Predicted 2016 Round 1 NRL line-ups

As the off-season continues we at NRL.com have taken a shot at naming each club's likely starting side for Round 1, 2016.

Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos, Thursday March 3, 8.05pm AEDT, Pirtek Stadium.

Eels: 1. Michael Gordon, 2. Semi Radradra, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Brad Takairangi, 5. Clinton Gutherson, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Kieran Foran (c), 8. Tim Mannah (c), 9. Nathan Peats, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Manu Ma'u, 13. Anthony Watmough. Interchange: 14. Isaac De Gois, 15. Tepai Moeroa, 16. Danny Wicks, 17. David Gower.

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Jordan Kahu, 4. James Roberts, 5. Greg Eden*, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Ben Hunt, 8. Adam Blair, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Sam Thaiday, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. Matthew Gillett, 13. Corey Parker. Interchange: 14. Kodi Nikorima, 15. Josh McGuire, 16. Joe Ofahengaue, 17. Jarrod Wallace.
* Jack Reed and Lachlan Maranta will miss the early rounds through injury.


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Friday March 4, 8.05pm AEDT, Brookvale Oval.

Sea Eagles: 1. Brett Stewart, 2. Jorge Taufua, 3. Jamie Lyon (c), 4. Steve Matai, 5. Tom Trbojevic, 6. Dylan Walker, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Nate Myles, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. Jake Trbojevic, 11. Tom Symonds, 12. Lewis Brown, 13. Martin Taupau. Interchange: 14. Feleti Mateo, 15. Brenton Lawrence, 16. Darcy Lussick, 17. Blake Leary*.
*Jamie Buhrer will miss the early rounds through injury.

Bulldogs: 1. Brett Morris, 2. Curtis Rona, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Will Hopoate,  5. Sam Perrett, 6. Josh Reynolds, 7. Moses Mbye, 8. James Graham (c), 9. Michael Lichaa, 10. Aiden Tolman, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Tony Williams, 13. Greg Eastwood. Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano, 15. David Klemmer, 16. Shaun Lane, 17. Tim Browne.


Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers, Saturday 5 March, 3pm AEDT, GIO Stadium. Buy tickets

Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton, 2. Sisa Waqa, 3. Jarrod Croker (c), 4. Joey Leilua, 5. Edrick Lee, 6. Blake Austin, 7. Aidan Sezer, 8. Paul Vaughan, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Josh Papalii 13. Shaun Fensom. Interchange: 14. Adam Clydsdale, 15. Elliot Whitehead, 16. Jeff Lima, 17. Shannon Boyd.

Panthers: 1. Matt Moylan (c), 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dean Whare, 4. Peta Hiku, 5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 6. Jamie Soward, 7. Peter Wallace, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. James Segeyaro, 10. Sam McKendry, 11. Bryce Cartwright, 12. Elijah Taylor, 13. Trent Merrin. Interchange: 14. Tyrone Peachey, 15. Jeremy Latimore, 16. Isaah Yeo, 17. Suaia Matagi.

Wests Tigers v New Zealand Warriors, Saturday March 5, 5.30pm AEDT, Campbelltown Stadium.

Wests Tigers: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Justin Hunt, 3. Tim Simona, 4. Kevin Naiqama, 5. David Nofoaluma, 6. Mitch Moses, 7. Jack Littlejohn*, 8. Aaron Woods (c), 9. Robbie Farah, 10. Tim Grant, 11. Curtis Sironen, 12. Chris Lawrence, 13. Sauaso Sue*. Interchange: 14. Ava Seumanufagai, 15. Josh Aloiai, 16. Manaia Cherrington**, 17. Kyle Lovett.
*Luke Brooks and Dene Halatau are suspended for the start of the 2016 season.
** Matt Ballin will miss the early rounds through injury.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. Jonathan Wright, 3. Solomone Kata, 4. Tuimoala Lolohea, 5. Manu Vatuvei, 6. Jeff Robson, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Jacob Lillyman, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Ben Matulino, 11. Ryan Hoffman (c), 12. Bodene Thompson, 13. Simon Mannering. Interchange: 14. Thomas Leuluai, 15. Ben Henry, 16. Sam Lisone, 17. Albert Vete.

North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Saturday MArch 5, 6.30pm local time(7.30pm AEDT), 1300Smiles Stadium.

North Queensland Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Kane Linnett, 4. Justin O'Neill, 5. Antonio Winterstein, 6. Michael Morgan, 7. Johnathan Thurston (c), 8. Matt Scott (c), 9. Jake Granville, 10. James Tamou, 11. Gavin Cooper, 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Rory Kostjasyn, 15. Scott Bolton, 16. Ben Hannant, 17. John Asiata.

Cronulla Sharks: 1. Jack Bird, 2. Valentine Holmes, 3. Gerard Beale, 4. Ricky Leutele, 5. Sosaia Feki, 6. James Maloney, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Sam Tagataese 9. Michael Ennis, 10. Andrew Fifita, 11. Luke Lewis, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Paul Gallen (c). Interchange: 14. Chris Heighington, 15. Jesse Sene-Lefao, 16. Ben Barba, 17. Jayson Bukuya.

Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sunday March 6, 4pm AEDT, Allianz Stadium.

Roosters: 1. Blake Ferguson, 2. Joe Burgess, 3. Dale Copley, 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5. Daniel Tupou, 6. Jackson Hastings, 7. Jayden Nikorima*, 8. Sam Moa**, 9. Jake Friend (c), 10. Dylan Napa, 11. Mitchell Aubusson**, 12. Aidan Guerra, 13. Isaac Liu. Interchange: 14. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 15. Ian Henderson, 16. Kane Evans, 17. Vincent Leuluai.
*Mitchell Pearce currently stood down by the Roosters.
** Jared Warea-Hargeaves and Boyd Cordner will miss the early rounds through injury.

Rabbitohs: 1. Greg Inglis (c), 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 4. Kirisome Auva'a, 5. Aaron Gray, 6. Cody Walker*, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. George Burgess, 9. Cameron McInnes, 10. Dave Tyrrell, 11. Kyle Turner, 12. John Sutton, 13. Sam Burgess. Interchange: 14. Tom Burgess, 15. Chris Grevsmuhl, 16. Jason Clark, 17. Damien Cook.
*Luke Keary is suspended for Round 1.


Gold Coast Titans v Newcastle Knights, Sunday March 6, 5.30pm local time (6.30pm AEDT), Cbus Super Stadium.

Titans: 1. Will Zillman (c), 2. Anthony Don, 3. Josh Hoffman, 4. Nathan Davis**, 5. David Mead, 6. Tyrone Roberts, 7. Ashley Taylor, 8. Ryan James*, 9. Nathan Friend (c), 10. David Shillington, 11. Chris McQueen, 12. Greg Bird, 13. Agnatius Paasi. Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer, 15. Eddy Pettybourne, 16. Zeb Taia, 17. Lachlan Burr.
*Luke Douglas is suspended for the start of the 2016 season.
** Nene Macdonald unlikely for Round 1.

Knights: 1. Jaelen Feeney, 2. Jake Mamo, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Pat Mata'utia*, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Jarrod Mullen, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. Kade Snowden, 9. Tyler Randell, 10. Jack Stockwell, 11. Robbie Rochow, 12. Korbin Sims*, 13. Jeremy Smith. Interchange: 14. Danny Levi, 15. Mickey Paea, 16. Sam Mataora, 17. Pauli Pauli.
*Tariq Sims and Sione Mata'utia are suspended for the start of the 2016 season.


Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons, Monday March 7, 7pm AEDT, AAMI Park.

Storm: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Marika Koroibete, 3. Richard Kennar*, 4. Will Chambers, 5. Young Tonumaipea, 6. Blake Green, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith (c), 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14. Tim Glasby, 15. Kenny Bromwich, 16. Matt White, 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona.
* Cameron Munster will miss the early rounds through injury.

Dragons:  1. Kurt Mann, 2. Peter Mata'utia, 3. Josh Dugan, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Jason Nightingale, 6. Gareth Widdop (c), 7. Benji Marshall, 8. Leeson Ah Mau, 9. Mitch Rein, 10. Russell Packer, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Joel Thompson, 13. Mike Cooper. Interchange: 14. Ben Creagh (c), 15. Dunamis Lui, 16. Will Matthews, 17. Jack de Belin.

Source: nrl.com
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