, Jack Stockwell, Joel Thompson, Gareth Widdop and Sam Williams.

Cutters/Mudgee: TBA.


Cronulla Sharks v Manly Sea Eagles (#NRLcroman); Remondis Stadium, Cronulla. Kick-off: 7:30pm.

Sharks: Nathan Stapleton, Sosaia Feki, Jonathan Wright, Blake Ayshford, Eric Grothe, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Bryce Gibbs, Isaac De Gois, Tim Robinson, Matt Prior, Wade Graham, Sam Tagataese, Daniel Holdsworth, Michael Lichaa, Tupou Sopoaga, Ricky Leutele, Siosaia Vave, Jacob Gagan, Junior Roqica, Sione Masima, Pat Politoni, Michael Morris, Scott Sorenson, Valentine Holmes and and Fa’Amanu Brown.

Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Peta Hiku, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Jamie Buhrer, Glenn Stewart, James Hasson, Dunamis Lui, Tom Symonds, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Manaia Rudolph, Kayne Lawton, Clinton Gutherson, Cheyse Blair, Mitch Manson, Ligi Sao, Tony Satini, Tyson Andrews, Santana Palmer, Michael Chee Kam, Jack Littlejohn, Delroy Berryman, Mark O’Dare, Dominic Reardon, and Matt Ikuvalu.

Coach: Geoff Toovey.


Saturday February 8

Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers (#NRLparwst); Anzac Oval, Alice Springs. Kick-off: 7:40pm.

Eels: Daniel Alvaro, Mitch Allgood, Zach Dockar-Clay, Kenny Edwards, Toby Evans, Liam Foran, John Folau, David Gower, Ben Jones, Luke Kelly, Taniela Lasalo, Lorenzo Ma’Afu, Manu Ma’u, Tim Mannah, Fuifui Moimoi, Ryan Morgan, Pauli Pauli, Semi Radradra, Chris Sandow, Brenden Santi, Ken Sio, Ben Smith, Peni Terepo and Vai Toutai.

Tigers: Sitaleki Akuaola, Sonny Bristow, Corey Brown, Jack Buchanan, Michael Bullock, Jarred Farlow, Yileen Gordon, Andy Fiagatusa, Jy Hitchcox, Sam Hollis, Inno Innosesio, Joel Luani, Alan McGrath, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Ava Seumanafagai, Setefano Taukafa, Nathan Waters and Luke Williams.


Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers (#NRLwstpen); Camden Oval, Camden. Kick-off: TBA.

Tigers: Braith Anasta, Blake Austin, Adam Blair, Robbie Farah, Asipeli Fine, James Gavet, Dene Halatau, Marika Koroibete, Chris Lawrence, Keith Lulia, Mitch Moses, David Nofoaluma, Cory Paterson, Pat Richards, Kurtis Rowe, Curtis Sironen, Martin Taupau, James Tedesco, Bodene Thompson and Aaron Woods.

Panthers: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Kevin Naiqama 3. Wes Naiqama 4. Will Smith 5. Eto Nabuli 6. Daniel Foster 7. Issac John 8. Sam McKendry 9. James Segeyaro 10. Tim Grant 11. Matt Robinson 12. Tyrone Peachey 13. Ryan Simpkins.

Interchange: 14. Shaun Spence 15. Jeremy Latimore 16. Sam Anderson 17. Josh Mansour 18. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi.


Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders (#NRLmelcan); AAMI Park, Melbourne. Kick-off: 5:30pm.

Storm: 1. Cameron Munster 2. Young Tonumaipea 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Mahe Fonua 5. Matt Duffie 6. Ben Hampton 7. Cody Walker 8. Jordan McLean 9. Joel Romelo 10. George Rose 11. Tohu Harris 12. Kevin Proctor 13. Mitch Garbutt.

Interchange: 14. Dayne Weston 15. Slade Griffin 16. Ben Roberts 17. Kurt Mann 18. Matt Lodge 19. Felise Kaufusi 20. Richie Kennar 21. Hymel Hunt 22. Christian Welch 23. Rhys Kennedy 24. Niua Finau Puaka 25. Tremaine Jensen.

Raiders: Jack Ahearn, Matt Allwood, Luke Bateman, Shannon Boyd, Mitch Cornish, Mitch Cronin, Joel Edwards, Jake Foster, Jeremy Hawkins, Andrew Heffernan, Jarrad Kennedy, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Brenko Lee, Jeff Lynch, Patrick Mago, Sam Mataora, Josh McCrone, Matt McIlwrick, Mark Nicholls, Mosese Pangai, Tevita Pangai Junior, Jordan Rapana, Reece Robinson, Sami Sauiluma, Lagi Setu, David Shillington, Dane Tilse, Bill Tupou and Jack Wighton.


Newcastle Knights v First Nation Goannas (#NRLnewfng); Hunter Stadium, Newcastle. Kick-off: TBA.

Knights: 2. Sione Mata’utia 1. Jake Mamo 3. Dane Gagai 4. Chanel Mata’utia 5. Josh Mantellato 6. Michael Dobson 7. Tyrone Roberts (C) 8. Zane Tetevano 9. Travis Waddell 16. Korbin Sims 11. Alex McKinnon 12. Joseph Tapine 13. Clint Newton.

Interchange: 14. Chad Redman 15. Tyler Randell 10. Toka Likiliki 17. Paterkia Vaivai 18. Pat Mata’utia 19. Brenton Horwood 20. Matt Minto.

First Nation Goannas: 1. Javarn White (Ipswich) 2. Kieran Vale (Zetland) 3. Rikki Sutherland (Cairns) 4. Josh Benjamin (Mackay) 5. Malcolm Congoo (Townsville) 6. Kareel Phillips (Redfern) 7. Adrian Davis (Scarborough) 8. Reggie Saunders (Southport) 9. Roy Smith (Marrickville) 10. Matthew Pittman (Marooka) 11. Noel Underwood (Edmonton) 12. Davin Crampton (Mackay) 13. Phil Dennis (Woodridge).

Interchange: 14. David Peachey (Dubbo) 15. Nathan Blacklock (Mackay) 16. James Livock (Strathfield) 17. Rod Jensen (Cairns) 18. Bobby Nona (Rockhampton) 19. Rex Johnson (Helensburgh) 20. Dennis Moran (Parkes).

Coach: Laurie Daley.


Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys (#NRLbrinql); Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe. Kick-off: 7:15pm.

Broncos: 1. Jordan Kahu 2. Lachlan Maranta 3. Dale Copley 4. Jharal Yow Yeh 5. Stewart Mills 6. Zach Strasser 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Martin Kennedy 9. Jake Granville 10. Jon Green 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. David Stagg 13. Todd Lowrie.

Interchange: 14. Cameron Cullen 15. Marmin Barba 16. Daniel Vidot 17. Jordan Drew 18. David Hala 19. Jarrod Wallace 20. Frank Molo 21. Sebastien Martins.

Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Kane Linnett 5. Curtis Rona 6. Doug Hewitt 7. Robert Lui 8. Scott Bolton 9. Anthony Mitchell 10. Ashton Sims 11. Jason Taumalolo 12. Tariq Sims 13. John Asiata.

Interchange: 14. Zac Santo 15. Rory Kostjaysn 16. Ricky Thorby 17. Glenn Hall 18. Sam Hoare 19. Cameron King 20. Ethan Lowe 21. Matthew Wright 22. Patrick Kaufusi.

Sunday February 9

New Zealand Warriors v Gold Coast Titans (#NRLwargld); North Harbour Stadium, Auckland. Kick-off: 4pm (2pm AEDST).

Warriors: Jordan Baldwinson, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Glen Fisiiahi, David Fusitua, Charlie Gubb, Konrad Hurrell, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Solomone Kata, Ngani Laumape, Mason Lino, Metia Lisati, Sam Lisone, Tuimoala Lolohea, Sione Lousi, Suaia Matagi, Agnatius Paasi, Abraham Papalii, Nathaniel Peteru, Dominique Peyroux, Michael Sio, Carlos Tuimavave and Albert Vete.

Titans: 1. Anthony Don 2. Kalifa Fai Fai Loa 3. Siuatonga Likiliki 4. Brad Tighe 5. Steve Michaels 6. Aidan Sezer 7. Albert Kelly 8. Ryan James 9. Paul Carter 10. Luke Douglas 11. Ben Ridge 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Tom Kingston.

Interchange: 14. Matt White 15. Caleb Binge 16. Mark Ioane 17. Christian Hazard 18. Cody Nelson 19. Maurice Blair 20. Jamie Dowling 21. Matt Beddow.

Coach: John Cartwright.


Canterbury Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs; Belmore Oval. Kick-off: 5pm.

Bulldogs: Harlan Alaalatoa, Kayne Brennan, Mitch Brown, Tim Browne, Lachlan Burr, Brad Clarke, Damien Cook, Greg Eastwood, Michael Ennis, Dale Finucane, Jaline Graham, Trent Hodkinson, Krisnan Inu, Sam Kasiano, Josh Jackson, Tim Lafai, Drury Low, Moses Mbye, Josh Morris, Ed Murphy, Tom Murphy, Pat O’Hanlon, Lloyd Perrett, Sam Perrett, Tyrone Phillips, Frank Pritchard, Pat Templeman, John Sila, Chase Stanley, Corey Thompson, Aiden Tolman and Tony Williams.

Souths: 1. Nathan Merritt 2. Joel Reddy 3. Beau Champuon 4. Dylan Walker 5. Alex Johnston 6. Luke Keary 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Dave Tyrrell 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Joe Picker 11. Chris McQueen 12. Ben Te’o 13. Ben Lowe.

Interchange: 14. Irae Simone 15. Kyle Turner 16. Lote Tuqiri 17. Matt Hyland 18. Nathaniel Neale 19. Tulsa Saumamao 20. Kirisome Auva’a.

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