NRL NRL 2021 Season - Round 19

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Sep 4, 2003
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Thursday 22nd July
Parramatta vs Canberra (Cbus Super Stadium - 19:50)

Friday 23rd July
Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle (Sunshine Coast Stadium - 18:00)
North Queensland vs Melbourne (QCB Stadium - 19:55)

Saturday 24th July
South Sydney vs New Zealand (Sunshine Coast Stadium - 15:00)
Manly-Warringah vs Wests Tigers (Suncorp Stadium - 17:30)
Penrith vs Brisbane (Suncorp Stadium - 19:35)

Sunday 25th July
St.George-Illawarra vs Gold Coast (Cbus Super Stadium - 13:50)
Canterbury-Bankstown vs Cronulla-Sutherland (Cbus Super Stadium - 16:05)
 
Sep 4, 2003
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Eels: Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses has been ruled out of Thursday night's clash against the Raiders due to a back fracture suffered in Origin III so Jake Arthur will play halfback again this week.
Moses was rested in the side's round 18 win over the Titans after scans confirmed the injury in the days following the game. The club is confident the injury will settle and Moses will be available in the coming weeks.
The Eels do get prop Junior Paulo back after his post-Origin rest so Marata Niukore reverts to the bench and Bryce Cartwright drops out.
Tom Opacic is out and his place in the centres is taken by Will Penisini on debut.
Blake Ferguson has been recalled on the wing for his first game since round 12 at the expense of Haze Dunster.
Raiders: Five-eighth Jack Wighton has been sidelined by a rib injury and young fullback Xavier Savage is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
Jordan Rapana moves to fullback, Harley Smith-Shields comes in on the wing and Matt Frawley is the new five-eighth.
Ryan James has dropped off the bench and Matt Timoko is the new face.
Elliott Whitehead remains sidelined by the shoulder and facial injuries he suffered in the round 16 loss to the Gold Coast. He is expected back in round 20 or 21.
Forwards Corey Horsburgh (wrist) and Dunamis Lui (calf) are also expected back in round 20 or 21.

Roosters: Skipper James Tedesco is back from his post-Origin rest so Joey Manu returns to the centres to partner Billy Smith, with Josh Morris listed among the reserves.
Siosiua Taukeiaho (hamstring) is back on deck and takes his place on the bench replacing Fletcher Baker.
Angus Crichton moves into the starting side and Nat Butcher reverts to the bench.
Knights: Blues prop Daniel Saifiti returns to the front row but halfback Mitchell Pearce (hamstring) remains sidelined.
Kalyn Ponga and David Klemmer have both been named despite failing HIAs against the Storm.
Klemmer has gone from the starting side to the bench and Lachlan Fitzgibbon goes to the reserves list. Connor Watson will start the game at lock.
Jacob Saifiti (ankle) left the field late in the contest but is good to go.
Sauaso Sue comes onto the bench. Jack Johns drops to the reserves.

Cowboys: Javid Bowen (ACL/MCL) has been lost for the season and will have surgery in the coming weeks. His place in the centres is taken by Murray Taulagi, who shifts in from the wing. Kane Bradley comes onto the wing for his NRL debut.
Rookie back-rower Heilum Luki is back from a one-match suspension, joining the bench at the expense of Peter Hola.
Storm: A huge in for Melbourne with Ryan Papenhuyzen named to make his comeback on the bench. Papenhuyzen has not played since being concussed in round 10.
Josh Addo-Carr and Christian Welch are back on deck after being rested last week and interchange forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona returns from suspension.
Lock Dale Finucane failed a HIA during the Knights clash and has not been named. Chris Lewis comes into the starting side.
Five-eighth Cameron Munster is being rested so Cooper Johns is the new No.6. Munster's fellow Maroon Felise Kaufusi is also being given a break.

Rabbitohs: Tryscoring machine Alex Johnston (hamstring) is expected to miss at least two weeks after limping out of South Sydney's clash with the Bulldogs and his place is taken by Jaxson Paulo.
On the other wing, veteran Josh Mansour has earned a recall with Taane Milne going to the interchange and Braidon Burns dropping out of the 17.
Latrell Mitchell returns at fullback having been given a post-Origin III rest by coach Wayne Bennett.
Jai Arrow returns on the bench after serving a suspension for a breach of COVID protocols while in Maroons camp.
Liam Knight failed his HIA on Sunday against the Bulldogs and has not been named but Jacob Host (head knock) is in the squad and will be monitored.
Bench utility Benji Marshall (COVID protocols) and Hame Sele (calf) won't be available to play the Warriors.
Warriors: Skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has not been named after failing a HIA against the Panthers. Kodi Nikorima returns to the starting side at five-eighth. Adam Pompey comes into the centres in place of Rocco Berry (hamstring).
Tohu Harris (ACL) and hooker Wayde Egan (shoulder) are gone for the season.
Jazz Tevaga takes over at hooker, Jack Murchie comes into the second row and Josh Curran will play lock.
Bunty Afoa and Taniela Otukolo are the new faces on the bench.

Sea Eagles: Origin stars Tom Trbojevic, Daly Cherry-Evans (both rested) and Jake Trbojevic (hip) have returned to the line-up in a major boost.
Reuben Garrick reverts from fullback to wing with Moses Suli going to the extended bench. The skipper's return sends Josh Schuster back to the second row with Karl Lawton (back) dropping out and Jake Trbojevic's selection sees Sean Keppie go to the interchange.
Josh Aloiai (wrist) has been named on the bench for his first action since round eight, props Taniela Paseka and Toafofoa Sipley swap with the latter on the interchange while Kurt DeLuis and Cade Cust drop to reserves.
Wests Tigers: Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged 17, just reward for the players' improved effort in Sunday's big win over Brisbane.
The only change to last round's 21-man squad club is the inclusion of hooker Jake Simpkin on the extended bench. He replaces Tommy Talau, who was called into the starting side to replace centre James Roberts (isolation) and made the most of his promotion with a try-scoring double.
Talau's centre partner Junior Pauga gets a start after scoring a try on debut while it's no surprise that Adam Doueihi will again wear No.6.

Panthers: Five-eighth Jarome Luai (knee) returns this week as promised, triggering a minor backline reshuffle. Matt Burton shifts back to the centres with Brent Naden relegated to the reserves after his first two games of the season in the top side.
Tyrone May retains the No.7 jersey with Luai's partner in crime Nathan Cleary (shoulder) scheduled to return next week for the round 20 clash with Melbourne.
The game-day swap which saw Api Koroisau on the bench and Mitch Kenny starting has been reversed with the Origin dummy-half reclaiming his normal duties.
Kiwi forward James Fisher-Harris has been named after pulling up sore following a clash with Viliame Kikau in the final stages of their win over the Warriors.
Broncos: Thomas Flegler and Jordan Riki have been named in the starting side after coming off the bench against the Tigers. Rhys Kennedy and TC Robati go to the bench.
Origin winger Xavier Coates was rested following Origin III but has not been named to return, instead listed among the reserves.
Jesse Arthars drops to the reserves list and Cory Paix is the new man on the bench.

Dragons: Corey Norman has been tabbed to serve his COVID breach suspension with rookie Jayden Sullivan taking over five-eighth duties for his first start of the season.
Matt Dufty, Tyrell Fuimaono and Kaide Ellis return after serving their bans against Manly but only Dufty has returned to the starting line-up, pushing Tyrell Sloan to the extended bench, with Fuimaono on the interchange and Ellis in reserves.
Ben Hunt is the only player to retain his spot in a major reshuffle of the backline. In addition to the return of Dufty and omission of Norman, Cody Ramsey and Gerard Beale move from wing to centre, Jack Bird goes from centre to second row, winger Mathew Feagai (ankle) returns from injury for his first game since debuting in round nine and Brayden Wiliame drops out of the squad.
But the changes don't end there. Jack de Belin goes from front row to the interchange, Josh Kerr shifts from the second row to take over at prop, Josh McGuire moves from the bench to lock, and Jackson Ford drops out of the squad.
Finally, last week's 18th man Adam Clune takes Billy Burns' place on the bench.
Titans: Winger Phillip Sami (ankle), halfback Jamal Fogarty (hand) and hooker Erin Clark (elbow) have been lost to injuries suffered in the heavy defeat to Parramatta.
Rookie halfback Toby Sexton has been named to make his debut in place of Titans skipper Fogarty, Greg Marzhew returns from the casualty ward to take Sami's spot and veteran dummy-half Mitch Rein steps in for Clark.
Origin prop Mo Fotuaika wins back his starting spot which sees Jaimin Jolliffe return to the interchange.

Bulldogs: Dummy-half Jeremy Marshall-King returns from suspension which forces Sione Katoa to the extended bench.
A reshuffle in the pack sees Ava Seumanufagai promoted from the interchange to start in the front row with Luke Thompson switching to lock, Josh Jackson to the second row and Luke Doorey dropping to the reserves. Joe Stimson is the new face on the bench.
Back-rower Adam Elliott (cheek) and back-up hooker Brad Deitz (hamstring) have both had their discharges from the casualty ward postponed.
Sharks: Prop Aiden Tolman will miss this week after accepting a one-match suspension for a careless high tackle charge laid by the match review committee for an incident involving Raiders rookie Xavier Savage.
Toby Rudolf moves from lock to replace Tolman in the front row, Jack Williams goes from the interchange to No.13 and last week's 18th man Royce Hunt replaces him on the bench for his first game of the season after a long injury lay-off.
 
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Great8

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Moses missing for a few weeks is really going to test us
 

DEVO

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Moses missing for a few weeks is really going to test us
Apparently it is a spinous/transverse process fractures which poses little to no threat of spinal cord/nerve injury. It occurred in the first ten minutes but he continued to play until the end.
 
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Great8

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Apparently it is a spinous/transverse process fractures which poses little to no threat of spinal cord/nerve injury. It occurred in the first ten minutes but continued to play until the end.
Still looking at 3 weeks off by the sounds though. Rest is the only way of healing it
 

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What a crazy, entertaining half of footy.

If you looked at the scores you’d be going “how are the Olyroos going?” - but it’s fast and physical and end to end.

The only thing that’s stops it being one of the better halves of the year is the missing quality in Moses & Wighton. I don’t think it’d still be 0-0 if one or both of them were playing.
 

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Great8

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Inches away but story of the night.
Just not good enough and just a really poor performance
 

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Was wondering why Siebo didn't dive low last try.

But he's done the same thing and the game is gone.

Probably should have been a penalty.
 

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