NRL NRL 2021 Season - Round 24

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Sep 4, 2003
AFL Club
Other Teams
Balmain, GreenBay, Edmonton, Celtic
Thursday 26th August
Newcastle vs Gold Coast (Sunshine Coast Stadium - 19:50)

Friday 27th August
New Zealand vs Canberra (BB Print Stadium, Mackay - 18:00)
Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney (Suncorp Stadium - 19:55)

Saturday 28th August
St.George-Illawarra vs North Queensland (Browne Park, Rockhampton - 15:00)
Cronulla-Sutherland vs Brisbane (Suncorp Stadium - 17:30)
Melbourne vs Parramatta (Suncorp Stadium - 19:35)

Sunday 29th August
Manly-Warringah vs Canterbury-Bankstown (Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe - 13:50)
Penrith vs Wests Tigers (Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe - 16:05)
Sep 4, 2003
AFL Club
Other Teams
Balmain, GreenBay, Edmonton, Celtic

Knights: Prop David Klemmer has entered an early guilty plea on a contrary conduct charge arising from the win over the Bulldogs and will miss one game. His place in the front row is taken by Sauaso Sue.
Tyson Frizell returns from a one-game ban in the second row so Brodie Jones reverts to the bench.
Pasami Saulo is listed among the reserves as he works his way back from a leg injury.
Titans: Tyrone Peachey has been named at five-eighth and Ash Taylor is out.
Skipper Kevin Proctor has been named to play despite suffering a shoulder injury in the loss to the Storm.
Prop Moeaki Fotuakia returns from a knee injury via the bench so Sam Lisone drops to the reserves list. David Fifita is listed on the bench after starting last week. Beau Fermor is named to start.
Mitch Rein has been recalled at hooker, pushing Erin Clark to the bench.
Phillip Sami comes in on the wing at the expense of Greg Marzhew

Warriors: Matt Lodge's return from suspension pushes Jamayne Taunoa-Brown to the reserves list while Wayde Egan is again named to start at hooker with Jazz Tevaga on the bench.
Back-rower Josh Curran has been named despite suffering a head knock against the Broncos.
Sean O'Sullivan is the new five-eighth with Chanel Harris-Tavita out of the side.
Kodi Nikorima returns on the bench after a hectic week leading up to the Broncos game when his partner gave birth to the couple's second child.
Raiders: Matt Frawley takes over at halfback with Sam Williams relegated to the reserves.
Jordan Rapana holds the fullback spot and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is again on the bench while there is still no sign of skipper Jarrod Croker (knee).
Corey Horsburgh returns from his two-week stint on loan to the Bulldogs and he slots on to the bench with Dunamis Lui dropping out.
Siliva Havili is the other new face on the interchange bench.
Semi Valemei is listed among the reserves as he looks to return from a throat injury suffered in round 21.

Roosters: Goalkicking centre Adam Keighran (head knock) and forward Nat Butcher (knee) have both been left out of the side to face Souths. Lachlan Lam moves into the centres and Egan Butcher has been promoted to start in the second row.
Sam Walker will start at halfback after coming off the bench last week.
Ben Marschke and Naufahu Whyte are the new faces on the bench with Walker and Butcher going to the starting side.
Brad Abbey has been named on the wing for his first NRL game since 2018 at the Raiders.
Rabbitohs: Forward Keaon Koloamatangi has accepted a two-match ban for a crusher tackle so Jaydn Su'A takes over in the second row.
Veteran winger Josh Mansour's season looks to be over after he suffered a knee injury against the Panthers. His place is taken by Jaxson Paulo.
Prop Junior Tatola passed a head injury assessment on Friday night but will need to go through further tests this week after complaining of blurred vision. He has been named on the interchange bench with Thomas Burgess named to start.
Liam Knight is on the reserves list as he continues to work his way back from concussion.

Dragons: A number of changes for Anthony Griffin as he searches for answers after six losses on the trot.
Tyrell Sloan is the new fullback taking the place of Matt Dufty.
Blake Lawrie returns from a hand injury at prop and Josh McGuire is the other prop, with Jayden Sullivan taking over at hooker.
Jack de Belin goes from prop to lock, Tariq Sims from lock to second row and Tyrell Fuimaono from the second row to the bench.
Winger Mikaele Ravalawa has been named to play despite failing a HIA on Sunday. He will be monitored as the week progresses.
Loan player Freddy Lussick comes in on the bench.
Cowboys: Skipper Jason Taumalolo (hand), winger Kyle Feldt (jaw) and outside back Murray Taulagi (concussion) return in a big boost for Todd Payten's battling side.
Feldt and Taulagi take over on the wings with Val Holmes sliding into the centres and Laitia Moceidreke dropping to the reserves. Daejarn Asi drops out of the side to make way for Holmes' shift to centre.
Taumalolo has been named at prop, pushing Francis Molo to the reserves list. Reuben Cotter is named at lock and Mitchell Dunn on the interchange.
Youngster Griffin Neame returns from suspension on the bench.

Sharks: Mawene Hiroti (hand) has been named as the replacement for winger Ronaldo Mulitalo (jaw) after being omitted 24 hours before the big win over Wests Tigers.
Connor Tracey retains his spot in the centres and two-try rookie playmaker Luke Metcalf gets another start at five-eighth.
Veteran prop Aiden Tolman returns from a one-match suspension via the interchange, forcing Billy Magoulias to the extended bench.
Broncos: Coach Kevin Walters has named an unchanged 17 as Brisbane once again shoot for their first back-to-back wins since the opening two rounds of 2020.
Winger Xavier Coates took a knock to the elbow in the closing stages of the win over the Warriors but the club says he should be right to play this week.
"Xavier has pulled up OK today and he will train this week with a view to playing on Saturday," said Broncos head of performance Dave Ballard on Monday:
Tyson Gamble has undergone surgery on his hand and won't play again this season but the form of Anthony Milford against the Warriors will help ease the blow of losing the combative Gamble.

Storm: The Storm welcome back hooker Brandon Smith and centre Justin Olam after they were rested in round 23. Harry Grant slides back to the bench while Marion Seve drops to the reserves.
Jahrome Hughes (concussion) and Tui Kamikamica (calf) have been named to return from injury with Hughes replacing Nicho Hynes at half, forcing the utility to the interchange, and Kamikamica on the extended bench.
Lock Dale Finucane (concussion) has been given another week.
Winger George Jennings suffered a recurrence of a knee injury against the Titans and has been replaced by Dean Ieremia.
Eels: Blake Ferguson, making his return from a calf injury, has been confirmed as the replacement for winger Maika Sivo (knee).
The only other changes to the side that snapped a four-game losing skid with a win over North Queensland see Ray Stone and Keegan Hipgrave promoted to the interchange from the extended bench in a swap with Will Smith and Oregon Kaufusi.

Sea Eagles: Superstar fullback Tom Trbojevic is back on deck after missing the Canberra game due to a cheek injury with stand-in Tevita Funa unavailable until the finals after he copped a two-game ban for a shoulder charge on Canberra's Elliott Whitehead.
Centre Brad Parker also returns after he was given a week off following a high shot from Eel Ryan Matterson which sends Moses Suli back to the reserves.
Toa Sipley retains his spot at prop after a pre-match switch with Josh Aloiai last week, the former Wests Tiger is named on the interchange.
Bulldogs: Suspensions, an off-field incident and loan recalls have triggered a massive shake-up in the Canterbury forwards with only Josh Jackson backing up from the round 23 starting pack and an entirely new interchange selected.
Adam Elliott (stood down), Luke Thompson (suspended), Corey Waddell (suspended), Corey Horsburgh and Ryan James (both recalled by Canberra) have been replaced by Ava Seumanufagai (bench) and Jack Hetherington (suspension) at prop while the new second-rowers will be last week's 18th man Matt Doorey and Joe Stimson, who wins a promotion from the interchange.
Bailey Biondi-Odo has also been promoted to start at dummy-half after wearing the No.14 last week with Jackson Topine dropped to the extended bench.
The new-look interchange consists of Brandon Wakeham, Ofahiki Ogden, Chris Patolo and Sione Katoa.
Lachlan Lewis has been retained at five-eighth after replacing Jake Averillo (foot/calf) last week but Averillo has been named on the extended bench.

Panthers: Prop James Fisher-Harris (Covid protocols) and winger Brian To'o (ankle) will play their first games since round 19 with Matt Eisenhuth and Brent Naden dropping out of the squad to accommodate their return.
Dylan Edwards (head knock) has been named and will be monitored as the week progresses. Should he be ruled out Stephen Crichton could comfortably shift to fullback as he did when Edwards was forced off in the first half against Souths.
Tyrone May (knee) has been named to return on the extended bench alongside brother Taylan.
Wests Tigers: Five-eighth Adam Doueihi has been left out after failing to finish the joint venture's loss to the Sharks because of a knee issue with Jock Madden given the nod to take his place.
Thomas Mikaele and Jacob Liddle return at prop and hooker, respectively, from one-week bans with Joe Ofahengaue and Jake Simpkin dropping back to the interchange.
Recently re-signed back-rower Alex Seyfarth returns from a knee injury on the bench with Tuki Simpkins and Billy Walters relegated to reserves and Kelma Tuilagi out of the squad altogether.
Skipper James Tamou (foot), who has missed the past two matches, has been given another week to recover.
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The Ultimate Warrior
May 3, 2003
AFL Club
Other Teams
NZ Warriors, Wallan FNC
The Canberra Laydowners.

Another game without a reset. Disappointing end to the game considering how good we played in the 1st half.

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Average Old Bastard
Dec 7, 2007
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Rabbitohs, Villa, McLaren F1
The hit was pretty ordinary and I don't think we will see trell again this year, maybe the GF at best. There was nothing in the ball throw though

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