NRL NRL 2023 - Round 5

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Thursday 30th March
Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta (Allianz Stadium - 20:00)

Friday 31st March
Canberra vs Penrith (GIO Stadium - 18:00)
South Sydney vs Melbourne (Accor Stadium - 20:00)

Saturday 1st April
Manly-Warringah vs Newcastle (Glen Willow Oval, Mudgee - 15:00)
St.George-Illawarra vs Dolphins (WIN Stadium - 17:30)
Brisbane vs Wests Tigers (Suncorp Stadium - 19:35)

Sunday 2nd April
Cronulla-Sutherland vs New Zealand (PointsBet Stadium - 16:05)
Canterbury-Bankstown vs North Queensland (Accor Stadium - 18:15)

Bye: Gold Coast

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Roosters: With Joey Manu serving a one-game ban for a high shot against the Rabbitohs, the versatile Drew Hutchison moves into the centres. Corey Allan has been added to the interchange along with Naufahu Whyte, with Terrell May dropping out.
Eels: Prop Junior Paulo will miss two games after taking an early guilty plea to a Grade Two Careless High Tackle charge so Wiremu Greig moves into the starting side and Jack Murchie joins the bench having recovered from a head knock suffered in Round 3.

Raiders: Winger Jordan Rapana makes a welcome return from suspension with James Schiller the man to make way for the veteran. Halfback Jamal Fogarty returns after missing the Knights game due to illness so Matt Frawley switches to five-eighth to cover for the suspended Jack Wighton, who will miss two games. Club legend Jarrod Croker is part of the extended squad as he looks to play his first game of the season and 293rd of his career.
Panthers: Luke Garner is being rested as he battles some niggles so Scott Sorensen comes into the starting side and Lindsay Smith joins the bench. World Cup star Liam Martin remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and hooker Soni Luke is also out after suffering a head knock in Round 4. Tyrone Peachey is the new man on the bench to cover for Luke.

Rabbitohs: Prop Hame Sele returns from concussion protocols after the mandatory 11-day stand down and will come off the bench. Last week's debutant Ben Lovett goes to the reserves list. Winger Alex Johnston suffered a slight cork to his thigh against the Sea Eagles but will be good to go.
Storm: Just the one change to the team that beat Wests Tigers with Tom Eisenhuth joining the bench after being 18th man last week. He takes the place of Tyran Wishart, who goes to the reserves. With Jahrome Hughes still a week away from returning from suspension, youngster Jonah Pezet retains the No.7 jersey.

Sea Eagles: Morgan Harper will play his first game of the season in place of injured centre Tolu Koula (knee). Hooker Lachlan Croker returns from the shoulder injury which kept him out of Round 4 so Karl Lawton goes to the reserves list.
Knights: Kurt Mann was assessed as a category 1 HIA against the Raiders and is subject to the 11-day stand down so his place is taken by Jack Johns. Powerhouse winger Greg Marzhew holds his spot with Dominic Young listed among the reserves after scoring a try and running for 135 metres in NSW Cup on Sunday.

Dragons: Jack de Belin's calf had not quite recovered in time for the match against Cronulla but the former Origin back-rower has been named in the extended squad and could well be added to the 17 later in the week. Coach Anthony Griffin has stuck solid with the squad that suffered a disappointing loss to the Sharks, with Jack Bird named to start at lock and Zane Musgrove on the bench, although they did swap around on game day.
Dolphins: Anthony Milford moves from five-eighth to halfback to cover for Sean O'Sullivan (pectoral) and Isaiya Katoa returns from an elbow injury in the No.6 jumper. Tesi Niu (knee) is replaced on the wing by Jack Bostock, who makes his NRL debut. Hooker Jeremy Marshall-King is back from a two-week suspension so Mason Teague goes to the bench. Herman Ese'ese returns from a pectoral injury at prop, pushing Poasa Faamausili to the reserves.

Broncos: Coach Kevin Walters has named the same 17 that snuck past the Dolphins in a classic at Suncorp Stadium in Round 4. Forward Kobe Hetherington came back from a pre-season bicep injury via Hostplus Cup last weekend and is listed among the reserves as he chases a spot in the in-form Broncos side.
Wests Tigers: Tim Sheens has stuck solid with his starting 13 from Round 4 with Adam Doueihi remaining at fullback and Brandon Wakeham in the No.6. Plenty of new faces on the bench with Jake Simpkin, Justin Matamua and Starford To'a coming in while Daine Laurie, Alex Seyfarth and Shawn Blore drop out.

Sharks: Braydon Trindall returns from an ankle injury and joins the interchange bench. Oregon Kaufusi (failed HIA) was ruled out inside the opening 15 minutes on Sunday and will miss the match. Coach Craig Fitzgibbon sticks with the same starting 13 that racked up 40 points against the Dragons.
Warriors: Skipper Tohu Harris has been named despite suffering a knee injury against the Bulldogs but Te Maire Martin (head knock) is out, his place taken by Ronald Volkman. The return of hooker Wayde Egan (head knock) pushes Freddy Lussick to the reserves.

Bulldogs: Favourite son Josh Reynolds will play his first game for the Bulldogs since 2017 when he comes onto the interchange bench for the injured Fa'amanu Brown (dislocated elbow). Franklin Pele returns from injury on the bench pushing Jayden Tanner to the reserves. Still no sign of Tevita Pangai jnr, who suffered a calf strain during a field training session and is being monitored by medical staff.
Cowboys: Winger Murray Taulagi (knee) and centre Gehamat Shibasaki (hamstring) are both out. Peta Hiku returns from suspension to fill the No. 4 jersey and Brendan Elliot comes in on the wing. The absence of Jeremiah Nanai (suspended) sees Heilum Luki promoted to the starting side and Mitch Dunn join the bench for his first game of the season. Youngster Riley Price will make his NRL debut off the bench in place of the injured James Tamou (foot).
 
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12th. Well would you look at that haha.
 

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For the third week in a row Parramatta comes up against a team coming off the bye. I think we did pretty well to sneak away with a win last week, but can't see it happening again, especially with Junior out.
 

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When does cricket season start again because this year is as good as cooked
 

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That’s the harshest part of the draw over with, smooth sailing from here.
 

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Think Parra are in for a tough year. Reckon they might sneak into the 8 but they won't be doing any damage at the pointy end.
 

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Smashing Ricky Stuart will never not feel amazing! And the weak gutted dog finishing them off is just as good as it gets! 😍
 

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Melbourne with Munster = look out.

Turned it on when he needed to. And then Storm did near on 30 min of defending in the second half. That tackle on Mitchell by Kamikamica was awesome. Some headless chook s**t in the first half. Anyhow, speaking of chooks…..this Thurs.
 

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Think Parra are in for a tough year. Reckon they might sneak into the 8 but they won't be doing any damage at the pointy end.
They should go on a run now they have gotten the hard stuff playing teams off byes 3 weeks straight.

They aren't playing horrible probably left 2 wins out there and should be 3-2.

But I agree we are 5th-8th team this year. Might have more confidence winning finals then previously after what they did to get the GF last year.

But the side is a couple of steps below from last year.
 

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Smashing Ricky Stuart will never not feel amazing! And the weak gutted dog finishing them off is just as good as it gets! 😍
Ricky Stuart is the most protected species in Australian sport.

Has gone 21 years since winning a comp as coach.

The new Brian Smith.
 

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Geez the VAR ripped Newcastle off at the end taking the try off Bradman Best. Karma fixed things, they scored a couple minutes mater to tie the game. Heading to golden point now.
 

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The Dolphins starting their slide down the ladder. Tigers for the spoon.

Harris out tomorrow makes it tough.
 

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I'm equally unconvinced by the Dolphins, although of course they have had some tough luck with injuries.

Then again, I've never forgiven Bennett for taking the p*** and playing Blake Austin on the wing for England.
 

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