The NRL trials are upon us, and teams are beginning to be announced for a busy weekend ahead.

Week 1 of the official pre-season for all 16 clubs will see plenty of stars rested, but others return as teams ramp up for the opening week of the season.

All games will be broadcast on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports.

RELATED: Full NRL pre-season schedule

The Storm, Cowboys, Rabbitohs and Bulldogs have so far confirmed their teams for this weekend.

Click through by using the drop-down menu to view each game this weekend.


Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors

Kick-off: Saturday, February 19, 4pm (AEDT)
Venue: Casey Fields, Cranbourne

Final team news
Cameron Munster, who was originally named on the interchange bench for the Storm, has been named to start in the halves alongside Jayden Nikorima, with Cooper Johns ruled out of the side. Marion Seve has also dropped out of the side.

The Warriors, on the other hand, have made plenty of late changes to their run-on 13. Chanel Harris-Tavita has moved from the bench to fullback in a surprising move, while Dallin Watene-Zelezniak goes to the wing, with Jesse Arthars to start in the centres. Reece Walsh has been named on the bench.

Jazz Tevaga starts at hooker in place of Taniela Otukolo, while Matt Lodge goes back to the bench with Bunty Afoa to play at prop and Bayley Sironen starting at lock.

Intriguingly, the team list for the Warriors also has two players listed in number three, four, five, eight, and eleven jumpers.


The Melbourne Storm have named an enormous 27-man squad for the "Unite for Tonga" match.

Cameron Munster, Harry Grant and Brandon Smith headline the team, with all three to miss Round 1, while recruit Xavier Coates has also been named. Storm fans will also get their first look at rugby union convert William Warbrick, while Jayden Nikorima has also been named to play.

Jack Howarth, who recently signed a monster five-year deal with the club, will also be involved against the Warriors, while Dean Ieremia, George Jennings, Cooper Johns, Josh King, Chris Lewis, Trent Loiero, Nick Meaney and Marion Seve are the other players with NRL experience.

Meanwhile, the Warriors have revealed their squad, which is buoyed by a majority of their top 30.

The trial match will give fans a first look at former Titans half Ash Taylor, while former Storm forward Aaron Pene will face his former side.

Melbourne Storm

1. Nick Meaney
2. George Jennings
3. Jack Howarth
4. William Warbrick
5. Xavier Coates
24. Cameron Munster
7. Jayden Nikorima
8. Josh King
9. Tyran Wishart
10. Chris Lewis
11. Trent Loiero
12. Bronson Garlick
13. Brandon Smith

14. Harry Grant
15. Alec MacDonald
16. Wes Lolo
17. Will Samuel
18. Jonah Pezet
19. Sua Fa’alogo
20. Dean Ieremia
21. Cole Geyer
22. Patrice Siolo
23. AJ Gudgeon
25. Grant Anderson
26. Darius Farmer

New Zealand Warriors

17. Chanel Harris-Tavita
4. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
2. Jesse Arthars
3. Rocco Berry
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Kodi Nikorima
7. Ash Taylor
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
14. Jazz Tevaga
13. Bunty Afoa
11. Euan Aitken
12. Eliesa Katoa
18. Bayley Sironen

1. Reece Walsh
3. Ali Leiataua
5. Junior Ratuva
8. Aaron Pene
9. Taniela Otukolo
10. Matt Lodge
11. Peesi Kepu
15. Otukinekina-He-Tofonga Kepu
16. Ben Murdoch-Masila
20. Pride Patterson-Robati
21. Garrett Smith
22. Adam Cook
23. Jayden Corrigan
24. Viliami Vailea
25. Edward Kosi