Teams: Broncos bring Milford back from exile

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The NRL team lists for Round 23 are in as the Brisbane Broncos welcome back playmaker Anthony Milford to the starting side.

While Milford did come off the interchange last weekend, he will officially regain his spot in the top 13 for the first time since Round 12, after fellow playmaker Tyson Gamble was hit with a two-game ban.

Milford will partner with Albert Kelly in the halves, who has also been named despite initial fears he may have picked up a leg injury during the Broncos' loss to the Roosters.

In other team news, the Sea Eagles have officially put to rest rumours of a fractured cheekbone to superstar Tom Trbojevic, with the fullback named to play this weekend.

And in a stunning selection, star Raider Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been named to play this weekend despite previously being ruled out for the season by the club earlier this year.

Nicoll-Klokstad underwent neck surgery back in May.

The 26-year-old's inclusion comes at a crucial time with the ninth-placed Raiders facing a must-win scenario to keep their finals hopes alive.

Canberra Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad. (NRL Photos)

NRL TEAM LISTS

Thursday

Gold Coast Titans vs Melbourne Storm at Cbus Super Stadium, 7.50pm

Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Sam McIntyre 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Beau Fermor 18. Phillip Sami 19. Mitch Rein 20. Esan Marsters 21. Herman Ese'ese

Analysis: Star duo AJ Brimson and Moeaki Fotuaika are both out. Jayden Campbell comes in at fullback for Brimson, while Tino Fa'asuamaleaui shifts to prop and Sam McIntyre goes to lock. Toby Sexton comes out of the squad, with Jamal Fogarty returning.

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Nicholas Hynes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Chris Lewis 14. Jordan Grant 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tepai Moeroa 17. Cooper Johns 18. Aaron Booth 19. Trent Loiero 20. Aaron Pene 21. Isaac Lumelume

Analysis: Brandon Smith, Dale Finucane, Jahrome Hughes and Justin Olam are all out of the side this week. Harry Grant will replace Smith at hooker, while Ryan Papenhuyzen is back at fullback with Nicho Hynes shifting over to the halves. Marion Seve comes into the side at centre, while former Eel Tepai Moeroa and Cooper Johns join the interchange.

Nicho Hynes of the Storm is tackled during the round nine NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Melbourne Storm at Stadium Australia on May 06, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) (Getty)

Friday

Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, 6.00pm

Raiders: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Harley Smith-Shields 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 15. Emre Guler 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Matt Frawley 18. Dunamis Lui 19. Trey Mooney 20. Elijah Anderson 21. Caleb Aekins

Analysis: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad returns from a neck injury and is named on the interchange. Jarrod Croker comes out due to a head knock is replaced in the centres by Sebastian Kris. Meanwhile, the suspended Corey Harawira-Naera is replaced on the interchange by Matt Frawley.

Manly: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Morgan Harper 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Curtis Sironen 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Jack Gosiewski 19. Tevita Funa 20. Kurt De Luis 21. Cade Cust

Analysis: Moses Suli comes in at centre to replace Brad Parker, who comes out after being knocked out due to a dangerous tackle.

Tom Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles (Getty)

Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium, 8.05pm

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Matthew Eisenhuth 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. J'maine Hopgood 17. Kurt Capewell 18. Izack Tago 19. Tevita Pangai Junior 20. Taylan May 21. James Fisher-Harris

Analysis: Api Koroisau returns from suspension and is named at hooker, which pushes Mitch Kenny to the interchange. Kurt Capewell also returns from suspension and is named on the bench as Izack Tago comes out and moves to the reserves.

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Jacob Host 16. Tevita Tatola 17. Hame Sele 18. Taane Milne 19. Patrick Mago 20. Blake Taaffe 21. Jaydn Su'A

Analysis: Alex Johnston returns on the wing as Jaxson Paulo makes way. Dane Gagai and Campbell Graham are back in the centres, which pushes Taane Milne and Braidon Burns out of the top 17.

Nathan Cleary of the Panther runs the ball during round 22 (Getty)

Saturday

Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks at Browne Park, 3.00pm

Tigers: 1. Moses Mbye 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. Michael Chee-Kam 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jake Simpkin 10. James Tamou 11. Shawn Blore 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Joe Ofahengaue 15. Kelma Tuilagi 16. Tukimihia Simpkins 17. James Roberts 18. Billy Walters 19. Tom Amone 20. Jock Madden 21. Zac Cini

Analysis: Thomas Mikaele and Jacob Liddle are both out due to suspensions. Meanwhile, prop James Tamou returns from a foot injury as Jake Simpkin comes in at hooker to replace Liddle. James Roberts has also been named and returns on the interchange.

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Mawene Hiroti 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Connor Tracey 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Jack Williams 14. Luke Metcalf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Teig Wilton 17. Billy Magoulias 18. Matt Moylan 19. Will Chambers 20. Kai O'Donnell 21. Joniah Lualua

Analysis: Aiden Tolman and Andrew Fifita are both out. As a result, Toby Rudolf moves to prop, while Jack Williams shifts to lock. Meanwhile, Teig Wilton comes in and is named on the bench. In other changes, Mawene Hiroti returns from injury and is named in the centres as Siosifa Talakai shifts to the back-row.

Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks (Getty)

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium, 5.30pm

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jackson Topine 10. Ryan James 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Ava Seumanufagai 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Joe Stimson 19. Falakiko Manu 20. Chris Patolo 21. Lachlan Lewis 22. Matt Doorey

Analysis: Jeremy Marshall-King and Sione Katoa are both out of this week's squad. In comes Jackson Topine at hooker, while Luke Thompson is back at prop following a suspension. Corey Allan is also back and replaces Falakiko Manu on the wing.

Meanwhile, Kyle Flanagan has been named in the halves with Bailey Biondi-Odo moving back to the interchange. Corey Waddell is also back following a calf injury as Matt Doorey and Chris Patolo go back to the reserves.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Kurt Mann 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Brodie Jones 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Josh King 16. Jirah Momoisea 17. Chris Randall 18. Jack Johns 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Simi Sasagi

Analysis: Daniel Saifiti (MCL) is out due to injury, while Tyson Frizell is unavailable following a suspension. As a result, Brodie Jones comes into the second row for Frizell, while David Klemmer goes into the starting side for Saifiti. Meanwhile, Jirah Momoisea and Chris Randall come into the side on the interchange.

Kalyn Ponga of the Knights (Getty)

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys at Cbus Super Stadium, 7.35pm

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Isaiah Papali'i 9. Joey Lussick 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Nathan Brown 14. Will Smith 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Makahesi Makatoa 18. Ray Stone 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Sean Russell 21. Jakob Arthur

Analysis: Michael Oldfield and Tom Opacic are out of the side, with Viliami Penisini and Haze Dunster coming in as a result. In other changes, the suspension to Ryan Matterson will see Marata Niukore move into the starting side as Oregon Kaufusi comes in on the interchange.

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Daejarn Asi 4. Jake Granville 5. Ben Hampton 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Ben Condon 12. Heilum Luki 13. Coen Hess 14. Reuben Cotter 15. Jeremiah Nanai 16. Mitchell Dunn 17. Tom Gilbert 18. Jason Taumalolo 19. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 20. Peter Hola 21. Laitia Moceidreke

Analysis: Griffin Neame comes out the side due to suspension and is replaced by Reuben Cotter, who returns from injury.

Parramatta Eels skipper Clint Gutherson. (NRL Imagery)

St George Illawarra vs Sydney Roosters at Clive Berghofer Stadium, 3.00pm

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Corey Norman 8. Kaide Ellis 9. Josh Mcguire 10. Jack de Belin 11. Billy Burns 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. Tariq Sims 14. Jayden Sullivan 15. Josh Kerr 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jackson Ford 18. Adam Clune 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Jaiyden Hunt 21. Jordan Pereira

Analysis: Josh McGuire shifts to hooker to replace the injured Andrew McCullough, while Jack de Belin moves to lock as Tariq Sims returns in the No.13 jersey following a suspension.

Matt Dufty has also been named at fullback, which pushes Jack Bird to the centres as Gerard Beale comes out. Young gun Talatau Amone will partner with Corey Norman in the halves, with Adam Clune dropping to the reserves. Jayden Sullivan and Daniel Alvaro have been named on the interchange.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Adam Keighran 4. Joseph Manu 5. Dale Copley 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Nat Butcher 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Egan Butcher 16. Fletcher Baker 17. Ben Thomas 18. Ben Marschke 19. Tukupa Hau Tapuha 20. Brad Abbey 21. Naufahu Whyte

Analysis: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns at prop, while Isaac Liu shifts to lock to replace the suspended Victor Radley. Meanwhile, Ben Thomas has been named on the interchange, with Naufahu Whyte dropping to the reserves.

Sam Walker of the Roosters. (Getty)

Brisbane Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors at Suncorp Stadium, 4.05pm

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Selwyn Cobbo 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Albert Kelly 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Danny Levi 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. David Mead 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati 18. Cory Paix 19. Brendan Piakura 20. Brodie Croft 21. Jake Turpin

Analysis: Anthony Milford shifts to the starting side to replace the suspended Tyson Gamble in the halves. In other changes, Herbie Farnworth has been named in the centres, which pushes David Mead to the interchange, while the injured Xavier Willison comes out.

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Peta Hiku 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 11. Josh Curran 12. Euan Aitken 13. Bayley Sironen 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Jazz Tevaga 18. Edward Kosi 20. Jackson Frei 21. Jack Murchie 22. Chad Townsend

Analysis: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is back from suspension, which pushes Edward Kosi to the reserves.

Meanwhile, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has been named on the interchange and will replace Jackson Frei, while Bayley Sironen's return to the starting side moves Jazz Tevaga to the bench.

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