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Origin stars cop hefty bans, blended evening at judiciary, Nathan cleared, Sharks stars axed, seven Bunnies again


Eels star Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Titans captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui have been slapped with prolonged bans in what might be hammer blows to their group’s finals possibilities.

Groups have been introduced for Spherical 21 and the seventh-placed Eels are in a precarious place as they put together to journey on Saturday to play a North Queensland facet respiration down their necks for a spot within the prime eight.

Campbell-Gillard has entered an early responsible plea to be banned for 4 matches after he was charged with grade-three harmful contact for dropping his knees into Gold Coast hooker Chris Randall throughout Sunday evening’s one-point win at CommBank Stadium.

He may have been out for 5 video games if he risked difficult the judiciary. His teammate Maika Sivo rolled the cube and was unsuccessful at Tuesday evening’s listening to which implies his three-game suspension has grow to be 4.

Sivo utilized for a downgrade for a grade-two careless excessive deal with cost for a success on rival winger Jojo Fifita but it surely was denied. 

Fa’asuamaleaui has been rubbed out for 3 matches for a shoulder cost on Campbell-Gillard and the Titans introduced on Tuesday they’d not be rolling the cube on the judiciary.

Dolphins prop Jarrod Wallace pleaded not responsible and was risking a four-game stretch as an alternative of three however he was in a position to show his innocence after being pinged for a shoulder cost on Spencer Leniu in Penrith’s 24-14 win at Redcliffe on Sunday.

The bans to RCG and Sivo couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Eels, who face an arduous finish to the season with video games towards Melbourne, Brisbane and Penrith.

Brad Arthur’s facet is with out two of their most necessary gamers, with five-eighth Dylan Brown (suspended) and hooker Josh Hodgson (neck) additionally sidelined.

In the meantime, Cronulla coach Craig Fitzgibbon has wielded the axe with three former rep stars paying the value for his or her poor efficiency in Auckland on Sunday – Matt Moylan and Wade Graham have been dropped whereas Siosifa Talakai has misplaced his beginning spot.

Connor Tracey is available in at centre, Braydon Trindall is the brand new five-eighth whereas Jesse Colquhoun has bought the nod forward of Graham. Teig Wilton will miss just a few weeks after limping off with a knee damage within the loss to the Warriors whereas Dale Finucane returns from his two-game ban.

Fitzgibbon has been loyal to a core group of gamers all season and beforehand resisted the urge to make important adjustments to his facet following the 54-10 loss to Melbourne final month. However after Cronulla but once more fell to a top-eight rival on the weekend, Fitzgibbon sprung into motion and dropped the 2 veterans, each of whom had been uncovered defensively within the 44-12 defeat.

Ivan Cleary has confirmed his son and champion playmaker Nathan Cleary, who has not performed since Spherical 14, will play this spherical.

Nathan was on monitor to play towards the Dolphins in Redcliffe on Sunday however an additional week of restoration and coaching will do wonders for his injured hamstring. The Panthers bought the job completed with out him. Prime of the desk Penrith host Canterbury on Sunday.

Penrith rested their NSW quartet of Isaah Yeo, Brian To’o, Stephen Crichton and Liam Martin towards the Dolphins. They’re all recent and can  be able to play the Bulldogs.

Broncos star Reece Walsh is out there for Spherical 21 after the Broncos efficiently utilized for Origin III to depend as a part of his three-game ban for abusing a referee whereas fellow rep stars Payne Haas (ankle) and Patrick Carrigan (calf) are additionally set to return this Friday for the blockbuster with the Bunnies on the Sunshine Coast. Maroons prop Tom Flegler is out one other week as he nears a comeback from a foot drawback.

There have been no considerations over the health of Adam Reynolds after he was seen holding his wrist earlier than leaving the sphere within the seventieth minute towards the Bulldogs.

Souths have Campbell Graham (sternum), Jacob Host (suspension), Latrell Mitchell (calf) and Jai Arrow (ankle) on the comeback path in addition to their 4 NSW reps for the showdown with their fellow title contenders. 

Mitchell will play his first NRL sport in two months when South Sydney battle to maintain tempo with the highest eight towards Brisbane this weekend. The fullback injured his calf late in NSW’s camp for the State of Origin collection opener and whereas he was initially anticipated to line up in Origin II, the damage has prevented him from taking part in ever since.

The Rabbitohs have gained solely two of six video games throughout Mitchell’s lay-off and fallen from first on the ladder after 11 rounds to eighth after 20.

Roosters repeat offenders Victor Radley and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves had been charged with harmful contact after incidents in Saturday evening’s loss to the Storm on the Sydney Cricket Floor. They’ve every copped a $3000 high-quality to keep away from a two-game ban.

Manly fullback Reuben Garrick was charged with tripping Cowboys centre Valentine Holmes within the twenty sixth minute and was fined $750 whereas Warriors centre Rocco Berry ($1000 for a harmful throw) will even be lighter within the hip pocket. 

Dragons duo Jaydn Su’A (shoulder) and Jayden Sullivan (hamstring) are unlikely to play once more this yr whereas Knights centre Dane Gagai must be proper to return from his foot damage this Saturday towards the Storm. 

Spherical 21 groups

Dragons vs Tigers, at WIN Stadium – 7.50pm, Thursday, July 20

Dragons: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Billy Burns 12. Dan Russell 13. Jack de Belin 14. Moses Mbye 15. Michael Molo 16. Toby Couchman 17. Jack Chook 18. Zane Musgrove 19. Sione Finau 20. Ryan Couchman 21. Max Feagai 22. Jaiyden Hunt

Jayden Sullivan (hamstring) and Jaydn Su’A (shoulder) have probably been sidelined for the remainder of the season after aggravating earlier accidents.  

Tyrell Sloan (calf) and Jacob Liddle (concussion) are again whereas Ben Hunt returns from Origin obligation previous to St George Illawarra’s bye final week. Jack Chook is again on the bench whereas Dan Russell has been promoted to start out for second-rower Ben Murdoch-Masila (knee).

Tigers: 1. Jahream Bula 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford To’a 4. Tommy Talau 5. Junior Tupou 6. Daine Laurie 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. David Klemmer 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. John Bateman 13. Shawn Blore 14. Tallyn Da Silva 15. Fonua Pole 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Alex Twal 18. Aitasi James 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Will Smith 21. Asu Kepaoa 22. Justin Matamua

Charlie Staines is just not but able to make a return after a prolonged layoff on account of a perforated bowel however Wests get some much-needed strikepower out huge with David Nofoaluma again from a shoulder criticism. Daine Laurie has changed Will Smith at five-eighth whereas Luke Brooks (hamstring) continues to be every week or two away.

Warriors vs Raiders, at Go Media Stadium – 6pm, Friday, July 21

Warriors: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Bunty Afoa 11. Jackson Ford 12. Marata Niukore 13. Tohu Harris 14. Dylan Walker 15. Mitchell Barnett 16. Tom Ale 17. Freddy Lussick 18. Bayley Sironen 20. Josh Curran 21. Ronald Volkman 22. Taine Tuaupiki 23. Viliami Vailea

Shaun Johnson failed to complete the win over the Sharks on account of a bump to his ankle however he gained’t miss any extra time.

Marate Niukore returns from a three-game excessive deal with ban whereas centre Rocco Berry ($1000 for a harmful throw) was fined for a deal with on Will Kennedy. Entrance-rower Bunty Afoa (concussion) can also be again with Mitch Barnett again to the interchange checklist.

Raiders: 1. Seb Kris 2. Albert Hopoate 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 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. Corey Horsburgh 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Ata Mariota 18. Matt Frawley 19. Nick Cotric 20. Trey Mooney 21. Hohepa Puru 22. Ethan Unusual

Coming off the bye, the Raiders have props Corey Horsburgh (Origin), Pasami Saulo (concussion) and Josh Papali’i (hamstring) returning for his or her essential conflict with the Warriors. 

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Payne Haas of the Broncos takes on the defence during the round eight NRL match between Parramatta Eels and Brisbane Broncos at TIO Stadium on April 21, 2023 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Payne Haas. (Picture by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Photographs)

Rabbitohs vs Broncos, at Sunshine Coast Stadium – 8pm, Friday, July 21

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 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. Blake Taaffe 15. Siliva Havili 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Jacob Host 18. Jed Cartwright 19. Tallis Duncan 20. Peter Mamouzelos 21. Davvy Moale 22. Dean Hawkins

There are a bunch of stars returning for the rested Rabbitohs after their bye week with Campbell Graham (sternum), Jacob Host (suspension), Latrell Mitchell (calf) and Jai Arrow (ankle) on the comeback path. 

“(Mitchell) has come again rather a lot fitter and slim, he’s going to be a harmful man come Friday evening,” mentioned Rabbitohs centre Isaiah Tass.

Blues quartet Cody Walker, Damien Cook dinner, Keaon Koloamatangi and Cameron Murray are additionally again in Bunnies colors after their Origin absences earlier than the bye.

Broncos: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Keenan Palasia 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Brendan Piakura 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Corey Jensen 16. Kobe Hetherington 17. Martin Taupau 18. Deine Mariner 19. Jock Madden 20. Xavier Willison 21. Tristan Sailor 22. Delouise Hoeter

Reece Walsh (suspension), Patrick Carrigan (relaxation) and Payne Haas (hamstring) headline a trio of stars boosting the Brisbane facet however Tom Flegler (foot) continues to be out and winger Corey Oates (knee) is prone to miss a pair extra weeks.

Titans vs Roosters, at Cbus Tremendous Stadium – 3pm, Saturday, July 22

Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Brian Kelly 4. Jojo Fifita 5. Phillip Sami 6. Kieran Foran 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. David Fifita 12. Klese Haas 13. Erin Clark 14. Jayden Campbell 15. Chris Randall 16. Joe Stimson 17. Jacob Alick 18. Iszac Fa’asumaleaui 19. Aaron Schoupp 20. Ken Maumalo 21. Kruise Leeming 22. Thomas Mikaele

AJ Brimson will slot again in at fullback after he was rested after Origin III whereas Joe Stimson (concussion) will return by way of the bench however fellow ahead Jaimin Jolliffe (hand) is out one other fortnight.

Titans captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui has been rubbed out for 3 matches for a shoulder cost on Reagan Campbell-Gillard and the Titans introduced on Tuesday they’d not be rolling the cube on the judiciary.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sandon Smith 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Turpin 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Victor Radley 12. Nat Butcher 13. Nathan Brown 14. Brandon Smith 15. Egan Butcher 16. Siua Wong 17. Terrell Might 18. Corey Allan 19. Dylan Napa 20. Drew Hutchison 21. Fetalaiga Pauga 22. Fletcher Baker

James Tedesco might be again from his post-Origin layoff whereas Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Victor Radley have taken fines moderately than danger two-game bans for harmful contact expenses. 

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Dane Gagai of the Knights looks on during the round five NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium, on April 07, 2022, in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

(Picture by Cameron Spencer/Getty Photographs)

Knights vs Storm, at McDonald Jones Stadium – 5.30pm, Saturday, July 22

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Younger 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Finest 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Phoenix Crossland 10. Leo Thompson 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Adam Elliott 14. Kurt Mann 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker 18. Dylan Lucas 19. Enari Tuala 20. Brodie Jones 21. Hymel Hunt 22. Adam Clune

Veteran centre Dane Gagai (foot) will return after delaying his comeback in final Thursday’s overcome the Tigers with Enari Tuala making means.

Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 13. Josh King 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tariq Sims 17. Alec MacDonald 18. Bronson Garlick 19. Chris Lewis 20. Jayden Nikorima 21. Marion Seve 22. George Jennings

No adjustments for Craig Bellamy’s group which trounced the Roosters however Ryan Papenhuyzen is getting nearer to a return after a yr out with a fractured kneecap.

Cowboys vs Eels, at QCB Stadium – 7.35pm, Saturday, July 22

Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Semi Valemei 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Reuben Cotter 14. Jake Granville 15. Griffin Neame 16. Jason Taumalolo 17. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki 18. Zac Laybutt 19. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 20. Sam McIntyre 21. Ben Hampton 22. Mitchell Dunn

Heilum Luke is every week away from a return after his facial fracture so Todd Payten has stored the identical 17 who downed Manly.

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Bailey Simonsson 5. Sean Russell 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Brendan Arms 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. J’maine Hopgood 14. Luca Moretti 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Andrew Davey 17. Ryan Matterson 18. Haze Dunster 19. Makahesi Makatoa 20. Waqa Blake 21. Ky Rodwell 22. Jack Murchie

The Eels have Josh Hodgson (neck) out for the remainder of the yr and Dylan Brown suspended for 2 extra weeks and the judiciary has them in additional disarray for his or her journey north.

Blues prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been banned for 4 matches after he was charged with grade-three harmful contact for dropping his knees into Gold Coast hooker Chris Randall whereas winger Maika Sivo is out for 3 weeks for a grade-two careless excessive deal with on Jojo Fifita. 

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Nathan Cleary of the Panthers clutches his leg with an injury during the round 14 NRL match between Penrith Panthers and St George Illawarra Dragons at BlueBet Stadium on June 04, 2023 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Nathan Cleary clutches at his hamstring in Spherical 14. (Picture by Brett Hemmings/Getty Photographs)

Panthers vs Bulldogs, at BlueBet Stadium – 2pm, Sunday, July 23

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Soni Luke 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Luke Garner 18. Jack Cogger 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Jaeman Salmon 21. Thomas Jenkins 22. Tyrone Peachey

Brian To’o, Liam Martin, Stephen Crichton and Isaah Yeo had been rested after Origin and Nathan Cleary (hamstring) is a confirmed starter this Sunday so not a lot excellent news for Bulldogs followers there.

Bulldogs: 1. Jake Averillo 2. Blake Wilson 3. Jacob Kiraz 4. Paul Alamoti 5. Jeral Skelton 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 11. Jackson Topine 12. Jacob Preston 13. Corey Waddell 14. Harrison Edwards 15. Kurtis Morrin 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. Jayden Okunbor 19. Samuel Hughes 20. Hayze Perham 21. Chris Patolo 22. Josh Addo-Carr 23. Viliame Kikau

Braidon Burns suffered an belly pressure and Toby Sexton copped a head knock within the loss to Brisbane whereas Josh Addo-Carr’s hamstring pressure from Origin won’t preserve him out once more as he was named on the prolonged bench alongside Viliame Kikau, who may lastly make his return from a pectoral tear suffered in Spherical 4. Paul Alamoti replaces Burns at centre and Kyle Flanagan has returned to halfback.

Sharks vs Sea Eagles, at PointsBet Stadium – 4.05pm, Sunday, July 23

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Oregon Kaufusi 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Toby Rudolf 11. Briton Nikora 12. Jesse Colquhoun 13. Dale Finucane 14. Cameron McInnes 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Jack Williams 17. Thomas Hazelton 18. Kayal Iro 19. Mawene Hiroti 20. Royce Hunt 21. Daniel Atkinson 22. Tuku Hau Tapuha

Cronulla coach Craig Fitzgibbon has wielded the axe with three former rep stars paying the value for his or her poor efficiency in Auckland on Sunday – Matt Moylan and Wade Graham have been dropped whereas Siosifa Talakai has misplaced his beginning spot.

Connor Tracey is available in at centre, Braydon Trindall is the brand new five-eighth whereas Jesse Colquhoun has bought the nod forward of Graham.

Teig Wilton will miss just a few weeks after limping off with a knee damage within the loss to the Warriors whereas Dale Finucane returns from his two-game ban. Braden Hamlin Uele stays unavailable on account of a calf drawback.

The Sharks, who had been operating third solely every week in the past, may fall to eighth spot with a loss to the Sea Eagles.

Sea Eagles: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Josh Schuster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Josh Aloiai 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dean Matterson 15. Aaron Woods 16. Sean Keppie 17. Matthew Lodge 18. Ethan Bullemor 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Toafofoa Sipley 21. Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega 22. Gordon Chan Kum Tong

Reuben Garrick has been fined for tripping however is free to play. Ex-Roosters prop Matt Lodge will make his Manly debut off the bench after switching golf equipment not too long ago to take up a prepare and trial deal.

Bye – Dolphins

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