NRL NRL 2021 Season - Round 4

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Thursday 1st April
Manly-Warringah vs Penrith (Lottoland - 20:05)

Friday 2nd April
Canterbury-Bankstown vs South Sydney (Stadium Australia - 16:05)
Melbourne vs Brisbane (AAMI Park - 20:05)

Saturday 3rd April
Cronulla-Sutherland vs North Queensland (Netstrata Jubilee Stadium - 17:15)
Gold Coast vs Canberra (Netstrata Jubilee Stadium - 19:45)

Sunday 4th April
Newcastle vs St.George-Illawarra (McDonald Jones Stadium - 16:05)
Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand (SCG - 18:15)

Monday 5th April
Wests Tigers vs Parramatta (Stadium Australia - 16:00)


edited: no games in Queensland now
 
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Sea Eagles: Morgan Boyle has been added to the bench at the expense of Toafofoa Sipley in the only change to the side beaten by the Dragons.
Star fullback Tom Trbojevic (hamstring) is at least another round away from riding to the rescue. Stand-in fullback Dylan Walker had a much better game against the Dragons and holds on to the No.1 jersey.
Manly's back-row crisis saw boom young playmaker Josh Schuster pressed into service in the pack and he was more than up for the challenge and he'll again wear the No.12 jersey.
Panthers: With Dylan Edwards expected to miss a month after breaking his hand in the grand final rematch, Stephen Crichton shifts to fullback, Matt Burton goes to the centres and co-captain Nathan Cleary returns at halfback.
The forward pack remains unchanged and Spencer Leniu has been named to take his place on the interchange despite hurting his shoulder against the Storm.

Bulldogs: Dummy-half Jeremy Marshall-King suffered a mid-foot ligament injury against the Broncos and will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. Sione Katoa has been named to replace him at hooker.
Nick Meaney moves to fullback in a straight swap with Corey Allan, while Lachlan Lewis gets a recall at five-eighth at the expense of Jake Averillo.
Josh Jackson's suspension for a crusher tackle opens the door for Renouf Atoni to start while Jackson Topine and Dean Britt are the new faces on the bench.
Winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and English forward Luke Thompson are both due back from suspension in round five.
Rabbitohs: No changes to the 17 which took care of arch-rivals the Roosters in impressive fashion in round three.
Prop Junior Tatola did not train with the side on Monday due to a hamstring niggle but is expected to play. Fellow prop Liam Knight has been ruled out of playing indefinitely due to ongoing concussion symptoms after suffering a head knock at training in February.
Hame Sele (ribs) is at least another two weeks away while Taane Milne (knee), Braidon Burns (knee) and Blake Taaffe (ankle) are looking at around another month on the sideline.

Storm: Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen has been named to make his return from a neck injury, pushing Nicho Hynes back to the reserves list.
Back-rower Tom Eisenhuth suffered rib cartilege damage against Penrith but has been named to play.
Brenko Lee (hamstring) has had his return delayed by Brisbane's COVID lockdown, which denied him a first hit-out of the season in the Intrust Super Cup, with Felise Kaufusi (suspension) and Dale Finucane (calf) targeting round five and hooker Harry Grant (knee) an outside chance of also returning that week.
Broncos: The return of Payne Haas (suspension) and Matt Lodge (hamstring) is a huge boost for the Broncos and sees Tevita Pangai and Thomas Flegler move to the bench alongside John Asiata, who returns from a neck complaint.
Rhys Kennedy, Thomas Dearden and Ethan Bullemor are the men to make way for Pangai, Flegler and Asiata.

Sharks: Wade Graham and Will Kennedy have been named to play but still need to pass concussion protocols to take their place in the side.
Winger Sione Katoa suffered a suspected MCL injury midway through the first half in Saturday's loss to the Eels and is looking at four to six weeks on the sideline. He is replaced by Mawene Hiroti.
Briton Nikora accepted a two-week ban for a shoulder charge on Clint Gutherson and his spot in the pack is taken by Teig Wilton. The new face on the bench is Braydon Trindall.
Centre Jesse Ramien (suspension) will be available for round five while forwards Royce Hunt (knee) and Siosifa Talakai (shoulder) had their returns pushed back to round seven.
Cowboys: Coach Todd Payten's patience has run out after three losses with Jake Clifford, Esan Marsters and Mitchell Dunn dropped for the Sharks game.
Justin O'Neill moves in from the wing to the centres and will partner Connelly Lemuelu, who comes in for his first game of the season. Youngster Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow goes back to the wing.
With Clifford gone, Ben Hampton has been brought into the side at halfback to partner Scott Drinkwater.
Payten has opted for an entirely new back row with Reuben Cotter sidelined by a head knock, Mitch Dunn dropped and Coen Hess pushed back to the bench. They are replaced by Ben Condon, who will play his second NRL game, Shane Wright and Josh McGuire.
Michael Morgan's shoulder injury continues to keep him sidelined.

Titans: Gold Coast have been named 1-17 with last week's pre-match swap, which saw Tyrone Peachey come into the team at lock and key recruit Tino Fa'asuamaleaui go to prop, confirmed in this week's initial team release.
The only change to the 21-man squad sees centre Brian Kelly return from a hand injury in the reserves with second-rower Sam Stone the man to make way.
Raiders: Dunamis Lui and Hudson Young return in a boost for a pack that was bruised and battered in last round's heart-breaking loss to the Warriors. Lui comes in at prop with Ryan Sutton sliding back to lock as the replacement for Joseph Tapine (ankle).
Young replaces stand-in back-rower Sebastian Kris who moves to the centres to fill the hole left by the absence of Curtis Scott (ribs).
Kris and Ryan James, who retains his spot on the interchange, suffered head knocks against the Warriors and must pass protocols to line up on Saturday night.

Knights: Bradman Best (elbow), a late withdrawal last week, misses the side and is replaced in the centres by Gehamat Shibasaki, who shifts in from the wing. Starford To'a is the new winger and Dominic Young, who replaced Best in round three, drops back to the reserves.
Five-eighth Blake Green, making his way back from a knee injury, is on the team list for the first time this season. Green has been named on the interchange bench in jersey No.17. Brodie Jones goes from the interchange to the reserves.
Forward Jacob Saifiti (leg) has been named on the interchange despite having failed to finish the loss to Wests Tigers.
Dragons: Adam Clune is the replacement for skipper Ben Hunt who suffered an impact fracture to his fibula in the win over the Sea Eagles and will consult with the club's medical staff this week. A return date is unknown at this stage.
Brayden Wiliame has been promoted from the bench to replace suspended centre Jack Bird after scoring a late try off the bench in the romp over Manly.
Max Feagai and Eddie Blacker take the places on the reserves list vacated by Clune and Wiliame.

Roosters: Victor Radley makes a welcome return from a shoulder injury at lock for the 2019 premiers. Last week's No.13 Isaac Liu moves up to prop to replace Lindsay Collins (ankle).
As expected, boom youngster Sam Walker replaces Luke Keary (knee) at halfback and Drew Hutchison takes the luckless Lachlan Lam's place at five-eighth.
Matt Ikuvalu and Nat Butcher are the new faces on the interchange while precocious teen Joseph Suaalii has been named among the reserves after recently gaining an exemption from the NRL.
Warriors: Injury has forced a change to the starting line-up after Peta Hiku was ruled out with a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for at least a month. Former Bulldog Marcelo Montoya has been called into the centres to make his club debut in Hiku's place.
There has also been a reshuffle in the pack with Bayley Sironen promoted from the interchange to the starting second row, Tohu Harris shifting to lock and Jazz Tevaga sliding back to the bench.

Wests Tigers: Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged squad for the local derby after a morale-boosting weekend saw the team not only pick up two points but also avoid the injury carnage that battered so many sides.
The club's only absentees, Shawn Blore (wrist) and Billy Walters (knee), are both at least two weeks away from a return to action.
Eels: Ryan Matterson (concussion) returns after a precautionary week off with Isaiah Papali'i moving back to the interchange and Keegan Hipgrave relegated to the reserves.
Halfback Mitchell Moses (head knock) is named but must pass the concussion protocols after failing a first-half HIA against Cronulla.
Back-rower Bryce Cartwright has been included among the reserves after recovering from a broken jaw suffered in a pre-season training accident.
 
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DEVO

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Wests Tigers played okay yesterday against the Knights, if they can bring that form again on Monday it should be a strong test for Parra. Confident we will win, but it maybe by less than many thought a week ago.
 

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The NRL will move its two Saturday games out of Queensland in response to the state's COVID-19 outbreak with the Titans, Raiders, Sharks and Cowboys to clash in a double-header at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
The Victorian government has granted exemptions for the Broncos to travel into the state for Melbourne's round-four home game, which will go ahead as planned at AAMI Park on Good Friday.
Cronulla's home game that was scheduled to be played at Sunshine Coast Stadium will now revert to their temporary home ground at Kogarah, in a slightly earlier 5.15pm AEDT timeslot.
The Gold Coast's clash with Canberra will follow at 7.45pm AEDT.
As revealed by NRL.com on Tuesday, the Titans are in the process of relocating to Sydney, due to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, where they will remain "until the NRL’s health experts are comfortable the risk of infection on the Gold Coast has subsided".
The Titans were due to host Canberra and Newcastle on the Gold Coast over the next two weeks.
It is understood the Knights game is also unlikely to be held at Cbus Super Stadium, though the developing COVID-19 situation will dictate that scheduling.
 

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Wests are my roughie for the week.
 

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Just looking at this weekend's fixtures, there looks a lot of obvious wins. Titans/Raiders is a tough one, I fancy the Raiders.

Penrith
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Parra
 

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Odd that they sought clearance and Roberts didnt
Cody and Latrell were in the back rooms with Tszyu so definitely had this planned weeks ahead

Roberts might have just been in the arena watching as a spectator, either way pretty stupid as I'm sure they are continuously told of the rules
 

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