NRL predicted team lists: Every side’s likely lineup for Round 23

With just three rounds left in the regular season, there’s plenty to play for in Round 23 across the NRL.

South Sydney will look to keep their top-four hopes alive in a big final rematch against Penrith while the eighth-place Roosters and Raiders need to win.

Brisbane will face a major test in the form of Melbourne while the Eels will look to recover against local rivals Canterbury.

Here’s all the early post ahead of round 23.


Thursday 18 August, Accor Stadium (7:50 p.m.)

Rabbitoh’s predicted team:

1. Latrell Mitchell
2. Alex Johnston
3. Campbell Graham
4. Isaiah Tass
5. Izaac Thompson
6. Cody Walker
7. Dean Hawkins
8. Tevita Tatola
9. Damian Koch
10. Ham Sele
11. Keaon Koloamatangi
12. Jai Arrow
13.Cameron Murray

14. Siliva Havili
15. Mark Nicholls
16.Tom Burgess
17. Davvy Moale

News from the Rabbitohs team:

Campbell Graham (facial injury) and Tom Burgess (groin) will both give the Rabbitohs a big boost.

Izaac Thompson is likely to keep his place on the wing while Jaxson Paulo will miss the unlucky one.

Lachlan Ilias (hamstring) was a late omission against Parramatta and is unlikely to be named at halfback.

Panther’s predicted team:

1. Dylan Edwards
2. Sunia Turuva
3.Izack Tago
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Brian To’o
6. Kurt falls
7. Sean O’Sullivan
8 Moses Leotha
9. Api Koroisau
10. Matt Eisenhuth
11. Viliame Kikau
12.Chris Smith
13. Isaah Yeo

14. Mitch Kenny
15.Scott Sorensen
16. Spencer Leniu
17. Jaeman Salmon

Panthers team news:

Dylan Edwards (Sternum) is a chance to return at full-back which would see Charlie Staines fall from the side.

Kurt Falls has been in strong form since returning from injury in the NSW Cup and should come aside at half-time, pushing Jaeman Salmon back into his usual bench role.


Friday 19 August, Queensland Country Bank Stadium (6pm)

Cowboy’s Predicted Team:

1.Scott Drinkwater
2. Kyle Feldt
3.Valentine Holmes
4. Peta Hiku
5.Murray Taulagi
6. Tom Dearden
7. Chad Townsend
8. Coen Hess
9.Reece Robson
10. Ruben Cotter
11.Tom Gilbert
12. Jeremiah Nanai
13. Jason Taumalolo

14.Jordan McLean
15. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
16. Luciano Leilua
17. Griffin name

Cowboys Team News:

Kyle Feldt (hamstring) is set for a return with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow likely to be benched.

Despite losing to the Roosters, there were no other changes at this point.

Warrior’s predicted team:

1. Reece Walsh
2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3. Viliami Vailea
4. Marcelo Montoya
5. Edward Kosi
6. Daejarn Asi
7.Shaun Johnson
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9.Wayde Egan
10. Tohu Harris
11. Euan Aitken
12. Jack Murchie
13. Josh Curran

14.Freddy Lussick
15. Bunty Afoa
16. Eliesa Katoa
17. Tom Ale

News from the Warriors team:

No changes are expected after a big win against Canterbury.


Friday, August 19, Suncorp Stadium (7:55 p.m.)

Broncos predicted team:

1. Te Maire Martin
2. Corey Oates
3. Kotoni Staggs
4. Delouise Hoeter
5. Selwyn Cobbo
6. Ezra Mam
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Tom Flegler
9.Billy Walters
10. Payne Haas
11. Kurt Capewell
12.Jordan Riki

14.Jake Turpin
15.Kobe Hetherington
16.Rhys Kennedy
17. Corey Jensen

Broncos Team News:

No changes expected after beating Newcastle in Round 22.

Storm predicted team:

1.Nick Meney
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Marion Seve
4. Justin Olam
5.Xavier Coates
6. Cameron Munster
7. Jarome Hughes
8.Jesse Bromwich
9. Harry Grant
10. Nelson Asofa Solomona
11.Tom Eisenhuth
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Josh King

15. Tai Kamikamica
16.Chris Lewis
17. Tyran Wishart

Storm Team News:

Jahrome Hughes (shoulder) is expected to return in the halves, pushing Cooper Johns from the side.

After an impressive victory over Penrith, no further changes are to be expected.


Saturday, August 20, CommBank Stadium (3 p.m.)

Eel’s predicted team:

1.Clint Gutherson
2.Maika Sivo
3. Will penisini
4. Tom Opacic
5. Waqa Blake
6. Dylan Brown
7.Jake Arthur
8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
9. Reed Mahoney
10.Junior Paulo
11. Shaun Alley
12. Isaiah Papali’i
13.Ryan Matterson

14. Ofahiki Ogden
15.Bryce Cartwright
16. Oregon Kaufusi
17. Marata Niukore

Eels Team News:

Despite a disappointing loss to South Sydney, there were no changes at this point.

Mitchell Moses (Finger) is another week away from returning from injury.


Saturday, August 20, Brookvale Oval (5:30 p.m.)

Sea Eagles Predicted Team:

1. Ruben Garrick
2. Kaeo Weeks
3.Brad Parker
4. Tolutau Koula
5. Christian Tuipolotu
6.Kieran Foran
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Josh Aloiai
9. Lachlan Croker
10. Martin Taupau
11. Haumole Olakau’atu
12.Andrew Davey
13. Jake Trbojevic

14. Dylan Walker
15. Ben Trbojevic
16. Toafoa-Sipley
17.Josh Schuster

Sea Eagles Team News:

Jason Saab (knee) is expected to miss the rest of the season, with Kaeo Weekes the likely replacement in the Manly backline.

Expected team of the Sharks:

1. Kade dikes
2. Connor Tracey
3.Jesse Ramien
4. Siosifa Talakai
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Matt Moylan
7. Nicholas Hynes
8. Royce Hunt
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Braden Hamlin-Uele
11. British Nikora
12. Wade Graham
13. Dale Finucane

14. Dough Wilton
15.Cameron McInnes
16. Aiden Tolman
17.Jesse Colquhoun

News from the Sharks team:

Matt Moylan (square), Siosifa Talakai (shoulder) and Connor Tracey (head tap) will all return this weekend.

Toby Rudolf (knee) is expected to miss at least two weeks after suffering an injury against the Tigers.


Saturday 20 August, Sydney Cricket Ground (7.35pm)

Rooster’s predicted team:

1. James Tedesco
2.Daniel Tupou
3.Paul Momirovski
4. Joseph Manu
5. Joseph Swaaalii
6.Luke Keary
7. Sam Walker
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Sam Verrills
10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho
11. Angus Crichton
12. Nat Butcher
13.Victor Radley

14. Connor Watson
15. Egan Butcher
16. Drew Hutchison
17. Matthutte

Roosters Team News:

Sio Siua Taukeiaho (cheekbones) is expected to return to the front row, benching Matt Lodge.

After an impressive win over the Cowboys, there were no other changes.

Tiger’s predicted team:

1. Daine Laurie
2. Brent Naden
3.James Roberts
4. Asu Kepaoa
5. Starford Toa
6. Adam Doueihi
7.Jock Madden
8.James Tamou
9. Fa’amanu Brown
10.Zane Musgrove
12. Kelma Tuilagi
18. Luke Garner
13.Joe Ofahengaue

14. Fonua Pole
15.Austin Dias
16.Tom Freebairn
17. Tyrone Peachey

News from the Tigers team:

No changes were noted despite losing to Cronulla in Round 22.

Luke Brooks (Calf) is another week away from his return.


Sunday, August 21, WIN Stadium (2 p.m.)

Dragon’s predicted team:

1. Cody Ramsey
2. Mat Feagai
3. Moses Mbye
4. Zac Lomax
5. Tautau-Moga
6. Talatau Amone
7. Ben Hunt
8. Jack de Belin
9.Andrew McCullough
10.Blake Lawrie
11.Josh McGuire
12. Jayden Su’A
13. Jack Bird

14. Jayden Sullivan
15.Michael Molo
16. Jaiyden Hunt
17.Billy Burns

Dragons Team News:

There were no major changes at this point, but Jayden Sullivan should be in line for a return to the bench.

Anthony Griffin could try to give players like Jaiyden Hunt and Michael Molo some minutes after the season ended against Canberra.

Titan’s predicted team:

1.Jayden Campbell
2. Sosefo Fifita
3. Philip Sami
4. Brian Kelly
5.Patrick Herbert
6. AJ Brimson
7. Tanah Boyd
8. Moeaki Fotuaika
9. Erin Clark
10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
11. David Fifita
12. Beau-Fermor
13. Isaac Liu

14. Greg Marzhew
15. Herman Ese’ese
16.Jaimin Jolliffe
17. Sam McIntyre

Titans Team News:

Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (personal) should be back this week after missing out on the Round 22 win against Manly.

There were no other changes at this point after the Titans endured a long losing streak.


Sunday, August 21, McDonald Jones Stadium (4:05 p.m.)

Knight’s predicted team:

2. Enari Tuala
3. Dane Gagai
4. Bradman Best
5. Dominic Young
6. Anthony Milford
7. Adam Clune
8.David Klemmer
9.Jayden Brailey
10. Daniel Saifiti
11.Tyson Frizell
12. Brodie Jones
13. Mat Croker

14.Phoenix Crossland
15. Jacob Saifiti
16. Pasami Saulo
17.Simi Sasagi

News from the knight team:

David Klemmer (knee) is expected to return to the front row, benching Jacob Saifiti.

Raider’s Predicted Team:

1. Xavier Savage
2. Albert Hopoate
3. Matt Timoko
4.Sebastian Kris
5.Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. Jamal Fogarty
8. Josh Papalii
9.Zac Woolford
10. Joseph Tapine
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Adam Elliott

14. Tom Starling
15.Ryan Sutton
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Corey Harawira-Naera

Raiders Team News:

Canberra will be hoping for the return of Joseph Tapine (ribs) in this must-win clash.

Ricky Stuart will also be back in charge after missing round 22 through suspension.

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