NRL NRL 2021 Season - Round 8

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Sep 4, 2003
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Thursday 29th April
Canberra vs South Sydney (GIO Stadium - 19:50)

Friday 30th April
Melbourne vs Cronulla-Sutherland (AAMI Park Cbus Super Stadium - 18:00)
Brisbane vs Gold Coast (Suncorp Stadium - 19:55)

Saturday 1st Mayl
Penrith vs Manly-Warringah (Carrington Park, Bathurst - 15:00)
Canterbury-Bankstown vs Parramatta (Stadium Australia - 17:30)
Newcastle vs Sydney Roosters (McDonald Jones Stadium - 19:35)

Sunday 2nd May
New Zealand vs North Queensland (Central Coast Stadium - 14:00)
St.George-Illawarra vs Wests Tigers (WIN Stadium - 16:05)
 
Sep 4, 2003
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Raiders: Jarrod Croker is sidelined with a shoulder injury so Sebastian Kris shifts to the centres and Bailey Simonnson is back on the wing after missing last week's game due to a head knock.
Josh Papalii is being rested and his place on the bench is taken by Joseph Tapine, who was dropped last week.
Hooker Josh Hodgson (calf) is at least another week away from being available for selection.
Rabbitohs: Wayne Bennett has named the same 17 players who produced a superb comeback to down the Titans.
Forward Tevita Tatola, who suffered a head knock and failed his HIA in round seven, must pass through concussion protocols if he is take take his place against the Raiders.
Fullback Latrell Mitchell is suspended until round 11 so veteran playmaker Benji Marshall gets another start at five-eighth with Cody Walker continuing to cover for Mitchell at the back.
Braidon Burns will make his return via NSW Cup this weekend from the ruptured patella tendon he suffered in July last year.

Storm: George Jennings (head knock) out of the side and his place in the centres is taken by Tom Eisenhuth.
A new-look bench includes Ryley Jacks and Chris Lewis while Nelson Asofa-Solomona is being rested after showing concussion symptoms post-match on Sunday.
Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen (shoulder) is at least another two weeks away.
Sharks: Several changes to the side that suffered a shock loss to the Bulldogs with Wade Graham (head knock) and prop Aiden Tolman (suspension) back on deck and Will Chambers named to play his first game in the centres.
Graham's return pushes Teig Wilton to the bench and Billy Magoulias to the reserves while Chambers replaces Josh Dugan, who has been demoted to the reserves list. With Tolman back on deck Braden Hamlin-Uele moves to the interchange bench.
Siosifa Talakai will miss the next four games due to suspension.
Matt Moylan has been named among the reserves after he was a late withdrawal from the Bulldogs game due to a quad injury.

Broncos: More shuffling in the halves with five-eighth Anthony Milford back from his Intrust Super Cup stint to partner Tyson Gamble, who comes in at halfback for his first game of 2021.
Brodie Croft and Thomas Dearden have been dropped, paying the price for last week's heavy loss to Parramatta.
Jesse Arthars returns from illness and comes into the centres for David Mead.
Skipper Alex Glenn is out for around a month after scans revealed he suffered a grade-two "intramuscular tendon tear" to his calf during the warm-up in Darwin.
Titans: Veteran winger Anthony Don (hip) is back for his first game since round four so Phillip Sami shifts into the centres and fills the hole left by Patrick Herbert, who suffered a calf injury against the Rabbitohs.
Herman Ese'ese is the new face on the bench, replacing Sam Lisone who is expected to miss six weeks with a pec injury.
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is due back from suspension in round nine.

Panthers: Hooker Api Koroisau will play his first game since round one having fully recovered from a wrist injury. Mitch Kenny goes to the reserves.
Transfer forward Eddie Blacker (hamstring) is at least another week away from making his club debut while centre Paul Momirovski's suspension ends in round 10.
Sea Eagles: Des Hasler has named the same 17 players who took care of business so convincingly against Wests Tigers on Anzac Day.
Still no sign of injured duo Curtis Sironen (knee) and Moses Suli (back).

Bulldogs: Matt Doorey and Chris Smith, who must pass concussion protocols to play this weekend, have been named in the 17 to face Parramatta.
Outside back Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, who was hospitalised on the eve of last week's drought-breaking victory, and utility Branden Wakeham have been named in the reserves.
Playmaker Lachlan Lewis (head knock) and rookie utility Jackson Topine (knee) will be sitting out for another week at least before returning to action.
Eels: Ryan Matterson (head knock) has been named to return for his first match since round two on the bench with Isaiah Papali'i retained in the starting side.
With the starting 13 unchanged Haze Dunster is the other new face on the interchange, replacing Will Smith (suspected broken thumb).
Wiramu Greig drops from the interchange to reserves to make way for Matterson with Joey Lussick joining him on the extended bench.

Knights: Coach Adam O'Brien has stuck with the same 17 that fought so hard against Penrith but has given himself the option of making late changes with back-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon (shoulder) and utility Tex Hoy (hamstring) named to return from injury in the reserves.
Outside backs Hymel Hunt (hamstring) and Edrick Lee (foot) have had their returns pushed back by at least a week.
Roosters: Skipper James Tedesco has been named in the No.1 jumper but will have to pass concussion protocols to make Saturday's trip up the M1 after being felled by a high shot on Anzac Day.
Sam Verrills is again pencilled in to start with Ben Marschke on the bench after the pair were involved in a late swap on Sunday while prop Siosiua Taukeiaho (ribs) has been named on the interchange after withdrawing from the squad in the lead-up to the Dragons clash.
Fletcher Baker drops back to the reserves where he is joined by teen sensation Joseph Suaalii, lurking there as possible cover should Tedesco fail to recover in time.

Warriors: Lock forward Tohu Harris (head knock) and winger David Fusitu'a (hamstring) return to the side after their late withdrawals the day before the Melbourne clash with centre Adam Pompey (ankle) also resuming after being sidelined by injury.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck reclaims his rightful place at fullback with boom rookie Reece Walsh taking over at five-eighth from last week's stop-gap Bayley Sironen, who moves to the interchange.
Walsh's fellow debutant Rocco Berry retains his place in the centres.
Ben Murdoch-Masila moves into the 13 with last round's back-row starters Jazz Tevaga and Jack Murchie dropping back to the bench.
Tom Ale goes from the interchange to the reserves while last week's late omission Sean O'Sullivan remains on the outer in the reserves.
Cowboys: Forward leader Jason Taumalolo has been named to return from a second hand injury suffered in training.
Taumalolo's selection sees Lachlan Burr slide to the interchange, replacing Mitchell Dunn who is serving a one-match suspension after entering an early guilty plea to a crusher tackle charge.
Jordan McLean is in the line-up despite playing only 21 minutes in the upset win over Canberra on Saturday night and coach Todd Payten's revelation that the prop was dealing with a hamstring injury.
In the only other change to the 21-man squad Javid Bowen comes into the reserves in place of Esan Marsters.

Dragons: Captain and playmaker Ben Hunt makes his return from a broken leg after almost getting to the starting gate for the Anzac Day clash with the Roosters.
The move sees makeshift half Jack Bird shift back out to the centres and Cody Ramsey to wing.
Jordan Pereira (three weeks) and Mikaele Ravalawa (two weeks) will be missing from the side after entering early guilty judiciary pleas with Max Feagai called up to fill the other vacant wing spot.
Lock Tyrell Fuimaono also tendered an early guilty plea but has escaped with a $1350 fine and will play.
Josh King has been named to start in the second row in place of Billy Burns who replaced Kerr in a late swap for Anzac Day.
Wests Tigers: Centre Joey Leilua has shrugged off a suspected broken thumb to return in the centres in place of utility Michael Chee Kam, who drops to the extended bench after an unhappy outing against Manly.
Young prop Stefano Utoikamanu has been relegated to the interchange with Alex Twal shifting from lock to the front row, second-rower Joe Ofahengaue sliding back to take over at No.13 and Luke Garner earning a recall to the back row.
Thomas Mikaele has also been called on to the interchange in place of Zane Musgrove.
 
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LukeParkerno1

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Souths- zero confidence though but they should win
Melbourne- easy
GC- not a tip I’m confident in. Will be a typical game Brisbane win.
Penrith- mad to not tip them
Parramatta- they aren’t as hopeless as the Sharks
Roosters- by a fair bit
NZ- don’t rate Cowboys away
Dragons-Only because it’s at home
 

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Falconista

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Anyone want to go the early prediction on how many losses Penrith will have this entire season?
I'll go first, to get the ball rolling- two.
 

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Great8

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Titans with 4 tries in the first 15 minutes but the Broncos have hit back with 4 of their own in the first half. 22-22 at HT
 

moto748

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Holbrook has had a decent start to his season, and a lot of good vibes around his club. This must have been a painful blow.
 

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