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NRL Head Coach Trent Robinson has named his 21-man side ahead of kick off with a change to the starting side, and a familiar face named on the extended bench.

Joseph Manu looks set to make his third appearance of the season in place of the resting Latrell Mitchell. 

In a big boost for the side ahead of kick off, Siosiua Taukeiaho has been named on the extended bench and will be given every chance to prove his fitness before Friday night.

Paul Carter has been named as 18th man, Jayden Nikorima joins the extended squad after a string of impressive performances for the Wyong Roos and the rest of the side remains unchanged.

Enjoy the full Team Talk with Assistant Coach Matt King above.


1. Michael Gordon

2. Daniel Tupou

3. Joseph Manu

4. Blake Ferguson

5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall

6. Luke Keary 

7. Mitchell Pearce 

8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

9. Jake Friend (c)

10. Isaac Liu

11. Boyd Cordner (c)

12. Mitchell Aubusson

13. Aidan Guerra


14. Kane Evans

15. Zane Tetevano

16. Ryan Matterson

17. Connor Watson

18. Paul Carter

19. Lindsay Collins

22. Jayden Nikorima

23. Siosiua Taukeiaho

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