Team List: Rd 18 v Bulldogs

UPDATE 18/07: Anthony Seibold has today omitted Xavier Coates and Izaia Perese from his final squad.

The run-on 17 will be confirmed one hour before kick-off tomorrow.

Original story follows:

COREY Oates will fly back on to the wing for the NRMA Insurance Broncos when they take on the Bulldogs in Brisbane on Thursday night.

But the Broncos are still missing fellow Queensland Origin player Matt Gillett.

Oates missed last week’s draw with the New Zealand Warriors because of niggling injuries suffered in the final State of Origin game.

But he returns for the important clash at Suncorp Stadium at the expense of teenager Xavier Coates.

Coates has done a stellar job in the first two games of his NRL career, but now looks set for a well-earned rest with the return of Oates.

Rookie Herbie Farnworth however stays in the team and will play in the centres after running for an amazing 143 metres off 19 hit-ups in just his second NRL match last week.

Gillett’s absence means Alex Glenn and Tevita Pangai junior pair up in the second row, as they did against the Warriors.

Gillett trained sparingly with the Broncos today but was left out of this week’s game as a precaution after injuring his groin two weeks ago in Origin camp.

Jamayne Isaako keeps his position on the other wing, while Jake Turpin and captain Darius Boyd again team up in the halves.

The Broncos’ pack and interchange bench are unchanged from the outfit that played against the Warriors.

Rhys Kennedy and Keenan Palasia are on the extended bench as back-up for the forwards, while Coates and Izaia Perese will cover the backs.

Great tickets for what will be hooker Andrew McCullough’s 250th NRL game are still available here.

 

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Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Anthony Milford
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Broncos is number 16 David Fifita
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Darius Boyd
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Brandon Wakeham
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Jake Turpin
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jack Cogger

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Ofahiki Ogden
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Michael Lichaa
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Thomas Flegler
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 James Segeyaro
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jeremy Marshall-King
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Joe Ofahengaue
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Toomaga
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Patrick Carrigan
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Danny Fualalo
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 18 Rhys Kennedy
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Smith