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Teams Analysis, Round 23, ins and outs, Joe Tapine, Cambell Graham, Rabbitohs, Raiders, team selections, Knights players stood down, Mitchell Moses, return, Eels, Latrell Mitchell injury

The Rabbitohs have received a double boost with Latrell Mitchell and Campbell Graham both named for the grand final rematch.

Eels coach Brad Arthur gets back his star halfback Mitch Moses, while Sharks playmaker Matt Moylan also returns.

The Raiders and Titans both get back their best players, but the Knights are without two outside backs who have been stood down.

Read on for all the NRL Team Tips for Round 23.

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Joe Tapine, Campbell Graham and Matt Moylan.Source: FOX SPORTS

THURSDAY AUGUST 18

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers at Accor Stadium, 7.50pm AEDT

Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Taane Milne 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Siliva Havili 17. Hame Sele 18. Blake Taaffe 19. Dean Hawkins 20. Davvy Moale 21. Shaq Mitchell 22. Izaac Thompson

Analysis: Latrell Mitchell has been named despite aggravating a groin issue at training on Monday. Young gun Lachlan Ilias returns in the halves after he was a late scratching last week. Campbell Graham (fractured cheekbone) returns in the centres moving Jaxson Paulo to the wing. Daniel Suluka-Fifita (back) returns to the starting side.

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jaeman Salmon 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Matt Eisenhuth 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Charlie Staines 18. Robert Jennings 19. J’maine Hopgood 20. Taylan May 21. Chris Smith 22. Kurt Falls

Analysis: Dylan Edwards (sternum) take his place at fullback and shifts Charlie Staines to the bench. Liam Martin (ankle) has been named while Sunia Turuva keeps his spot on the wing with Taylan May (shoulder) still out.

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

North Queensland Cowboys vs Warriors at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 6.00pm AEDT

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 15. Luciano Leilua 16. Coen Hess 17. Griffin Neame 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Ben Hampton 20. Jake Granville 21. Brendan Elliot 22. Connelly Lemuelu

Analysis:Kyle Feldt (hamstring) is back and pushes Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow out of the starting side. Jordan McLean returns to the starting side in his second game back from a hamstring injury and Coen Hess shifts to the bench.

Warriors team:1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Viliami Vailea 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Edward Kosi 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Euan Aitken 12. Jack Murchie 13. Bunty Afoa 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Tom Ale 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Josh Curran 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita 20. Dunamis Lui 21. Jackson Frei 22. Adam Pompey 23. Rocco Berry

Analysis: No changes to the side which upset the Bulldogs last week. Daejarn Asi holds his spot in the halves with Chanel Harris-Tavita (knee) in the reserves. s listed as 18th Man as he looks to return from a knee injury.

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Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium, 7.55pm AEDT

Broncos team:1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Jake Turpin 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Corey Jensen 17. Ryan James 18. Jordan Pereira 19. Cory Paix 20. Tyson Gamble 21. Xavier Willison 22. Zac Hosking

Analysis: Kevin Walters has kept the same 17 who returned the club to winning ways against the Knights. Kobe Hetherington (head knock) will be monitored.

Storm team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Young Tonumaipea 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Tom Eisenhuth 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Tyran Wishart 18. Alec MacDonald 19. Jayden Nikorima 20. Grant Anderson 21. Jordan Grant 22. Trent Loiero

Analysis: Jahrome Hughes (shoulder) returns as Cooper Johns drops out of the squad and Cameron Munster should play five-eighth for the first time in three weeks despite his incredible form at fullback. Felise Kaufusi (personal leave) remains out of the side. Young Tonumaipe’a starts in the centres ahead of Marion Seve.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 20

Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs at CommBank Stadium, 3.00pm AEDT

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Waqa Blake 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Ofahiki Ogden 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Marata Niukore 18. Makahesi Makatoa 19. Bailey Simonsson 20. Jakob Arthur 21. Sean Russell 22. Elie El Zakhem

Analysis: Mitch Moses (broken finger) makes a timely return following their loss to Souths, as Jake Arthur moves to the reserves. Bailey Simonsson (hamstring) has been listed in the reserves.

Bulldogs team: 1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Braidon Burns 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Harrison Edwards 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Josh Jackson 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 15. Joe Stimson 16. Jackson Topine 17. Chris Patolo 19. Declan Casey 20. Bailey Biondi-Odo 21. Brandon Wakeham 22. Luke Thompson 23. Tevita Pangai Junior

Analysis:Matt Burton will play after accepting a fine for a shoulder charge last week. Luke Thompson (conccussion) and Tevita Pangai Junior (personal leave) have been named on an extended bench. Thompson hasn’t played since Round 12.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks at 4 Pines Park, 5.30pm AEDT

Sea Eagles team: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 20. Brad Parker 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 17. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Andrew Davey 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 8. Toafofoa Sipley 15. Ben Trbojevic 18. Josh Schuster

Analysis:Tolutau Koula switches from centre to wing to replace Jason Saab, who is sidelined with a knee injury, with Morgan Harper coming into the centres. Jake Trbojevic is out for the season with a hand injury, with Dylan Walker named at lock and Ethan Bullemor joining the bench.

Sharks team: 1. Kade Dykes 2. Lachlan Miller 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane 14. Teig Wilton 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Matt Ikuvalu 21. Kayal Iro 22. Luke Metcalf

Analysis: Prop Toby Rudolf is out for a month with a knee injury, with Braden Hamlin-Uele coming into the starting pack, while Andrew Fifita joins the bench after being ruled out last week due to family reasons. Connor Tracey (head knock) and Matt Moylan (quad) return to a new look backline, with Braydon Trindall, Matt Ikuvalu and Jesse Colquhoun dropping out of the 17. Centre Siosifa Talakai remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.

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Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers at Sydney Cricket Stadium, 7.35pm AEDT

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Connor Watson 15. Egan Butcher 16. Drew Hutchison 17. Terrell May 18. Kevin Naiqama 19. Fletcher Baker 20. Oliver Gildart 21. Ben Thomas 22. Siua Wong

Analysis: Enforcers Lindsay Collins (concussion) and Siosiua Taukeiaho (cheekbone) remain sidelined, with the Roosters sticking with the same 17 that upset the Cowboys. Mid-season recruit Oliver Gildart has been named in the reserves, but is unlikely to force his way into the team.

Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. Brent Naden 3. Starford To’a 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Jock Madden 8. James Tamou 9. Fa’amanu Brown 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Fonua Pole 15. Austin Dias 16. Thomas Freebairn 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Jake Simpkin 19. Kitione Kautoga 20. Brandon Tumeth 21. Junior Pauga 22. Tyrone Peachey

Analysis:Ken Maumalo returns from a knee injury, with Starford To’a switching to the centres and James Roberts dropping out. Alex Seyfarth comes onto the bench, which pushes Tyrone Peachey to the reserves. Stefano Utoikamanu (wrist) and Luke Brooks (calf) are still at least a week away from returning.

SUNDAY AUGUST 21

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans at Wollongong Stadium, 2.00pm AEDT

Dragons team: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Mbye 4. Zac Lomax 5. Tautau Moga 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Josh Mcguire 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack Bird 14. Tyrell Fuimaono 15. Aaron Woods 16. Michael Molo 17. Billy Burns 18. Jaiyden Hunt 19. Jayden Sullivan 20. Francis Molo 21. Tyrell Sloan 22. Jackson Ford

Analysis: Anthony Griffin has kept faith in the same 17 that narrowly lost to the Raiders. Jayden Sullivan is listed among the reserves as he bids to return from a shoulder injury.

Titans team: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Sosefo Fifita 3. Phillip Sami 4. Brian Kelly 5. Patrick Herbert 6. AJ Brimson 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Jaimin Jolliffe 9. Erin Clark 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Isaac Liu 14. Greg Marzhew 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Moeaki Fotuaika 17. Sam McIntyre 18. Corey Thompson 19. Jarrod Wallace 20. Toby Sexton 21. Paul Turner 22. Klese Haas

Analysis: Skipper Tino Fa’asuamaleaui is back after missing Round 22 for the birth of his second child, which pushes Jarrod Wallace to the reserves. Erin Clark remains on hooker after Aaron Booth’s season-ending injury, while Tanah Boyd and AJ Brimson are again the halves pairing.

Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders at McDonald Jones Stadium, 4.05pm AEDT

Knights team: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Krystian Mapapalangi 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Brodie Jones 13. Jacob Saifiti 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Pasami Saulo 16. Simi Sasagi 17. Mathew Croker 18. Sauaso Sue 19. Chris Randall 20. Jack Johns 21. Oryn Keeley 22. Hymel Hunt

Analysis: Centre Bradman Best and winger Enari Tuala have been suspended for disciplinary reasons, with Edrick Lee back from a foot injury on the wing and Krystian Mapapalangi to debut at centre. David Klemmer returns from a knee injury with Jacob Saifiti shifting to lock, which pushes Mat Croker to the bench and Sauaso Sue to the reserves.

Raiders team: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Albert Hopoate 19. Ata Mariota 20. Matt Frawley 21. Ryan Sutton 22. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Analysis: Joseph Tapine returns from a rib injury at prop with Emre Guler switching to the bench and Ryan Sutton dropping to the reserves. Winger Nick Cotric returns from suspension, with Albert Hopoate dropping to the reserves. Coach Ricky Stuart is due back on Wednesday after his one-week suspension.

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