NRL NRL 2022 Season - Round 16

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Thursday 30th June
Manly-Warringah vs Melbourne (4 Pines Park - 19:50)

Friday 1st July
Newcastle vs Gold Coast (McDonald Jones Stadium - 18:00)
Penrith vs Sydney Roosters (BlueBet Stadium - 19:55)

Saturday 2nd July
Canterbury-Bankstown vs Cronulla-Sutherland vs (CommBank Stadium - 15:00)
North Queensland vs Brisbane (Queensland Country Bank Stadium - 17:30)
South Sydney vs Parramatta (Accor Stadium - 19:35)

Sunday 3rd July
New Zealand vs Wests Tigers (Mt Smart Stadium - 14:00)
St.George-Illawarra vs Canberra (WIN Stadium - 16:05)

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Sea Eagles: Josh Aloiai suffered a concussion playing for Samoa on Saturday night and will be rested so Sean Keppie moves to the starting side and Taniela Paseka joins the bench. Having recovered from a knee injury Paseka has been 18th Man for Manly's last two matches and is ready to line up for his first NRL game since round seven. Jake Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans have been named to back up from Origin as have Tongan reps Christian Tuipulotu and Tolutau Koula and Samoan pair Josh Schuster and Marty Taupau. Ben Trbojevic is listed among the reserves as he nears a return from a shoulder injury.
Storm: Cameron Munster (shoulder) has been named but looks in serious doubt while his Maroons team-mate Felise Kaufusi will miss the game for family reasons having flown to the USA to be with his father Taniela who has been hospitalised in Los Angeles. Chris Lewis moves into the starting side along with Josh King while Jayden Nikorima joins the bench.
Star fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen has been named among the reserves after a hamstring injury and COVID protocols kept him sidelined for a number of weeks and could be a late inclusion. Skipper Jesse Bromwich and brother Kenny along with halfback Jahrome Hughes and lock Brandon Smith have all been named after representing the Kiwis, while Tui Kamikamika and Justin Olam are good to go after the Pacific Tests.

Knights: Star fullback Kalyn Ponga has been ruled out after suffering a category one concussion in Origin Two and his place is taken by Tex Hoy. Prop Daniel Saifiti (knee) and centre Bradman Best (elbow) are listed in the reserves and could be a chance to return in a boost for Adam O'Brien. Dane Gagai has a five-day turnaround after the Origin game in Perth and will be monitored.
Titans: Superstar David Fifita (knee) will return via the bench for his first game since round 12 while veterans Kevin Proctor (bicep) and Corey Thompson (knee) are listed among the reserves as they eye a return to action. Captain Tino Fa'asuamaleaui has been named to back up from Origin while Moeaki Fotuaika is good to go after representing Tonga on Saturday.

Panthers: Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Brian To'o, Stephen Crichton, Liam Martin, Isaah Yeo and Api Koroisau have all been named to back up from Origin Two. Listed among the reserves are back-up No.7 Sean O'Sullivan, Matt Eisenhuth and Chris Smith should coach Ivan Cleary decide to rest any of his rep stars. Also named in the reserves is youngster Sunia Turuva, who made a stunning Test debut with Fiji on Saturday.
Roosters: Playmaker Luke Keary (concussion) is being rested again so Sam Walker will play halfback with Drew Hutchison slotting in at five-eighth. A huge in for the Roosters with Victor Radley returning from an ankle injury at lock, so Nat Butcher goes to the bench and Daniel Suluka-Fifita to the reserves. James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou and Angus Crichton will look to back up after helping the Blues to a win in Perth while Maroons prop Lindsay Collins suffered a head knock in Origin but passed his HIA.

Bulldogs: Coach Mick Potter has stuck with the same 17 that took care of the Tigers in round 15. Matt Burton is expected to back up after his stunning Origin debut and his presence would be a huge boost. Kurt Morrin has been named on the bench despite suffering a shoulder injury on debut against the Tigers.
Sharks: The Sharks will roll out the same side that downed the Titans with Siosifa Talakai and Nicho Hynes returning from the victorious Blues camp and Ronaldo Mulitalo riding high after a fine Test debut for the Kiwis. Skipper Dale Finucane will be all the better for the run after coming back in round 15 following three games on the sideline.

Cowboys: All eyes will be on the Maroons contingent with Valentine Holmes, Murray Taulagi and Jeremiah Nanai getting through the match unscathed. Jason Taumalolo played 67 minutes for Tonga against the Kiwis and will back up. Mid-season recruit Luciano Leilua officially joined the Cowboys during the re round and will make his club debut in what will be his 100th NRL appearance. Back-rower Tom Gilbert is ready to return from an eye injury so Jamayne Taunoa-Brown reverts to the bench and Connelly Lemuelu drops to the reserves along with Brendan Elliot. Veteran winger Kyle Feldt is listed among the reserves as he closes in on a return from a knee injury.
Broncos: A huge boost with captain Adam Reynolds returning from a rib injury while Blues prop Payne Haas has been named despite suffering an ankle injury in Origin. Patrick Carrigan and Kurt Capewell played over 60 minutes each in the Maroons' loss but have been named to back up along with Selwyn Cobbo, as have Kotoni Staggs (Tonga) and Keenan Palasia (Samoa). Tyson Gamble is nearing a return from a leg injury and has been named among the reserves.

Rabbitohs: Latrell Mitchell is back from a long injury lay-off for his first game since round five so Kodi Nikorima reverts to the bench and Blake Taaffe to the reserves. Damien Cook got through 46 minutes off the bench for NSW and is set to back up. Cameron Murray copped a head gash but passed a HIA and should be good to go despite a short turnaround. Jai Arrow got through limited time in Origin II and should be OK to play. Mark Nicholls has been named to start at prop with Thomas Burgess going to the bench.
Eels: Parramatta had only Junior Paulo to worry about after Origin II with the big man getting through 43 minutes on Sunday night. The Eels' international contingent including Dylan Brown, Marata Niukore, Waqa Blake and Maika Sivo got through Test matches unscathed and with a seven-day turnaround will all be raring to go as Brad Arthur sticks with the same 17 that downed the Roosters in round 15.

Warriors: Euan Aitken (concussion) is back on deck in the centres so Adam Pompey drops to the reserves. Eliesa Katoa is the new face on the bench in place of Dunamis Lui. Forwards Jazz Tevaga, Addin Fonua-Blake and Bunty Afoa all got through their international appearances on Saturday and will take their place in the emotional homecoming to Mt Smart Stadium.
Tigers: James Roberts made a successful return returns from back surgery two weeks ago in NSW Cup and has been named to play his first NRL game since riund six. Stefano Utoikamanu (foot) is also good to go. Fa'amanu Brown has been named to start at hooker with Jacob Liddle going to the reserves. Adam Doueihi again starts from the interchange in his second game back from a knee reconstruction. James Tamou will start at prop with Alex Twal sidelined by concussion. Young prop Fonua Pole has been named to debut from the bench. David Nofoaluma is coming off a four-try showing for Samoa and will be on a high after that performance.

Dragons: Skipper Ben Hunt has been named and will be monitored after he picked up a leg injury in Origin Two. Hunt got twisted awkwardly in the second half but played out the match and will be crucial to the side's chances. The club's international representatives have also returned relatively unscathed, allowing Anthony Griffin to name the same 17 that was so impressive against Souths in round 15.
Raiders: Jack Wighton (COVID protocols) will return to the side with Matt Frawley the man to drop out. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been named to return from a hamstring injury on the bench replacing James Schiller, who faces 2-3 weeks out with a shoulder injury suffered against the Knights. Maroons prop Josh Papalii played just 26 minutes in Origin II and is ready to rumble for the Green Machine while Joseph Tapine and Jordan Rapana also back up from Kiwi Test duty.
 
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royboy2

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Trell is back this week
 

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Ponga out sucks. Honestly think the last placed Titans will roll us over at home.
 

Jatz

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That loss to the raiders was absolutely brutal, might be a season killer.
Our season was already dead prior to that but I won't act like it wasn't a crushing blow. It absolutely sucked.
 

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Our season was already dead prior to that but I won't act like it wasn't a crushing blow. It absolutely sucked.
My best mate is a Knights supporter, i messaged him after the game (i watched the second half) he said it was probably the worst loss hes watched live.
 

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I dunno about Manly. They get these good results, but good as DCE can be, they don't really convince me.
 

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Yeah they are hard to read. They will definitely help shape the final 8 though.

And despite fading late the last 2 weeks they have beat Melbourne and had the Cowboys on toast.
 

phantom13

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I dunno about Manly. They get these good results, but good as DCE can be, they don't really convince me.
I think without Turbo they cant really win the whole thing but on their day they challenge just about anyone (short of Penrith and Melbourne).

Storm were storm lite last night no Munster, Kafusi, Paps on the comeback trail and in spite of never really being in the hunt only ended up losing by 6.
 

Jatz

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Bummer. Sucks for all concerned.
 

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Oh, just great. The spineless pathetic Eels have showed up tonight.
 

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So disappointed with Parramatta's performance I've turned over to watch North Melbourne.:mad:
 

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So disappointed with Parramatta's performance I've turned over to watch North Melbourne.:mad:
These performances are becoming far too common.
When we are bad, we are really bad.
Far too much margin between our best and worst
 

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Terrible refeering in Auckland and Wollongong.
Still happy the Dragons are week to week staying in the top 8 instead of falling off a cliff.
 

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