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Ins & Outs – Round 8

Storm v Roosters

Storm: Ryley Jacks comes into the halves in place of Cameron Munster (knee).

Roosters: Jake Friend is back in the starting team with Sam Verrills (ACL) out and Nat Butcher starts at lock for Victor Radley (ACL). James Tedesco returns from a head knock at fullback pushing Joseph Manu to centre alongside a returning Josh Morris with Ryan Hall out and Mitch Aubusson to the interchange. Poasa Faamausili returns from a loan to the Warriors on the bench.

Raiders v Dragons

Raiders: Bailey Simsonsson moves from the interchange to replace Jordan Rapana on the wing and Michael Oldfield replaces Curtis Scott at centre, with Scott dropping to the bench. Joe Tapine returns from a knee injury at lock for Corey Horsburgh (foot). 

Dragons: No changes for the Dragons.

Eels v Cowboys

Eels: Former Dragon Jai Field replaces Mitch Moses (calf) at halfback with David Gower getting a run on the bench in place of Daniel Alvaro.

Cowboys: Val Holmes (ankle) is closing in on a return and has been named in the reserves. Justin O’Neill has been named on the wing with Tom Opacic at centre.

Titans v Sharks

Titans: Tyrone Peachey starts at centre for Dale Copley with Bryce Cartwright recalled on the bench.

Sharks: Andrew Fifita starts at prop with Braden Hamlin-Uele back to the bench. 

Warriors v Broncos

Warriors: David Fusitu’a (head knock) returns on the wing, with Patrick Herbert shifting to centre bumping Gerard Beale to reserves. Skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been named pending a judiciary appearance. Wayde Egan returns from suspension at hooker pushing Karl Lawton to the bench, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown and Agnatius Paasi are both back in the run-on side with loan player Poasa Faamausili returning to the Roosters, Adam Blair moving to lock, Tohu Harris to second row and Isaiah Papali’i  dropped to the reserves. Panther Jack Hetherington is on the bench after striking a loan deal with the club.

Broncos: Corey Oates has been dropped, with Jamayne Isaako on the wing and Thomas Flegler back from suspension on the bench. Matt Lodge (knee) has been named despite an injury cloud. Pat Carrigan returns from suspension at lock in place of the suspended Joe Ofahengaue.

Wests Tigers v Panthers

Wests Tigers: Unchanged after last week’s big win over Canterbury.

Panthers: Josh Mansour (knee) returns in place of Brent Naden.

Sea Eagles v Knights

Sea Eagles: Moses Suli (finger) returns in place of Brendan Elliot. Martin Taupau moves into the starting side for Sean Keppie.

Knights: Bradman Best returns at centre after a week in quarantine in place of Gehamat Shibasaki. Herman Ese’ese starts at lock with Tim Glasby out after failing a HIA last week and Pasami Saulo called up on the bench.

Bulldogs v Rabbitohs

Bulldogs:  Will Hopoate (ankle), Jake Averillo (head knock) and Kerrod Holland (bench) are out of the backline. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak moves to fullback, Reimis Smith and Marcelo Montoya are the centres and Nick Meaney and Christian Crichton come in on the wings. Jack Cogger drops out of the side.

Rabbitohs: James Roberts starts with Braidon Burns back to the bench in the only change.

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