2017 NRL Trials

It might be the off season but the NRL season is essentially never-ending, as news of scheduled trial games for 2017 filters through.

As trials come to hand, we will update the thread with confirmed matches and keep you, the fans, informed and up-to-date.

So without further adieu, here is the list of 2017 NRL Trials:

Friday February 17

Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys (#NRLTrials #NRLwstnql); Campbelltown Stadium. Kick-off: 7pm AEDT.

Tigers: Josh Aloiai, Michael Chee Kam, Joel Edwards, JJ Felise, Tim Grant, Watson Heleta, Justin Hunt, Jamal Idris, Chris Lawrence, Jack Littlejohn, Jeremy Marshall-King, Esan Marsters, Matt McIlwrick, Kevin Naiqama, David Nofoaluma, Jordan Rankin, Ava Seumanufagai, Tim Simona, Bayley Sironen, Sauaso Sue, Moses Suli, Elijah Taylor, James Tedesco & Aaron Woods. 

Coach: Jason Taylor.

Cowboys: John Asiata, Scott Bolton, Gavin Cooper, Lachlan Coote, Kyle Feldt, Jake Granville, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Sam Hoare, Patrick Kaufusi, Kane Linnett, Ethan Lowe, Michael Morgan, Justin O’Neill, Matt Scott (C), Johnathan Thurston (C), Jason Taumalolo & Antonio Winterstein.

Coach: Paul Green.

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Saturday February 18

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights (#NRLTrials #NRLcannew); Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan. Kick-off: 6:30pm.

Raiders: Eddie Aiono, Luke Bateman, Blake Austin, Shannon Boyd, Adam Clydsdale, Nic Cotric, Lachlan Croker, Thomas Cronan, Shaun Fensom, Josh Hodgson, Edrick Lee, Jeff Lima, Joey Leilua, Dunamis Lui, Makahesi Makatoa, Mark McCormack, Anthony Moraitis, Brent Naden, Josh Papalii, Junior Paulo, Clay Priest, Jordan Rapana, Zac Santo, Aidan Sezer, Sia Soliola, Scott Sorenson, Topi Taufa, Joseph Tapine, David Taylor, Jordan Turner, Elliott Whitehead & Jack Wighton.

Knights: 1. Dylan Phythian 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitch Barnett.

Interchange: 14. Luke Yates 15. Jack Stockwell 16. Sam Stone 17. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 18. Brendan Elliott 19. Will Pearsall 22. Josh King 23. Jacob Saifiti 24. Chanel Mata’utia.

Coach: Nathan Brown.


Brisbane Broncos v Wynnum Manly Seagulls (#NRLTrials #NRLbriwyn); Kougari Oval, Manly West. Kick-off: TBA.

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Allan 3. Moses Pangai 4. Tautau Moga 5. Marion Seve 6. Todd Murphy 7. Sam Scarlett 8. Francis Molo 9. Mitch Cronin 10. Adam Blair 11. Matiu Love-Henry 12. Alex Barr 13. Korbin Sims.

Interchange: 14. Travis Waddell 15. Aaron Rockley 16. Sam Lavea 17. Sam Elliott 18. Kodi Nikorima.


Melbourne Storm v Canterbury Bulldogs (#NRLTrials #NRLmelcby); North Hobart Oval, Hobart. Kick-off: 4:30pm.

Storm: 1. Young Tonumaipea 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Curtis Scott 4. Will Chambers 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith (C) 10. Jordan McLean 11. Tohu Harris 12. Felise Kaufusi 13. Kenny Bromwich.

Interchange; 14. Ryley Jacks 15. Slade Griffin 16. Cheyse Blair 17. Dale Finucane 18. Jeremy Hawkins 19. Tim Glasby 20. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 21. Christian Welch 22. Joe Stimson 23. Brodie Croft 24. Vincent Leuluai.

Coach: Craig Bellamy.

Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Kerrod Holland 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham (C) 11. Josh Jackson 12. Greg Eastwood 13. David Klemmer.

Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Francis Tualau 20. Brad Abbey 21. Craig Garvey 22. Matt Frawley 23. Marcelo Montoya.

Coach: Des Hasler.


Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels (#NRLTrials #NRLpenpar); Pepper Stadium, Penrith. Kick-off: 7pm.

Panthers: 1. Matt Moylan (C) 2. Dean Whare 3. Waqa Blake 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Peta Hiku 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Peter Wallace 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. James Fisher-Harris 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Bryce Cartwright.

Interchange: 14. Mitch Rein 15. Leilani Latu 16. Sam McKendry 17. Moses Leota 18. Dylan Edwards 19. Corey Harawira-Naera 20. Sitaleki Akauola 21. Tim Browne.

Coach: Anthony Griffin.

Eels: 1. Bevan French 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Clint Gutherson 7. Troy Dargan 8. Suaia Matagi 9. Kaysa Pritchard 10. Tim Mannah (C) 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Beau Scott (C).

Interchange: 14. Nathan Brown 15. Kenny Edwards 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Frank Pritchard.

Coach: Brad Arthur.


Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles (#NRLTrials #NRLsydman #CommunityCup); Central Coast Stadium, Gosford. Kick-off: 6:30pm.

Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Blake Ferguson 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitch Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend (C) 10. Isaac Liu 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Mitch Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra.

Interchange: 14. Dylan Napa 15. Kane Evans 16. Paul Carter 17. Connor Watson 18. Chris Smith 22. Dale Copley 26. Jayden Nikorima.

Coach: Trent Robinson.

Manly: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Jono Wright 5. Akuila Uate 6. Blake Green 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (C) 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Api Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Frank Winterstein 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic.

Interchange: 14. Lewis Brown 15. Addin Fonua-Blake 16. Jarrad Kennedy 17. Nate Myles.

Coach: Trent Barrett.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v St George Illawarra Dragons (#NRLTrials (#CharityShield); ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park. Kick-off: 4pm.

Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Bryson Goodwin 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Braidon Burns 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Robbie Farah 10. David Tyrrell 11. John Sutton 12. Kyle Turner 13. Sam Burgess.

Interchange: 14. Damien Cook 15. Jason Clark 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Zane Musgrove 18. Anthony Cherrington 19. Angus Crichton 20. Robert Jennings 21. Luke Kelly.

Coach: Michael Maguire.

Dragons: Leeson Ah Mau, Euan Aitken, Jack de Belin, Jai Field, Josh Dugan, Tyson Frizell, Jacob Host, Tim Lafai, Nene Macdonald, Kurt Mann, Will Matthews, Cameron McInnes, Josh McCrone, Taane Milne, Jason Nightingale, Russell Packer, Joel Thompson, Tariq Sims, Paul Vaughan & Gareth Widdop.

Coach: Paul McGregor.

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Sunday February 19

New Zealand Warriors v Gold Coast Titans (#NRLTrials #NRLwargld); Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North. Kick-off: 2pm.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Tuimoala Lolohea 3. David Fusitu’a 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Ata Hingano 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Sam Lisone 26. Issac Luke 16. Jacob Lillyman 15. Bunty Afoa 12.Ryan Hoffman 13. Simon Mannering (C).

Interchange: 32. Albert Vete 22. James Gavet 11. Blake Ayshford 17. Junior Pauga 18. James Bell 20. Charlie Gubb 28. Mason Lino 21. Isaiah Papalii 25. Erin Clark.

Coach: Stephen Kearney.

Titans: 1. Tyrone Roberts 2. Anthony Don 3. Nathan Davis 4. John Olive 5. Will Zillman 6. Ash Taylor 7. Kane Elgey 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Ryan James (C) 11. Leivaha Pulu 12. Chris McQueen 13. Ryan Simpkins.

Interchange: 14. Pat Polioni 15. Paterkia Vaivai 16. Nathaniel Peteru 17. Morgan Boyle 18. Tyler Cornish 19. Lorenzo Ma’Afu 20. Tyronne Roberts-Davis 21. Daniel Vidot.

Coach: Neil Henry.

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