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Dragons decide Hunt regardless of skipper wanting out, Latrell hobbled, Keary cleared, Capewell sidelined

Dragons decide Hunt regardless of skipper wanting out, Latrell hobbled, Keary cleared, Capewell sidelined


Ben Hunt will lead out St George Illawarra in Friday night time’s dwelling sport in opposition to the Warriors along with his Dragons future removed from resolved.

Groups have formally been introduced for Spherical 17 and the defiant Dragons have named Hunt regardless of their star playmaker on Sunday requesting a right away launch from the ultimate two-and-a-half years of his profitable contract.

The request was denied, with CEO Ryan Webb hoping he and incoming coach Shane Flanagan can persuade Hunt to remain on. Complicating issues is the actual fact Hunt is in camp with Queensland forward of Wednesday night time’s State of Origin II, making it tough to see a decision earlier than the WIN Stadium conflict in opposition to the Warriors.

Ought to he again up from Origin, it is going to be fascinating to see what kind of reception Hunt receives from the Wollongong trustworthy.

Ben Hunt of the Dragons is tackled during the round five NRL match between St George Illawarra Dragons and Dolphins at WIN Stadium

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Souths have copped blended information with star fullback Latrell Mitchell once more dominated out as a result of calf harm which has saved him out of each Origin matches.

Nonetheless, Cody Walker has been cleared to return from his thigh pressure whereas props Tom Burgess (again) and Davvy Moale (knee) will make comebacks after prolonged stints on the sidelines.

The Roosters have reportedly advised prop Matt Lodge that he’s free to go away instantly and Manly are the frontrunners for his signature. He was not named of their squad to face Canberra on Sunday.

In line with a Sydney Morning Herald report, the Roosters have been removed from impressed with Lodge’s angle since he was knowledgeable he wouldn’t be re-signed subsequent season after Jared Waerea-Hargreaves inked a one-year extension on the again of Panthers prop Spencer Leniu agreeing to phrases.

Stories had beforehand linked Lodge to Canterbury however Bulldogs sources advised AAP on the weekend he was not at the moment on their radar. St George Illawarra and Wests Tigers are two different golf equipment that would profit from extra toughness within the center, and Lodge may show a useful substitute for ex-Dragon Josh Kerr, who joined the Dolphins over the weekend and can go well with up for them this weekend.

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The sideshow round Lodge’s future is a distraction for the Roosters as they put together for Sunday’s essential conflict with the Raiders. 

They’ve switched Joey Manu again to the centres after Luke Keary was cleared of a severe jaw harm with the veteran named within the halves with rookie Sandon Smith.

Second-rower Sitili Tupouniua, who badly corked his thigh in opposition to the Knights, is uncertain however they at the very least get Victor Radley again from his three-game hanging ban.

In the meantime, Eels star Shaun Lane may make an early return from a hamstring harm after he was named on the bench whereas Broncos veteran Kurt Capewell can be out for a couple of weeks after choosing up a thigh drawback.

North Queensland have confirmed gifted second-rower Heilum Luki will miss “a number of weeks” with the facial fracture he suffered in Friday’s defeat of Penrith.

The fracture is the most recent setback for Luki, who went down with an ACL harm final 12 months, solely to spend extra time sidelined with a hamstring pressure suffered three weeks after returning to the sector.

There have been no fees in any respect from the match evaluate committee from the 5 Spherical 16 matches.

Groups with three Origin reps can title a further participant of their NRL squad, if they’ve extra on midweek responsibility, they’ll title two extra reserves.

Spherical 17 groups

Dragons vs Warriors, at WIN Stadium – 8pm, Friday, June 23

Dragons: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Jayden Sullivan 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Chook 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack de Belin 14. Talatau Amone 15. Michael Molo 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Zane Musgrove 18. Jaiyden Hunt 19. Moses Mbye 20. Max Feagai 21. Toby Couchman 22. Billy Burns

Ben Hunt has been named in his standard No.7 jersey regardless of a turbulent week by which he requested a right away launch.

Jack Chook (knee) and Jack de Belin (concussion) return for St George Illawarra following their bye. De Belin can be lining up for his 2 hundredth match for the membership.

Warriors: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Bunty Afoa 11. Jackson Ford 12. Marata Niukore 13. Tohu Harris 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Curran 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Tom Ale 18. Freddy Lussick 20. Brayden Wiliame 21. Ronald Volkman 22. Kalani Going 23. Zyon Maiu’u

Veteran ahead Mitch Barnett (excessive deal with) was suspended from the earlier spherical after accepting a one-game ban for successful on Jordan Rapana within the win at Canberra.

One other seasoned campaigner, Dylan Walker, is again from harm on the bench whereas Rocco Berry is again from a concussion at centre, changing rookie Ali Leiataua.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Jeremy Marshall-King and Felise Kaufusi of the Dolphins runs onto the field during the round two NRL match between the Dolphins and the Canberra Raiders at Kayo Stadium on March 11, 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Felise Kaufusi runs onto the sector for the Dolphins. (Picture by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Photos)

Dolphins vs Eels, at Sunshine Coast Stadium – 3pm, Saturday, June 24

Dolphins: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Euan Aitken 4. Valynce Te Whare 5. Brayden Mcgrady 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Isaiya Katoa 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Herman Ese’ese 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Ray Stone 14. Josh Kerr 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Connelly Lemuelu 17. Max Plath 18. Harrison Graham 19. Sean O’Sullivan 20. Poasa Faamausili 21. Robert Jennings 22. Kurt Donoghoe

Felise Kaufusi is again after serving his suspension and had a hit-out with the Queensland Cup aspect on the weekend to blow out the cobwebs.

Sean O’Sullivan is nearing a return from his pec tear and has been named within the reserves whereas Brenko Lee (ankle) is out and Jeremy Marshall-King (shoulder) is a possibly.

Mid-year recruit Josh Kerr slots straight into the interchange after the Indigenous All Stars ahead’s launch from the Dragons.

Prolific Q-Cup try-scorer Brayden McGrady has been elevated to the wing forward of Robert Jennings after their 58-18 loss to Manly earlier than the bye.

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Bailey Simonsson 5. Sean Russell 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Brendan Arms 10. Junior Paulo 11. Bryce Cartwright 12. Andrew Davey 13. J’maine Hopgood 14. Ofahiki Ogden 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Makahesi Makatoa 18. Haze Dunster 19. Matt Doorey 20. Luca Moretti 21. Waqa Blake 22. Shaun Lane

Mitchell Moses and Junior Paulo will return from Origin responsibility and with Dylan Brown stood down, Daejarn Asi will stay within the halves at five-eighth with Ryan Matterson returning to the pack.

Hooker Josh Hodgson (neck) is out however second-rower Shaun Lane is an opportunity to return from a hamstring harm after being named on the prolonged bench.

Panthers vs Knights, at BlueBet Stadium – 5.30pm, Saturday, June 24

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Jack Cogger 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Soni Luke 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Zac Hosking 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Luke Garner 21. Tyrone Peachey 22. Thomas Jenkins 23. Liam Henry 24. Jack Cole

Ivan Cleary will wait to see how his Origin stars fare on Wednesday night time earlier than checking out his line-up with Brian To’o, Liam Martin, Jarome Luai, Isaah Yeo and Stephen Crichton in motion for the Blues.

Kiwi prop Moses Leota is again after sitting out their final match on private go away.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Younger 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Greatest 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Phoenix Crossland 10. Leo Thompson 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Dylan Lucas 13. Adam Elliott 14. Kurt Mann 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker 18. Brodie Jones 19. Enari Tuala 20. Lachlan Miller 21. Jack Johns 22. Adam Clune

Daniel Saifiti (sternum) needs to be proper to return whereas second-rower Tyson Frizell can be monitored after Blues responsibility. Greg Marzhew was dropped for lacking the group bus final week however has been introduced again on the wing.

Second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon (concussion) is out so rookie Dylan Lucas has been retained.

Justin Olam celebrates a try.

(Picture by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Photos)

Storm vs Sea Eagles, at AAMI Park – 7.35pm, Saturday, June 24

Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tom Eisenhuth 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 13. Josh King 14. Bronson Garlick 15. Tariq Sims 16. Aaron Pene 17. Tyran Wishart 18. Kane Bradley 19. Chris Lewis 20. George Jennings 21. Alec MacDonald 22. Jonah Pezet 23. Sualauvi Faalogo

Justin Olam (head knock) and Christian Welch (suspension) are again whereas Cameron Munster, Xavier Coates and Harry Grant can be assessed after taking part in for the Maroons. 

Sea Eagles: 1. Kaeo Weekes 2. Jason Saab 3. Tolutau Koula 4. Reuben Garrick 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Josh Schuster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Toafofoa Sipley 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Ethan Bullemor 13. Sean Keppie 14. Karl Lawton 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Aaron Woods 17. Ben Condon 18. Samuela Fainu 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Morgan Harper 21. Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega 22. Tom Trbojevic

Kelma Tuilagi (facial fracture) and Brad Parker (elbow) are outdoors probabilities to return every week early. Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans are in motion on Origin so Kaeo Weekes and Jake Arthur can be squeezed out of the run-on aspect.

Broncos vs Titans, at Suncorp Stadium – 2pm, Sunday, June 25

Broncos: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Brendan Piakura 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Corey Jensen 16. Kobe Hetherington 17. Martin Taupau 18. Jesse Arthars 19. Keenan Palasia 20. Deine Mariner 21. Xavier Willison 22. Jock Madden 23. Tristan Sailor 24. Cory Paix

Selwyn Cobbo is unlikely to go well with up as a result of hip harm which dominated him out of Origin II. Patrick Carrigan, Payne Haas, Reece Walsh and Tom Flegler will look to again up on the identical floor after Wednesday night time’s conflict.

Kurt Capewell can be out for a couple of weeks with a thigh drawback so spectacular younger ahead Brendan Piakura will begin within the second row.

Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Brian Kelly 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Phillip Sami 6. Kieran Foran 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Sam Verrills 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. David Fifita 12. Joe Stimson 13. Isaac Liu 14. Jayden Campbell 15. Erin Clark 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Klese Haas 18. Chris Randall 19. Iszac Fa’asumaleaui 20. Jojo Fifita 21. Kruise Leeming 22. Jo Vuna 23. Keano Kini 24. Ken Maumalo

Veteran playmaker Kieran Foran will make his comeback from a toe harm which has saved him out the previous 4 weeks so Jayden Campbell is again on the bench.

Cody Walker of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring a try with Latrell Mitchell

(Picture by Cameron Spencer/Getty Photos)

Rabbitohs vs Cowboys, at Accor Stadium – 4.05pm, Sunday, June 25

Rabbitohs: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Richard Kennar 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook dinner 10. Hame Sele 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jed Cartwright 13. Cameron Murray 14. Michael Chee Kam 15. Siliva Havili 16. Davvy Moale 17. Thomas Burgess 18. Tyrone Munro 19. Peter Mamouzelos 20. Jacob Host 21. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 22. Dean Hawkins

Latrell Mitchell won’t return from his ongoing calf harm whereas Cody Walker (thigh) was cleared for Origin choice so he’ll be capable to go well with up for Souths after failing to get the call-up.

Tom Burgess returns after a number of weeks out with a again harm whereas fellow prop Davvy Moale (knee) can be again after practically two months out.

Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Zac Laybutt 4. Peta Hiku 5. Semi Valemei 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Jake Granville 10. Coen Hess 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Griffin Neame 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Jack Gosiewski 18. Thomas Duffy 19. Riley Worth 20. Reece Robson 21. Jeremiah Nanai 22. Valentine Holmes 23. Reuben Cotter 24. Murray Taulagi

With Valentine Holmes, Murray Taulagi, Reuben Cotter and Jeremiah Nanai in addition to Blues debutant Reece Robson on Origin responsibility, it’s a nervous week for Todd Payten on the choice desk. 

Proficient second-rower Heilum Luki will miss “a number of weeks” with the facial fracture he suffered in Friday’s defeat of Penrith. The fracture is the most recent setback for Luki, who went down with an ACL harm final 12 months, solely to spend extra time sidelined with a hamstring pressure suffered three weeks after returning to the sector.

Roosters vs Raiders, at Allianz Stadium – 6.15pm, Sunday, June 25

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Junior Pauga 6. Luke Keary 7. Sandon Smith 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Turpin 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Egan Butcher 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Angus Crichton 15. Nathan Brown 16. Nat Butcher 17. Naufahu Whyte 18. Terrell Might 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Corey Allan 21. Jaxson Paulo 22. Zach Dockar-Clay

James Tedesco’s return at fullback will push Joey Manu again to centre. Sandon Smith has been named within the halves with Luke Keary, who was cleared of a fracture to his jaw within the win over Newcastle however he and ahead Sitili Tupouniua (thigh) are uncertain this weekend.

The Roosters get Victor Radley again from his three-game hanging ban.

Raiders: 1. Sebastian Kris 2. Albert Hopoate 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Younger 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Nick Cotric 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Matt Frawley 19. Xavier Savage 20. Ata Mariota 21. Danny Levi 22. Peter Hola

Contemporary off the bye, the Inexperienced Machine solely have Hudson Younger to fret about on rep responsibility.

Bye – Tigers, Sharks, Bulldogs

with AAP



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