Team Lists, Finals Week 2, Storm vs Roosters, Warriors vs Knights, Shaun Johnson, Joseph Manu, Justin Olam, Jackson Hastings, Billy Smith, Adam Clune

Warriors superstar Shaun Johnson is back for his team’s semifinal clash with the Knights, who had two holes to fill due to injury.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson has spoken out about the fitness of Joey Manu, while Craig Bellamy has revamped his back line – and a Storm favorite has been recalled.

Read on for tips for the NRL team ahead of the second week of finals.

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Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park, 7.50pm AEST

Storm team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Reimis Smith 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Eliesa Katoa 13 . Josh King 14. Alec MacDonald 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Tariq Sims 18. Grant Anderson 19. Bronson Garlick 20. Tepai Moeroa 21. Tyran Wishart 22. Sualauvi Faalogo

Team analysis: Bank utility Ryan Papenhuyzen is out for the season after suffering a broken ankle against the Broncos. Coach Craig Bellamy has opted for a bench with four strikers Alec MacDonald comes into the 17 to replace him. Xavier Coates is also out after suffering an ankle injury last week. Coates gave himself a “50/50” chance of playing when speaking to the media on Monday, but Bellamy did not name him. Reimis Smith was recalled to the wing to replace Coates while the star is at center Justin Olam is back in the 17 at the expense of Young Tonumaipea, who had some difficult moments in defense against the Broncos.

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Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Fetalaiga Pauga 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Corey Allan 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Fletcher Baker 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Nat Butcher 13 . Victor Radley 14. Sandon Smith 15. Egan Butcher 16. Terrell May 17. Angus Crichton 18. Drew Hutchison 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Zach Dockar-Clay 21. Jake Turpin 22. Nathan Brown

Team analysis: Coach Trent Robinson then had to fill two big holes in his defensive line Joey Manu injured his thigh again, Billy Smith broke his jaw and Joseph Suaalii suffered a blow to the head last week. Paul Momirovski – returning from a neck injury – plays his first NRL game since Round 9 Corey Allan fills the other middle space. Jaxson Paulo was also recalled on the wing. There is still no sign of an experienced winger Daniel Tupouwho hasn’t played since round 26 due to a knee injury.


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Warriors v Newcastle Knights at Go Media Stadium, 4:05pm AEST

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

Team analysis: Star halfback Shaun Johnson was named as a returnee after the calf injury Dylan Walker switch to the bench and Freddy Lussick falls back to the 18th man. Should Johnson be late, Walker would come into half-time again, as he did against Penrith.

Knight team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Adam Clune 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Phoenix Crossland 10. Leo Thompson 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Dylan Lucas 13 . Adam Elliott 14. Kurt Mann 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker 18. Brodie Jones 19. Enari Tuala 20. Fa’amanu Brown 21. Lachlan Miller 22. Jack Johns

Team analysis: Jackson Hastings (ankle) and Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Shoulder) are both out after aggravating their respective injuries against the Raiders. Adam Clune As in the last three games of the regular season, he will wear the number 7 jersey Dylan Lucas comes to the second row. Adam Elliott was fined for a negligent high tackle charge and was named in the suspension. Team Lists, Finals Week 2, Storm vs Roosters, Warriors vs Knights, Shaun Johnson, Joseph Manu, Justin Olam, Jackson Hastings, Billy Smith, Adam Clune

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