The NRL preliminary finals teams have been revealed.
The Melbourne Storm will be buoyed by the return of State of Origin winger Josh Addo-Carr from a hamstring injury ahead of Saturday night’s second preliminary final.
His inclusion – at the expense of Isaac Lumelume – is the only change for the Storm as they gear up for a mouthwatering grand final rematch.
Melbourne are also buoyed by Brandon Smith’s naming after fears he could have suffered a facial fracture in their qualifying final win.
Their opponents, the Penrith Panthers, however, could be down an Origin winger of their own with Brian To’o only named among the reserves as he races the clock to recover from an ankle injury.
Mitch Kenny – who was at the centre of last week’s trainer controversy – has succumbed to his ankle injury after all and has been replaced by Tyrone May on the bench.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles have made no changes to their respective sides.
CHECK OUT THE FULL TEAMS
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles
Friday, 7:50pm at Suncorp Stadium
|Blake Taaffe||1||Tom Trbojevic|
|Alex Johnston||2||Jason Saab|
|Dane Gagai||3||Brad Parker|
|Campbell Graham||4||Morgan Harper|
|Jaxson Paulo||5||Reuben Garrick|
|Cody Walker||6||Kieran Foran|
|Adam Reynolds||7||Daly Cherry-Evans|
|Mark Nicholls||8||Josh Aloiai|
|Damien Cook||9||Lachlan Croker|
|Tevita Tatola||10||Martin Taupau|
|Keaon Koloamatangi||11||Haumole Olakau’atu|
|Jaydn Su’A||12||Josh Schuster|
|Cameron Murray||13||Jake Trbojevic|
|Benji Marshall||14||Dylan Walker|
|Jacob Host||15||Karl Lawton|
|Tom Burgess||16||Sean Keppie|
|Jai Arrow||17||Taniela Paseka|
|Taane Milne||18||Toafofoa Sipley|
|Patrick Mago||19||Moses Suli|
|Braidon Burns||20||Curtis Sironen|
|Jed Cartwright||21||Tevita Funa|
Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers
Saturday, 4pm at Suncorp Stadium