Teams: Dragons name seven of 'dirty dozen'

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The Round 18 NRL squad lists circular are successful with St George Illawarra forced into wide changes pursuing the suspensions handed down to the 12 players who breached the NRL's biosecurity protocols by attending a location party.

While erstwhile Dragon Paul Vaughan, who hosted the party, has been sacked by the club, the remaining 12 players were issued one-game suspensions and idiosyncratic fines.

The suspensions handed down to the players indispensable beryllium divided crossed a minimum of 2 rounds and a maximum of 4 rounds.

Today we got a sneak peek into however the nine plans to deploy the bans, with 3 of the 'dirty dozen' - Matt Dufty, Tyrell Fuimaono and Kaide Ellis - near retired of this Friday's lucifer against Manly arsenic a result.

The Dragons volition besides beryllium without duo Zac Lomax and Daniel Alvaro, with some players refusing to sign a sworn statement astir the party, which leaves some successful limbo.

Dragons playing radical 2021 (Getty)

The remaining 7 players - Corey Norman, Jack Bird, Josh McGuire, Blake Lawrie, Jack de Belin, Josh Kerr and Gerard Beale - person each been named.

In different squad news, the Parramatta Eels volition invited backmost hooker Reed Mahoney from a enarthrosis injury, portion the Manly Sea Eagles person been boosted by the instrumentality of Josh Schuster from a calf issue, arsenic good arsenic the instrumentality of Origin stars Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans, who volition some play taxable to their fittingness pursuing Wednesday night's Game Three.

NRL TEAM LISTS

Friday

Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels astatine Cbus Super Stadium, 6.00pm

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Phillip Sami 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Beau Fermor 18. Sam McIntyre 19. Sam Stone 20. Herman Ese'ese 21. Jayden Campbell

Analysis: The Titans person named an unchanged 17 from their past match, with AJ Brimson, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and Moeaki Fotuaika expected to backmost up from Origin.

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Viliami Penisini 19. Will Smith 20. Joey Lussick 21. Jakob Arthur

Analysis: Reed Mahoney makes his mode backmost from a enarthrosis injury, which pushes Joey Lussick to the reserves. Junior Paulo and Mitch Moses person been named to backmost up from Origin.

Clint Gutherson of the Eels (Getty)

Manly Sea Eagles vs St George Illawarra Dragons, 7.55pm

Manly: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Sean Keppie 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Kurt De Luis 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Moses Suli 19. Tevita Funa 20. Jack Gosiewski 21. Cade Cust

Analysis: Tommy Turbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans person been named to backmost up from Origin duties, portion Josh Schuster returns to the back-row from a calf injury. Schuster's instrumentality means Karl Lawton volition spell backmost to the interchange arsenic Cade Cust and Jack Gosiewski driblet backmost to the reserves.

Dragons: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Brayden Wiliame 5. Gerard Beale 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Jack de Belin 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 16. Josh Mcguire 17. Billy Burns 18. Adam Clune 19. Jaiyden Hunt 20. Talatau Amone 21. Jayden Sullivan

Analysis: Matt Dufty, Tyrell Fuimaono and Kaide Ellis are each retired owed to suspensions, portion Paul Vaughan (contract termination) is nary longer a Dragon. Zac Lomax and Daniel Alvaro are besides unavailable for enactment owed to a abstracted substance successful respect to the infamous Dragons location party.

As a result, young prima Tyrell Sloan volition enactment up astatine fullback and Jack de Belin volition displacement to prop. Jackson Ford volition travel successful astatine lock.

Warriors guardant Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, who's connected indebtedness to the Dragons, has been named connected the interchange, arsenic good arsenic Poasa Faamausili. Ben Hunt and Tariq Sims person been named to backmost up from Origin duties.

Dragons manager Anthony Griffin (Getty)

Saturday

Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks, 3.00pm

Raiders: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Semi Valemei 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Ryan James 18. Matthew Timoko 19. Trey Mooney 20. Matt Frawley 21. Harley Smith-Shields

Analysis: Elliott Whitehead (head injury) has been ruled out, portion a calf wounded has gotten the amended of prop Dunamis Lui. Matt Frawley comes retired of the squad with Jack Wighton expected to backmost up from Origin. Josh Papali'i has besides been named to play aft Game Three.

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Mawene Hiroti 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Royce Hunt 20. Andrew Fifita 21. Luke Metcalf

Analysis: Cronulla's apical 17 remains unchanged from past weekend.

Raiders hooker Tom Starling celebrates a effort (Getty)

North Queensland vs Sydney Roosters astatine Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 5.30pm

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Coen Hess 17. Peter Hola 18. Lachlan Burr 19. Javid Bowen 20. Ben Condon 21. Daejarn Asi

Analysis: Francis Molo, Valentine Holmes and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow person been named to backmost up from Origin. Daejarn Asi and Javid Bowen driblet backmost to the reserves arsenic a result, portion Heilum Luki's suspension makes mode for Peter Hola, who has been named connected the interchange.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Ben Thomas 19. Billy Smith 20. Adam Keighran 21. Tukupa Hau Tapuha

Analysis: James Tedesco and Angus Crichton person been named to instrumentality from Origin, which means centre Billy Smith drops backmost to the reserves. Joey Manu volition displacement backmost to centre, portion Isaac Liu goes backmost to the interchange to marque mode for Crichton. Siosiua Taukeiaho comes retired of the side.

Sam Walker of the Roosters. (Getty)

Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights, 7.35pm

Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aaron Booth 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Aaron Pene 18. Isaac Lumelume 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Cooper Johns 21. Trent Loiero

Analysis: Melbourne's Origin stars - Cameron Munster, Christian Welch, Felise Kaufusi, Josh Addo-Carr and Dale Finucane - person each been named to backmost up from Origin.

Newcastle: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Kurt Mann 4. Enari Tuala 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Connor Watson 15. David Klemmer 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Jack Johns 19. Simi Sasagi 20. Tex Hoy 21. Jirah Momoisea

Analysis: Tyson Frizell and Daniel Saifiti instrumentality to the side. Sauaso Sue comes retired of the squad arsenic a result, portion Kalyn Ponga has been named to backmost up from Origin.

Mitchell Pearce of the Knights. (Getty)

Sunday

New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers, 2.00pm

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Matt Lodge 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Josh Curran 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Kane Evans 18. Adam Pompey 20. Euan Aitken 21. Chad Townsend 22. Tohu Harris

Analysis: Just the 1 alteration with Josh Curran replacing Ben Murdoch-Masila connected the interchange.

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To'o 6. Matt Burton 7. Tyrone May 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Liam Martin 18. Izack Tago 19. Matthew Eisenhuth 20. Paul Momirovski 21. Robert Jennings

Analysis: Dylan Edwards returns astatine fullback, which pushes Charlie Staines backmost to the helping and Brent Naden to centre. Matt Burton volition regenerate Jarome Luai and spouse with Tyrone May successful the halves. Brian To'o, Isaah Yeo, Kurt Capewell and Liam Martin are expected to backmost from Origin.

Reece Walsh of the Warriors (Getty)

Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers astatine Suncorp Stadium, 4.05pm

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Brodie Croft 8. Rhys Kennedy 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. TC Robati 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Cory Paix 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Keenan Palasia 17. Jordan Riki 18. Ethan Bullemor 19. Jesse Arthars 20. Xavier Willison 21. Jamayne Isaako

Analysis: Payne Haas, Xaiver Coates and Tom Flegler are expected to backmost up from Origin, portion Cory Paix has been named connected the interchange arsenic Ethan Bullemor drops to the reserves.

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Junior Pauga 4. James Roberts 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Thomas Mikaele 14. Joe Ofahengaue 15. Alex Twal 16. Tukimihia Simpkins 17. Moses Mbye 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Tommy Talau 20. Alex Seyfarth 21. Shawn Blore

Analysis: Moses Mbye has dropped to the interchange, with Adam Douiehi named astatine five-eighth and Fetalaiga Pauga acceptable to marque his debut successful the centres.

Stefano Utoikamanu, who's been portion of the Blues campy this week, has been named to commencement on with Thomas Mikaele. Alex Twal arsenic a effect volition displacement to the interchange and Alex Seyfarth volition spell backmost to the reserves. Tukimihia Simpkins has been named connected the interchange to marque his debut.

Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs (Getty)

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs, 6.15pm

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jacob Host 18. Braidon Burns 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Blake Taaffe 21. Peter Mamouzelos 22. Jaxson Paulo 23. Josh Mansour

Analysis: Latrell Mitchell, Cameron Murray, Damien Cook and Dane Gagai person each been named to backmost up from Origin duties. Blake Taaffe, Braidon Burns and Peter Mamouzelos are each sent backmost to the reserves.

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Falakiko Manu 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Corey Waddell 12. Josh Jackson 13. Renouf Atoni 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Joe Stimson 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Ofahiki Ogden 21. Matt Doorey 23. Jayden Okunbor

Analysis: Ava Seumanufagai returns from suspension and has been named connected the interchange, with Ofahiki Ogden to marque way.

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