The Bulldogs are set to drop Matt Dufty for their clash with the Panthers on Friday night, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The Titans are sweating on the fitness of an injured trio including No.7 Toby Sexton.
Meanwhile, Joseph Suaalii is one of several Origin squad members who will play in Round 13 provided he can pass concussion protocols.
Read on for all the NRL Early Mail for Round 13.
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Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys at Cbus Super Stadium, 7.50pm AEDT
titans team: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Corey Thompson 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. AJ Brimson 7. Toby Sexton 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Jarrod Wallace 11. Sam McIntyre 12. Beau Fermor 13 Isaac Liu 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Esan Marsters 17. Sam Lisone 18. Aaron Booth 19. Herman Ese’ese 20. Greg Marzhew 21. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 22. Sosefo Fifita
Early Mail: Titans halfback Toby Sexton and winger jamayne isaako were named despite suffering shoulder injuries against the Broncos. They are expected to play but will need to pass fitness tests. Moeaki Fotuaika returns from an ankle injury at prop with Issac Liu shifting to lock to cover for Tino Fa’asuamaleaui who is on Maroons Origin duty. david fifita is out with a knee injury with Sam McIntyre earning another start in the second row. Patrick Herbert returns from a calf injury in the centers with Esan Marsters shifting to the bench. Marsters was sent for an MRI scan after suffering an ankle sprain and will need to pass a fitness test.
cowboys team:1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Brendan Elliot 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Ben Hampton 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Heilum Luki 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Connelly Lemuelu 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Griffin Neame 18. Ben Condon 19. Kane Bradley 20. Brendan Frei 22. Riley Price 23. Jake Bourke
Early Mail: skipper Jason Taumalolo returns at lock with Coen Hess shifting to prop to cover Queensland Origin debutant Reuben Cotter. queensland squad member Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow switches from wing to center to cover Maroons star Valentine Holmeswith Brendan Elliott coming onto the flank. Murray Taulagi will start on the wing despite also being in the Maroons squad. ben hampton replaces Maroons squad member Tom Dearden at five-eighth in his first game of the season. Heylum Luki comes into the back row from the bench to cover Queensland debutant Jeremiah Nanaiwith Connelly Lemuelu joining the bench.
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Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at BlueBet Stadium, 7.55pm AEDT
panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Robert Jennings 5. Charlie Staines 6. Kurt Falls 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12 Chris Smith 13. Matt Eisenhuth 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Soni Luke 19. J’maine Hopgood 20. Lindsay Smith 21. Sunia Turuva 22. Preston Riki
Early Mail: Robert Jennings replaces Blues debutant Stephen Crichton in the centres, with charlie staines coming onto the wing for NSW star Brian To’o. Kurt Falls comes in at five-eighth for Jarome Luaywith Sean O’Sullivan covering for Blues halfback Nathan Cleary. Chris Smith and Matt Eisenhuth replace NSW forwards Liam Martin and Isaiah Yeo. hooker Api Koroisau will start at hooker despite being in the Blues squad.
bulldogs team: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Jake Averillo 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Jackson 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Max King 14. Zach Dokar-Clay 15. Corey Waddell 16. Chris Patolo 17. Ava Seumanufagai 19. Jackson Topine 20. Bailey Biondi-Odo 21. Joe Stimson 22. Corey Allan 25. Kurtis Morrin
Early Mail: The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie reported Matt Dufty is set to be dropped with Corey Allen or Josh Addo-Carr to come in at fullback. Raymond Faitala-Mariner gets his first start since returning from a long-term foot injury, with Corey Waddell shifting to the bench. ava seumanufagai comes onto the bench with Joe Stimson switching to the reserves. Addo-Carr is a massive boost to the side after brutally missing out on NSW selection.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Warriors at 4 Pines Park, 7.35pm AEDT
Sea Eagles team:1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Morgan Harper 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Josh Schuster 7. Kieran Foran 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Toafofoa Sipley 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Andrew Davey 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Martin Taupau 17. Sean Keppie 18. Taniela Paseka 19. Ethan Bullemor 20. Kurt De Luis 21. Kaeo Weekes 22. Jorge Taufua
Early Mail: Jason Saab returns from a toe injury with Jorge Taufua dropping to the reserves. Kieran Foran switches to halfback for Maroons skipper Daly Cherry Evans with Josh Schuster shifting from the bench to his preferred five-eighth role. marty taupau (quad) and Karl Lawton (suspension) return on the bench, with Kurt DeLouis dropping to the reserves.
warriors team: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Ben Murdoch-Masila 9. Wayde Egan 10. Jazz Tevaga 11. Euan Aitken 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jack Murchie 14. Taniela Otukolo 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Aaron Pene 17. Bayley Sironen 18. Freddy Lussick 20. Dunamis Lui 21. Eliesa Katoa 22. Daejarn Asi 23. Jesse Arthars
Early Mail: wayde egan returns from a calf injury at hooker with freddy lussick dropping to the reserves. Bayley Sironen (osteitis pubis) returns via the bench. Rocco Berry comes in at center for the injured Viliami Vailea (broken jaw). Lock Jack Murchie (head knock) will need to pass concussion protocols, but is likely to switch with Tohu Harris if he plays.
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Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium, 4.05pm AEDT
raiders team: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Matt Frawley 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Corey Horsburgh 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13 Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Trey Mooney 18. James Schiller 19. Harry Rushton 20. Adrian Trevilyan 21. Brad Schneider 22. Emre Guler
Early Mail: matt frawley comes in at five-eighth for Blues center jack wighton. Corey Horsburgh starts at prop in place of Maroons star Josh Papalii. Corey Harawira-Naera comes onto the bench with debutant Trey Mooneyace james schiller shifts to 18th man.
roosters team: 1. Joseph Manu 2. Billy Smith 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Drew Hutchison 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Nat Butcher 14. Connor Watson 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Egan Butcher 17. Terrell May 18. Lachlan Lam 19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 20. Adam Keighran 21. Tom Carr 22. Ben Marschke
Early Mail: Joey Manuel shifts to fullback to cover for Blues skipper James Tedescowith Kevin Naikama coming into the centres. Billy Smith replaces recalled NSW winger Daniel Tupou. Joseph Suaali will start on the wing despite being a NSW squad member provided he can pass concussion protocols. Siosiua Taukeiaho shifts to prop for Maroons forward Lindsay Collinswith Egan Butcher coming onto the bench.