Southampton star Lateral Mitchell will return to action for the first time in more than two months in a fierce battle with Els.
The Cavaliers’ full-back Kalin Ponga will not face the Titans after a head injury at home – his second in as many weeks.
Broncos executives Payne Hass are in doubt to face the Cowboys after the Marines were injured.
Hurricane Cameron Munster has disappeared for scrutiny and Des Hasler must decide whether to turn his starting stars for a short time.
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Thursday, June 30
Manley Sea Eagles from Melbourne Hurricane at 4 Pines Park, 7:50 pm AEDT
Eagle Rd 15 Group: 1. Ruben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Morgan Harper 4. Toltawu Kula 5. Christian Tupulotu 6. Kiran Foran 7. Deli Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloei 9. Lachlan Crocker 10. Tofofowa Siplay 11. Hammole 1 Olakaw ‘Andrew Davy 13. Jack Trabjeevich 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Schuster 16. Martin Tawpau 17. Sen KP
Group Recommendations Dali Cherry-Evans and Jack Trbojevich could be rested for four days after the injuries.
Hurricane Rd 15 Group: 1. Nick Mane 2. Dean Jeremiah 3. Marion Sav 4. Justin Olam 5. Grant Anderson 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jarom Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikaamika 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 14 Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Salomona 13. Josh King 16. Trent Loiro 17. Chris Lewis
Group Recommendations Cameron Munster is undergoing a scan on Monday after suffering a shoulder injury in the defeat of the Blues in Queensland. He reportedly slammed the ground with a sling. Ryan Pappenhuezen returns from Covide break.
Friday, July 1
Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium, 6:00 pm AEDT
Knights Rd 15 Team Troy- 1. Kalin Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagaye 4. Enari Tuwala 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 21. Adam Cluene 8. David Clemmer 9. Chris Randall 15. Leo Thomson 11. Tyson Frisl 12. Mitchell Barnett Kurt Mann 10. Jacob Safety 14. Simie Sasagi 16. Matthew Crocker 17. Pasami Saul
Group Recommendations Kalin Pongga is in serious trouble as the cavalry seeks to get their season back on track. Ponga hit Origin in the head two weeks after he was sent off in the defeat to Newcastle. Bradman Best returned from a knee injury in the middle, Edrick Lee could be out of action and Henri Tuwala has been transferred to the wing. Daniel Seifiti suffered a knee injury.
Titans Rd 15 Team Troy- 1. AJ Brimson 2. Greg Marzu 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Jamine Isaac 6. Paul Turner 7. Toby Sexton 8. Jarod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Isaac Liu 11. Sam McNinter 12. Bow Fermore 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Moaki Photouwaka 16. Jamin Jolif 17. Sam Lisson
Group Recommendations Injured duo David Fifita and Kevin Proctor both could return, and Paul Turner left the game early in the 15th round.
Penris Panthers vs. Sydney Doctors at Bluebet Stadium, 7 ፡ 55 55 AEDT
Panthers Rd 15 Team Troy- 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Tylan May 3. Isaac Tago 4. Stephen Creekton 5. Brian Too 6. Jarom Lawai 7. Nathan Creeri 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisa Corissa 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. William Kickka 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaac Eu 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorenson 16. Spencer Lenny 17. Jeman Salon
Group Recommendations Almost all 17 players are in the relegation zone, but coach Ivan Clyri could continue his outcry for the blockbuster clash with Chuck.
Roosters Rd 15 Group Tro- 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupu 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suali 6. Sam Walker 15. Dru Huchison 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Sam Verils Nat Butcher 14. Connor Watson 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita
Group Recommendations Victor Radley has returned to Lock after an extended dismissal and a week at the Blues Camp. Luke Kerry is expected to return if he passes the concert protocols, and Jared Warre-Hargreves is also pushing for a return.
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Saturday, July 2
Canterbury: Bancestan Bulldogs vs Cronella Sharks at Kombank Stadium, 3 ፡ 00 00 EDIT
Bulldogs Rd 15 Team Sleep- 1. Jack Averielo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Shop 4. Corey Allen 5. Josh Ado-Car 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Von 11. Josh Jackson 15 years old . Cory Wadeel 13. Tevita Pangai Jr. 12. Raymond Fitala-Mariner 14. Zack Docker-Clay 16. Joe Stemson 17. Curtis Morein
Group Recommendations Luke Thompson returned to England on a private matter and was scheduled to return on July 8, but it could take a long time. Curtis Morein (shoulder) came out after his first attempt.
Sharks Rd 15 Group Tro- 1. Will Kennedy 2. Cone Katoa 3. Jesse Ramin 4. Sosifa Senior 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nico Hines 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blake Breley 10. Royce Hunt 11. Britannia Nicara 12. Wade Graham Cameron Mackins 14. Edin Tolman 15. Bryden Triadal 16. Tig Wilton 19. Dale Finukane
Group Recommendations The Sharks have to go 1-17 from their last win over the Titans.
North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 5 ፡ 30 p.m.
Cowboys Rd 15 Group: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Hamiso Tabai-Fidow 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Pete Hiku 5. Murray Tulaggi 6. Tom Dorden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Res Robson 10. Robel Cotter 15. Coen Hess 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Tumalolo 11. Connell Lemuel 14. Jack Granville 16. Jamine Tawnoa-Brown 17. Griffin Niamey
Group Recommendations Ruben Cotter is still off the field and will be competing for the original Game III, but Tom Gilbert (Ain) will be back with Kyle Feldt.
Broncos Rd 15 Team: 1. Te Myr Martin 2. Corey Oats 3. Cotton Stags 4. Brenko Lee 5. Selvin Kobo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Tyron Roberts 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Hass 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Ricky 13. Patrick Carigan 14. Jack Turpin 15. Kobe Hatingington 16. Thomas Flegl 17. Kenan Palace
Group Recommendations Payne Hass appeared on a moon boot in the NSW Shades on Sunday night and reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain. It casts great doubt on this conflict. Hass told the Daily Telegraph: “At first I thought it was just Bush, but after that I couldn’t go, I just kept going. The best news is that Adam Reynolds (rib) is back.
South Sydney Rabitohs vs Paramatata Eels at Accor Stadium 7:35 pm AEDT
Rabbitohs Rd 15 Group1. Cody Nikorima 2. Alex Johnston 3. Tane Milne 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jackson Paul 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Elias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Demien Cook 10. Thomas Berges 11. Kion Kolomatangi 12. Jay Bow. Murray 14. Blake Tafe 15. Mark Nichols 16. Silva Havili 17. Hame Sele
Group Recommendations Latrell Mitchell (Dam) has returned for the first time since the 5th round. Lachlan Ilias was dragged along with the dragons after 29 minutes but is expected to take his place. Blake Tafe could go down to Mitchell Kodi Nicorima stays on the bench.
Ellis Rd 15 Team Tro- 1. Clinton Gutterson 2. Mike Sivo 3. William Penini 4. Waka Blake 5. Bailey Simonson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gildard 9. Reed Mahoni 10. Junior Paul 11. Shawn Lane 15. Ryan Materson 13. Isaiah Papali 12. Martha Nicoria 14. Machase Makatowa 16. Oregon Coffee 21. Kai Rodwell
Group Recommendations Ellis survived unharmed and is expected to line up 1-17.
Sunday, July 3
New Zealand Warriors v West Leopard at MT Smart Stadium, 2:00 pm AEDT
Warriors Rd 15 Team Troy- 1. Race Walsh 2. Dalin Watene-Zeleznik 3. Jess Artars 4. Adam Pompe 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Ronald Volcmann 7. Shaw Johnson 10. Jazz Tevaga 9. Wade Egan 23. Addin Fonua-Black 11. Jack Murchi 13. Josh Curran 12. Tohu Harris 8. Bunty Afoa 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 16. Dunamis Lui 17. Bayley Sironen
Group Recommendations The Warriors will play at home for the first time since Kovid’s death in March 2020. Eun Aitken is about to return, which could be seen by Tohu Harris.
Tigers Rd 15 Team Tro- 1. Dane Lauri 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford Toa 4. Asu Kepao 5. Ken Mamalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 15. Alex Tawal 9. James Lidel 10. Zane Musgrov 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tulagi 13. Joe Offaheng 8. James Tamu 14. Faamanu Brown 16. Adam Doehi 17. Alex Seifarz
Group Recommendations Luke Brooks has been sacked for the first time in his NRL career and Adam Doehi is set to start halfway with Jackson Hastings. Alex Tawl (shock) and Starford Toa (ankle) are in doubt. Stefano Utoikamanu (leg) returns.
St. George Ilawara Dragons with Canberra Reds at Win Stadium 4 ፡ 05 05 EDIT
Dragons Rd 15 GroupCody Ramsey 2. Matthew Fegai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zach Lomax 5. Michael Ravawawa 6. Tatu Amon 7. Ben Hunt 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew Maculow 10. Blake Lauri 11. Jack Bird 12. Jade Sue A 13 Story Sims 14. Moses Mbi 15. Francis Molo 16. Aaron Woods 17. Michael Molo
Group Recommendations The Dragons should be 1-17 after the South.
Raiders Rd 15 Team Troy- 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cottrick 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Chris 5. Jordan Rapana 23. Matt Frewley 7. Jamal Fogarti 8. Josh Papalie 9. Zach Wolford 10. Joseph Tapin 11. Hudson Young 12. Eliot Whitehead 13. Adam Eliot 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Horsburg 19. James Schiller
Group Recommendations Jack Wighton returns after seeing Matt Frawley leave.