Sea Eagles head to Suncorp for Dolphins clash

The round kicks off with the No.4 Dolphins and No.5 Sea Eagles doing battle in Brisbane on Thursday night.

Herbie Farnworth (shoulder) returns in a massive in for the Dolphins with Tesi Niu (ankle) dropping out whilst Kenny Bromwich replaces Kurt Donoghoe on the interchange.

Mark Nicholls has been named to start up front with Connelly Lemuelu reverting to the pine.

For Manly, Lachlan Croker (head knock) and Nathan Brown (hip) are unavailable although Ben Trbojevic (hamstring) returns.

Karl Lawton starts at No.9 with Gordon Chan Kum Tong coming onto the bench alongside Ethan Bullemor.

Jamayne Isaako has scored seven tries in his past seven games at Suncorp.

Crichton returns to BlueBet as Panthers host improved Dogs

The defending premiers will face a number of their former men when they take on the Bulldogs in Penrith on Friday evening.

Nathan Cleary (hamstring) is back for the Panthers with Brad Schneider dropping out whilst Izack Tago’s (suspension) absence paves the way for Paul Alamoti to return to face his former club.

Liam Henry is back on the bench in place of Matt Eisenhuth whilst Moses Leota has been named to start with Lindsay Smith on the pine.

Cameron Ciraldo, a former Panthers assistant, has named the same 17 that downed the Wests Tigers a week ago although Connor Tracey (quad) has been listed on the extended bench.

With a quartet of Penrith premiership winners in their 17, the Bulldogs will be eyeing their first win at BlueBet since 2016.

CommBank the stage for Eels-Broncos meeting

The Eels and Broncos – both missing key players – face each other at CommBank Stadium on Friday night.

Clint Gutherson (knee) is missing for the Eels with rookie Blaize Talagi wearing the No.1 whilst Sean Russell replaces Morgan Harper in the centres.

Bryce Cartwright (ribs) returns onto the bench with Brendan Hands dropping out.

Adam Reynolds (bicep) and Jesse Arthars (jaw) are missing for the Broncos with Josh Rogers coming in at No.7 and Corey Oates the new winger.

Midseason recruit Jack Gosiewski joins the interchange in place of Fletcher Baker.

The Eels have lost nine in a row without Gutherson.

Wests Tigers look to end skid vs. Knights in Tamworth

Benji Marshall’s Wests Tigers will look to end a five-game losing streak when they take on the Knights at Tamworth’s Scully Park on Saturday afternoon.

Apisai Koroisau (hip) is back to skipper the Wests Tigers with Jake Simpkin reverting to the interchange and Latu Fainu dropping out whilst Jayden Sullivan replaces Aidan Sezer (suspension) at halfback.

Starford To’a (ankle) returns into the centres with Brent Naden shifting to the wing and rookie Solomon Alaimalo out of the side whilst Isaiah Papali’i starts at lock with John Bateman in the second row.

Tyson Frizell (hamstring) and Jacob Saifiti (leg) are two big inclusions for Newcastle with Dylan Lucas reverting to the pine and Jack Hetherington and Jed Cartwright dropping out.

The Wests Tigers have won just one of their four clashes at Scully Park over the years whilst Knights have won their last four against the Wests Tigers.

Injury-ravaged Rabbits travel to Kogarah for Dragons face-off

The Dragons host a Rabbitohs team down a number of their regular starters at Kogarah on Saturday evening.

Moses Suli (head knock) returns for the Red V with Zac Lomax shifting to the wing and Christian Tuipulotu out whilst Luciano Leilua (calf) has been named among the reserves.

Cameron Murray (hip), Jye Gray (ankle), Isaiah Tass (ankle) and Dean Hawkins (quad) join a long casualties list at Redfern with Campbell Graham, Tevita Tatola, Jacob Host, Lachlan Ilias, Tyrone Munro and Richie Kennar already unavailable.

Latrell Mitchell is back from suspension in a much-needed boost whilst Alex Johnston (hamstring) has been listed among the reserves.

Tongan international Dion Teaupa makes his NRL debut in the No.7 jersey for the Bunnies with Matthew French also making his debut off the pine.

Teaupa came through the Rabbitohs pathways system before proving himself as their NSW Cup’s side’s first choice five-eighth in 2023 and earning an international debut for Tonga over in the UK at the end of the year.

French, 24, hails from the Central Coast and was a member of South Sydney’s 2019 Jersey Flegg premiership-winning side before making the leap up to NSW Cup in 2021.

Gehamat Shibasaki makes his club debut on the wing whilst Tallis Duncan comes onto the bench with Sean Keppie starting at prop, Jai Arrow in the second row, and Siliva Havili at No.13.

The Rabbitohs have snagged nine wins from their past 11 against the Dragons.

Sharks journey to Melbourne for top-of-table clash

The ladder-leading Sharks will be in Melbourne on Saturday night to face the No.2 Storm in a highly anticipated clash.

Melbourne will be without Ryan Papenhuyzen (fibula) and Jahrome Hughes (calf) pushing Sua Fa’alogo into the No.1 jersey and Tyran Wishart to five-eighth.

Grant Anderson comes onto the wing and Bronson Garlick onto the bench whilst Tui Kamikamica (calf) has been named among the extended reserves.

It is mostly smooth sailing for the Sharks with Royce Hunt replacing Toby Rudolf (knee) in the only change.

The Storm have won six of their past seven games versus the Sharks who have not won at AAMI Park since 2018.

Warriors eyeing response vs. Roosters

The Warriors will be looking to win their first game in over a month when they face the Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns for his 300th game as a Rooster along with Victor Radley (hamstring), Daniel Tupou (knee), and Spencer Leniu (suspension).

Junior Pauga, Siua Wong, Egan Butcher and Sitili Tupouniua are the men to make way with Naufahu Whyte and Connor Watson reverting to the bench.

Kurt Capewell (calf) is missing for the visitors with Mitch Barnett shifting to the edge, Bunty Afoa starting up front, and Jazz Tevaga joining the bench.

The Warriors have lost their last seven games against the Roosters.

Titans host Cows in all-QLD Sunday showdown

Round 10 comes to a close with the Cowboys making the trip south to face the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium.

Tanah Boyd (wrist) is out for the hosts with Chris Randall pushing into the halves whilst Keano Kini replaces Joe Stimson on the bench with Moeaki Fotuaika (head knock) returning.

Chad Townsend (knee) returns to replace Jake Clifford in the only change for Todd Payten’s Cowboys.

The Cowboys have won four of their past five against the Titans who have lost four from their past six at home.

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