Origin stars to return for Broncos' clash with Raiders

Justin Hodges (second left) of the Brisbane Broncos sits on the bench injured during their round 7 NRL match against the St. George Illawarra Dragons at Jubilee Oval, Sydney, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Justin Hodges (second left) of the Brisbane Broncos sits on the bench injured during their round 7 NRL match against the St. George Illawarra Dragons at Jubilee Oval, Sydney, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY CRAIG GOLDING

THE Broncos are set to be boosted by the return of Queensland representatives Darius Boyd, Justin Hodges, Josh McGuire, Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker from Origin duty against Canberra at GIO Stadium this Saturday night.

All have been named to back up from Origin I in Sydney tonight.

North Queensland would also be expecting a lift in its collective performance against the Sea Eagles at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night.

The Cowboys toughed out an 8-0 win over the Tigers last Saturday night, minus stars Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and James Tamou, all in Origin camp. The trio has been named to return this weekend.

Kieran Foran (hamstring) is back for Manly, but will wear the No.7, in the absence of injured halfback Daly Cherry-Evans (elbow and shoulder). Tom Symonds will play five-eighth.

The Warriors will welcome back Sam Tomkins from a knee injury against the Knights at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday. That will push Tuimoala Lolohea to the centres.

Nathan Friend will start at hooker for Thomas Leuluai, who is out for the season with a knee injury.

For the Panthers against the Eels at Pepper Stadium on Friday night, Josh Mansour (knee) returns to the wing.

Peter Wallace is back at halfback pushing Jamie Soward to his familiar five-eighth role.

For Parramatta, Chris Sandow replaces Luke Kelly at halfback, with Reece Robinson returning to fullback, Will Hopoate at centre and Ryan Morgan shifting to the wing.

Issac Luke returns to the starting line-up at hooker, with Cameron McInnes moving back to the bench, for the Rabbitohs' clash away to the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, on Saturday night.
 



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