Roosters v Rabbitohs
The Roosters have won three of their past four games, and look set to name the same 17 once again for the fourth straight week after getting through Friday’s 28-10 win over Cronulla unscathed.
Adam Reynolds in under a concussion cloud, but will be named and should be fit to play on Thursday.
Storm v Knights
The Storm don’t have any injury issues, although form may be the cause for change for Craig Bellamy.
“It certainly wasn’t one of his best performances. He’s only a young kid and he’s still learning and basically in all of our games this year, he’s been under pressure. It hasn’t been an easy learning curve for him,” Bellamy said about Croft following the Storm’s round five loss.
For Newcastle, Mitch Barnett will miss after being handed a one-week ban, although that should see Jacob Saifiti come straight into the 17.
Dragons v Sharks
Why make a change if you’re the Dragons? St George don’t have any injury concerns and have started the season five from five, with Paul McGregor set to name the same 17 for their clash with the Sharks.
Dugan is set to return from injury this weekend, although Moylan was impressive in the No. 1 jersey last time out.
Flanagan can either opt to play both in the backline, or allow Moylan back to No. 6 and hand Dugan the fullback role.
Warriors v Broncos
The Warriors are the only other undefeated side in the competition and will stick with the same side from round five, while Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett believes he’ll keep the same 17 despite the Broncos starting the season 2-3.
Cowboys v Bulldogs
The Cowboys don’t have any injuries or suspensions to worry about, although Paul Green could make a change at fullback, with Lachlan Coote pushing for selection ahead of Ben Hampton after two games in reserve grade.
Bulldogs back-rower Josh Jackson could potentially miss the next two matches as he contests his dangerous contact charge at the judiciary.
Raiders v Eels
For the Eels, Clint Gutherson will make his long awaited return to the NRL since rupturing his ACL last July, and will take over from Will Smith at fullback.
Panthers v Titans
Sea Eagles v Tigers
Lachlan Croker will need to pass a concussion test to play.
For the Tigers, Russell Packer will likely miss the next month with a knee injury. Josh Reynolds should be fit to play, although coach Ivan Cleary will need to open a spot for him given Benji Marshall’s currently form.
Elijah Taylor is also expected to make a return from a hamstring injury.