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Jarome Luai harm return for Penrith Panthers

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Newly topped NRL minor premiers Penrith get a well timed enhance with the shock return of Jarome Luai from harm.

The Origin five-eighth has been sidelined with a knee concern and was not anticipated again till spherical 25, or the primary week of finals.

However he has been named in his No.6 jumper for Friday’s conflict with the Warriors.

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It is a shock given most pundits assumed the Panthers would wish to preserve their greatest stars on ice till the playoffs sequence.

Nathan Cleary of the Panthers and Jarome Luai (Getty)

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THURSDAY

Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm

Referee: Grant Atkins

Broncos: 1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Brenko Lee 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Ryan James 14. Billy Walters 15. Kobe Hetherington 16. Corey Jensen 17. Rhys Kennedy 18. Delouise Hoeter 19. Jordan Pereira 20. Tyson Gamble 21. Keenan Palasia 22. Zac Hosking

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Waqa Blake 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Jakob Arthur 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Marata Niukore 18. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Bailey Simonsson 20. Bryce Cartwright 21. Sean Russell 22. Ky Rodwell

Evaluation: The Broncos carry again Brenko Lee at centre. The Eels have changed Bryce Cartwright and Ofahiki Ogden on the bench with Makahesi Makatoa and Jakob Arthur.

Fifita hangs up the Sharks jersey

FRIDAY

Penrith Panthers vs Warriors at BlueBet Stadium, 6pm

Referee: Chris Butler

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Taylan Could 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Matt Eisenhuth 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Charlie Staines 18. Sunia Turuva 19. J’maine Hopgood 20. Chris Smith 21. Kurt Falls 22. Lindsay Smith

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Viliami Vailea 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Edward Kosi 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Euan Aitken 12. Josh Curran 13. Bunty Afoa 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Tom Ale 18. Adam Pompey 20. Rocco Berry 21. Ben Murdoch-Masila 22. Daejarn Asi 23. Taniela Otukolo

Evaluation: The Panthers have named Jarome Luai to return from a knee harm in a shock choice, given they’ve sewn up the minor premiership already. James Fisher-Harris additionally returns from suspension. The Warriors carry Chanel Harris-Tavita into the halves, with Daejarn Asi out of the group. Jack Murchie can be out and Josh Curran begins within the backrow, with Dunamis Lui coming onto the bench.

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park, 7.55pm

Referee: Adam Gee

Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Younger Tonumaipea 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Brandon Smith 14. Chris Lewis 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Josh King 18. Alec MacDonald 19. Trent Loiero 20. William Warbrick 21. Cooper Johns 22. Marion Seve

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Connor Watson 15. Egan Butcher 16. Lindsay Collins 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Drew Hutchison 19. Terrell Could 20. Siua Wong 21. Fletcher Baker 22. Oliver Gildart

Evaluation: Melbourne welcomes again Origin ahead Felise Kaufusi, with Tui Kamikamica shifting to the bench. The Roosters welcome again Lindsay Collins and Sio Siua Taukeiaho from harm, whereas Paul Momirovski can be again at centre.

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SATURDAY

Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles at GIO Stadium, 3pm

Referee: Ashley Klein

Raiders: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Younger 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. James Schiller 19. Ata Mariota 20. Matt Frawley 21. Trey Mooney 22. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Sea Eagles: 1. Tolutau Koula 2. Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Toafofoa Sipley 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Andrew Davey 13. Dylan Walker 14. Ben Trbojevic 15. Josh Schuster 16. Martin Taupau 17. Kurt De Luis 18. Ethan Bullemor 19. Kaeo Weekes 20. James Roumanos 21. Jamie Humphreys 22. Jacob Sykes

Evaluation: The Raiders title an unchanged facet. The Sea Eagles have named Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega to make his NRL debut on the wing, whereas Andrew Davey returns to the ahead pack and pushes Ethan Bullemor out.

Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs at PointsBet Stadium, 5.30pm

Referee: Todd Smith

Sharks: 1. Lachlan Miller 2. Matt Ikuvalu 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane 14. Teig Wilton 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Franklin Pele 21. Kayal Iro 22. Luke Metcalf

Bulldogs: 1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Braidon Burns 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 15. Joe Stimson 16. Harrison Edwards 17. Chris Patolo 19. Declan Casey 20. Bailey Biondi-Odo 21. Jackson Topine 22. Kurtis Morrin 23. Jeral Skelton

Evaluation: Siosifa Talakai returns to centre for the Sharks, whereas Teig Wilton is again on the bench and Braydon Trindall drops out of the facet. The Bulldogs have axed Tevita Pangai Jr, and moved Luke Thompson to lock with Josh Jackson to the backrow.

Josh Jackson and Tevita Pangai Junior of the Bulldogs. (Getty)

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Queensland Cowboys at Accor Stadium, 7.35pm

Referee: Gerard Sutton

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Izaac Thompson 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook dinner 10. Hame Sele 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Siliva Havili 17. Thomas Burgess 18. Blake Taaffe 19. Taane Milne 20. Davvy Moale 21. Jed Cartwright 22. Michael Chee Kam

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Tom Gilbert 15. Coen Hess 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Griffin Neame 18. Brendan Elliot 19. Tomas Chester 20. Jake Granville 21. Riley Value 22. Ben Condon

Evaluation: Younger Rabbitohs winger Jaxson Paulo has been dropped after making 5 errors final week, and receiving vile abuse on-line. Tom Burgess returns to the bench and pushes Daniel Suluka-Fifita out of the facet. Kodi Nikorima additionally returns on the bench.

The Cowboys have misplaced Tom Dearden to a ruptured testicle, and Scott Drinkwater strikes into the halves with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow beginning at fullback.

SUNDAY

Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons at CommBank Stadium, 2pm

Referee: Liam Kennedy

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. Brent Naden 3. Starford To’a 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Junior Pauga 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Jock Madden 8. Joe Ofahengaue 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Thomas Freebairn 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Fa’amanu Brown 14. Fonua Pole 15. Austin Dias 16. Jacob Liddle 17. Kitione Kautoga 18. Justin Matamua 19. Tyrone Peachey 20. James Roberts 21. Tukimihia Simpkins 22. Brandon Tumeth

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Jack Chicken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Tautau Moga 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Sullivan 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Josh Mcguire 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack de Belin 14. Tyrell Fuimaono 15. Jaiyden Hunt 16. Jackson Ford 17. Tyrell Sloan 18. Jack Gosiewski 19. Jonathon Reuben 20. Poasa Faamausili 21. Joshua Coric 22. Josh Kerr

Evaluation: The Tigers have axed Luke Garner and Ken Maumalo from the group that misplaced by 70 factors to the Roosters, whereas James Tamou is out suspended and Alex Seyfarth is out injured. Junior Pauga makes his debut on the wing, whereas Thomas Freebairn begins within the ahead pack. Joe Ofahengaue strikes to prop and Fa’amanu Brown to lock. Kitione Kautoga can be named to debut from the bench.

The Dragons lose Moses Mbye to suspension and he’s changed by Jack Chicken within the centres. Francis Molo can be out suspended for the rest of the season. Jack de Belin strikes to lock and Aaron Woods begins at prop. Andrew McCullough is out injured and is changed by Jayden Sullivan at hooker.

Molo despatched off for prime shot on Herbert

Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights at Cbus Tremendous Stadium, 4.05pm

Referee: Ben Cummins

Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Sosefo Fifita 3. Brian Kelly 4. Phillip Sami 5. Greg Marzhew 6. AJ Brimson 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Jaimin Jolliffe 9. Sam McIntyre 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Isaac Liu 14. Paul Turner 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Moeaki Fotuaika 17. Klese Haas 18. Corey Thompson 19. Jarrod Wallace 20. Toby Sexton 21. Esan Marsters 22. Sam Lisone

Knights: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Krystian Mapapalangi 5. Dominic Younger 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Brodie Jones 13. Sauaso Sue 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Mathew Croker 18. Jack Johns 19. Chris Randall 20. Enari Tuala 21. Simi Sasagi 22. Jirah Momoisea

Evaluation: The Titans lose Patrick Herbert to a knee harm, who’s changed within the backline by Brian Kelly. Klese Haas – the youthful brother of Broncos prop Payne – will make his NRL debut on the bench, three weeks after becoming a member of Gold Coast’s senior squad. Klese is a backrower and two years Payne’s junior.

The Knights welcome again Daniel Saifiti from COVID-19, whereas Tyson Frizell additionally returns from harm.

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