CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Nathan Cleary of the Panthers celebrates kicking a field goal to win the round 14 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers at GIO Stadium on June 8, 2018 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Eels v Bulldogs

Both Parramatta and Canterbury got through their Round 18 clashes unscathed, and could both name the same 1-17 for Thursday’s bottom of the table clash.

Sharks v Raiders

Josh Dugan and Jesse Ramien could both return from injury, given Ramien dropped out of the side after initially being named.

Jarrod Croker’s season is over after he dislocated his left kneecap last weekend. Brad Abbey could return from a concussion, which could see Nick Cotric and Michael Oldfield shuffle around the backline to fill Croker’s absence.

Broncos v Panthers

Jaydn Su’A will miss for the Broncos after breaking his ankle against the Warriors, although Tevita Pangai Jr could return after missing the New Zealand loss with hamstring tightness. James Roberts looks set to play.

Penrith’s Origin trio were rested last weekend, but James Maloney, Nathan Cleary and Tyrone Peachey should all return.

Knights v Titans

Sione Mata’utia suffered a fractured eye socket against the Eels, and will be sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks.

Gold Coast should welcome back Origin star Jai Arrow, while Keegan Hipgrave should be available for selection after missing the previous round with a concussion issue.

Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs

Chris Lawrence will miss for the Tigers after sustaining a hamstring injury, and that looks to be the only change for Ivan Cleary.

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Jason Clark will return from his suspension, and Richie Kennar may be an inclusion, although he most prove his fitness as he returns from injury.

Cowboys v Dragons

Paul Green has flagged potential changes, suggesting the Cowboys’ Queensland under-20 stars could be in line for NRL debuts. Jake Clifford, Murray Taulagi and Kurt Wiltshire are all pushing for selection, given the Cowboys’ season is now over.

Nene Macdonald will miss with a foot injury, although Paul McGregor is unsure how severe the injury is.

Warriors v Storm

Ken Maumalo could return after missing the Warriors’ win over Brisbane with a knee injury. Gerard Beale or Peta Hiku could give way for Maumalo should he return to the side.

Billy Slater, Cameron Munster, Will Chambers, Josh Addo-Carr, and Felise Kaufusi should all return after having a rest post-Origin, although Munster isn’t an automatic selection, given he’s currently battling with a hand injury.

Sea Eagles v Roosters

Dylan Walker will be planning a return from a knee injury after missing the Sea Eagles’ loss to the Storm last week.

For the Roosters, James Tedesco and Latrell Mitchell will return after having a rest following Origin, while Boyd Cordner and Dylan Napa should both slot in too.

Cooper Cronk and Mitch Aubusson were both late withdrawals from last week’s win over the Titans, but they could also both be back.


  1. Can’t wait for the Sunday arvo game at Brookie. We most likely won’t win but I think we can at least play with them for 70 mins. And a Sunday at Brookie how good.

  2. I think manly will pound roosters this week that titans game only showed how vulnerable the roosters are Tedesco seems very flat form drop on the cards??

    • i think panthers will pound the Broncos this week that warriors game only showed how vulnerable the Broncos are p.s tedesco didnt play against the titans last week what game were you watching

    • What on Earth are you talking about? Cordner, Tedesco, Aubusson, Napa, Cronk, Mitchell and Radley were all out against the Titans who were only minus Arrow and they still won. Tedesco has been in wonderful form since round 5 or so.

  3. bronco84, you do realise the roosters played the titans missing half a dozen players?? Their debutants did a pretty good job considering. Tedesco looked pretty good in Origin 3 as well….

  4. i think panthers will pound the Broncos this week that warriors game only showed how vulnerable the Broncos are p.s tedesco didnt play against the titans last week what game were you watching

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