Round 17, Early Mail, Team News, Nicho Hynes from Covid, Blues camp, Cronulla Sharks, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Alex Johnston, Late Mail


The Sharks have taken a huge hit with star half Nicho Hynes and Toby Rudolf reportedly returning positive PCR tests.

Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs could be without a star winger.

Read below for NRL Early Mail for Round 15.

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THURSDAY

Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm 7:50pm at PointsBet Stadium

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Brit Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Teig Wilton 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Kade Dykes 21. Braden Hamlin-Uele 22. Lachlan Miller

Cutting players:

Early mail: Star half Nicho Hynes has reportedly tested positive on a PCR test, confirming he will miss the crucial Storm clash. Buzz Rothfield of the Daily Telegraph broke the news on NRL360 and Craig Fitzgibbon is preparing to be without his number 7. Braydon Trindall is reportedly in line to replace him. Hynes returned to Sharks training on Monday afternoon, having spent just a few hours with the NSW squad. Meanwhile, in another blow, prop Toby Rudolf has been ruled out after returning a positive test result.

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Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Grant Anderson 6. Nick Meaney 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Chris Lewis 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Alec MacDonald 17. Jordan Grant 18. Bronson Garlick 19. Young Tonumaipea 20. Jack Howarth 21. Jayden Nikorima 22. Tyson Smoothy

Cutting players:

Early Post: Coming soon.

FRIDAY

Newcastle Knights vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 7:55pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Knights team: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett Kurt Mann 14. Jayden Brailey 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Leo Thompson 17. Matthew Croker 18. Simi Sasagi 19. Pasami Saul 20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 21. Hymel Hunt 22. Jake Clifford

Cutting players:

Early Post: Coming soon.

‘How can you not call that?!’ † 06:55

Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Taane Milne 4. Isaiah Tass 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Elias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Silver Havili 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jed Cartwright Mark Nicholls 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Blake Taaffe 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Davvy Moale 18. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 19. Ben Lovett 20. Richard Kennar 21. Shaq Mitchell 22. Dean Hawkins

Cutting players:

Early mail: Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston could be hesitant to play in Rabbitohs’ game with the Knights this Friday due to a reported quad injury. If Johnston is excluded from Friday’s game, he will most likely be replaced by Richard Kennar.

SATURDAY

Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels 7:35 PM in Leichhardt Oval

Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford Toa 4. Adam Doueihi 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 8. James Tamou 9. Fa’amanu Brown 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Justin Matamua 16. Jacob Liddle 17. Fonua Pole 18. Austin Dias 19. Alex Seyfarth 20. Junior Tupou 21. Asu Kepaoa 22. Jock Madden

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Cutting players:

Early Post: Coming soon.

Eel team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Waqa Blake 4. Viliami Penini 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Marata Niukore 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali ‘i 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Makahesi Maktoa 15. Tom Opacic 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Ky Rodwell 18. Nathan Brown 19. Jacob Arthur 20. Sean Russell 21. Wiremu Greig 22. Hayze Perham

Cutting players:

Early Post: Coming soon.

Walsh Sniffs Dolphins For Broncos Movement! † 08:25 am

SUNDAY

Brisbane Broncos vs St George Illawarra Dragons 4:05 PM at Suncorp Stadium

Broncos team: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Brenko Lee 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Keenan Palasia 9. Billy Walters 10. Ryan James 11. Zac Hosking 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Cory Paix 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Xavier Willison 17. Tyson Gamble 18. Delouise Hoeter 19. Jake Turpin 20. Deine Mariner 21. Tyrone Roberts 22. Logan Bayliss-Brow

Cutting players:

Early Post: Coming soon.

Dragon team: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Jayden Sullivan 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su’ A 13. Tariq Sims 14. Moses Mbye 15. Francis Molo 16. Aaron Woods 17. Michael Molo 18. Jaiyden Hunt 19. Tautau Moga 20. Josh Kerr 21. Billy Burns 22. Jonathon Reuben

Cutting players:

Early Post: Coming soon.

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