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NRL predicted team lists: Every side’s likely lineup for Round 4

Round 4 promises to be a smash hit for the NRL, with a massive rematch in the Grand Final and the ‘Battle of Brisbane’ making headlines.

Parramatta will look to secure her first win of the year against bitter rivals Penrith, while the competition’s undefeated sides, the Broncos and Dolphins, will go head-to-head.

The weekend concludes with a massive local derby between the Sharks and Dragons, with both sides hoping to stay in touch with the top 8.

Here’s all the early post ahead of NRL Round 4.

PARRAMATTA EELS versus PENRITH PANTHER

Thursday, March 23, CommBank Stadium (8pm)

Eel’s predicted team:

1.Clint Gutherson
2.Maika Sivo
3. Will penisini
4. Waqa Blake
5. Bailey Simonsson
6. Dylan Brown
7. MitchellMoses
8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
9.Josh Hodgson
10.Junior Paulo
11. Bryce Cartwright
12.Ryan Matterson
13. J’maine Hopgood

14.Jira Momoisea
15. Daejarn Asi
16. Wiremu Greig
17. Makahesi Makatoa

Eels Team News:

Ryan Matterson returns to the back row after his suspension, replacing the injured Matt Doorey (knee).

Jack Murchie (Headknock) is likely to miss the Round 4 clash and Daejarn Asi could be benched on his NSW Cup return.

Panther’s predicted team:

1. Dylan Edwards
2. Sunia Turuva
3.Izack Tago
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Brian To’o
6. Jarome Luai
7. Nathan Cleary
8 Moses Leotha
9. Mitch Kenny
10. James Fisher-Harris
11. Luke Garner
12.Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

14. Soni Luke
15.Scott Sorensen
16. Spencer Leniu
17. Jaeman Salmon

Panthers team news:

Scott Sorensen (concussion) is expected to return to the bench, replacing Matt Eisenhuth.

MELBOURNE STORM vs WEST TIGERS

Friday, March 24, AAMI Park (6 p.m.)

Storm predicted team:

1.Nick Meney
2. Will Warbrick
3. Reimis Smith
4. Justin Olam
5.Xavier Coates
6. Cameron Munster
7. Jonah Pezet
8. Tui Kamikamica
9. Harry Grant
10. Christian Walch
11. Trento Loiero
12. Eliesa Katoa
13. Josh King

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14. Tyran Wishart
15. Alec McDonald
16. Tariq Sims
17. Bronson Garlic

Storm Team News:

Cameron Munster (finger) is expected to return in the half but the Forward is likely to be without Jahrome Hughes after the halfback was charged with dangerous contact.

Jonah Pezet is likely to return his spot in the half after an impressive NRL debut.

Tiger’s predicted team:

1. Adam Doueihi
2.Charlie Staines
3. Brent Naden
4. Starford To’a
5. Junior Tupou
6.Brandon Wakeham
7. Luke Brooks
8. Stefano Utoikamanu
9. Api Koroisau
10.David Klemmer
11. Isaiah Papali’i
12.John Bateman
13. Fonua pole

14. Asu Kepaoa
15. Alex Twal
16.Joe Ofahengaue
17.Shawn Blore

News from the Tigers team:

After a mid-game substitution in the Canterbury loss, expect Adam Doueihi to emerge at full-back and Brandon Wakeham to enter the halves. David Nofoaluma put in a poor performance and looks like the man likely to miss out.

Isaiah Papali’i (suspended) returns to the second row, relegating Asu Kepaoa to the bench.

DOLPHINS vs. BRISBANE BRONCOS

Friday, March 24, Suncorp Stadium (8pm)

Dolphins predicted team:

1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
2.Jamayne Isaako
3. Euan Aitken
4. Brenko Lee
5.Tesi Niu
6. Isaiya Katoa
7. Sean O’Sullivan
8.Jesse Bromwich
9. Kurt Donoghoe
11. Connelly Lemuelu
12. Kenny Bromwich
13.Tom Gilbert

14. Kodi Nikorima
15. Mark Nicholls
16. Radiant Stone
17. Mason Teague

Dolphin team news:

Connelly Lemuelu will move into the second row in place of the suspended Felise Kaufusi.

No further changes to the Dolphins’ line-up are expected after the win over Newcastle.

Broncos predicted team:

1. Reece Walsh
2. Jesse Arthars
3. Kotoni Staggs
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Selwyn Cobbo
6. Ezra Mam
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Corey Jensen
9.Billy Walters
10. Payne Haas
11. Kurt Capewell
12.Jordan Riki
13.Patrick Carrigan

14. Cory Paix
15 Keenan Palasia
16.Tom Flegler
17. Martin Taupau

Broncos Team News:

No changes are expected after the 40-18 win against the Dragons.

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS vs. GOLD COAST TITANS

Saturday, March 25, Queensland Country Bank Stadium (5:30 p.m.)

Cowboy’s Predicted Team:

1. Tom Chester
2. Kyle Feldt
3.Valentine Holmes
4. Gehamat Shibasaki
5.Murray Taulagi
6. Tom Dearden
7. Chad Townsend
8.Jordan McLean
9.Reece Robson
10. Ruben Cotter
11. Coen Hess
12. Jeremiah Nanai
13. Jason Taumalolo

14. Jake Granville
15. Griffin name
16. Jamayne Taunoa-Braun
17. Heilum Luke

Cowboys Team News:

Despite a disappointing loss to the Warriors, Todd Payten is expected to remain solid at the same 17 this weekend.

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Titan’s predicted team:

1. AJ Brimson
2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira
3. Brian Kelly
4.Aaron Schoupp
5. Philip Sami
6.Kieran Foran
7. Tanah Boyd
8. Moeaki Fotuaika
9. Chris Randall
10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
11. David Fifita
12. Joe Stimson
13. Isaac Liu

14.Jayden Campbell
15. Erin Clark
16. Jo Vuna
17. Iszac Fa’asuamaleaui

Titans Team News:

Justin Holbrook is expected to stay with the same side that beat Melbourne in Round 3.

Sosefo Fifita (knee) and Sam Verrills (collarbone) are both absent.

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITHS v MANLY SEA EAGLES

Saturday, March 25, Accor Stadium (7:35 p.m.)

Rabbitoh’s predicted team:

1. Latrell Mitchell
2. Alex Johnston
3. Isaiah Tass
4. Campbell Graham
5. Izaac Thompson
6. Cody Walker
7. Lachlan Iliad
8. Tevita Tatola
9. Damian Koch
10. Thomas Burger
11. Keaon Koloamatangi
12. Michael Chee Kam
13.Cameron Murray

14. Blake Taaffe
15. Daniel Suluka-Fifita
16. Davvy Moale
17. Jacob Wirt

News from the Rabbitohs team:

Shaq Mitchell (foot) and Hame Sele (concussion) will both miss Saturday night’s game, with Daniel Suluka-Fifita and Jacob Host likely to move to the bench.

Blake Taaffe could also return to the utility role after being left out against the Roosters.

Sea Eagles Predicted Team:

1. Tom Trbojevic
2. Christian Tuipulotu
3.Brad Parker
4. Tolutau Koula
5. Ruben Garrick
6.Josh Schuster
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Taniela Paseka
9. Lachlan Croker
10. Jake Trbojevic
11. Haumole Olakau’atu
12. Kelma Tuilagi
13. Josh Aloiai

14. Kaeo Weekes
15. Ben Trbojevic
16. Ethan Bullemor
17. Sean Keppie

Sea Eagles Team News:

Steady as she goes for Manly, with no changes expected on her side after a perfect start to the 2023 season.

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS vs CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

Sunday, March 26, Mt Smart Stadium (2pm)

Warrior’s predicted team:

1. Charnze Nicoll Klokstad
2. Edward Kosi
3. Viliami Vailea
4. Adam Pompey
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Te Maire Martin
7.Shaun Johnson
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Freddy Lussick
10. Bunty Afoa
11. Jackson-Ford
12. Marata Niukore
13. Tohu Harris

14. Dylan Walker
15. Josh Curran
16. Jazz Tevaga
17. Bayley Sirons

News from the Warriors team:

Multiple forced substitutions for the Warriors, with both Mitch Barnett (neck) and Wayde Egan (head tap) both expected to be out.

Jackson Ford (Headknock) is likely to return and step into the back row, while Freddy Lussick is expected to step in with the hooker.

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Taine Tuaupiki was impressive in his NRL debut but is likely to be out with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (head knock) expected back in the No. 1 jumper.

Bulldog’s predicted team:

1.Hayze Perham
2. Jacob Kiraz
3.Jake Averillo
4.Paul Alamoti
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Matt Burton
7. Kyle Flanagan
8. Max King
9. Reed Mahoney
10.Ryan Sutton
11. Viliame Kikau
12. Jacob Preston
13. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

14. Jayden Okunbor
15. Corey Waddell
16. Franklin Pele
17. Fa’amanu Brown

Bulldogs Team News:

Franklin Pele was ruled out in Sunday’s win against the Tigers but is expected to return in place of Jayden Tanner.

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS vs. CANBERRA RAIDERS

Sunday, March 26, McDonald Jones Stadium (4:05 p.m.)

Knight’s predicted team:

1. Lachlan Miller
2. Hymel Hunt
3. Dane Gagai
4. Bradman Best
5. Dom Young
6. Tyson gambling
7.Jackson Hastings
8. Matt Croker
9.Jayden Brailey
10. Jack Hetherington
11. Brodie Jones
12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
13. Leo Thompson

14.Phoenix Crossland
15. Dylan Lucas
16. Thomas Cant
17. Jack Johns

News from the knight team:

Further injury concerns for Newcastle as front rower Daniel Saifiti (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined.

Jack Johns (ankle) is likely to return to the bench, with Mat Croker expected to start.

Raider’s Predicted Team:

1.Sebastian Kris
2.James Schiller
3. Matthew Timoko
4. Harley Smith shields
5. Albert Hopoate
6. Jack Wighton
7. Jamal Fogarty
8. Pasami Saulo
9.Zac Woolford
10. Joseph Tapine
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Corey Harawira-Naera

14. Tom Starling
15.Trey Mooney
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Emre Guler

Raiders Team News:

Danny Levi (Kiew) suffered a nasty injury against Cronulla, opening the door for Zac Woolford to return to the hooker.

Nick Cotric (hamstring) was ruled out ahead of Round 3 and is expected to be sidelined.

Josh Papalii (Wade) is an outsider chance to line up at the brace but could be held off for another week.

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS vs. CRONULLA SHARKS

Sunday, March 26, Kogarah Oval (6:15 p.m.)

Dragon’s predicted team:

1. Tyrell Sloan
2. Mat Feagai
Leviticus Suli
4. Zac Lomax
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6.Jayden Sullivan
7. Ben Hunt
8. Jack de Belin
9. Moses Mbye
10.Blake Lawrie
11. Ben Murdoch-Masila
12. Jaydn Su’A
13. Jack Bird

14. Jacob Liddle
15.Zane Musgrove
16.Francis Molo
17.Josh Kerr

Dragons Team News:

Jack de Belin (Wade) is expected to make his debut this season, pushing Francis Molo onto the bench and his younger brother Michael off the side.

No further changes are expected for the Dragons despite their horror collapse against Brisbane.

Expected team of the Sharks:

1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3.Jesse Ramien
4. Siosifa Talakai
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Matt Moylan
7. Braydon Trindall
8. Toby Rudolph
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Braden Hamlin-Uele
11. British Nikora
12. Dough Wilton
13. Dale Finucane

14.Cameron McInnes
15. Royce hunt
16. Oregon Kaufusi
17.Jack Williams

News from the Sharks team:

Nicho Hynes (Wade) has an outside chance for a return as halfback but the Sharks could be forced into a move with Braydon Trindall (ankle) picking up an injury against Canberra.

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